No Event
No Event
Wed Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Kenyon
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Wed Nov 02
Final
0 DePauw
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Fri Nov 04
6:00 pm
at Ohio State L, 186-103
in Columbus, Ohio
Fri Nov 04
6:00 pm
at Ohio State L, 187-107
in Columbus, Ohio
Fri Nov 04
Final
3 Denison
1 vs. Kenyon
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Tournament - Quarterfinals
Sat Nov 05
1:00 pm
Xavier W, 150.5-111.5
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 05
1:00 pm
Xavier W, 150-107
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 05
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. DePauw
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Tournament - Semifinals
Sat Nov 05
Final
22 Wabash
14 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 05
Final
1 Denison
3 vs. Ohio Wesleyan
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Third Place Match
Sat Nov 05
Final
1 Denison
0 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Championship
Sat Nov 12
12:00 pm
at NCAA Division III Regional 20th Place
in Holland, Mich. - West Ottawa Golf Club
Sat Nov 12
12:00 pm
at NCAA Division III Regional 20th Place
in Holland, Mich. - West Ottawa Golf Club
Sat Nov 12
10:00 am
Kenyon W, 173.5-124.5
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 12
10:00 am
Kenyon W, 192.5-106.5
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 12
Final
41 Denison
12 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Nov 12
Final
0 Denison
1 vs. Luther
@ Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. in St. Louis, Mo. - NCAA Tournament First Round
Tue Nov 15
Final
56 Denison
59 at Wilmington (Ohio)
in Wilmington, Ohio
Tue Nov 15
Final
84 Washington & Jefferson
96 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Nov 18
Final
36 Otterbein
49 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 19
Final
85 Denison
73 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Nov 19
Final
56 #16 Ohio Northern
44 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Nov 21
Final
59 Denison
65 at Mount Union
in Alliance, Ohio
Tue Nov 22
Final
75 Case Western Reserve
85 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 26
Final
65 #14 Maryville (Tenn.)
53 vs. Denison
@ Crestview Hills, KY in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Sun Nov 27
Final
66 Denison
59 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sun Nov 27
Final
59 Denison
66 at #5 Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Wed Nov 30
Final
63 Case Western Reserve
48 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 30
Final
65 Denison
59 at #11 Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Thu Dec 01
10:00 am
at Miami Invitational 1st Place
in Oxford, Ohio
Thu Dec 01
10:00 am
at Miami Invitational 5th Place
in Oxford, Ohio
Fri Dec 02
10:00 am
at Miami Invitational
in Oxford, Ohio
Fri Dec 02
10:00 am
at Miami Invitational
in Oxford, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
11:00 am
at Toy Drive Invitational
in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
11:00 am
at Toy Drive Invitational
in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
10:00 am
at Miami Invitational
in Oxford, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
10:00 am
at Miami Invitational
in Oxford, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
1:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
3:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 07
7:30 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Dec 07
7:30 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 10
1:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Dec 10
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Dec 14
7:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Wed Dec 14
7:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 28
TBA
Denison
vs. Wis.-Platteville
@ Puerto Rico
Thu Dec 29
10:00 AM
Denison
vs. Albright
@ San Juan, P.R.
Mon Jan 02
6:00 PM
Denison
at Brooklyn
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tue Jan 03
4:00 PM
Denison
at Mount Saint Vincent
in Riverdale, N.Y.
Wed Jan 04
6:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Thu Jan 05
7:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 07
12:00 pm
at Ohio University
in Athens, Ohio
Sat Jan 07
1:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 07
3:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Jan 08
12:00 pm
DePauw
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Jan 08
12:00 pm
DePauw
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 11
6:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 11
8:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Jan 13
1:00 pm
IUPUI
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 14
11:00 am
at Pittsburgh
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Jan 14
11:00 am
vs. Florida State
@ University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Jan 14
11:00 am
at Pittsburgh
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Jan 14
11:00 am
vs. Florida State
@ University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Jan 14
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 18
6:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Wed Jan 18
8:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
Denison Lid-Lifter
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
Denison Lid-Lifter
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
1:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
1:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
1:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
3:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Jan 25
7:30 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 25
7:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
12:00 pm
at Fighting Scots Invitational
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
12:00 pm
at Fighting Scots Invitational
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
10:00 am
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
10:00 am
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
TBA
Denison
at Pro-Am Fundraiser
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
1:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
3:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 01
6:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Feb 01
8:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
Bob Shannon Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
All-Ohio Combined Events Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
Bob Shannon Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
All-Ohio Combined Events Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
1:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
3:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Feb 05
All-Ohio Combined Events Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Feb 05
All-Ohio Combined Events Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 08
7:00 pm
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 08
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Wed Feb 08
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Thu Feb 09
10:30 am
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Feb 09
10:30 am
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 10
10:30 am
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 10
10:30 am
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
at All-Ohio Championship
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
at All-Ohio Championship
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
10:30 am
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
10:30 am
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
TBA
Denison
at Findlay
in Toledo, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
1:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sat Feb 11
3:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 15
6:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 15
8:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 17
TBA
Chicago
vs. Denison
@ Greencastle, Ind. in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Feb 17
TBA
Chicago
vs. Denison
@ Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Feb 18
at Kenyon Classic
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
at Kent State Tune-Up
in Kent, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
at Kenyon Classic
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
at Kent State Tune-Up
in Kent, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
12:30 pm
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
12:30 pm
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
3:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 24
NCAC Last Chance Meet
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 24
NCAC Last Chance Meet
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 24
at NCAA Diving Regional
Fri Feb 24
at NCAA Diving Regional
Sat Feb 25
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 25
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 25
at NCAA Diving Regional
Sat Feb 25
at NCAA Diving Regional
Sun Feb 26
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Wooster, Ohio
Sun Feb 26
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Wooster, Ohio
Sun Feb 26
10:00 AM
Indiana (PA)
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Mar 03
at NCAC Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Mar 03
at NCAC Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Mar 04
at NCAC Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Mar 04
at NCAC Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Mar 04
10:00 AM
Denison
at Hope
in Holland, Mich.
Sat Mar 04
2:00 PM
Denison
at Hope
in Holland, Mich.
Sun Mar 05
10:00 AM
Denison
at Kalamazoo
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sun Mar 05
2:00 PM
Denison
at Kalamazoo
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Fri Mar 10
at NCAA Division III Championship
in Naperville, Ill.
Fri Mar 10
at NCAA Division III Championship
in Naperville, Ill.
Sat Mar 11
at NCAA Division III Championship
in Naperville, Ill.
Sat Mar 11
at NCAA Division III Championship
in Naperville, Ill.
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Gregg Parini
Gregg Parini
Title: Head Swimming Coach
Phone: 740-587-6678
Email: parini@denison.edu
Year: 30th Year

