Coach Joe Plane has been coaching swimming since 1997. He has coached all levels of swimming; from learn-to-swim up to Olympic Trial qualifiers. Coach Joe has worked with and around some of the greatest coaches in the United States. He swam for Kelly Kremer at John Brown University, who is now the Head Coach of the University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams. Coach Joe also worked with Jim Richardson from the University of Michigan Women’s swimming team from 2003 to 2006. While at Michigan, he had the opportunity to observe Head Men’s Coach Jon Urbanchek and Head Men’s Coach Bob Bowman, as well as the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps. He also worked alongside Greg Meehan (current Women's Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Stanford University), while working at University of the Pacific as the recruiting coordinator and sprint and breaststroke coach.
Coach Joe attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas where he swam at the collegiate level and majored in Mechanical Engineering, and he has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Western Michigan University.
Joe lives in Fort Dodge with his wife Jaime and their two sons Bennet and Aiden.