Ron Forrest joined the TCU coaching staff in July 2008 as a volunteer assistant coach.
Forrest was a member of the Horned Frogs swimming and diving program from 1990-93. After his final season in 1993, Forrest walked away has the TCU record holder in the 200-free (1:38.19), 500-free (4:25.86), 1000-free (9:30.19), 1650-free (15:48.29), 200-IM (1:50.79) and the 800-free relay (6:39.89). His 200- and 500- free marks still top the all-time list.
The Ontario, Canada native was also a Canadian Olympic Trials qualifier in 5 events.
After he graduated from TCU with his degree in psychology/gerneral studies, Forrest has been the Fort Worth Area Swim Team (FAST) head coach and program director since August 1996.
As a coach, he has worked with 22 U.S. Junior National Championship qualifiers, 25 U.S. Open qualifiers, 32 U.S. National Championship qualifiers and 2 Olympic Games qualifiers (USA's Dana Vollmer and Colombian Camilo Becerra).