Regarded as one of the most accomplished swimming mentors in the United States, if not the world, Teri McKeever completed her 29th season overseeing the University of California women’s swimming & diving program in 2020-21.
Over the course of her career with the Golden Bears, she has guided Cal to four NCAA and five Pac-12 team championships. This past year, the Bears placed fourth at the NCAA Championships to extend their streak of top-5 finishes to 15 years in a row – the longest run in the country. In addition, Cal captured the Pac-12 team title behind 12 wins in 18 swimming events. As a result, McKeever earned her ninth Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor.
McKeever’s list of accomplishments also features coaching 26 Olympians who have won 36 medals, while Golden Bears have captured NCAA individual or relay titles an impressive 66 times. She was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.
In 2012, McKeever served as head coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s swim team in London, a unit that included six past, present and future Golden Bears who produced 13 medals for Team USA. In addition, McKeever was an assistant Olympic coach in both 2004 and ’08, has been head coach of the U.S. team at the Pac Pacific Championships twice and was head coach of the U.S. squad at the 2012 World Short-Course Championships. She is also a seven-time assistant for the United States at the World Championships.
Teri McKeever’s Career Highlights