Swim coach says goodbye


After six years spent coaching women’s swimming at UT, head coach Kim Brackin is parting ways with the university, the Women’s Athletics Department announced today.

In her six seasons as head coach, Brackin brought the Longhorns to four top 10 finishes but no national titles despite an impressive roster of top-recruited swimmers. This year, the team earned 20 All-America honors and seven honorable mentions and placed ninth at the NCAA Championships.

Brackin’s 2010-2011 team won the Big 12 Championship title and earned sixth place at the NCAA Championships held in Austin, and was subsequently named Big 12 Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year.

Prior to her tenure at Texas, Brackin coached at Auburn University, where she worked with men’s and women’s swimmers and part of seven NCAA championships.

The hunt for a new coach will begin immediately, according to a statement released on texassports.com.