Amanda Kulik joined the Harvard women's swimming and diving coaching staff as an assistant coach in November 2013, and was named the associate head coach in July, 2018. Kulik comes to Harvard after previously coaching at Smith College.
Kulik helped guide the Crimson to its 13th Ivy League title, tallying a 1,616 points - the most since 2005. After breaking Blodgett Pool records in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the Ivy League Championships Meet, Miki Dahlke '20 earned the High Point Swimmer of the Meet. Jing Leung '18, who was named the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver, secured her third consecutive platform diving title at the NCAA Zone A Championships and represented the Crimson at the NCAA Championships in Columbis, Ohio.
Overall her student-athletes claimed 13 All-Ivy accolades, including nine individual honors. In the 200 individual medley at the Ivy League Championships Meet, Geordie Enoch '18 and Meagan Popp '19 secured the first two spots, while Enoch claimed second place in the 400 individual medley.
In her fourth season, Kulik helped Harvard post a 6-1 dual meet record and a runner-up showing at the Ivy League Championship Meet. Under her guidance, Harvard student-athletes earned 10 individual All-Ivy honors and four relay recognitions. Harvard also sent the only two Ivy League competitors to the NCAA Championships in swimmer Miki Dahlke and diver Jing Leung.
The 2015-16 season was highlighted by the Crimson winning the 12th Ivy League title in program history. Under the guidance of Kulik, the Crimson secured 14 All-Ivy honors, including seven first team accolades.
Kulik's second season saw the Crimson go 6-0-1 against the Ancient Eight, before finishing as the runner-up at the Ivy League Championships. In addition to helping coach the Crimson to success in the pool, six of Kulik's student-athletes were recognized as CSCAA All-Academic Team members, while the entire squad was named a Scholar All-American Team.
In her first year in Cambridge, Kulik helped the Crimson to a 6-1 overall record and an Ivy League Championship.
Prior to her time at Harvard, Kulik had been an assistant coach for the Pioneers since 2011, after serving as the water polo, swimming and tennis coach at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Mass. While swimming for Trinity College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish, Kulik was a member of the NESCAC All-Academic Team and remains in the top-10 fastest times for the Bantams in the 50-, 100- and 200-backstroke. During her time spent coaching at Smith, Kulik earned master's degree in exercise and sport studies in 2013.