Coach Brackin's proven track record...

With over 20 years of collegiate swim coaching experience, Kim Brackin has proven her dedication to helping swimmers reach their potential as elite athletes.  Her passion has driven her to build her own business, Brackin Elite Swim Training, so that she can provide one-on-one coaching to high-performance athletes using the latest technology.

Since opening her personal training facility in Austin, TX in 2012, Coach Brackin has coached National Junior Team members, Olympic Trials qualifiers, TAGS champions as well as swimmers just beginning their career! Coach Brackin is careful to ensure that she mentors all of her athletes within the same philosophy that helped her guide promising high school recruits to Olympic, World, NCAA, & Conference Champions. BEST was developed to help young athletes learn some of the same technical and racing strategies that helped her world-class athletes succeed.

...of generating results.

With international experience at the highest levels of competition, Coach Brackin helped bring the Auburn University and University of Texas women’s swim teams to new heights.

After acting as head coach for the Zimbabwe National Team and coaching swimmer Kirsty Coventry to Olympic gold across the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, Coach Brackin continues working one-on-one with driven athletes. She is thrilled to launch her St. Petersburg, FL based Brackin Elite Swim Training site in the fall of 2019.

Read a few of the testimonials clients have sent coach Brackin.

Women's Head Coach at the University of Texas: 2006-2012

  • Won 2 Big 12 Championship titles
  • 4 top-ten NCAA finishes
  • 2009 & 2011 Big 12 Coach of the Year

Co-Head Coach at Auburn University: 1997-2005

  • Won 7 NCAA Championship titles
  • 2002 NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year
  • 2003 SEC Swimming Coach of the Year

International Coaching Experience

  • 2020, 2021 International Swim League LA Current Assistant Coach
  • Coached at the 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games, tallying 2 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze medals
  • Coached at the 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015 World Championship Meets tallying 9 medals 
  • 2011 USA Duel in the Pool Assistant Coach
  • 2003 USA World University Games Assistant Coach
  • 2002 USA National Junior Team Assistant Coach