Rising Star Coaches named to the USA National Junior Team Camp Staff

USA Swimming today announced the staff selected to guide next month’s National Junior Team Camp, which is slated for April 8-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The aim of the annual camp is to identify elite 18-and-under swimmers and introduce them to the USA Swimming National Team culture of sportsmanship and excellence, while providing younger athletes the opportunity to experience a training camp situation.

Tim O’Brien (Austin, Texas) of Nitro Swimming and Chris Plumb (Carmel, Ind.) of the Carmel Swim Club will serve as head coaches for the camp.

Assistant coaches for the camp include:

· Sue Chen (Rockville, Md./Machine Aquatics)

· David Gibson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./ Swim Fort Lauderdale)

· Peter Morgan (Fairfax Station, Va./Nation’s Capital Swim Club)

· Steve Morsilli (San Ramon, Calif./ Pleasanton Seahawks)

· Jason Turcotte (Duluth, Ga./Dynamo Swim Club)

· Peter Wright (Sugar Land, Texas/First Colony Swim Team)

Bill Rose (Mission Viejo, Calif.) of the Mission Viejo Nadadores will be present as a camp consultant.

Each member of the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Junior Team was invited and more than 80 will attend.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

Swimming News is courtesy of USA Swimming.

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Pete Morgan is still much too young and inexperienced to be called a rising star!


agree, but i would say that about most of the staff. just because they aren’t college coaches doesn’t mean they aren’t excellent and experienced coaches!!!


Very confused about Weirdo’s comment. Most of the staff is in their 40’s-50’s with outstanding credentials.


PVK – you missed the joke…


Pete has coached several Olympians…including Ed Moses. He is one of the founders of NCAP and one of the most senior coaches in the region/country.


Can we all just agree that all these coaches were decided for a reason? Whether they’d be inexperienced or experienced like Coach Rose, all these coaches are great with outstanding results.

The word “rising” is not a good fit. These guys are all just flat out stars.

Phil Jackson

Everybody in this thread needs to learn how to read a headline


Yes, these are the coaches of the rising stars. All having already risen themselves.

Phil Jackson

Exactly, not that hard especially when the story is about 18 and under swimmers and rising stars is in the headline lol

When the adjective describes the wrong noun, people read into it what it literally says rather than what it meant to say… Rising star coaches vs Rising star’s coaches


Is the man who is tall happy?

Phil Jackson

If people cannot figure out something so simple then I am not raising another child amongst these people

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