Trainer Quick Facts:
- Earned All-American accolades at Florida and UCLA
- 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials competitor in the 50 and 100 freestyle
Susan Trainer begins her first season as an assistant coach after spending two seasons as a student assistant coach. The former UCLA All-American swimmer was named to the full-time position in July, 2000.
Trainer was one of the top recruits in the nation as a senior in high school, and started her collegiate competitive career at Florida before transferring to UCLA. Medical reasons prevented Trainer from completing a four-year collegiate career, a situation that led to her position as a student assistant coach. Trainer was paramount to UCLA’s success in the 1996-97 season, earning All-America honors while swimming in the 50, 100 and 200 Free as well as being a part of UCLA’s 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay teams. She competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 and 100 Freestyle, and garnered All-America honors in her 1995-96 season at Florida.
“Susan has a passion for swimming and brings with her a tremendous work ethic,” said UCLA head coach Cyndi Gallagher. “As a student-athlete, she continuously strived for excellence and applies that same drive in her coaching career. She is a great example to our current student-athletes and will be an enormous benefit to our program.”
Trainer, a Cambridge, MA, native, started her swimming career as part of Bernal’s Gators club program in Massachusetts. Trainer is a 2000 graduate of UCLA with a degree in women’s studies.