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Susan Teeter
Position: Head Coach
Phone: (609) 258-3562
Email: teeter@princeton.edu

• 203 team victories
• .806 winning percentage
• 16 Ivy League Championships
• 11 Ivy titles in the last 14 years
• 2 finishes in the Top 20 at the NCAA Championships in last five seasons
• Princeton-record 47 straight wins (between 2000-04)
• coached Lisa Boyce to 2013 All-America honor
• coached GoPrincetonTigers.com Athlete of the Decade (Alicia Aemisegger)
• honored with prestigious College Swim Coaches Association "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2011

Susan Teeter will enter her 30th 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 203 dual meet victories to only 49 losses (.806), and she has guided Princeton to an incredible 16 Ivy League titles, including 11 championships in the last 14 seasons.

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).

Princeton has been just as successful recently; since a 2007 loss against the nationally ranked Michigan Wolverines, the Tigers have won 49 of their last 52 dual meets. The Tigers have also won six of the last eight Ivy League championships, including wins in the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011  and 2013 conference meets.

Last year's championship will always be a memorable one for Teeter, as her gritty underdog squad knocked off undefeated Harvard during three magical days at Denunzio Pool. Princeton was led by a freshman class that was ranked nationally by collegeswimming.com and featured 12 different swims that broke into the Top 5 all-time at Princeton.

Teeter has also been leading Princeton on the national stage, including 18th-place finishes at both the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Championships; in both cases, they were the best finish for a non-scholarship program and the second-best finish for a non-BCS program. Last season, junior sprinter Lisa Boyce, who has won seven Ivy League individual championships in nine tries, earned her first All-America honor in the 100 free.

Prior to the 2013 championship, her teams won five straight titles from 2000 through 2004, three straight between 2006 and 2008 and then two between 2010 and 2011, one of which came at Harvard's own Blodgett Pool. In the two years that Princeton didn't win the Ivy League title, her program produced the Ivy League Swimmer of the Meet in Stephanie Hsiao (2005) and Alicia Aemisegger (2009). In 2012, Boyce won all three of her individual events.

Aemisegger, arguably one of the greatest female athletes to ever compete for Princeton, cemented her legacy at Princeton with a brilliant career and was named the GoPrincetonTigers.com Female Athlete of the Decade. 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.

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. The Tigers have been fixtures in the polls over the last three seasons.

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.

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
Totals 203-49 174-26 15 Ivy titles
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