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Ross Lannan Named Assistant Swim Coach

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Ross Lannan     By Beverly Schaefer
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HANOVER, N.H.- Ross Lannan, a former assistant coach at Bryant, has been hired at Dartmouth College as an assistant swim coach it was announced by Dartmouth Athletic Director Harry Sheehy and head swim coach Jim Wilson on Friday (June 15).

Lannan moves into his new position at Dartmouth after spending the last two seasons at Bryant University. While working at Bryant, Lannan helped the Bulldogs set numerous school records and helped the squad transition to Division I.  He also mentored three-time NEC Swimmer of the Meet Casey Ostrander on the women's team.

This past season, the Bulldog men set 16 new school records at the ECAC Championship and finished the three-day meet with a school record 231.5 points. The Bulldog men finished in a program-best seventh place.

The Bulldog women closed out the NEC Championships in fourth place and had seven swimmers earn all-conference accolades.  The women were also honored as a Scholar All-America Team.

Lannan's responsibilities at Bryant included assisting with all facets of coaching. Among his primarily responsibilities, Lannan generated practices for the distance and backstroke groups. Lannan was also heavily involved in all aspects of Bryant's recruiting efforts. In addition to his collegiate coaching, Lannan has extensive experience working with age-group swimmers in his native Pennsylvania.

Lannan was one of 10 participants selected to participate in the America Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Fellowship from Sept. 2010-Sept. 2011. Lannan's research was focused on "Coaching Boys" and was presented at the ASCA World Clinic in Las Vegas.

A four-year letterwinner at Pittsburgh, Lannan was a finalist at the BIG EAST Championship in the 100 and 200 backstroke events and qualified for the USA Swimming Grand Prix in 2006.

Lannan will start his official responsibilities at Dartmouth on July 1.