Competitor Coach of the Month: Duane Sorenson, Iowa State

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.

The Iowa State Cyclones went 4-0 over the month of January, including a thrilling four-point win over conference rival West Virginia, avenging a 20-point loss from last season.

The Jan. 26 win over West Virginia was the crown jewel of January. Iowa State was 4-0 all-time vs the Mountaineers heading into last season, but dropped a road dual 140-160 with West Virginia sweeping the relays. This year, things came down to the 400 free relay, with a strong Iowa State team winning by just over a second to ice the meet.

Earlier in the month, Iowa State beat Omaha, Northern Iowa and Illinois State, the former two on back-to-back days. The Cyclones remained unbeaten (17-0) all-time against Omaha, improved to 32-1 all-time against Northern Iowa and moved to 17-8 all-time against Illinois State.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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