Coach Dan


Dan McDonough
Head Coach and CEO

Coach McDonough’s swimming experience includes competing in US Nationals, Canadian Nationals, and British Nationals. Dan participated in high school swimming and achieved All-American status in his junior and senior years. Dan swam on a full scholarship at USC and qualified for NCAA and received All-American Honorable mention.His coaching and return to swimming began in 1995. In September 1997, Dan became the Head Coach and owner of the Summerville Marlins Racing Team (SMRT). This program produced State Champions, nationally ranked Age Group Swimmers, Top 16’s, Senior National Qualifiers, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and World Ranked Swimmers. In August of 2003, Coach Dan joined the City of Charleston Recreational Department as Head Coach to expand his expertise in swimming and coaching to a tri-county area. March 2009, Dan became the Head Coach of Frisco Aquatics, now Texas Ford Aquatics. Dan coaches the Senior swimmers.


  • American Swim Coaches Association ASCA Level 5 Coach
  • 6 LSC, High School, and regional Coach of the year awards
  • Top 50 All Time World Rank Swimmer
  • USA Nationals 18 and Under Top Ten Team Award
  • Olympic Trial, National, Junior National, US Open Qualifiers
  • Olympic Trail and National Finalists
  • Full Scholarship Athlete USC
  • NCAA All-Amercian
  • High School All American
  • 4 High School State Championship Teams
  • 6 SC State Championship Teams
  • 6 Athlete of the YearýAward recipients
  • Top 16 and Top 10 athletes
  • #1 nationally ranked athlete

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