Anna Swisher '05 From Sports Info to USA Weightlifting Coach & Sport Science Manager

Anna Swisher '05 From Sports Info to USA Weightlifting Coach & Sport Science Manager

Current Job Title: Coach Education and Sport Science Manager at USA Weightlifting

After Williams, I spent time as a collegiate track coach, exercise science professor, and international coach developer before landing at USAW, the national governing body for the sport of weightlifting. My current role combines my loves of teaching, developing coaches, and applied sport science. I help create and teach education content for USAW and also work with the high performance staff to find all legal ways to enhance our elite lifters' sport performance heading into the Tokyo Olympic Games. Previously I worked with Navy Special Warfare Human Performance to talk weightlifting and optimizing SEAL training and currently I work with a dozen NFL and NBA strength coaches.

N.B.: If any Ephs are interested in a career in coaching, coach education, sport research, or working for Team USA, I'd be happy to connect. 

Williams graduation year: 2005

Sport(s) played at Williams: Track and Field

Degree you earned at Williams: History and Psychology

How you got involved in Eph Sports Information: My brother, Phil Swisher '01 wrote for Sports Information I and was the Williams Record Sports Editor. I love sports and I liked writing so it was a great opportunity.

What were your duties in Ephs Sports Information: I primarily covered the women's volleyball team.

Favorite Eph Sports Information memory:  Other than the late nights writing stories after games, Dick Quinn's enthusiasm and humor. The Sports Info office was on the top floor of Hopkins Hall. With a wry smile, DQ would always comment that it was the only place on campus where athletics was above academics.  I always smile seeing that building and thinking of that. 

Fun Fact: Anna was also a Tour Guide on campus and rose through the ranks to become the leader of the Tour Guides.