The Cardinal returns to The Farm for an exhibition swim on Feb. 9
Sara Lowe enters her first season as the head coach of the Cardinal in 2013.
As an assistant coach in 2012, Lowe helped the Cardinal to a fourth-place finish overall at the Collegiate National Championships held at the University of Florida. 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 US 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. 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 U.S. National Team. The team trained at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., and competed at the UANA Pan-American Age Group Championships in Lima, Peru. The team returned to the United States with three gold medals in the 11-12 age group division.
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 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 U.S. National Team I and three-time member of the Junior National Team. She was also a member of the 2003 Pan-American Team, winning the gold medal, and the 2004 Olympic Team, bringing home the 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, serving as captain for three years. 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.
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 U.S. 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 2009. She currently serves as the AAC Athlete Representative on the USOC Athlete Advisory Council and is a member of the Board of Directors for United States Synchronized Swimming, Inc. In addition, Lowe has served as the acting Executive Director for the DAPER Investment Fund for the past two years.
Lowe works with the Junior Olympic program and is involved in the World Fit Program. She also belongs to the Northern California Olympians.