Katie Ledecky’s Coach Yuri Suguiyama Named PVS Coach of the Year

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 14

August 02nd, 2012 Club, News

Potomac Valley Swimming, one of the best swimming regions in the Eastern United States, has named Katie Ledecky’s coach Yuri Suguiyama as their Age Group Coach of the Year.

See Garrett’s interviews with Yuri here:
Coaching a 15-year old phenom.
Training a young distance star, part 1.
Suguiyama has become renowned around the country for his work with 15-year old Olympian Katie Ledecky, who won the 800 free at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials to earn a trip to London. In the past year, she has also broken the National Age Group Record in the 400 meter free, as well as four National Age Group Records in yards swimming.

She is not his only impressive swimmer, however. His group has broken 19 Potomac Valley Records, rank nationally at the top of 12 different events, and are on the top 100 lists all-time for 19 different events.

Suguiyama is the head coach of the Georgetown wing of the CUBU club that runs from Maryland to Virginia and around the DC area.

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MoCo Swim mom

Congratulations to Yuri! He holds the kids to a high standard in work ethic and performance but they feel real pride in meeting those standards. Not every coach is right for every swimmer, but my child has benefitted greatly from Yuri’s coaching and the terrific training group.

A fellow Mom

Yuri is the best!

Known of the clips of Yuri come up – any suggestions ?

Try none – of the clips

Buckus Toothnail

Is Katie Ledecky doping? How is it possible that a 15 year-old is able to shave over 21 seconds off her personal best in the past year, and 5 seconds from her personal best which she set just a MONTH ago at the US Olympic Trials? Surely she must be doping to achieve these kind of results. In comparison, Ye Shiwen was able to shave off 5 seconds from her personal best that she set TWO years ago. Ye Shiwen was also the 200 meter IM world champion from 2011 and placed 2nd in the 400 meter IM at the 2010 World Championships. No one had heard of Ledecky until the US Olympic Trials a month ago as she had… Read more »

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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