Brian Swingly
Brian Swingly
Title: Head Intercollegiate Coach
Phone: 860-444-8325

Brian Swingly is in his fifth year as head coach of the Coast Guard Academy Intercollegiate Sailing Team after serving three as the assistant coach. While at the Academy, Swingly has helped lead the Bears to two Women’s National Championships, two ICSA Sloop Championship and four ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Championship appearances.  Under his watch, Coast Guard has developed three members of the All-NEISA Women’s Team and four members of the ICSA All-Academic Team.  During the past two seasons, he has helped the women’s team earn some of their highest rankings in several years, both nationally and within the conference. In the collegiate offseason, Swingly works with many of the top and upcoming youth athletes on both the Laser and Club 420 circuits.  He has helped produce many top-10 finishes at international events, including wins a the 2010 Laser North American Championship (Laser Radial) and 2012 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta (Laser).  Swingly also served as the Head Coach of the 420 Race Team at Hyannis Yacht Club from 2005-2006. In 2006, Swingly helped the HYC team win the Team Championship for the Southern Massachusetts Sailing Association.
Swingly graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 with a degree in Psychology. As a member of the sailing team, he was named captain for his sophomore through senior years and received the UNH Sailing Team’s MVP award in 2004 and 2005.
Brian remains very active in the racing community and is a member of the Thistle Class Association. He is a US Sailing certified level 2 coach and a level 1 instructor trainer. Swingly currently lives in Pawcatuck.

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