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Chris Morgan

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Christopher Morgan presented KAATSU at the 2022 Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California
Christopher Morgan utilized KAATSU at the 2022 SCAR Swim in Arizona where he escort kayaked for Steven Munatones who won the event in 16 hours 8 minutes
Christopher Morgan, swimming coach and certified KAATSU Instructor
Christopher Morgan presenting at the 2022 British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine at Brighton, UK on the effects and protocols of KAATSU

Chris Morgan is a former American competitive swimmer and current professional American pool and open water swimming coach who conceived of the concept of 9 Hands of Swimming.

KAATSU Master Specialist

  • Morgan is a certified KAATSU Master Specialist and Chief Performance Officer for KAATSU Global, Inc.
    • He incorporated KAATSU Training and KAATSU Aqua into his competitive swimming programs at Gator Swim Team, Harvard University women's swim team, Boston University masters swimming program, and Brown University.
    • He has taught KAATSU and advises the following athletes:
    • Medalists for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on the USA Olympic Track & Field Team including Kaylin Whitney and Kenny Bednarek.
    • Medalists for the 2016 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on the USA Olympic Track & Field Team including Justin Gatlin.
    • Medalists for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on the USA Olympic Swimming Team including Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel, and Brooks Curry.
    • Medalists for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games on the German bobsledding team.
    • Numerous professional athletes in Major League Baseball (including Noah Syndergaard), National Basketball Association (including the Dallas Mavericks), and women's professional tennis (including Venus Williams).
  • He conceived of the concept of 9 Hands of Swimming.
  • He incorporated KAATSU Aqua in backyard pool swimming.
  • He exhibited and explained KAATSU and KAATSU Aqua at the 2022 Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.
  • He exhibited and explained KAATSU and KAATSU Aqua at the 2022 British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine in Brighton, UK.
  • He exhibited and explained KAATSU and KAATSU Aqua at the 2016 Biohacking Conference in Pasadena, California.

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Morgan serves as the head coach for the Gator Swim Team in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Morgan served as the assistant coach for MIT men's water polo between 2017-2019.
  • Morgan served as the head coach for the Boston University masters swimming team.
  • Morgan was the assistant coach for the Harvard University women's swimming teams between 2014-2016.
  • Morgan was the head coach at the 2008 Beijing Olympics coach for Switzerland where he coached between 1998-2011.
    • He was the head coach at Vevey Natation between 2009-11.
    • He was the head coach and technical director for Geneve Natation 1885 between 2004-2008.
    • He was a head coach at Red Fish Neuchatel between 2000-2004.
    • He was an assistant at Geneve Natation 1885 between 1998-1999.
    • Three of his athletes competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: Switzerland's Jonathan Massacand, Barbados' Andrei Cross, and Montenegro's Marina Kuc.
    • He coached at the 2010 European LEN Championships in Hungary
    • He coached at the 2009 FINA World Swimming Championships in Rome.
    • He coached at the the 2008 and 2008 European LEN Short Course Championships in Hungary and Croatia.
    • He coached at three World University Games in Thailand in 2007, Turkey in 2005, and South Korea in 2003.
    • His teams won eight Swiss club championships between 2000-2011.
    • His athletes won 30 national titles and 10 relay titles.
    • He saw over 30 of his athletes earn a spot on the Swiss national team including swimmers at the Olympic Games, eight FINA World Championships events, 14 World University Games, and 18 European LEN Championships.
    • He was named the 2007 Coach of the Year by the Swiss Swimming Federation.
  • Morgan began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant swim coach at Stanford University under the late Richard Quick between 1994-98.
  • Morgan was the assistant women's swim coach at San Jose State between 1995-1996.
  • He was a high school coach at Palo Alto's Gunn High School for both the boy's and girl's programs between 1994-1997.
  • His first coaching job was as a Junior Varsity coach at Los Altos High School between 1993-94.
  • Morgan organizes two ocean swims on behalf of the New England Open Water Swimming Association: the Beverly Shark Swim and the Clean Harbor Swim in Gloucester, Massachusetts (Gloucester Clean Harbor Swim).

Open Water Swimming Highlights

Education

A 1994 graduate of University of California Davis with a degree in biological sciences, Morgan earned his Masters in human movement and sports sciences from the University of Geneva in 2002. While at University of California Davis, Morgan was a conference champion in the 100 butterfly during his junior season in 1992.

KAATSU Instructor

KAATSU Aqua



Chris Morgan interview with Swimming World Magazine at the 2017 American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic

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