Jonathan Caswell begins his fourth year with the Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving program, and third season as the Friars' head coach.
The 2004-05 campaign was his most successful to date, as numerous athletic and academic accomplishments were attained. Under his tutelage, PC's Annie Nemeth has blossomed into one of the top female breaststroke swimmers in school history, having set a pair of school records in the 200-meter breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke.
There also were 10 student-athletes who were ECAC qualifiers. In addition, the Spring of 2005 saw the women's swimming and diving program attain the highest GPA in the PC Athletic Department (3.43 overall) including 11 Dean's List recipients. That figure also ranked 11th nationally in Division I. The mens' team also posted an impressive figure (3.05 overall) that ranked 22nd nationally.
Caswell has an extensive history in the sport of swimming and diving, holding duties as the head coach of the Providence Aquatic Club as well. In each of his four years at the helm, the club has finished in the top-10 in New England. This past season, the team placed fifth in New England. Additionally, Caswell has coached two swimmers who captured New England individual titles and had one swimmer score at Junior Nationals during the summer of 2003. Caswell has helped develop three national sectional qualifiers and numerous Rhode Island State Champions.
Prior to his involvement with the Friars, Caswell served as the head senior swim coach at East Bay Aquatic Club from 1998-2000, there he coached and mentored 40 swimmers ages 13-22. During his tenure as the head senior swim coach, he helped guide his team to three top-10 finishes at the New England Championships and helped develop two National Top-16 swimmers.
Before 1998, Caswell was the head swim coach at the Barrington YMCA in Barrington, R.I. He worked with 80 swimmers ages 6-18 and organized teams for monthly competitions throughout New England. While working at the YMCA, Caswell led one of his teams to the Rhode Island YMCA Championship. In high school, Caswell competed for East Providence High School, where he earned Rhode Island Swimmer of the Year honors in 1994.
He currently resides in Pawtucket, R.I.