Caroline Lukins Joins Women's Swimming Coaching Staff

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
NEW YORK – The 2014-15 campaign for the women’s swimming and diving team will see a familiar face on the pool deck this upcoming season as Caroline Lukins ‘13CC joins the coaching staff as an assistant swimming coach.

The former team captain was a four-year letterwinner for the Lions from 2009-2013 and is one the fastest swimmers in program history. She helped elevate the Lions from a sixth place finish at the Ivy League Championships in her first year to a third place finish in her senior year. Lukins was a critical player in Columbia’s first and second program wins over Princeton. She currently stands fourth all-time in the 100-yard butterfly and third all-time in the 200-yard butterfly.

“ More than all these things, Caroline can coach swimming, “ said acting head coach Michael Sabala. “For all those that have coached Caroline or that have been teammates with her, we know that she just gets it. Tough in workout, understanding in the locker room, and widely admired on campus, Caroline has much to share with the team.”

Lukins has served as an assistant coach with the Lamorinda Youth Association Swim Club, Chelsea Piers Masters, and Orinda Aquatics (of California) clinics programs.

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