Capt. Charlie Toth enters his fourth season as the Air Force men's swimming assistant coach.
A 2001 graduate of the Academy, Toth earned four letters as a sprinter and four letters as a goalie for the water polo team. Toth became Air Force's first Mountain West Conference champion when he won the 100 freestyle in 2000. Toth still holds school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle and was a member of the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay record-setting teams. He swam at the 2001 NCAA Championships and the 2000 Olympic Trials.
As a cadet, Toth was named the most valuable swimmer in 2000 and 2001 and the most valuable water polo player in 2001. "The Academy was the perfect setting and enabled me to realize my potential and far exceed my expectations in the pool and beyond," said Toth. Additionally, he was an All-American water polo player in 2000 and was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the Academy's Athletic Excellence Award in 2001.
Toth received his master's degree in management/business administration in 2005 and served as an Air Force bioenvironmental engineer for six years. Prior to returning to the Academy, Toth was stationed at Aviano AB, Italy. During that time, he was a swimmer/coach for the AIRNORTH Swimming Championships held annually in Europe.
In addition, Toth was deployed to Iraq from January 2007 to May 2007, where he served as the Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight Commander. "My experience in the Air Force has been amazing," said Toth. "I have done so many things and been to so many places."
Toth is married to the former Alessia Annoni of Tradate, Italy.