W. Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Susan Teeter
Head Coach

• 207 team victories
• .799 winning percentage
• 16 Ivy League Championships
• 11 Ivy titles in the last 15 years
• at least one All-America in six of the last eight NCAA Championships
• Princeton-record 47 straight wins (between 2000-04)
• coached Lisa Boyce to 2014 First-Team All-America honor
• coached GoPrincetonTigers.com Athlete of the Decade (Alicia Aemisegger)
• honored with prestigious College Swim Coaches Association "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2011
• current president of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America

Susan Teeter will enter her 31st season as the ultra-successful head coach of the Princeton women’s swim team when the 2013-14 swim season comes around.

Those first three decades have been nothing short of remarkable.

Princeton’s all-time leader in wins, Teeter has racked up 207 dual meet victories to only 52 losses (.799), and she has guided Princeton to an incredible 16 Ivy League titles, including 11 championships in the last 15 seasons.

Since the turn of the century, Princeton has put together a pair of remarkable streaks. During a seven-season stretch, her teams won a Princeton-record 47 consecutive meets, a streak that ended in 2004 at nationally ranked Pittsburgh. Princeton also won five consecutive Ivy League titles during that time period (2000-04).

Following a loss to nationally ranked Michigan early in the 2006 season, Princeton went on to win its next 43 dual meets. That era featured the dominant career of Alicia Aemisegger '10, who would go on to be named the GoPrincetonTigers.com Female Athlete of the Decade. Aemisegger earned 13 All-America honors, including one in the 2008 800 free relay, and she led the Tigers to three Ivy League championships.

Under Teeter's tutelage, Aemisegger earned 13 All-America honors, reached 10 NCAA individual finals, won all 12 of her Ivy League championship finals and reached the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials final in the 400 IM, a race televised live on NBC. She ended her career with nine of the 14 individual Princeton records.

If people thought Princeton would fall off after Aemisegger's graduation, they were mistaken. Princeton has won two of the last four Ivy League titles, and it sent two swimmers to the 2014 NCAA Championships. Lisa Boyce '14 reached the NCAA final in the 100 fly to earn First-Team All-America honors, while Nikki Larson '16 made her debut at nationals.

While individual successes have become a regular part of Princeton's recent dominance, Teeter proudly points to the team successes. Besides her 16 Ivy League championships, Princeton has become a more consistent member of the national Top 25 polls.

Teeter has also consistently brought in the best talent, as shown by Princeton's consistent presence in the collegeswimming.com national recruiting rankings.

Her peers have taken notice of Teeter's place in the sport. She was honored with the prestigious College Swim Coaches Association "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2011, and she earned an American Swimming Coaches Award of Excellence four straight years from 2006 through 2009. During the spring of 2014, she was voted president of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Teeter has mentored swimmers who went on to become Olympians, NCAA qualifiers, All-Americas, senior national/Olympic trial qualifiers, World University Games team members and Ivy League champions.

Teeter spent the summer of 2000 serving on the U.S. coaching staff at the Summer Olympics in Sydney and the summer of 1996 as the head manager of the Olympic team in Atlanta. In all, she has been on the staff of nine international swim teams. She now serves as a special consultant to Speedo USA for all Olympic and World Championships.

In the winter of 2000, Teeter’s senior class established the Susan S. Teeter Award, which is given annually to the senior class swimmer who, during her four-year career, distinguishes herself as an outstanding student and a valuable member of the women’s swimming team.

In 1988 she received the Master Coach Award from the College Swimming Coaches Association for her contributions to collegiate swimming. Teeter also was recently awarded the credentials of Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst by Target Training International, Ltd. An honorary member of the Class of 1985, Teeter is also a Certified Professional Values Analyst.

After a stint as the assistant women’s coach at her alma mater, Tennessee, Teeter continued her coaching career as an assistant for both the women’s and men’s teams at Auburn.

Year Overall Record Ivy Record Titles
1984-85 5-6 3-3  
85-86 6-3 5-2  
86-87 4-4 4-3  
87-88 5-4 4-3  
88-89 6-3 5-2  
89-90 7-2 7-0 champion
90-91 7-1 7-0 champion
91-92 6-2 6-1 champion
92-93 7-4 6-1  
93-94 8-0 7-0 champion
94-95 7-1 6-1 champion
95-96 5-4 5-2  
96-97 6-3 5-2  
97-98 7-2 6-1  
98-99 6-0 6-0  
99-00 9-0 7-0 champion
00-01 9-0 7-0 champion
01-02 8-0 7-0 champion
02-03 9-0 7-0 champion
03-04 10-1 7-0 champion
04-05 8-3 5-1  
05-06 6-2 6-1 champion
06-07 10-1 7-0 champion
07-08 10-0 7-0 champion
08-09 7-0 7-0  
09-10 7-0 7-0 champion
10-11 7-0 7-0 champion
11-12 6-1 6-1  
12-13 5-2 5-2 champion
13-14 4-3 4-3  
Totals 207-52 178-29 16 Ivy titles
Position: Head Coach
Phone: (609) 258-3562
Email: teeter@princeton.edu