Former Bolles Swimming assistant coaches Christian Bahr ’93 and Payton Brooks both led teams to state titles and each earned coach of the year awards at the 2023 Tennessee Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association State Championships. Bahr led Ensworth to the girls’ team state title and was named girls’ coach of the year, while Brooks guided Baylor to the combined boys’ and girls’ championship and was named boys’ coach of the year.
Bahr was named head coach at Ensworth in 2012 following more than a decade on the Bolles swim staff and serving on the Bolles Residential Life staff for several years. He was also a boarder and All-American swimmer as a student at Bolles.
Brooks was named Baylor’s head coach in October 2022 after serving as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech for three years with former Bolles head coach Sergio Lopez. Brooks was an assistant coach at Bolles with Lopez from 2012-14 while also serving on the Residential Life staff.