Peter Daland

To be a Great Coach, Be Inquisitive

Historically, some of the greatest coaches in the sport of swimming were also the most inquisitive. They never stopped questioning.

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Daland, Biondi, Puhakka Highlight Pac-12 Men’s All-Century Team

The Pac-12 Conference has announced its All-Century swimming & diving team, with special recognition going to former USC coach Peter Daland, Cal…

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Lessons From Legends: The Myth of George Haines

“Who are the most prominent figures in the current and past history of swimming?” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)

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Peter Daland Posthumously Awarded The FINA Gold Pin

The FINA Bureau posthumously awarded the Gold Pin to Peter Daland, former USC coach, for his outstanding contribution to swimming.

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Shouts From the Stands: Tim Welsh Puts Perfect Pen to Peter Daland Passing

Tim Welsh (pictured above) addresses his thoughts about the passing of Peter Daland and what the legend meant to the sport.

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Legendary USC, U.S. Olympic swim coach Peter Daland passes away at age 93

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.

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Lessons From Legends: USA Swimming’s Enduring Roses

“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…”

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Hurricane Sandy and Swimming Life Lessons

Hurricane Sandy caused over 100 deaths and damage that will require over 50 billion dollars to rebuild. (Swim Photo Credit: CW)

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USC’s $16 Million Pool Renovation Set to Break Ground

The above is an artist’s rendering of the planned overhaul to the newly-renamed Uytengsu Aquatics Center. (Photo Courtesy: USC Athletics)

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Olympic Coach’s Perspective on the Games!

Jim Montrella, Assistant Olympic Coach in 1976 and a top coach in the USA for many years, shares his perspective…

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How to Train between Trials & The Olympics

“Three primary factors can be cited for success and failure between the Olympic Trials & the Olympic Games…” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Olympic Trials Lore Part II

“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.”

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USC Gets $8 Million Gift For New Swim Center; Name Revealed

The renovated stadium will be named for a former swimmer and coach at USC.

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Celebrity Swim Tuesday: Timothy Olyphant

Before Timothy Olyphant starred in movies and TV, he was a national swimming finalist in the 200 I.M.

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