Coming off a successful season, the University of Northern Iowa head women’s swimming coach Stacey Simmer enters her 10th season with the Panthers and looks to take last season’s success a step further.
The 2007 and 2009 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year, Simmer has once again put together a very talented group of swimmers. The Panthers finished fifth at the MVC Championships in 2011. Throughout the season, numoruous school records were broken.
Simmer has coached 10 all-conference MVC swimmers and divers. Currently, all the school records held by swimmers and divers have been coached by Simmer.
Simmer swam for the University of Iowa from 1997-2001. She was the team MVP her junior year. As team captain her senior year, she received the Golden I-Book award for academic recognition. She also graduated holding individual records in the 50-yard free (23.08) and 100-yard free (50.79) and was part of the record-holding 200-yard free relay team, 400-yard free relay team, and 400-yard medley relay team. She also swam the 50 free at the 2000 United States Olympic Trials.
Born and raised in Cedar Falls, Simmer is a 1997 graduate of Northern University High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Iowa in December of 2001.
Simmer and her husband, Erich, have a six-year-old son, Hogan, and a four-year-old daughter, Isabelle.