Azurdee Engel enters her first season with the University of Kentucky swimming program. She works primarily with the middle distance and distance swimmers.
Engel, a native of Duluth, Ga., comes to Kentucky from the University of Tennessee, where she swam from 1997-2001. She was captain of the UT swim team from '99-'01 and owns the sixth-fastest 200-freestyle time in school history. Engel graduated from Tennessee in 2002 with a degree in Art History.
Engel gained coaching experience working at the Stanford University swim camps this past summer with Stanford head coach Skip Kenney and coaching the Tennessee Masters swim team last year. She worked with several Ironman Triathletes in her time with the Masters swim team, while also working swimming camps at UT.
Engel, 23, resides in Lexington.