Brett Hawke (born 2 June 1975) is a podcaster, swimming coach, and former competitive swimmer who represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2004 Athens Olympics. He was the head coach of the Auburn Tigers swimming and diving team of Auburn University in Alabama until 28 March 2018.
Pool Swimming Career Highlights
- Hawke received an athletic scholarship to attend Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
- Hawke swam for the Auburn Tigers swimming and diving team in NCAA and Southeastern Conference competition from 1996 to 1999.
- Hawke received 17 All-American honors and was a 9-time NCAA individual champion who helped Auburn win two national team championships in his three years as a student-athlete.
- Hawke returned to Australia in 1999 as the top sprinter in Australia.
- Hawke is a 5-time Australian national champion and former Australian record-holder in the 50m freestyle (22.07), which he set in the semifinals of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
- Hawke retired from competitive swimming after the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where he won the bronze in the 50m freestyle and a silver medal as a member of the silver medal Australian team in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
- Hawke finished his career with seven international medals.
Swim Coaching Career Highlights
- Hawke returned to Auburn in 2006 to serve as an assistant under his former head coach David Marsh.
- In 2007, Marsh left Auburn and was replaced by Richard Quick.
- In 2009, Hawke was named head coach after Quick died from an inoperable brain tumor.
- Quick and Hawke were named 2009 CSCAA Coaches of the Year after the men's swimming and diving program won the national title.
- In October, 2018, Hawke joined the Fitter and Faster Team.
Inside with Brett Hawke
Hawke hosts the Inside with Brett Hawke podcast. As of November 2020, he has broadcast 122 episodes where he takes an intimate look inside the minds of swimming's highest achievers.