John Brucato

Coach Brucato is beginning his tenth season with Wildcat Aquatics. John came to WA in the spring of 1990 and has established himself as a leader in the Kentucky swim coaching community. Over his tenure he has produced Top 16 Athletes, Junior National qualifiers, Junior National champions, National qualifiers, and an Olympic Gold Medalist. John was also named the Kentucky Swimming Coach of the Year, in addition to being a Select Camp Coach and an Olympic Festival Coach.

John is a Covington, Kentucky native and began his coaching career there. He spent four years grooming athletes at the Covington YMCA, then two years with the Covington Clippers Swim Team. In 1985, John took over the helm at Nashville Aquatics Club as the Head Age Group Coach. After spending five successful years in Nashville, John was hired on as the Wildcat Aquatics Senior Head Coach.

In 1999, Coach Brucato adopted yet another role. In addition to being the Senior Head Coach, John is also an assistant coach with the University of Kentucky.

John is a 1978 graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he studied Psychology. He now lives in Lexington with his wife, Jan and 11 year old daughter, Katie.