Penn State Altoona has new swim coach

Penn State Altoona Athletics recently announced the hiring of Bradley Brooks as its new head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming program.

Brooks becomes the fifth head coach in the NCAA Division III era of Penn State Altoona’s men’s and women’s swimming program. In addition to his coaching duties, Brooks will serve as the Assistant Director of Recreation and Facilities for the Athletics department.

His resume is highlighted by a standout collegiate swimming career at Division III McDaniel College, as well as coaching experience at both the club and college levels.

In his collegiate swimming career at McDaniel that ranged from 2012-16, Brooks was a highly decorated star and two-year captain for the Green Terror men’s team. Specializing in the freestyle and individual medley swims, Brooks was a four-time NCAA Division III All-American and claimed 10 Centennial Conference individual championships.

Brooks’ coaching experience consists of stints with several club programs, as well as time spent as an assistant at his alma mater of McDaniel. He also has spent time as a head coach for swim clubs in Delaware and Maryland.