Chris Lindauer, a three-time University of Louisville All-American, is in his fourth year with the Cardinals as an assistant coach for the U of L swim team.
"As we went through the process of finding the right person to add to our coaching staff, it was very clear to me we needed a person who would cherish and value team pride more than ever. Someone who would be `hungry' to make a difference. Our search led us to Chris," said Albiero, the National Coach of the Year. "Chris is Cardinal Pride personified. He learned much during his time as a student-athlete at U of L and his passion for high level performance had a significant impact on the team's success. During the interview process, he stated `there is college swimming...and then there is Louisville Swimming'."
Lindauer was an integral part of the U of L coaching staff that helped coach the men to their first top ten finish at NCAAs in school history and the first top 25 NCAA finish for the women. Along with Rachel Komisarz assistant coach of the year by College Swimming Awards. He also helped coach U of L's first national champion and first women's A-finalist as well as Olympic swimmers in both 2008 and 2012.
Lindauer, who graduated in 2008 with a degree in biology, comes from Life Time Fitness, where he has been the head swim coach in charge of coaching swimmers of varying ages between 5 and 18. He led instruction on all stroke techniques along with managing swim meets and administrative work.
Prior to that, he was the assistant head coach and head conditioning coach for Cardinal Aquatics, where he coached and mentored age group swimmers.
As a Cardinal, not only did Lindauer earn All-American honors, but was a member of the first Cardinal relay team to score at NCAAs, he was a four-time BIG EAST Champion and seven-time All-BIG EAST Conference selection. He won the 2008 Coaches Award and the 2008 Most Memorable Performance Award. The sprint freestyler's prep career included the Colorado State Championship and High School All-America Honors as well for Standley Lake High School in Westminster, Colo.
An outstanding student as an undergraduate, Chris was a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll and was the recipient of National Fragile X Foundation Summer Research Fellowship Award. The goal of this fellowship was to conduct a meaningful research project targeted at defining metabolic differences in the brain of FMRP knockout mice through the powerful technique of Nuclear Magnetic Spectroscopy.
He and his wife, Beth have two sons, Jack and Owen.