Stuart Cromarty
Stuart Cromarty
Title: Head Women's Swimming & Diving Coach
Phone: 767-7247
Email: scromart@assumption.edu
College: Boston U. '86
Fax: 798-2568

Stuart Cromarty, a standout swimmer for the South African national team and captain of the Boston University swim team, enters his sixth season as Greyhounds head women's swimming and diving coach in 2013-2014.

In 2012-2013, Cromarty directed the Hounds to their first Worcester City Championship and a program-best third-place finish in the Northeast-10 Championship. Junior Monique Haney captured two Northeast-10 Championships and was named the Most Outstanding Swimmer at the Worcester City Championship. Overall, the team set 15 individual records and four relay records in the 2012-2013 season.

In the 2011-2012 season, the Hounds women's swimming team set nearly every school record for the second straight season. His team placed fourth in the Northeast-10 Championship, the program's best finish ever. In addition, at the NEISDA Championship, the Hounds placed third out of 22 teams.

Cromarty was a standout for Edenvale High School, Transvaal, South Africa in both swimming and water polo and captained the Transvaal state team. He represented his country in an international meet in Taiwan in 1981 however was shut out of Olympic participation in 1980 and 1984 due to government apartheid policy. He also represented his country in international lifesaving competition in Greece, Austria, Germany and the United States.

He swam at Boston University captaining the team in 1986 --the first foreign-born student-athlete to serve in that capacity.

His extensive coaching resume includes the University of Rhode Island USS Age Group Team (1992-95) and the Masters Swim Program (1989-95). He coached the Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA) Masters Team (1997-00) and of late the Little Rhody USS Age Group Team (2006-present).

He was inducted into the Rhode Island Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005.

Jacki Hirsty
Jacki Hirsty
Title: Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach
Phone: 767-7247
Email: j.hirsty@assumption.edu
College: RPI '75
Fax: 798-2568

Jacki Hirsty enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Assumption College women's swimming team in 2013-2014.

Hirsty has competed in Masters competitions throughout the world, holding a number of New England, national and world masters records. She has worked as a head coach at a number of swim clubs in Massachusetts and Virginia and has contributed as a writer at Swim Magazine, along with a number of other publications.

She currently works as a personal aquatic trainer at SwimSmart in Providence, along with working as a designer at JJ Hirsty Designs in Providence.

Hirsty graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture, followed by a Master of Architecture in Urban Design at the University of Kansas.

Hirsty currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.