Head Coach Temujin Gold
· 13 years of successful coaching experience with post graduate, collegiate, senior, and age-group athletes
· Experience coaching with a NCAA Division I top 10 team
· Qualified swimmer for 2009 World Championship Trials
· Coached swimmer to consolation and bonus final swims at 2008 Short Course Nationals
· International experience as National Team Coach of El Salvador
· American Swimming Coaches Association Level 4 Coach (top 10% of coaches)
· B.S. Exercise Science, Indiana University, 2004
· M.S. Exercise Physiology, Indiana University, 2010
· 18 year competitive swimming career
· Competed for Indiana University 2001-2004
Temujin has over 30 years of experience in the world of competitive swimming. He swam from the age of four until his graduation from college in 2004, at which time he began his coaching career. As an athlete and a coach, Temujin has made a point to learn from the best and brightest minds in the sport.
Founder/Head Coach Temujin Gold
Temujin’s swimming career culminated with his representing Indiana University. While at Indiana he swam under Kris Kirchner, Pan American and World Student Games gold medalist as well as NCAA Champion and 1980 Olympian. Temujin went on to earn a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University where he studied under leading swim researcher Dr. Joel Stager. Temujin continued to surround himself by the best in the sport when he coached at Texas A&M. There he coached under Head Women’s Coach, Steve Bultman, a coach of numerous international competitions including the 1988 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Teams and the 2013 U.S. World Championship Team. While at Texas A&M Temujin also had the opportunity to work with numerous Olympians including two who represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics.
Temujin continues to look for opportunities to learn and grow as a swimming coach in order to better serve his athletes. Outside of coaching he enjoys running and cooking and is interested in exploring surfing and cross-country skiing.
September 2014 - present
Head Coach/Founder - Agon
Temujin formed the nonprofit organization Agon Inc. and began providing a comprehensive array of swimming services to Ellettsville and surrounding communities in April, 2015.
October 2013 - December 2013
National Swimming Team Coach - Federacion Salvadorena de Natacion/Comite Olimpico de El Salvador
In a joint hire between the Swimming Federation of El Salvador and the Salvadoran Olympic Committee, Temujin was brought in to lead the Salvadoran National Team at the 2013 Bolivarian Games as well as the 2013 Salvadoran National Swimming Championships. At those meets, Salvadoran swimmers established five new national records. As well as leading the National Team at international competitions, Temujin also created a comprehensive, long-term plan to enhance Salvadoran swimming at every level and created an immediate training outline for the National Team.
March 2012 – July 2012
Arizona Gold Swim Team
In the spring and summer of 2012 Temujin returned to Arizona to work with his friend Jerry Olszewski and his Arizona Gold Swim Team, recognized by USA Swimming as one of the best in the country as they were awarded silver medal status.
July 2011 – December 2012
While working as an assistant coach to the Men’s and Women’s Swimming Teams at Brown University, Temujin was primarily responsible for coaching the distance athletes, a group that saw dramatic improvement during his tenure. In addition to coaching the distance athletes, Temujin was responsible for videotaping and stroke analysis, enhancing the team’s multimedia sources, all aspects of recruiting for the men’s team, and led off-campus recruiting for the entire program.
June 2010 – April 2011
Texas A&M University/Aggie Swim Club
As a volunteer assistant coach to the Women’s Swimming Team at Texas A&M, Temujin served under two-time U.S. Olympic Coach Steve Bultman (1988 & 2012). There he also worked with numerous Olympic athletes, including two who would represent the United States at the 2012 Olympics. While there, the Aggies placed in the top 10 at NCAA’s for the fifth consecutive season.
In addition to his duties with the University team, Temujin also served as an assistant coach to the Aggie Swim Club. While working with the senior athletes he developed and implemented a comprehensive strength and conditioning program.
September 2008 – May 2010
Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team/Bloomington High School South
Temujin returned to his alma mater in order to study under Dr. Joel Stager, a leader in the field of swimming research. While earning his Masters in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University, Temujin also coached with the Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team where he worked with a group of 5-8 year olds and with a select group of post-graduate athletes. It was with the later group that he qualified an athlete for the 2009 World Championship Trials and coached a swimmer to consolation and bonus final swims at USA Swimming’s 2008 Short Course Nationals.
Along with the aforementioned, Temujin served as assistant coach to the Bloomington High School South’s Boy’s Swimming Team. While working with the South Panthers, the team had its most successful season in 15 years.
September 2007 – August 2008
La Camarilla Swim Club
Temujin continued his coaching relationship with Jerry Olszewski as he assisted him in the founding of a new swim team. Over the years the team has evolved into what is now the nationally competitive Arizona Gold Swim Team.
December 2004 – August 2007
Scottsdale Aquatic Club
Temujin’s coaching career really began under Head Coach Jerry Olszewski at Scottsdale Aquatic Club. Having coached American Record Holder and 2000 Olympic Bronze medalist Chris Thompson, as well as having won Junior Nationals with his previous team, King Aquatic Club, Jerry was a great coach to learn from. While at Scottsdale Aquatic Club, Temujin was responsible for coaching a highly competitive group of 8-12 year olds. Scottsdale Aquatic Club won the age-group state championship every season that Temujin was a part of the program, six in total. Temujin was also the head masters coach of Scottsdale Aquatic Club.
In addition to Temujin’s full-time coaching experience, he has also worked swimming camps across the country including: Tennessee Swim Camp (University of Tennessee), Wyoming Swim Camp (University of Wyoming), Total Performance Swim Camp (Kenyon College), Black and Gold Swim Camp (Purdue University), as well as swim clinics with swimmers and coaches from the University of Arizona.
Temujin has also made a point of observing numerous successful club and college programs across the country in order to broaden his perspective.
Prior to his coaching career Temujin swam for Indiana University where he was a three year letter winner specializing in the distance events. He studied Exercise Science and was an Alpha Beta Academic Award Winner from 2001-2004.