Former UC swimmer Michael Hewitt enters his ninth year as an assistant swimming coach at UC.
Hewitt assists in the day-to-day operation of the program and is involved in recruiting, home meet logistics, and travel.
He joined the staff as a full time assistant coach in 2003 after spending the 2002-03 season as a volunteer undergraduate assistant for the Bearcats.
Hewitt, a four year lettterwinner at UC, competed in varying distances in the individual medley, breaststroke, freestyle and backstrokes as a Bearcats swimmer from 1998-2002.
His times were consistently among the top five on the team all four years. He posted the top time on the team as a senior finishing the 200 IM in 1:53.42, good for a top-five finish in the Conference USA Invitational. He was second on the team in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.82), placing fifth in the C-USA, and finished fourth in the 400 IM in a time of 4:02.59. He was also the president of C-PAWS his senior year.
Originally from the Cincinnati area, Hewitt was a four-year letter winner at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. He set five school records while in high school, including individual records in the 100 breast and 200 IM and was a member of the record holding 400 free, 200 free and 200 medley relay teams.
Hewitt is the oldest of three children, all who swam at UC. Younger sister, Louise, was a four-year letter winner at UC from 2000-2004, while younger brother, Alex swam from 2005-08
Hewitt graduated from UC in 2003 with a BS in Biology.