July 14, 2000
LOS ANGELES - Former UCLA All-American swimmer and student assistant coach Susan Trainer has been hired as an assistant coach for the Bruin women's swimming team, head coach Cyndi Gallagher announced today.
Trainer, who has completed two seasons as a student assistant coach with the Bruins, started her collegiate competitive career at Florida before transferring to UCLA. Medical concerns prevented Trainer from completing a four-year collegiate career, a situation that led to her position as a student assistant coach.
Trainer enjoyed a successful 1996-97 season for the Bruins, earning All-America honors. She competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 Freestyle, and garnered All-America honors in her 1995-96 season at Florida. Trainer was one of the top recruits in the nation in her senior year of high school.
"Susan is a UCLA alum, and after three seasons in the program, she is very familiar with our program," said Gallagher. "She is very familiar with the technique with which UCLA has been so successful, and we are delighted to have Susan as a full-time assistant with the program."
Trainer succeeds Brad Burnham, a five-year assistant coach with the Bruins who has accepted the head coaching job at Bowdoin College in his home state of Maine.