Chris Gibeau

Coach Gibeau returned to RAC as the Head Senior Coach and to UMBC as Asst Coach in 2004.  Over the past 19years, Chris has had swimmers achieve National Age Group Top 16 consideration, Junior National, US Open and National Championship qualifiers as well as multiple NCAA “B” Qualifiers and America East Conference Champions and record holders. The past two seasons he has sent swimmers to the 2013/2014 Men's NCAA Championships and 2014 Women's NCAA Championships.  Additionally, Coach Gibeau has had swimmers qualify and compete at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials and 2009 World Championship Trials and the 2013 World Championships representing Egypt.

Prior to his return to UMBC, Chris did a 6 year stint with the Monocacy Aquatic Club including 2 years as Head Age Group Coach and 4 as the teams Head Coach. Under his guidance, MAC placed third in the inaugural Maryland Swimming LSC Championships in March of 2003. In addition, Coach Gibeau helped MAC become on of the premier teams in Maryland Swimming.

Before his time with MAC, Gibeau spent three years as an assistant coach at UMBC and as Age Group Coach with the Retriever Aquatic Club, where he helped lay the foundation for the future success of the Men’s and Women’s swimming programs.

Gibeau spent 9 years as a member of the Maryland Swimming Board of Directors, holding multiple positions during that time. He was selected as a Maryland Swimming All-Star Coach by his peers five years in a row, and served as Head All-Star Coach for the team that competed in Buffalo, NY in the summer of 2004

As an age group swimmer, Gibeau spent 5 years with CAA and 3 years with the Retriever Aquatic Club as one of its first members in 1986. His collegiate years were spent as a four year letter winner at UMBC.

An American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 achievement and Lifetime Plus Member, Gibeau currently resides in Catonsville, MD.