The Denison swimming & diving program has become synonymous with success at the national level and behind that success over the past 29 years has been head coach Gregg Parini.

Since taking over both Denison programs in the fall of 1987, Parini has gone on to build one of the most consistently successful programs in the history of Division III athletics.  Under Parini’s watch his teams have captured four national championships, 16 national runner-up finishes in addition to Denison’s current streak of 58 consecutive top-10 national finishes.

A 10-time NCAA National Coach of the Year, Parini's men's swimming & diving team won its third national championship in 2016, outdistancing second-place Kenyon by 37 points.  Since 2010, Denison's men have won three national titles and have finished second four times.

In 2011 the men's team shocked the swimming & diving world when they snapped Kenyon College’s 31-year streak of national championships.  The Big Red ended the streak by rallying from 36 points down on the final day only to win by one point, which was the closest finish in the history of the NCAA swimming & diving championship.

The national championship was the second of Parini’s career.  The first came in 2001 when his women’s squad snapped Kenyon’s streak of 17-consecutive national titles in Buffalo, N.Y.

At the conference level, Parini has coached Denison to 17 conference titles and has earned the North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award, 17 times.  DU has produced over 350 All-Americans that have racked up over 2,000 All-American swims.  Twenty-four Denison swimmers and divers have been awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and in 2004, former Denison swimmer Darius Grigaliunas swam in the Olympics as a member of the Lithuanian team.

In addition to his success in the coaching ranks, Parini’s career as an educator and Associate Professor at Denison has been equally impressive.  In May of 2011, he was honored by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America as the recipient of the National Collegiate and Scholastic Trophy which is the highest award bestowed by the CSCAA.  In 2007 he was awarded the Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award which is given annually to one faculty member who has demonstrated a vibrant interest in the learning process, as well as an understanding of teaching as a continuously evolving art form: someone who embraces the teaching and mentoring of students, not just as a profession, but as a calling. 

Parini began his coaching career in 1984 as a volunteer assistant women's coach at Michigan State University where he earned his master’s in counseling psychology. Since then he has held coaching positions for the Upper Arlington Swim Club, Mount Union and East Lansing High School.

He is a 1982 graduate of Kenyon College where he was a member of Jim Steen’s first national championship team in 1979. A tri-captain for the 1981-82 season, he led the team to its third NCAA crown in as many years. Parini was an 18-time All-American, a seven-time Division III National Champion, and left Kenyon with five national records. He was voted the team’s most valuable swimmer in 1981 and Senior Athlete of the Year in 1982 by the Lords athletic department.  In May of 2002, he was inducted into Kenyon College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

In addition to his coaching efforts, Parini has also made an impact in the community of Granville. He is the founder, owner and director of The Swimming Clinic, a clinic for age-group swimmers. He is a volunteer Youth Baseball and Hockey coach for both the Granville Recreation Commission and the Newark Ice Hockey Association. He has served as a Youth Group Leader for the Trinity Episcopal Church. Also in Granville, he is the co-founder and co-director of the Red, White and Hoops Basketball Tournament for the Granville Recreation Commission.

Parini is currently a member of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the American Swimming Coaches Association, United States Swimming and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. He resides in Granville with his wife, Alice, and is the father of six sons; Joseph, Solomon, Gabe, Andrew, Ted and Simon.


Some of Parini's most outstanding accomplishments in coaching include:

  • 2001 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Champions
  • 2011, 2012, 2016 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming & Diving Champions
  • 58-straight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships
  • Coached over 350 All-Americans to over 2,250 All-American performances
  • Coached 22 swimmers who have gone on to earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Coached five swimmers to US Olympic Trial Qualifying Performances in 12 events
  • Coached one athlete (Darius Grigaliunas) to the Olympic Games in Athens (2004)
  • Coached 48 consecutive Denison teams that earned Team All-Academic honors
  • Coached 150 plus individual All-Academic performers at Denison
  • Led Denison's Men's Swimming to NCAC titles in 1997, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Led Denison's Women's Swimming to NCAC titles in 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • 17-time North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming Coach of the Year
  • 10-time NCAA Division III Swimming Coach of the Year

Some of his involvement has incorporated activities such as:

  • Associate Professor of physical education, teaching exercise physiology and sports psychology
  • Former chair of the Denison Physical Education department.
  • Awarded the Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award at the 2007 Denison Academic Awards Convocation
  • Facilitator in the University SWOT analysis "Think Tank" in 1999
  • Athletic Department Representative for the Board of Trustees Recruiting Panel
  • Faculty Representative for the Denison University Judicial Board
  • Co-Coordinator of Administrative Policy Review Committee for the Substance Abuse Task Force
  • National Coaching Advisor for the Isle of Mauritius
  • Meet Director of the 1987 Men's and Women's NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship
  • Keynote Speaker at the College Swimming Coaches Association of American Annual Convention, Greater Columbus Swimming Team of Ohio College Night, Central Ohio Swimming Association Annual Awards Banquet, Virginia High School Swimming Coaches Convention, The Total Performance Swimming Camp, Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Convention