Embarking on his coaching odyssey at the young age of 16 in Edgewood, Kentucky, Coach Frank Busch
the foundation for a truly extraordinary career. Progressing through diverse coaching roles, his
led him to the Cincinnati Marlins in 1979. There, he not only guided them to victory in the National
Team Championship but also saw six of his swimmers earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.
Frank Busch's expertise extended seamlessly to the collegiate realm, starting at the University of
Cincinnati and later flourishing at the University of Arizona. Under his guidance, his swimmers
an impressive collection of NCAA titles. However, his influence wasn't limited to the collegiate
When Frank Busch assumed the pivotal position of USA Swimming's National Team Director, it marked a
chapter of success.
This leadership role played a vital part in Team USA's triumphant medal campaigns in both the London
Rio Games. The ripple effect of Coach Busch's guidance significantly bolstered Team USA's overall
count, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's swimming legacy.