Dan Flack

Director of Competitive Swimming
Head Coach / Aquatics Director

Coach Flack is a member of the United States Swimming National Team Coaches List, and is the only High School Coach on the National Team Coaches List for 2019. Flack is recognized by the American Swimming Coaches Association as a Level V coach, the highest level attainable. Level five is composed of the top 2-5% of coaches in the USA.   In his 14-year career as the Director of both the Baylor School and Baylor Swim Club programs, Coach Flack has enjoyed remarkable success.

In his fourteen years with Baylor, Coach Flack accomplished the following:

Baylor Swim Club
2005-2019

  • Selected by United States Swimming as Head Men’s Coach of the United States National Junior Team for the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships to be held in Fiji
  • Selected by United States Swimming as Assistant Coach for the United States National Junior Team for the 2011 & 2017 World Junior Swimming Championships in Peru & Indianapolis. Coach Flack coached 5 different swimmers representing 4 different countries in 2011, 3 in 2013, 2 in 2015, and 3 in 2017 at this  prestigious competition. Coach Flack has coached 10 different swimmers in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Selected to Coach by United States Swimming the 2013 & 2018 United States National Junior Team Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • Selected Men’s Coach of the National Club Swimming Association  All-Star team in competition vs Japan in September 2012. Placed three swimmers on the All-Star team.
  • Selected as  Member of the United States Swimming National Team Coaching Staff 8 times
  • Coached Trey Freeman, Sam McHugh, Spencer Rowe, Arden Pitman, and Kristen Vredeveld to qualify for the USA Swimming National Junior Team which represented the United States in competitions in Hawaii, Vancouver, Canada, Barcelona Spain, and the World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru & Indianapolis Indiana
  • Kristen Vredeveld broke National Record in 50 yard freestyle for 16 year old girls
  • Trey Freeman broke National Record in 200 meter freestyle for 13-14 year old boys
  • Coached 6 different swimmers to qualify for the NCSA National All Star teams that represented the United States at Irish National Championships in Dublin, Ireland, an All-Star competition in Osaka, Japan, and an All Star competition vs Japan in California.
  • Coached 62 individual and 25 relay records for Southeastern Swimming in the last 14 years .
  • Coached 15 different  Olympic Trials Qualifiers for the Baylor Swim Club
  • Coached 5 different Junior National Champions swimmers in 12 different events
  • Baylor Swim Club placed 2nd in both boys and girls at the US Swimming Short Course Juniors in 2009
  • Baylor Swim Club has placed 3rd -2008, 4th – 2009, 7th – 2011, 7th –2012 at the NCSA Junior National Swimming Championships
  • Baylor Swim Club is a Silver or Bronze Medal Club of Excellence for the past 14 years – ranking as the top Silver Medal Club in the country in 2009
  • USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans,52 different members over the last 14 years

Baylor School- High School Swimming
2005-2019

  • Baylor Girls were Swimming World Magazine’s National Champions for 2008-2009, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012
  • Baylor Boys were Swimming World Magazine’s Independent School Champions National Champions for 2007-2008, 2008-2009, & 2017 – 2018
  • Baylor Girls were ranked # 2 in the country by Swimming World Magazine 2009-2010
  • Baylor won the NISCA combined national dual meet championship, and won their national division in both boys and girls in 2007-2008 & 2008-2009, & placed 2nd Nationally 2010-16
  • Baylor Girls were NISCA National Dual Meet National Champions for Independent Schools in 2017-2018
  • Baylor Boys were NISCA National Dual Meet National Champions for Independent Schools in 2016-2017 & 2017-2018
  • Baylor School won the Tennessee State Championship  2006-2018
  • Baylor girls ranked 2nd in the NISCA national dual meet championship rankings while the boys ranked 1st 2009-10 & 2017-18 and have been top 5 nationally every year since
  • Baylor Girls broke the National Record in the 200 free relay 3 times in 4 years
  • Baylor Girls broke the National Record in the 200 medley relay in 2009
  • Baylor Boys broke the National Record in the 200 medley relay in 2014
  • Trey Freeman broke the National Record in the 200 yard freestyle in 2018
  • Baylor broke 45 girl’s school records and 42 boy’s school records
  • Baylor boys & girls broke 21 national records for the 25 meter course from 2009-2018 – more than any other school in the country
  • Extended Girls dual meet record is 80 – 7 while the Baylor Boys record is 86-3

The outcome has resulted in a consistently nationally recognized program both in the pool, administratively and academically.

Prior to Baylor, Flack led the championship Raleigh Swimming Association from 2002 – 2006. RSA was selected as United States Swimming Gold Medal Club Excellence for 2005-2008. Coach Flack trained two qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Trials, trained five different swimmers who are qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials and has had numerous national champions and finalists at both the junior and senior level. Coach Flack has trained a dozen high-school aged swimmers to top 100 in the world rankings. In 2004, RSA won the men’s, women’s and combined team championship at the NCSA Junior Nationals and repeated as men’s champs in 2005. Flack was recognized as the NCSA National Coach of the Year in 2004.

Prior to his position at Raleigh, Flack was the head coach and program director for the Bengal Tiger Aquatic Club in Baton Rouge, where he coached Pan American Games Silver medal winner Jarrod Marrs, and was awarded Louisiana Coach of the year honors in 1999 and 2000. He also served on the 1999 Women’s NCAA Women’s Champion University of Georgia coaching staff under Head Coach Jack Bauerle, as well as the assistant coach at Germantown Academy in Philadelphia under Dick Shoulberg. Both Baurele & Shoulberg have been US Olympic coaches.

Flack earned his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Coach Flack lives on the north shore in Chattanooga with his wife Susan, children Sam and Julia, and step-children Trey, George, Ellie, and Lucy.

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