RESEARCH: “She is the Best Female Coach”:NCAA Division I Swimming Coaches’ Experiences of Sexism

A group of researchers from various universities around the United States recently published a paperhighlighting the role of sexism in women’s collegiate swimming and diving coaching. 

The paper, titled “She is the Best Female Coach”: Female Swimming Coaches’ Experiences of Sexism” was published by Dr. Jessica L. Siegele of UNC Pembroke, Dr. Robin Hardin of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Elizabeth A. Taylor of Temple University, and Dr. Allison B. Smith of University of New Mexico. Dr. Siegele, the lead researcher on the project was a swimmer at the University of Kentucky from 2001-2005, and coached at various levels, including time at Ashland University, California University of Pennsylvania, Univ. of Pittsburgh, and Colorado College.