Gregg Troy Named Head Coach of Cali Condors of International Swimming League

The Cali Condors of the International Swimming League (ISL) have announced their coaches for the team’s inaugural 2019 season. Former University of Florida head coach Gregg Troy will serve as the Condors’ new head coach, with assistants Dean Boxall and Jeff Julian supporting him.

Troy retired in 2018 from his post as the head coach at the University of Florida, where a 20-year career included sending 47 athletes to the Olympics and winning a 2010 NCAA women’s team championship. Since retiring, Troy has continued to coach in Gainesville with Florida’s post-grad group: that includes training the Condors’ most recent athlete addition Caeleb Dressel, as well as Ryan Lochte. Dressel was announced as a member of the Condors on Wednesday, while Lochte is ineligible for the league as a result of his anti-doping rules violation.

The roster includes 3 other former University of Florida swimmers: Jan Switkowski (Poland), Mark Szaranek (Scotland/UK), and Natalie Hinds (USA).

Dean Boxall is the coach of powerhouse Australian training group St. Peter’s Western. Among the swimmers on his roster there is Shayna Jack, who is still listed among the Condors’ athletes, but who is currently suspended by the ISL pending the outcome of an Australian anti-doping investigation.

Boxall is also the coach of Ariarne Titmus, an 18-year old Australian phenom who won gold in the 400 free at the World Championships and became the second-fastest swimmer in the history of that event, behind only Katie Ledecky. Current Condors Mitch Larkin and Jack Cartwright also train under Boxall at St. Peter’s Western.

The 3rd member of the staff, Jeff Julian, gives the Condors more Cali flavor. Julian is the head coach of Rose Bowl Aquatics in Los Angeles, California and a former assistant coach at USC. Lezak represented Rose Bowl Aquatics for 5 years from 2007-2012, including when swimming his famous Beijing 400 free relay anchor leg. Lezak also hosted a #TEAMJeff event to rally his current and former swimmers to support Julian in his fight with stage 4 cancer.

Current 2019 Cali Condors Roster:

WOMEN MEN
Kelsi Dahlia Bowen Becker
Mallory Comerford Townley Haas
Melanie Margalis Nic Fink
Hali Flickinger
Kacper Majchrzak
Kylie Masse Anton Ipsen
Molly Hannis Justin Ress
Natalie Hinds John Shebat
Shayna Jack* Jan Świtkowski
Ariarne Titmus Mark Szaranek
Lilly King Mitch Larkin
Olivia Smoliga Andrew Wilson
Kasia Wilk Jack Cartwright
Kelsey Wo
Radosław Kawęcki
Caeleb Dressel

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Dressel joining Condors now checks out

Mike Westphal's Smashing Block

I think the smartest teams recruited coaches first, swimmers second. Most of these ‘pro athletes’ are still puppy dogs who will do whatever their coaches tell them to. Write Troy a fat check (no limit on coaches’ salaries), and the athletes will follow.

Stan Crump

Just curious, where does the money come from to pay Troy and the other coaches?

volmenusa

Where does the money come for any of this ISL stuff???

leonardmatt

I am sure some of it comes from sponsors that they will most likely soon endorse. I don’t think that will be enough though, was always wondering it.

Thomas

Assuming he must be in attendance at every meet, maybe we could see Dressel at more than expected.

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Simone Manuel joins Cali Condors in 3…..2…..1

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