Ron Aitken

2022 U.S. Trials: Official SwimSwam Awards

Hunter Armstrong was a star in Greensboro, breaking the world record in the men’s 50 back while also winning the 100 back.


Competitor Coach of the Month: Ron Aitken

The success of Aitkens’ Sandpipers of Nevada team has been nothing short of extraordinary this month.

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USA Swimming Names 5 Assistant Coaches for 2022 World Championships

For the second straight year, Ron Aitken (above) has put three swimmers on the United States’ primary long course roster. This year, he was rewarded with an official spot on staff.


Katie Grimes and Claire Weinstein Swim LCM 200 Fly PBs over the Weekend

The Sandpipers of Nevada were out in full force at the Team Rebel Long Course Opener this past weekend.


arena Swim of the Week: Abby Dunford Qualifies For Worlds With Big 1500 Drop

16-year-old Abby Dunford took off 18 seconds to win the women’s 1500 freestyle at the Canadian Swimming Trials in a time of 16:20.26.


Two USA Swimming Coaches Receive USOPC Supporting Coaches of the Year Honors

USOPC honors Ron Aitken as Developmental Coach of the Year and Todd DeSorbo as College Coach of the Year.

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Honors 2021 Supporting Coaches of the Year

Todd DeSorbo was one of eight coaches honored, with recipients coming from five different sports.

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Wild Speculation: Who Is Going to Replace Jeremy Kipp at USC?

As is so often the case, the most obvious candidate to take over the head coaching job at USC is already on deck in South Central LA.


2021 Swammy Awards: US Club Coach of the Year – Ron Aitken

Ron Aitken has been named the recipient of the Swammy Award for US Club Coach of the Year following a dominant year by his Sandpipers of Nevada.


2021 Swammy Awards: Todd DeSorbo wins US Coach of the Year Honors

Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo is the 2021 Swammy US Coach of the Year, having won Women’s NCAA championship and coaching multiple Olympic medalists.


SwimSwam’s Official 2021 Swammy Awards Index

In a year where competition returned in full force, see who gets honored with our 2021 Swammy Awards.


Sandpipers Crush Fastest Junior 800 Free Relay Ever In 7:02.90 (Not A NAG)

Katie Grimes and Bella Sims helped put the Sandpipers of Nevada three seconds under the existing 15-18 NAG Record in the 800 free relay.


Sandpipers of Nevada’s Ron Aitken is On Deck at Tokyo Olympics

In spite of not being publicly named to the U.S. Olympic coaching staff, Sandpipers of Nevada coach Ron Aitken has been taken to Tokyo anyway.


Ron Aitken Describes 1500 for Time After 70k Training Week at Olympic Camp

Aitken goes into full detail on what his 3 distance girls have been doing at the Olympic Training Camp (which he got to attend and coach at) in Hawaii


Coaches Ron Aitken and Brent Arckey Will Accompany US Olympic Team to Hawaii

Ron Aitken (above), second from right) coaches 3 swimmers who qualified for the US Olympic women’s swimming team over the last 8 days.