Jan Bidrman (

Jan is really excited for the upcoming swimming season, coaching for UCSC as part of the Dino swimming family. This season Jan is lead coach for the 12 and under stream with his main group being 12A.  He is looking forward to working with excited, young swimmers, watching them establish and improve technical swimming skills while having fun and swimming faster and faster throughout the season. In each training cycle, the group will build on and progress from general swimming and dry-land fitness to specific emphasis technique. As a level 4 coach, Jan brings a ton of experience with him:

  • 2-time Olympic swimmer and 5-time Olympic coach
  • Has coached Olympic and World Championship medalists
  • 30 years total of coaching experience
  • Current master swimmer
  • 1992 – 1996 – Graduate Assistant/Assistant Coach, University of Nebraska, Swimming and Diving, Lincoln, NE
  • 1996 – Master’s Degree in Arts – Economics: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • 1997 to 2014 - Head Coach for the University of Calgary National Swimming Centre/Calgary Academy for Swimming Excellence
  • 2008 to 2014 - Swim Alberta High Performance Coach
  • 2014 to 2016 – Age Group Coach and mentor  - University of Calgary Swim Club
  • 2016 to 2019 – Head Age Group Coach - Lincoln Select Swim Club, Lincoln, NE
  • 2019 to 2020 – Age Group Coach (Black 14 group) – University of Calgary Swim Club

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