Hampleman Joins Swimming Staff

June 19, 2006

IOWA CITY, IA – Kirk Hampleman has joined the Iowa swimming program as an assistant coach. The announcement was made today by Head Coach Marc Long.

Hampleman recently completed a two-year stint as graduate assistant coach for Florida State University. While with the Seminoles, he assisted the coaching staff with stroke, sprint, distance and middle distance freestyle groups. In 2006, Florida State won its first ever women’s ACC team championship. His other coaching experience includes an assistant position at Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque, NM, in 2002.

Hampleman was a nine-time all-American swimmer for Auburn University (1998-2002). He helped the Tigers to a 1999 NCAA team title, and received the Auburn Swimming Award in 2002 which recognizes superior scholarship, leadership and performance. Kirk was third in the 200 backstroke at the 2002 NCAA championships and was also an SEC Champion.

Hampleman earned his B.A. in mass communication from Auburn in 2002. He received a M.S. in physical education-sport administration from Florida State in 2006.

“We are excited for Kirk to join our staff,” said Long. “His elite swimming background and genuine love for the sport make him an outstanding addition to our team.”