Former Saluki swimmer Gustavo Leal began at Columbia in 2008 as assistant coach for men's swimming. For nearly a decade, Leal has continued to lead the development sensational swimmers in the program to championship levels. Leal has helped Columbia swimmers capture 14 Ivy League titles and garner seven NCAA National Championship appearances. He was instrumental in the guidance of four-time Ivy League Champions Adam Powell '11CC (50 Free, 100 Free) and Hyun Lee '11CC (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Fly, 400 F.R.), along with three-time Ivy League champion and All-American David Jakl '15CC (100 Back, 100 Fly, 100 Free). As a team the Lions, put together an impressive three unbeaten dual-meet seasons at home since 2013, including (2016-17, 2014-15, 2012-13).