Historically, some of the greatest coaches in the sport of swimming were also the most inquisitive. They never stopped questioning.
The Pac-12 Conference has announced its All-Century swimming & diving team, with special recognition going to former USC coach Peter Daland, Cal…
“Who are the most prominent figures in the current and past history of swimming?” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)
The FINA Bureau posthumously awarded the Gold Pin to Peter Daland, former USC coach, for his outstanding contribution to swimming.
Tim Welsh (pictured above) addresses his thoughts about the passing of Peter Daland and what the legend meant to the sport.
Peter Daland, the longtime coach of the USC Trojans and two-time Olympic coach for USA Swimming, has passed away at the age of 93 due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the University.
“In November of 1975, the hotel convention room in Santa Ana, California was packed with young swim coaches attending USC Coach Peter Daland’s Western States Coaches Clinic. They sat eagerly, waiting to learn from experienced coaches, several of whom were among the best in the world. The 1976 Olympic year was underway…”
Hurricane Sandy caused over 100 deaths and damage that will require over 50 billion dollars to rebuild. (Swim Photo Credit: CW)
The above is an artist’s rendering of the planned overhaul to the newly-renamed Uytengsu Aquatics Center. (Photo Courtesy: USC Athletics)
Jim Montrella, Assistant Olympic Coach in 1976 and a top coach in the USA for many years, shares his perspective…
“Three primary factors can be cited for success and failure between the Olympic Trials & the Olympic Games…” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
“In 2012 there are about four weeks between the completion of the Olympic Trials and the first swimming event at the start of the Olympic Games. In 1968 there were six weeks between the two competitions.”
The renovated stadium will be named for a former swimmer and coach at USC.