Coaches In The Running For Olympic Team Staff

After five days of actions in Omaha, Nebraska at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials a picture of the coaching staff is beginning to form based on who’s qualified for the Olympic team.

Bob Bowman was already announced as the head men’s coach, and David Marsh was already announced as the head women’s coach, but the rest of the coaching staff will be announced following the completion of trials. Historically, there’s 3 male and 3 female assistant coaches named to the staff.

Right now, here are the top candidates for the coaching staff based solely on swimmers qualified:

DAVE DURDEN (Cal Men’s head coach)

SWIMMERS WHO HAVE MADE THE TEAM

  • Josh Prenot (200 breaststroke AR)
  • Ryan Murphy (100 backstroke)
  • Tom Shields (200 butterfly)
  • Nathan Adrian (100 freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay)
  • Anthony Ervin** (4×100 freestyle relay) – although Ervin is currently training with Dave Marsh at SwimMAC elite, Ervin trained with Durden for the majority of the lead up to trials.

SWIMMERS WHO COULD MAKE THE TEAM

  • Jacob Pebley (200 backstroke)

JACK BAUERLE (Georgia head coach)

SWIMMERS WHO HAVE MADE THE TEAM

  • Olivia Smoliga (100 backstroke)
  • Chase Kalisz (400 IM)
  • Jay Litherland (200 IM)
  • Gunnar Bentz (4×200 freestyle relay)
  • Hali Flickinger (200 butterfly)
  • Melanie Margalis (200 IM)

EDDIE REESE (Texas Men’s head coach)

SWIMMERS WHO HAVE MADE THE TEAM

  • Clark Smith (4×200 freestyle relay)
  • Jack Conger (4×200 freestyle relay)
  • Townley Haas (200 free, 4×200 freestyle relay)

GREGG TROY (Florida head coach)

SWIMMERS WHO HAVE MADE THE TEAM

  • Caeleb Dressel (100 free, 4×100 free relay)
  • Elizabeth Beisel (400 IM)

RAY LOOZE (Indiana head coach)

SWIMMERS WHO HAVE MADE THE TEAM

  • Cody Miller (100 breaststroke)
  • Blake Pieroni (4×100 free relay)
  • Lilly King (100 breaststroke)

BRUCE GEMMELL

SWIMMERS WHO HAVE MADE THE TEAM

  • Katie Ledecky (200, 400 freestyle, 4×200 freestyle relay)

 

 

 

 

 

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Swammer

If you include Ervin as a Dave Durden swimmer, shouldn’t you include Ryan Lochte as a Greg Troy swimming since the vast majority of his career was training in Gainesville? Also, Allison Schmitt trained quite a bit with Bauerle, albeit most of her LC training has been with Bowman.

Markster

Vast majority leading up to trials. This is not including before London.

HulkSwim

Baurle, Looze, Durden and Reese

Fly errrrrr

All good options

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