July 1, 2005
IOWA CITY, IA – Cameron Loos has been named assistant coach with the Iowa swimming program. The announcement was made by Head Coach Marc Long.
Loos joins the Hawkeye staff after serving as the volunteer assistant coach at the University of Florida for the past year. He also was the master’s coach and assistant coach for the Gator Swim Club in Gainesville.
Loos competed at the University of Wisconsin (1990-1995) where he and current Iowa Assistant Coach Robert Pinter were teammates. After swimming for the Badgers, Loos worked as a project engineer for the Pacific Division of a U.S. Navy subcontractor (1996-97) in Kapolei, HI. He coordinated island demobilization for a $40 million Navy environmental project. He then served as a graduate assistant swim coach for Lehigh University (1997-99), while earning his master’s degree. Loos helped lead the men and women’s Mountain Hawk squads to their first ever Patriot League titles, while creating and implementing a new strength and conditioning program. His additional club coaching experience includes the Badger Aquatic Club in Madison, WI, where he served as a volunteer assistant (1990-2005).
Loos is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was a lifeguard for 17 years, working in Honolulu, HI, and Madison, WI. He is also a professional triathlete. A four-time all-American as an amateur triathlete (1998-2001), Loos was on four world championship triathlon teams and competed in Nice, France (2000) as an amateur and in Ibiza, Spain (2003) as a professional. His specialty is the long distance. Loos has done several ironmans throughout the U.S., including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI, in 1999 and 2001.
Loos earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Wisconsin (1995), his M.S. in environmental engineering from Lehigh (1999) and is a Ph.D. candidate in biomechanics – health and human performance from the University of Florida.
“We are excited to have Cameron join our staff,” said Long. “His dedication, expertise and genuine love for swimming is apparent in every facet of his life. Cameron’s coaching and research background will provide us with a tremendous tool to further enhance the Iowa swimming program.”