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.
It’s been a sadly swimming-light month of April, so we’re using our Swimmer of the Month to look back on this month two Olympic cycles earlier.
In April of 2012, Dave Salos‘s Trojan Swim Club dominated the Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in California. Among the swimmers hitting leading times for the month at that meet were Jessica Hardy (25.03 in 50 free; 54.45 in 100 free), Katinka Hosszu (1:58.94 in 200 free; 2:13.50 in 200 back; 2:09.79 in 200 fly), and Rebecca Soni (1:07.43 in 100 breast; 2:24.32 in 200 breast). At the time, Hardy and Soni sat #1 and #2 in the nation in the 100 breaststroke.
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