Director of Aquatics / Men's & Women's Swimming Coach / SAAC Coordinator
Charles Lampasso will begin his 12th year as the Director of Aquatics and Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach.
During his tenure, Baruch swimming has gone from a struggling program to five straight women's CUNYAC Championships (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) and previously three straight for the men (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12).
He has been named CUNYAC Men's Coach of the Year seven times and Women's Coach of the Year three times.
In addition, his teams have re-written a number of school and conference records, as well as more and more athletes each season qualifying for the postseason ECAC Open Championship held in early March.
Lampasso, a native of Queens and a 1989 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, brings plenty of experience to the position.
From 1996 to June of 2005, he worked as the Aquatic Director for the Flushing YMCA, overseeing a program with 7,000 members and two nationally-ranked swim teams.
He also previously served as an assistant swim coach on the collegiate level with Division II Queens College (Volunteer, 1998-2005), Division I St. John’s University (1990), and his alma mater Division I UNC-Wilmington (Volunteer, 1988-89).
He was an assistant swim coach with the YMCA Flyers “A” & “B” teams, Gotham Aqua Kings, and coached many other swimmers to rankings in both YMCA & United States Swimming.
Lampasso’s coaching efforts were recognized in 2004, as he was named the United States Swimming (USS) Age Group Coach of the Year.
He is also currently serving his third year as President of the Metropolitan Collegiate Swimming Conference.
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