2004 Olympic bronze medalist Alison Bartosik is in her third season with the Cardinal and her first as a volunteer assistant coach. Bartosik began her tenure on The Farm in September of 2007 after spending the majority of the previous summer as an assistant coach for USA National Team II working with the solo, combo and team groups in preparation for the Swiss Open.
Last season, Bartosik helped lead the Cardinal to a runner-up finish at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals in San Antonio, Texas and to a fourth-place finish at U.S. Nationals. She was responsible for assisting with the administration of recruiting, training, practice, fundraising, team management and team.
In 2008, Bartosik assisted the Stanford team to the National Collegiate Title, as well as the U.S. National Title. In addition, four members of the Stanford team were named Collegiate All-Americans.
Bartosik coached during both the 2006 and 2007 seasons with the Santa Clara Aquamaids as an assistant. Her 2007 squad placed first in every event at Junior Nationals and third at Senior Nationals. In 2006, her Senior duet team took second and was the squad that competed at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. She spent the 2005 campaign as a youth coach with the Las Vegas Synchronettes and Nevada Desert Mermaids squad that was second among 12-13 year-olds at the Age Group Nationals.
Bartosik had a fantastic career as a synchronized swimmer that was capped by a pair of bronze medals in both duet and team at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. She was also a silver medalist in the duet at the 2004 World Grand Prix in Japan and a gold medalist in both duet and team at the 2003 Pan American Games.
She finished her competitive synchronized swimming career with 27 national titles and 11 international crowns.
In addition, Bartosik has been the public face of synchronized swimming on several occasions as she has been interviewed by several high-profile television personalities including David Letterman, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Chris Connolley and Summer Sanders. She also starred in Cheryl Furjanic's documentary on her 2004 Olympic Journey, Synch or Swim.
Currently, Bartosik is a Sales Account Executive for a startup in San Francisco, Motally, which provides complete mobile analytics for both mobile websites and applications in one common interface. Her responsibilities include lead generation, demos for potential clients, support and correspondence with our existing clients, and travel to mobile conferences and events to evangelize Motally and meet other companies and developers in the mobile space. She is also an ambassador for Athletes For Hope and volunteers with KEEN SF in their aquatics program.
Bartosik graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a BSC in Finance in 2009.