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Sonoran Hot Reads: Former Arizona swim coach Frank Busch retires from USA Swimming

The ex-Wildcats coach is calling it a career

2014 Phillips 66 National Championships Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

In 2011, Frank Busch stepped down as the head swimming and diving coach at The University of Arizona to take over as the Director of USA Swimming’s National Team. Busch and USA Swimming announced on Tuesday that he will retire from that position on September 1st of this year. U of A won both the men’s and women’s National Championships in 2008 under Busch.

“In my coaching career I believed that every athlete’s personal growth was as important as their success in the pool, and that’s an underlying current of everyone that works in the National Team division,” Busch said in a statement. “Working with the best in the world is a dream come true for anyone, and I have certainly lived that dream. It’s been an incredible team effort with everyone that works at USA Swimming. They all believe in achievement and they all work hard toward it.”

He was at Arizona from 1989-2011

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