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.