About Coach Boyd

SwimFever.com’s CEO and founder Douglas Boyd has been immersed in competitive swimming non-stop since he was six years old. What started out as fun-filled summers of country club swimming in New York evolved into a world ranked swimming career followed directly by an extremely successful collegiate coaching and consulting career stretching over thirty years. Coach Boyd has most recently been named to the College Swim Coaches Associations of America “100 Greatest Coaches” and the CSCAA Division III Hall of Fame Inaugural Class lists.

The Scarsdale, N.Y. native has coached and taught technique across the country during his lifetime of swimming and has been successful every place he’s been. The year 2013, however, turned a new chapter following his most recent stint of nine seasons coaching the Texas A&M men’s swimming team and co-coaching with their many swimming camps. Doug began to focus his efforts on developing a company that will give coaches and swimmers at all levels access to the wealth of knowledge in technique and training that he has learned and experienced.

As background, it was in sunny San Diego during the mid-1990’s with fellow world-ranked sprinter Steve Crocker that Doug’s desire to be an innovator in the teaching of swimming technique surfaced. The two competitors created Sprinter’s Paradise Swim Camp which became one of the first private technique-only swim camps in the country. Camp sizes were purposely restricted to allow total concentration on technique skill and development on a never before personal level. Since then, Doug has become widely known for his abilities to teach technique to competitive swimmers of all ages.

In 2002, Doug took his talent in teaching technique to a higher competitive level when he teamed up with Wolverine Swim Camps and the University of Michigan’s Jim Richardson. In Doug’s two years in Ann Arbor, he split his time between coaching the women’s collegiate sprint group and amassing a large stable of private lesson customers of all ages. He also lectured at and conducted coaches clinics and, most importantly, developed and implemented a format for dynamic one-day clinics that focused solely on swimming techniques.

Departing to take on a similar dual role, at Texas A&M University as Associate Head Coach in 2004, helped to further Doug’s growth as one the country’s best teachers of swimming technique. That position with the men’s swimming team offered him the opportunity to work each summer with the highly successful Aggie Swim Camp and its yearly 700 plus campers. Again, Doug took a strictly technique role, running specific technique only sessions. He also got extensive opportunities to work daily with the lower age groups on technique.

Twenty-seven-time U.S. Nationals finalist
Ranked fourth in the World 1990 – 50 m freestyle
USA Swimming National Team member 1989-1992
USA Swimming All-American 1984,1986-1992
1991 World University Games Team – England
1989 Pan-Pacifics Championships Team – Japan
1987 World University Games Team – Yugoslavia
Four-time NCAA All-American
Five-time Big Ten Conference Champion
Indiana University – Men’s Team Captain, 1986
Three-time Olympic Trials participant
Three-time High School All-American

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY     2004-2013LSU13_1105

  • Associate Head Coach
Seventeen Big XII Conference Champions
Fifty-Eight NCAA All-Americans
Six NCAA top-fifteen finishes


  • Women’s Sprint Coach/Wolverine Swim Camps
2004 Big 10 Champions
Seven NCAA All-Americans

RICE UNIVERSITY     1998-2002

  • Head Swimming Coach

1999 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year

2002 NCAA runner-up 50 yard freestyle
2002 WAC Swimmer of the year
2002 Rice’s first NCAA top 25 finish
Five NCAA All-Americans
Thirty-two School Records


  • Head Swimming Coach

1998 NCAA Division III Coach of the Year

Five second & one third place men’s team finishes at NCAA’s
Four second & three third place women’s team finishes at NCAA’s
Sixteen NCAA Champions
Three NCAA Swimmers of the Year
Four NCAA Records
Sixty-nine NCAA All-Americans
Sixty-three School Records


  • Graduate Assistant Coach


  • Volunteer Coach


  • Student Assistant Coach

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, Indiana

M.S. in sports management and administration, 1990.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, Indiana

B.A. in telecommunications, 1986.

THE HILL SCHOOL, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Graduated, 1982.