Coley Stickels

50 Most-Read and Most-Commented SwimSwam Articles of 2020

2020 was a year of bad news, but there were some positive moments, many provided by the sport’s stars – including Caeleb Dressel.

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Coley Stickels Leaves Alabama after 18 Months; Will be Replaced by Margo Geer

Coley Stickels has resigned as head coach of the men’s and women’s program at Alabama. He will be replaced by Margo Geer after the Tokyo Olympics.

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Julia Wolf Transfers from Alabama to University of Miami for 2021-22

Julia Wolf is leaving Alabama to swim at the University of Miami. She will begin in the 2021-22 season.

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After 3 Semesters at Alabama, Julia Wolf Returns to the NCAA Transfer Portal

Julia Wolf had decided to transfer for the 2nd time in her NCAA career after 5 seasons training under coach Coley Stickels.

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John Hayes, #16 Recruit in Class of 2022, Commits to Alabama

Kentucky High School State Champion John Hayes, one of the best middle-distance freestylers in the class of 2022, has verbally committed to Alabama.

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Big Ten Champ Cora Dupre Gives Alabama Another Transfer from IU Sprint Group

Cora Dupre will swim for Alabama next season, transferring after one year at Indiana. Alabama’s head coach Coley Stickels was Indiana’s sprint coach…

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Bulgarian Record-Holding Sprinter Diana Petkova Signs With Alabama

Bulgarian 50 free record-holder Diana Petkova will join the Alabama Crimson Tide, bringing 25.5 speed in the long course 50 free.

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Three Great Home Exercises To Build a Better Butterfly

Butterfly is the most difficult swimming stroke to do well, requiring incredible amounts of strength in the legs, core and shoulders.

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Three Home Exercises to Build a Better Breaststroke

Breaststroke is the toughest stroke to teach and learn, partly because it requires a different set of tools in order to do well than the other three strokes.

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Three Home Exercises to Build a Better Backstroke

Gary Hall Sr.: “After teaching backstroke for years…I am more successful teaching the proper pulling motion and body rotation with the swimmers…”

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The Race Club Hosts Free Webinars April 23rd and 24th

Join us for a  FREE Webinar April 24th, 1 PM EST, with Alabama Swimming Head Coach Coley Stickels. Coley is known for his innovative dryland routines.

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The Race Club Hosts Free Webinars Thursday and Friday With Olympians

The Race Club Hosts Free Webinars with Olympian Kim Vandenberg on Thursday and with Alabama Swimming coach Coley Stickels and Olympian Ryan Held on Friday.

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The Race Club Hosts Free Webinar Friday with Coley Stickels, Gary Hall Sr.

The Race Club is hosting a free webinar with Head Coach of Alabama Swimming, Coley Stickels, on Friday, April 3, at 1 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Held Was Training In Two-Lane Yacht Club Pool In Alabama

American relay gold medalist from Rio, Ryan Held, is getting creative with his training. He’s currently getting some laps underway in a small yacht club pool.

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Catch The Coley Stickels Med Ball Dryland Webinar March 27 at 10am PST

Coley is known for his unique and innovative dryland routines.  He has had tremendous success at the Age Group, Collegiate and Olympic Level. 

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