|Overall Record:||111-37, .750|
|SCIAC Record:||106-9, .922|
|Office Location:||Roberts Pavilion 244|
Charlie Griffiths is in his 18th season as the Head Coach of the CMS Swimming and Diving program. In 17 years at the helm of the team, Griffiths has established CMS as one of the premier small-college programs in the Western United States.
SCIAC results include:
NCAA results include:
Griffiths came to CMS from Denison University, where he served as assistant coach. During his three-year tenure, the school claimed its first NCAA Division III team title (2001 women), and snagged four additional runner-up trophies between the men's and women's teams. He worked with swimmers who produced 81 All-American performances, 21 national championship swims, 10 NCAA meet records, and 3 NCAA Swimmer-of-the-Year awards.
Prior to entering collegiate coaching, Griffiths was head swim coach and assistant aquatic director at the Oshkosh, Wisconsin YMCA. Under Griffiths the team won its first Wisconsin YMCA State Senior Meet championship. Additionally, the Oshkosh masters swim team he coached produced a bevy of USMS All-American awards, including a USMS national champion and record holder.
A native of Janesville, Wisconsin, Griffiths got his coaching start as an assistant with his former age group team, the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. He is also a coaching veteran at the Stanford Swim Camp and the Ohio State Swim Camp. Griffiths served as Deck Operations Crew Chief for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Long Beach, CA. He is head coach and director of the US Sports Camps/Nike Swim Camp at Claremont McKenna College.
In addition to his coaching duties, Griffiths is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at CMS. In 2009, Coach Griffiths won the Glen R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching at Claremont McKenna College and was the first athletic department member to win the award since its inception in 1974. Griffiths won the SCIAC’s initial “Men’s Coach of the Year” award in 2015 and was “Women’s Coach of the Year” in 2017.
Griffiths, his wife, Katherine, and daughter, Charlotte, reside in Claremont.