Linda Lichter-Witter to Retire as Head Coach of Synchro Swimming Team

By Jason Priestas on May 9, 2012 at 2:10p
In 17 years as the head coach of the Scarlet and Gray, Lichter-Witter recorded a 671-18 record for a .974 win percentage. During that span, she guided Ohio State to 11 U.S. Collegiate national titles and two U.S. Senior national championships. (

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Baroclinicity's picture


When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

bukyze's picture

Unbelievable record.  Hope the next coach can keep it going.

Leanenaud's picture

Question: How can you get 11 national titles in almost a decade? Are there two seasons in a year?

southbymidwest's picture

Back in the late 70's, when I was a young Buckette living on South Campus, a number of synchronized swim team members lived in an adjoining dorm. I would often see them in the cafeteria at lunch, and let me tell you, they were all tall Bo Dereks-unbelievable athletes, as synchronized swimming is no walk in the park, cardiovascularly. OSU has won the national championship 28 out of the 35 or so years that it has been a collegiate sport. Wow.

RedStorm45's picture

@Leanenaud - she coached 17 years at OSU.
Also the mother of former strength and conditing coach, Eric Lichter I believe.
Kind of random that this would be on here - the rest of my family knows the Lichter's fairly well as my sisters both are heavily involved with synchronized swimming and want to go to OSU to swim for the team.  Must be weird for them to be a few years away from making that decision and the head coach with 11 national titles retires.