Photos from the Dec. 12, 2013, Army-Navy swimming and diving meet. Photos by Phil Hoffmann.
Mark Liscinsky begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Navy men's swimming team this year.
Liscinsky spent the last seven seasons as the head assistant coach for the American men's and women's teams. Serving as the sprint group coach for the overall program, his swimmers set seven school records -- men: 50 free, 100 back; women: 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay -- and won four event titles at the Patriot League Championship.
In addition to his work at American, Liscinsky also served as the head coach of the Washington Golf and Country Club team for six summers (2007-12). His teams won a trio of (Washington, D.C.) Country Club Swim & Dive Association titles -- 2009 (undefeated record, first title in 50 years), 2010 (undefeated record) and 2012 -- and placed second once over his last four seasons.
A 2004 graduate of American himself, Liscinsky was a highly decorated swimmer in his own right. He set school records in five events -- four of which remain American records -- and was tabbed as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 2000 and as the Patriot League Swimmer of the Year in 2002 and 2003. Liscinsky totaled 10 CAA Championship meet event titles (five individual event, five relay event) as a freshman and sophomore before adding 12 Patriot League Championship meet titles (six individual event, six relay event) as a junior and senior. A versatile swimmer, he won titles in five different individual events (100/200 back, 200/400 IM, 200 free) and in five different relay events (200/400/800 free, 200/400 medley). Additionally, despite competing in the Patriot League for only two seasons, his 12 combined titles at the meet ranked fourth in league history at the end of his career and, a decade later, still ranks sixth all time.
On the national stage, Liscinsky competed in the NCAA Championship Meet as a senior, was a finalist in multiple events at the U.S. Senior Nationals, qualified for three U.S. Olympic Team Trials and was a member of the U.S. team that took part in the 2003 World University Games.