Head swimming and diving coach Ed Pretre has made his first hire, naming Dana Grindall an assistant on his staff.

The Wisconsin grad comes to Hamilton after two years in Las Vegas as an educator at Teach For America and the swim coach at Western High School; she earned a master of education degree at UNLV. She also served as a camp counselor for Penn State athletics this past summer and helped develop young swimmers.

“I am so excited to be joining the Colgate family,” Grindall said. “I am honored to be part of a program that prides itself in both academics and athletics.”

During her time as a Badger in Madison, Wis., she was a two-time Olympic trials-qualifier, Big Ten Champion, First Team All-Big Ten member, All-American in 2015 and she broke the school record in the 200-yard butterfly.

She also served as a team captain for the 2016-17 campaign.

“Ed Pretre has an amazing vision for this program, and I am ready to join Colgate swim and dive on the road to excellence,” she said.

By martha

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