Bryan O’Connor, a former All-American at Arizona and coach of Tucson Ford, has accepted a job working with the A.D.N. Swim Project, a professional swim team based out of Caserta, Italy.
The A.D.N. Swim Project is a multi-national pro training group led by a staff that includes Andrea di Nino, Giuseppi di Giulio, and Brazilian Arilson Soares da Silva.
Among the clubs current athletes are:
- Sergey Fesikov of Russia, who earned a bronze medal at the Olympics as part of the 400 free relay;
- Evgeny Korotyshkin, the silver medalist in the 100 fly at the Olympics;
- Bruno Fratus, who though recovering from injury was 4th in the 50 free at the Olympics in 2012;
- Young, hugely talented Andrii Govorov from the Ukraine;
- Evgeny Lazuka of Azerbaijan, who was once among the top youth talents in the world that is trying to revive his career;
- Russian Vitaly Melnikov; and
- Brazil’s Henrique Martins, who briefly was at Arizona with O’Connor
O’Connor was a backstroker and IM’er as a swimmer, and was the Associate Head Coach at Tucson Ford from 2010 until January of 2013.