Amanda Kulik
Amanda Kulik
Title: Associate Head Coach
Phone: (617) 496-8791
Year: Seventh Season
Previous College: Trinity '08, MS Smith '13

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 arrived at Harvard after previously coaching at Smith College and will begin her seventh season with the Crimson in 2019-20.

Kulik helped lead Harvard to its second straight Ivy League title and its fourth in six seasons in 2018-19. The Crimson collected 17 All-Ivy League awards, including five from first-year Samantha Shelton '22 (3 individual, 2 relay) and four from junior Miki Dahlke '20 (2 individual, 2 relay), and sent five individuals to the NCAA Championships, the program's most since at least 2009-10.

In 2017-18, the Crimson won its second Ivy League title in three years, tallying a 1,616 points - its most since 2005. After breaking Blodgett Pool records in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the Ivy League Championships Meet, Dahlke earned the High Point Swimmer of the Meet. Meanwhile, 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 Columbus, Ohio. Overall Harvard claimed 13 All-Ivy accolades, including nine individual honors.  

In her fourth season in Cambridge, 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 with four relays receiving recognition. Harvard also sent the only two Ivy League competitors to the NCAA Championships in swimmer Dahlke and 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 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.