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Tim Hammond is in his seventh year as Grinnell’s assistant coach. He is a native of Grinnell, having graduated from Grinnell-Newburg High School and Luther College in Decorah with a bachelor's degree in health and minors in K-12 Health Education, Spanish and Environmental Studies. While competing at Luther, Hammond was named most inspirational performer on the swim team. His coaching experience includes head coach at Decorah High School, coaching club swimming in Grinnell and serving as an assistant at Luther. In addition to his coaching duties at Grinnell, Hammond is the recruiting coordinator and director of the strength and conditioning program for swimming and diving, as well as the College’s director of intramural sports. He’s also the natatorium coordinator for the new natatorium. This past summer Hammond received his level 4 coaching certification and also has a level 3 Paralympic Swimming Coach certification from the American Swim Coaches Association of America (ASCA). Fewer than 15 percent of coaches are at this level.