Sprint News 7/11/12: Drury, Marshall Hire Assistants; FLee Undergoes Surgery

…Drury has hired Jason Hite as their new assistant coach (no relation to Wisconsin coach Whitney Hite). Jason comes to the country’s top Division II program after 9 years at Kickapoo High School, who are the defending boys’ Southwest Missouri Regional Champions. Hite himself is a Drury alum…

…Marshall has also announced today the hiring of a new assistant coach, as they have hired Sarah Woodbury as the assistant for their women’s-only team. Woodbury’s last stop was a year spent as an assistant at Division III powers the Stevens’ Institute of Technology. Prior stops include one year as the interim head coach at Southwestern University near Austin. She swam as part of four conference championship teams at BYU from 2004-2007, after which time she spent time training and coaching at the National level in New Zealand. Marshall has a whole new coaching staff this season, after Bill Tramell took over the head job…

…Stanford swimmer Felicia Lee underwent shoulder surgery today, according to her Twitter account. There have been no direct indications as to what the nature of the surgery was, but she did swim out the college season and Olympic Trials. The former USA Swimming National Teamer and 2011 World University Games team member will be entering her junior season at Stanford yet, though no indication has been given yet as to how the surgery will affect her collegiate season.

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Congratulations to Lea for this one. I wonder how many surgeries this is for her?


I didn’t realize Lee had previous surgeries. I’ve ben wondering why her progress stalled and regressed in the last few years and that would explain it. I hope this does the trick; she has always had such great potential since her NAG record days.


I think they meant Lea, the former women’s assistant coach.


So it’s somehow Lea Maurer’s fault that a swimmer on her team suffered an extremely common injury to her shoulder? Perhaps you could explain the basis for this conclusion of yours.

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I personally think that Shoulder injuries that show up in college are the result of wear and tear from age groupers over training when they are still in a growth period.Especially for girls who are dealing with so many hormonal changes that can loosen the joints and cause instability. I am amazed at the age groupers that train excessive yardage and do weights and dryland before they get to college.Granted I was a swimmer a long time ago, but we didn’t do 2 a days until we were 16 or so and no weights until we had finished growing because of the potential for injury.SO I think these swimmers probably did the damage in age group swimming and when you… Read more »


Most of the “weight” training I’ve observed offered by age group programs are focused on core strengthening and “healthy shoulders”…..if anything they prevent injuries not cause them.

Good luck to Lee and here’s hoping she experiences a rapid recovery and can achieve her goals.

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