Adam Mania returns to the Milwaukee swimming & diving staff for his second season as an assistant coach in 2013-14.
In just his first season on deck, Mania helped UWM achieve new heights. The Panthers successfully defended their league title on the women's side, earning their third Horizon League Championship in program history and second in as many years. Milwaukee also had a strong season on the men's side, breaking five school records and finishing runner-up at the league meet.
On the national level, the Panthers finished 32nd overall with 12 points at the NCAA Women's Championships, the highest finish ever by a Horizon League school.
Mania has an incredible swimming background, swimming in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece for Poland. He has also swam for the United States at the national level, earning a spot on the national team in 2007 after winning U.S. National Championships in both the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley. In 2008 and 2012 he was a U.S. Olympic Trials Semifinalist in the 100 back and in 2011, he was a finalist at USA Nationals in the 100 back.
A University of Wisconsin grad, Mania reached impressive heights during his collegiate years. He was a 13-time All-American at Wisconsin and graduated with school records in the 100 & 200 back, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.
Mania also spent the past seven years as an assistant swim coach at the Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, Wis.
The Hickman, Neb. native graduated with a degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing his master's degree at Milwaukee.