Chris Carver is set to join a league of legends as she will inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the organization announced today. She is one of two honor coaches in the class of 2023 that includes 13 honorees from eight countries. The induction event will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Carver has played a pivotal role in the history and development of artistic swimming in the United States from training young athletes at the club level with the Santa Clara Aquamaids to leading our Olympians to greatness. Few in our community have contributed so greatly and for so long and Carver has a storied resume that speaks for itself. Read more about Carver’s accomplishments from her ISHOF biography below.
Chris Carver(USA) is a ground-breaking synchronized swimming choreographer and coach of the world renown Santa Clara Aquamaids. As the co-head coach of the U.S. National Team, the team won every gold medal in elite international competition between the 1991 Pan Am Games and 1996 Olympic Games. With four of her club swimmers on the 1996 Olympic team, Carver choreographed the USA Team to win the Olympics’ first gold in the team event, earning the first perfect 100 score in Olympic history. Seven of the nine members of the 2000 US Olympic Team were Carver’s own swimmers, as were eight of the nine in 2004, including Alison Bartosik and Anna Kozlova, who won bronze medals in duet. She has produced more than 50% of the USA’s synchronized swimming Olympians since 1984. In an era when the USA was the synchro world leader, Carver was named Coach of the Year by U.S. Synchronized Swimming 14 consecutive times and her Santa Clara Aquamaids have won 14 U.S. National Team championships since 1985.