Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club is pleased to announce that Rudy Aguilar, volunteer assistant swim coach for the University of Alabama, has been named an assistant coach for the Upper School and the lead coach for the senior level group of the Baylor Swim Club!! He joins Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming Payton Brooks, and veteran Baylor swimming and swim club coaches Laura Pitman and Brian Gill.
“Rudy is an exceptional addition to the Swimming and Diving staff at Baylor School. He has an unmatched passion and enthusiasm for the sport – his energy, fresh perspective, and knowledge as both an athlete and coach are exactly what we were looking for in our search,” said varsity swim coach Payton Brooks. “He embodies the core values and vision we have at Baylor School, and we look forward to welcoming him to Chattanooga as we continue building upon the rich traditions of our program.”
Aguilar swam for Oakland University a Division I program where he was part of the 2020 NIC Championship Team and a four-time conference championship team. Some of his individual accolades include becoming a four-time conference champion in the 200 Free, 400 Free Relay, and was named Conference Freshman of the Year. In 2016, he qualified for Short Course World Championships to represent Venezuela. Upon graduation, he joined the University of Alabama as a volunteer assistant coach. In the 2022-23 season he supported the efforts that resulted in the Alabama Men’s and Women’s team’s Top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, and they finished 14th and 19th, respectively. They had 17 swimmers and divers earn CSCAA All-American accolades as well as 13 NCAA Qualifiers. Rudy also served as an Assistant Coach at Crimson Tide Aquatics where he primarily served the senior group.
“I am truly honored to have been selected for the role to assist him in his vision of where he wants to take this program,” said Aguilar. “Baylor has incredible potential for developing young athletes into prosperous young adults and I am blessed to get to be a part of that process.”
We are so excited for Rudy to join the Baylor family!! GBR!!