2012 Swammy Awards, Club/High School Coach of the Year, Sergio Lopez

It could be argued that other coaches deserve this one, but no one could argue that Sergio Lopez doesn’t. (Swim Photo Credit: TR)


2012 Swammy Award: Club Team of the Year

Putting five swimmers on the US Olympic Team didn’t hurt, but SwimMAC Carolina is a powerhouse club from top to bottom and that’s what earned them the Swammy for Club Team of the Year. (Swim Photo Credit © Tim Binning,

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2012 SWAMMY AWARDS: Lasco to Conger, Age Group Swimmers of the Year

From Lasco to Conger, here are the award winners from each age group for Male Age Group Swimmer of the Year. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Trinidadian Dylan Carter’s NAG Record Officially Ratified by USA Swimming

USA Swimming has officially inscribed the name of T&T swimmer Dylan Carter onto it’s National Record books.


Editorial: Facilities Not a Deal-Breaker for Success in USA Swimming

Justin Galbreath writes about the club that has bucked the trend of using mega-facilities for mega-success. (Photo above of the Conroe ISD Natatorium, home of gold medal club The Woodlands Swim Team)


Sensational Stretch for Olivia Smoliga

The future Georgia Bulldog started in mid November by setting two high school records then went on to World Championships to win one title and break an American Record. (Swim Pic Credit © Tim Binning,


CA/Nevada Sectionals: Gornay Breaks Peirsol’s Record

Among the LSC records broken was one belonging to Aaron Peirsol (pictured), the greatest backstroker of his generation. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/

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Coley Stickels Hired as New Head Coach of Canyons Aquatic Club

Coley Stickels has already found his next coaching job, as he will head to southern California. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/

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SwimMAC Wins Club Excellence Title; 23 Named “Gold Medal” Clubs

David Marsh has built a SwimMAC club that is dominant from age group up through Olympians. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Eugene Godsoe Breaks Unofficial American Record in the 50 Yard Backstroke

Eugene Godsoe is back home at Stanford, and though the coaching staff is new, he’s really feeling his backstrokes in OKC this week. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Darian Dominates on night 2 of the Chesapeake Pro-Am

Tuscon Ford’s Darian Townsend looked very sharp on night number two of The Chesapeake Elite Pro-Am. (Swim Pic Courtesy


Swimmer, Diver Named Winners of “High School Heisman;” to Be Featured on ESPN2 Sunday

SwimMAC’s Kaitlyn Kent is one of three aquatic athletes to be named a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman.


Matt Rankin Appointed New Head Coach of Phoenix Swim Club; Replacing Coley Stickels

The Phoenix Swim Club has announced a new head coach, though one that’s quite familiar to members of the team.


Steenvoorden Wins Women’s 1000 to Start OKC Pro-Am

Minnesota’s Ashley Steenvoorden won the women’s 1000 on the first day of the Pro-Am (Swim Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/

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[UPDATE]: Colorado Swim Coach; Former NCAA All-American Added to Banned for Life List

A Colorado swim coach and former NCAA All-American has been added to the permanently banned list.