The Head Hawkeye

Marc Long has had prolonged success in and out of the pool as the head coach of the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.


17th season as head coach; 16th leading both men’s and women’s programs

Coached 50 All-Americans

29 Academic All-Americans

Has led team to 13 Top-40 NCAA Finishes

Broken 161 School Records

Coached 409 Automatic or Provisional NCAA Qualifying Student-Athletes


Leadership. Achievement. Integrity.

Trust the process…

Iowa had six All-Americans, five Scholar All-Americans, and the program broke 12 school records during the 2019-20 season.


A Hall of Fame Hawkeye

  • Multiple NCAA finalist, six-time All-American, three-time Big Ten champion
  • Team captain in 1989
  • Led Hawkeyes to a Big Ten runner-up finish and their highest team NCAA placing (eighth) in modern day history
  • Member of the 1987 U.S. National Champion 400-meter freestyle relay team from San Jose (Calif.) Aquatics, and participated in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Inducted into the National Iowa Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019


“Hosting the NCAA Championship is an honor and a privilege. We talked at length during the design process about attracting this meet. The pool is built for speed and elite performances."

Head Coach Marc Long

NCAA Championships 2015 & 2021

The University of Iowa hosted the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships — the first event in Iowa City since 1927.  Iowa will host the event at the CRWC for a second time in 2021. 


Each winter, the Hawkeyes travel south for an training trip to gear up for the championship season while strengthening the team bond both in and out of the pool.