Coach Chris Knipp has been coaching swimming for the past 6 years, including age group, senior, and master’s level swimmers. Coach Knipp began his coaching career as an assistant coach in 2014 at West Lafayette High School in Indiana. For four years, Coach Knipp was an assistant coach helping to guide the team to four consecutive conference titles and multiple state appearances. Coach Knipp’s age group coaching began in the summer of 2016 with the beginner group for FISH Aquatics. Since then, Coach Knipp has had the opportunity to coach each of the age group programs throughout the club, as well as working with seniors. Coach Knipp also served as the head coach of McCutcheon Swim Club, a summer league program. In 2018, Chris joined the staff of McCutcheon High School, and was responsible for the junior varsity team, while also assisting with the varsity swimmers.
Coach Knipp’s swimming philosophy centers on maintaining a strong focus on proper technique combined with aerobic threshold sets and high intensity race pace training. He always emphasizes the importance of team unity, academic excellence, citizenship, and simply enjoying the sport of swimming. He approaches coaching with the desire to instill self-motivation, dedication, goal setting, and independence in every one of his swimmers, hoping that they will in turn motivate one another.
Coach Knipp is a graduate from Purdue University with a Bachelors in Social Studies Education and a minor in Music History and Theory. He is excited to join the Tiger Family and can’t wait to get started working with the athletes.