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Sara Lowe
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Stanford
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 2 Years

Sara Lowe enters her third season as the head coach of the Cardinal in 2014-15.

In 2014 season, Lowe guided the Cardinal to a first-place finish at the Western Regional Championship in Stanford, Calif. and a third-place overall finish at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships in Oxford, Ohio. Stanford Synchro produced five collegiate All-Americans and six academic All-Americans during the 2014 campaign.

During the summer of 2014, Lowe coached the USA Synchro 12 and Under National Team to a first-place overall finish at the UANA Pan American Championships in Riverside, Calif. She led the young athletes to a first-place finish in the solo, duet and team events.

In 2013, Lowe led Stanford to the program's seventh U.S. Collegiate National Championships title in just her first season at the helm of the program. The Cardinal swept the team, duet and trio finals to garner the championship and Lowe was named the USA Synchro Coach of the Year. In September she was inducted into the United State Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame as an athlete. 

During the summer of 2013, Lowe coached the United States at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The squad included eight Stanford synchronized swimmers. 

As an assistant coach in 2012, Lowe helped the Cardinal to a fourth-place finish overall at the U.S Collegiate National Championships held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. The Cardinal did not compete in the team event, but saw strong finishes in the solo, duet and trio events. The Cardinal also brought home a gold medal in the figure event.

During the summer of 2011, Lowe served as the head coach of the USA Synchro Junior National Team. The team trained in Northern California and competed at the UANA Pan American Championships in Montreal, Canada. Lowe coached the team, duet and solo to a second-place finish.

In 2011, Lowe helped lead the Cardinal to a runner-up finish at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships, held in Buffalo, N.Y. Stanford placed first in the team and duet competitions on its way to a total of 90 points at the championships.

During her first season with the Cardinal as assistant coach in 2010, Lowe helped guide the team to a second-place overall finish at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships held at Stanford University. A month later, the team attended the U.S. National Championships in Huntersville, N.C., where it won the duet and team events, and came just short of winning the overall national title.

During the summer of 2010, Lowe served as the assistant coach for the 11-12 USA Synchro National Team. The team trained at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., and competed at the UANA Pan-American Championships in Lima, Peru. The team returned to the United States with three gold medals.

During the 2009 season, Lowe was the volunteer coach for the Cardinal, stepping in as the assistant coach during the maternity leave of head coach Heather Olson. She also served as the team manager for the 13-15 U.S. National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. during the summer of 2009.

Lowe was a United States synchronized swimming All-American from 2000 through 2005 as a four-time member of the USA Synchro National Team I and three-time member of the USA Synchro Junior National Team. She was also a member of the 2003 Pan-American Team, winning a gold medal, and the 2004 Olympic Team, bringing home a bronze medal.

Lowe began her collegiate athletic career at Stanford in the fall of 2004. While at Stanford, Lowe was a four-time collegiate All-American and a member of the Cardinal teams, which won four consecutive Collegiate National Championships. Lowe earned the title of Collegiate High Point Athlete each of her four years competing for the Cardinal, and combined with her teammates to win over 20 National Titles. Lowe won the gold medal in every event she entered over her four-year career as a Stanford swimmer and served as captain her sophomore, junior and senior year.

As a sophomore, Lowe received the Athletic Board Outstanding Female Award and as a senior, Lowe was named Female Athlete of the Year. Lowe was nominated for the USOC Sports Woman of the Year as a junior in 2007 and senior in 2008, and was twice named USA Synchronized Swimming Athlete of the Year.

Lowe graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in communication in 2008 and was appointed a Matteson Fellow in 2008. She served as the AAC Athlete Representative on the USOC Athlete Advisory Council and member of the Board of Directors for United States Synchronized Swimming, Inc. 2009 through 2012. In addition, Lowe served as the acting Executive Director for the DAPER Investment Fund 2008 through 2012.

Lowe works with the Junior Olympic program and is involved in the World Fit Program. She also belongs to the Northern California Olympians.

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