Nicole Carter joined the Brandeis Athletics staff as head coach of men's and women's swimming and diving in August of 2018. She enters her second season as the Judges' head coach in 2019-20.
Carter is a graduate of Wheaton College, where she has been an assistant coach for the past eight seasons. As an assistant at Wheaton, she helped the Lyons to increasing success at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships, culminating in a runner-up finish for the women's team in 2018. In addition, Wheaton sent eight men and women to the 2018 Division III Championships. Carter coached a two-time NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Year and the 2018 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. Her athletes earned Academic All-NEWMAC honors 32 times, reached the Dean's List 90 times and included one Fulbright Scholar.
In addition to her time as an assistant at Wheaton, Carter also served as the head coach at Evolution Aquatics in Westborough, Massachusetts. She created the Evolution Aquatics program in 2010 and went on to produce two All-Americans, four Junior National swimmers and five Massachusetts State champions. In London in 2012, Carter coached Dorian McMenemy, who became the first woman to represent the Dominican Republic at the Olympics.
Carter received her B.A. in psychology from Wheaton in 2002. She was the team's co-captain and served as chair of the Wheaton Captain's Council.