Thu Sep 01
7:00 PM
Thomas More
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 02
7:00 PM
Denison
vs. Earlham
@ Capital in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
Lynn Schweizer Invitational
in Granville, Ohio (Denison Golf Club)
Sat Sep 03
9:45 am
at Rich Davis Flyer 5K Challenge
in Kettering, Ohio - Indian Riffle Park
Sat Sep 03
9:45 am
at Rich Davis Flyer 5K Challenge
in Kettering, Ohio - Indian Riffle Park
Sat Sep 03
10:30 AM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
12:00 PM
Denison
at Rhodes
in Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Sep 03
2:00 PM
Denison
vs. Oneonta St.
@ William Smith in Geneva, N.Y.
Sat Sep 03
2:00 PM
Denison
vs. Otterbein
@ Capital in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
7:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Sep 04
Lynn Schweizer Invitational
in Granville, Ohio (Denison Golf Club)
Sun Sep 04
12:00 PM
Denison
vs. Hendrix
@ Rhodes in Memphis, Tenn.
Sun Sep 04
2:00 PM
Denison
at William Smith
in Geneva, N.Y.
Sun Sep 04
2:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 07
7:00 PM
Otterbein
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 07
7:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Thu Sep 08
6:30 pm
at Wooster Dual Meet
in Wooster, Ohio
Thu Sep 08
6:00 pm
at Wooster Dual Meet
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Sep 09
5:30 PM
Denison
vs. Berry
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Sep 09
7:30 PM
Denison
vs. Rochester Inst.
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
11:00 AM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
11:00 AM
Denison
vs. Bethany (W.V.)
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
12:00 PM
Carleton
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
1:00 PM
Denison
vs. Westminster (Pa.)
@ Marietta in Marietta, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
1:00 PM
Denison
vs. Defiance
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sun Sep 11
12:00 PM
Salisbury
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 11
2:00 PM
Adrian
vs. Denison
@ Marietta in Marietta, Ohio
Tue Sep 13
4:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Sep 13
7:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Wed Sep 14
4:30 PM
Ohio Northern
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 14
7:30 PM
Capital
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
4:30 PM
Eastern Mennonite
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
5:00 PM
Denison
vs. Grove City
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
7:00 PM
Denison
vs. Case Western Reserve
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
11:00 am
at Otterbein Invitational
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
11:00 am
at Otterbein Invitational
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
11:00 AM
Concordia (Wis.)
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
12:00 PM
Denison
at Wilmington (Ohio)
in Wilmington, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
12:00 PM
Adrian
vs. Denison
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
1:00 PM
Centre
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
4:00 PM
Denison
vs. Westminster (Pa.)
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
6:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Tue Sep 20
4:30 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Tue Sep 20
7:00 PM
Denison
at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Wed Sep 21
4:30 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 21
7:30 PM
John Carroll
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 23
5:00 PM
Denison
at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Sat Sep 24
12:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Sep 24
1:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio -- Big Red Weekend
Sat Sep 24
2:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Sep 24
4:30 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 24
7:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sun Sep 25
at Allegheny Invitational
in Meadville, Pa.
Mon Sep 26
at Allegheny Invitational
in Meadville, Pa.
Tue Sep 27
7:00 PM
Heidelberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 28
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Sep 29
4:30 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Thu Sep 29
7:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 30
2:45 pm
at All-Ohio Championship
in Cedarville, Ohio
Fri Sep 30
2:00 pm
at All-Ohio Championship
in Cedarville, Ohio
Fri Sep 30
7:30 PM
Bluffton
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 01
at Yellow Jacket Invitational
in LaGrange, Ohio (at Grey Hawk Golf Club)
Sat Oct 01
12:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Oct 01
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 01
5:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Oct 01
7:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sun Oct 02
at Yellow Jacket Invitational
in LaGrange, Ohio (at Grey Hawk Golf Club)
Wed Oct 05
4:30 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 05
7:00 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
at Eva Shorb Weiskopf Invitational
in Wooster, Ohio (Wooster C.C.)
Sat Oct 08
12:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
1:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
2:30 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
3:00 PM
Denison
vs. Pittsburgh-Greensburg
@ Hiram in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
7:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sun Oct 09
at Eva Shorb Weiskopf Invitational
in Wooster, Ohio (Wooster C.C.)
Tue Oct 11
7:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 12
4:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Wed Oct 12
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Oct 13
4:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
10:30 am
at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
10:30 am
at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
11:00 AM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
1:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
5:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sat Oct 15
7:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
7:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 19
4:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Wed Oct 19
7:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 22
11:00 AM
Earlham
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 22
12:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Oct 22
1:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 22
2:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 22
2:30 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sun Oct 23
12:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 25
7:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 26
4:30 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Wed Oct 26
7:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 26
7:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 29
12:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 29
1:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 29
1:00 PM
Denison
vs. Case Western Reserve
@ Wooster in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Oct 29
2:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Oct 29
7:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Oct 30
11:00 am
at NCAC Championship
in Terre Haute, Ind. - LaVern Gibson Course
Sun Oct 30
11:00 am
at NCAC Championship
in Terre Haute, Ind. - LaVern Gibson Course
Sat Nov 05
1:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 12
12:00 pm
at NCAA Division III Regional
in Holland, Mich. - West Ottawa Golf Club
Sat Nov 12
12:00 pm
at NCAA Division III Regional
in Holland, Mich. - West Ottawa Golf Club
Sat Nov 12
1:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
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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