Men's Swimming/Diving Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Jim Bolster
As head coach of the Columbia men's swimming team since 1984, Jim Bolster has forged one of the Northeast's most successful programs. Bolster led Columbia to a streak of six consecutive dual-meet victories in 2016-17 for the third time this decade. The Lions capped the year with an unbeaten dual-meet record (5-0) at home for the third time since 2012. Leading model student-athletes in the pool and in the classroom Columbia continued its perennial achievement as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, highlighted by eight swimmers earning Scholar All-America honors.   FULL BIO
Head Diving Coach
Scott Donie
Scott Donie arrived to Columbia in 2016 as head coach of the Columbia diving program. In Donie's first season, he guided a sensationl diver in Jayden Pantel to his second-consecutive 1M & 3M Ivy League Championship titles. Pantel went unbeaten during the Ivy League dual-meet season in both boards, highlighted by a school-record score of 410.70 at Yale (11/12/16) to become the first Columbia diver to surpass the 400-point mark. Donie went on to coach Pantel through the NCAA diving zones where he qualified for the NCAA Championships in both the three-meter and platform dive before he place 38th in the three-meter dive at the National Championships.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Gustavo Leal
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).   FULL BIO