Carol Capitani
blank Carol Capitani
Last College:
California '91

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
10th year

Now in her 10th season with Georgia's swimming staff, Carol Capitani has continued to help keep UGA one of the premier swimming and diving programs in the country.

As an assistant at Georgia, Capitani has been part of four NCAA championship titles and three runner-up titles with the Lady Bulldogs. She also has been a part of six top-10 NCAA finishes with the men's team, and she has helped the Bulldogs garner five SEC championship titles since her arrival. Capitani works primarily with the main group and also works closely with the breaststrokers. Capitani recently served as an assistant coach for the women's U.S. National Team competing last summer at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey.

Capitani came to Athens after a three-year stint as Associate Coach for the men's and women's program at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. While at Villanova she helped lead the Lady Wildcats to three consecutive Big East Championship titles, and several men and women at Villanova scored at the NCAA Championships each of those years.

Capitani spent her collegiate swimming career at the University of California Berkeley, where she accumulated eight All-America honors in the individual medley and breaststroke events.

Capitani graduated from the University of California in 1991 with a B.A. in English and completed her Master's degree in English at Villanova University. Her interests include: running (finishing in the top 50 percent in the Boston Marathon), tennis, Pilates and reading great short stories.

She and her husband, Kevin, live in Athens and have two daughters, Carmen Jane, born November 2002, and Tatum Louise, born December 2004.

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