We’ve spent the last two weeks honoring the best and brightest of 2013. Here’s the final awards list.
This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.
Matt Kredich’s Tennessee Volunteers took huge leaps forward in 2013, moving from underdogs to legitimate powerhouse.
“An often asked question is whether strength training is safe for young athletes. According to the Mayo Clinic and many other sources, the answer is a resounding Yes! but with a few important caveats…”
The event was in honor of Matt Kredich’s wife Kim who was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. Coach Kredich and Marshall Goldman led the breastrokers in a clinic that was followed by a 15 minute breastroke swim in support of the fight against breast cancer. The clinic attracted 160 people ranging from 7 to 79 years of age.
Senior Lindsay Gendron and freshman Heather Lundstrom helped the white team dominate the orange on Friday.
Sam McHugh (right) with his coach Dan Flack (left) of the Baylor School.
Tennessee’s 2013 Women’s NCAA Champions in the 200 Freestyle Relay – Caroline Simmons, Faith Johnson, Lindsay Gendron, Kelsey Floyd – stand out amongst the field in speed but also in technique.
After a record 3rd-place finish at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, the Tennessee women have joined the party on recruiting the class of 2014.
Tennessee head coach, Matt Kredich joins Garrett McCaffrey for the first of the fall Coach’s Logs. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures.com)
Australian Luke Percy is a game-changing recruit for the Tennessee Volunteers men. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
#6 recruit from the class of 2012 announced her plans for next fall. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Retired Stanford coach Skip Kenney will receive the CSCAA “Lifetime Achievement” Award. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
One characteristic often found in an athlete is passion—Passion to be strong and passion to succeed. Nicole Gross, a former…
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