Competitor Coach of the Month: Brent Boock

Competitor Coach of the Month is a recurring SwimSwam feature shedding light on a U.S.-based coach who has risen above the competition. As with any item of recognition, Competitor Coach of the Month is a subjective exercise meant to highlight one coach whose work holds noteworthy context – perhaps a coach who was clearly in the limelight, or one whose work fell through the cracks a bit more among other stories. If your favorite coach wasn’t selected, feel free to respectfully recognize them in our comment section.

A phenomenal season culminated with a standout performance for the Elmbrook Swim Club at the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships – West in Irvine in early August, compiling 343 points—the second-most among any club at the competition—despite sending a small number of swimmers.

Elmbrook head coach Brent Boock brought eight athletes to the meet, all aged between 15 and 17, and the work they’ve been putting in this season really paid off in spades.

16-year-old Campbell Stoll was among the Elmbrook swimmers that stole the show in Irvine, resetting personal best times in six different events, including a runner-up finish in the women’s 100 butterfly (59.55) and a third-place finish in the women’s 200 IM (2:16.92).

Stoll scored 61 points at the meet, and she was followed closely by teammates Maggie Wanezek and Lucy Thomas, who scored 57 and 56, respectively, and lowered a combined eight personal best times.

Michael Long and Abby Wanezek also had strong showings at the meet, and the women’s relays really showed out.

The team won the women’s 400 medley relay, breaking the 15-18 National Age Group Record in the process with a time of 4:06.93, and also placed second and third in the 400 and 800 free relays, respectively.

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wi swimmer
10 months ago

Great Coach, you can clearly tell he has built a dynasty!

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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