Franco Pacheco

St. Norbert Names Franco Pacheco Head Coach

St. Norbert College has named Franco Pacheco as its head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach when the program…

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3 Ways You Are Hurting Your Teammates

Having teammates is vital to success, but are you doing a good job as one? While often our hearts are in the right place, we can fall into patterns that negatively affect those around us.

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Shouts From The Stands: Reflections in Texas After Tragedy in Paris

Meaningless Meaningful Courtesy of Franco Pacheco It seems there are moments in our lives that stop everything. For the generations before…


5 Unfortunate Swim Meet Moments

Swim meets are always fodder for some sort of folly or story. With many swimmers making a career of swimming for life, most of these moments are sure to have happened once to them or to someone they know.

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Four Things Unsaid in a Coach’s Goodbye

Stories from the Road: Four Things Unsaid in a Coach’s Goodbye


What does Roddy “Rowdy” Piper have to do with swimming?

Roddy “Rowdy” Piper died this past week after gracing our world with 61 years. He was a wrestler that debuted in the national stage in 1975 but really gained national attention in the late 1980’s in the World Wrestling Federation.


Stories from the Road: The Quest

“After my experience at American Swim Coaches Association Conference and the resulting travel blog, commenters suggested I do a regular column….”


Franco Pacheco Named Colorado College Swimming Assistant Coach

Colorado College has hired Franco Pacheco as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming programs, head coach Anne Goodman James announced today.

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College Swimming Coaches Association of America Convention Travel Blog: Day 1

Let me start by saying that I have never been to a coaching convention in my young career. For whatever reason, the stars have never aligned and I have never had the opportunity.

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3 Easy Mistakes to Avoid in the College Recruiting Process

“I am a college swimming and diving coach and serve as my programs recruiting coordinator. I talk to and e-mail recruits every day and that process ends up being a large portion of what I do when I am not on the deck.”


Assistant Coaches honored with 2015 CSCAA Jean Freeman Scholarship Awards

The Jean Freeman Scholarship is given annually to three male and three female assistant coaches whose exceptional contributions have brought recognition to their college or university, and whose leadership, integrity, honesty, competitive attitude and personal graciousness epitomizes those characteristics reflected by Jean Freeman.

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5 Things to Do After a Bad Race

You touch the wall, look up at the clock, and you’re met with disappointment. That wasn’t the time you trained for. That wasn’t the time that you put all of your effort into. So now what? Here are five things to do after a bad race…


4 Things to Do to Get Your Mind Right Pre-Race

Mental noise, internal and external pressure, and the environment can greatly determine any race’s success.

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On the Outside Looking In: Race in Swimming

This opinion piece is courtesy of Franco Pacheco. There is a moment when an athlete or coach walks onto a…


Yik Yak Reveals the Ugly Side of Swimming – Shout From the Stands

In what has been an amazing conference championship’s season, an elephant has been sneaking onto the deck.


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