Brent Rutemiller

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Brent Rutemiller, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sports Publications

Brent Rutemiller is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sports Publications, Inc., publishers of Swimming World Magazine, SWIM, Swimming Technique and Water Polo Scoreboard magazines and also produces and The Morning Show. On 3 November 2017, he merged the International Swimming Hall of Fame with Swimming World Magazine and became the Chief Executive Officer of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.


In 1998, the multi-talented Rutemiller authored Below the Surface, a groundbreaking book about the administrative side of coaching that was hailed by USA Swimming as recommended reading for coaches and swim team officers. It was the first comprehensive collection of procedures and policies to unify a team's mission with its attitudes and expectations.

Professional Career

WOWSA Live with Brent Rutemiller

Rutemiller on the 7 May 2020 edition of WOWSA Live with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison.

Coaching Career

  • As a successful former head swimming club coach and USA Swimming National Team Coach, he has over 20 years of coaching experience. He began his coaching career in 1976 at the Brookwood Country Club in Northern Kentucky as an assistant to Frank Busch (current USA Swimming national team head coach). He later became the Aquatic Director for the South Dearborn School Corporation in Indiana.
  • In 1988, he was hired to coach with Pierre Lafontaine and to work with architects to help design and directly supervise the construction of a multi-million dollar sports training complex known today as the Phoenix Swim Club.
  • In 1990, he was hired by the Scottsdale Aquatic Club to build a comprehensive competitive swim program sponsored by the City of Scottsdale Parks and Recreational Department.
  • He currently serves as the President of the Arizona Swim Foundation.

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine has a monthly publication rate of roughly 50,000 issues. With correspondents throughout the world, the authoritative publication provides up-to-date information online and through its features in its monthly printed magazine. It extensively covers American and international competitions as well as age-group, high school, college, masters and open water swimming athletes, events and trends. It also provides advice, articles, photos and data on health-related, product, service (e.g., swimming camps) and techniques.


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