2015-16 Men's Swimming Coaches
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Alicia Kemnitz
Head Coach - 6th Season


Alicia Kemnitz begins her sixth season as the head men's and women’s swimming coach at Lindsey Wilson College in 2015-16.

Kemnitz has turned a new program -- 2009-10 was the first year for Lindsey Wilson swimming -- into one that annually competes at the NAIA National Championships where the men's and women’s teams have combined for four top-10 finishes in five seasons.

At the 2015 NAIA National Championships, the Blue Raider women matched their best-ever finish at the championships with their second-straight 10th-place finish while the men's team placed 14th.

The 2014-15 season saw a historical moment as Laura Stephenson became the program's first-ever NAIA All-American after finishing in third-place in the 200-yard butterfly event.

This past year’s national championship extended Kemnitz’s streak of sending swimmers to every NAIA National Championships since becoming the Blue Raiders’ coach.

For her efforts in 2014-15, Kemnitz was named the MSC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.

During Kemnitz’s five seasons, the Blue Raider men are 31-20 in dual matches while the women are 29-19, the women finishing with a 10-4 mark in 2014-15. The Lindsey Wilson men just missed a perfect dual season in 2013-14, going 6-1 during the season in head-to-head matches.

Both the men's and women's teams earned CSCAA Scholar Team honors and five student-athletes were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes this past season.

Kemnitz has twice been honored as an American Swimming Coaches Association Coach of Excellence.

Outside the pool, Kemnitz’s hard work -- along with other Mid-South Conference coaches – has resulted in swimming becoming a conference-sanctioned sport in 2014-15 with a championship and all-conference honors being awarded before the national championships.

Prior to the 2014-15 season, Kemnitz and Lindsey Wilson had hosted the Mid-South Conference Invitational -- a non-championship event -- for two seasons on the Lindsey Wilson campus.

Before coming to Lindsey Wilson, Kemnitz served one season as assistant coach at Lycoming (Pa.) after four years as the head coach at King’s (Pa.).

While at Lycoming, Kemnitz helped lead the women’s program to the Middle Atlantic Conference title. It was the program’s first conference title in 13 seasons. She served as the team’s recruiting coordinator and aided in writing, organizing and leading practices.

While at King’s, Kemnitz led the program to 34 school records during her four seasons and coached the first three all-conference swimmers since 1998. The program also grew from two swimmers following her first season to 19 in her final season.

As a student-athlete at Hollins (Va.), Kemnitz was a two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference performer. In 2007, Kemnitz, along with another inductee, became the youngest member of the Hollins Athletics Hall of Fame.

Kemnitz graduated from Hollins in 2002 and later completed her master’s degree from Old Dominion (Va.) in 2005.

Collegiate Coaching Career

King’s College: Head Coach (2005-09)

Lycoming College: Assistant Coach (2009-10)

Lindsey Wilson College: Head Coach (2010-present)

Contact Information

Office: Doris and Bob Holloway Health and Wellness Center

Phone: 270-384-7343

Fax: 270-384-8073

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: [email protected]


Alicia Kemnitz’s Collegiate Career -- Men’s Swimming
Year School Dual Record Postseason
2005-06 King’s 0-13 MAC Championships
2006-07 King’s 1-11 MAC Championships
2007-08 King’s 5-7 MAC Championships
2008-09 King’s 5-9 MAC Championships
2010-11 Lindsey Wilson 6-2 NAIA Championships - 16th
2011-12 Lindsey Wilson 6-7 NAIA Championships - 10th
2012-13 Lindsey Wilson 5-5 NAIA Championships - 10th
2013-14 Lindsey Wilson 6-1 NAIA Championships - 12th
2014-15 Lindsey Wilson 8-5 NAIA Championships - 14th
Totals Lindsey Wilson 31-20  
Totals Overall 42-60  


Alicia Kemnitz’s Collegiate Career -- Women’s Swimming
Year School Dual Record Postseason
2005-06 King’s 0-13 MAC Championships
2006-07 King’s 2-13 MAC Championships
2007-08 King’s 5-8 MAC Championships
2008-09 King’s 7-8 MAC Championships
2010-11 Lindsey Wilson -- --
2011-12 Lindsey Wilson 8-8 NAIA Championships - 17th
2012-13 Lindsey Wilson 7-3 NAIA Championships - 11th
2013-14 Lindsey Wilson 4-4 NAIA Championships - 10th
2014-15 Lindsey Wilson 10-4 NAIA Championships - 10th
Totals Lindsey Wilson 29-19  
Totals Overall 43-61