Aaron Ciarla is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Auburn swimming and diving program. In his second season with Auburn, Ciarla helped guide the men to their 16th overall and conference record 14th-consecutive SEC Championship in 2010.
Ciarla recently served as head coach for the Bahamas Swimming Federation at the 2009 World Championships where his swimmers earned nine individual and two relay national records.
A former standout for the Tigers in the sprint freestyle, Ciarla is a seven-time NCAA champion and a 13-time All-American from 1997-2000. He was a part of the 1997 team that captured the first NCAA swimming title in Auburn history and served as co-captain for the 1999 NCAA championship squad. During the 1999 meet, Ciarla won the 50 free title and was a part of three national champion relays that broke NCAA and U.S. Open records.
During the 2000 national championships, Ciarla swam the second leg of the 200 free relay that set the world record at 1:25.14, a record that stood for four years.
Ciarla served as the team's graduate assistant coach from 2004 to 2006 before returning to the Plains in early 2009. In total, he has been a part of six national championship squads as an athlete or coach.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C., Ciarla earned his bachelor's in political science and a master's degree in public administration from Auburn.