Mike Mintenko, a two-time Olympian and world championship medallist -- husband of USC assistant coach Lindsay Mintenko -- is in his first year as a volunteer assistant coach with the USC men's and women's swimming teams.
Mintenko, who retired from competitive swimming in November of 2005, is one of the most successful Canadian swimmers in the last decade.
In an eight-year Canadian national career, the the butterfly specialist competed at the last two Olympic Games, highlighted by a fifth-place finish in the men's 100m fly at the Sydney Games.
He saved his best overall international performance for last. At the 2005 World Championships, he helped Canada to a silver medal in the 400m free relay (setting a Canadian record) and added fifth and eighth place finishes in the 50m and 100m fly, respectively.
Mintenko was a 100m fly finalist at the 2000 Olympics as well as the 2001 World Championships.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and fitness from UNLV.