Chris Carver


Competitive Program: Mixed Ages

Chris Carver is a groundbreaking synchronized swimming choreographer and coach of the famed Santa Clara Aquamaids Club. As coach of the U.S. National Team, the National Team won every gold medal in elite international competition between the 1991 Pan American Games and 1996 Olympic Games. Her swimmer Becky Dyroen-Lancer won all four gold medals at the 1994 World Championships and repeated the grand slam another eight times for which Becky earned the FINA Prize.

With four of her own swimmers on the 1996 Olympic team, Carver choreographed the USA team to win the Olympics’ first gold medal in the team event earning the first perfect 100 score in synchronized swimming’s Olympic history. Seven of the nine members of the 2000 Olympic team were Carver’s own swimmers as were eight of the nine swimmers in 2004.

Chris has produced more than 50% of the USA’s Artistic Swimming formally known as Synchronized Swimming Olympians since 1984. Two of her swimmers, Alison Bartosik and Anna Kozlova won bronze medals in duet in 2004. Carver was named Coach of the Year by U.S. Artistic Swimming formally known as Synchronized Swimming in 2005 for the 14th consecutive time since 1992 and is reflected in her 14 U.S. National Team Championships with the Santa Clara Aquamaids since 1985.

Career Highlights

  • Coach US National Team in Olympics 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Coach US National Team 1991-1996