Ron Aitken

Rumor Mill: LSU Pursuing Top Power 5 Assistants to Fill Head Coaching Position

LSU AD Scott Woodward has reportedly focused on top assistants at some of the best programs in the country to find his next swimming head coach…

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Sandpipers Swimmers Sims and Grimes Pick Up Additional Trials Cuts

Bella Sims of Sandpipers of Nevada picked up another pair of Olympic Trials cuts in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke events.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Ron Aitken, Sandpipers of Nevada

At the U.S. Open Water National Championships this month, the Sandpipers of Nevada had a swimmer finish in the top 5 in every single event.

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Dylan Gravley (2021) to Swim for Arizona State

Following in the footsteps of older brothers William (JHU) and Brennan (Florida), Dylan Gravley will swim in college. The youngest Gravley verbaled to ASU.

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SwimSwam’s Official 2019 Swammy Awards Index

Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions for all categories.

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2019 U.S. Club Swimming Coach of the Year: Ron Aitken, Sandpipers of Nevada

To see all of the 2019 Swammy Awards, click here. 2019 U.S. Club Coach of the Year: Ron Aitken, Sandpipers…

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BSN Sports Swim Team of the Week: Sandpipers of Nevada

This week’s BSN Sports Swim Team of the Week, the Sandpipers of Nevada, have a long history of success in over five decades in the Las Vegas area.

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Regan Smith Honored with 2019 Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award

17-year-old Regan Smith was honored with the 2019 Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award at the 2019 USAS Convention in St. Louis on Saturday.

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USC Commit Erica Sullivan to Defer Enrollment Until After Tokyo 2020

Sullivan was previously planning to defer only one semester, joining USC in January 2019.

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Brinegar, Sullivan Headline US World Junior Open Water Champs Team

High school seniors Michael Brinegar and Erica Sullivan are among the 12 athletes who will represent the U.S. in Israel.

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Three Tips for Swim Parents on When to Let Go

I spoke with Ron Aitken, Head Coach and CEO of Sandpipers of Nevada, a Gold Medal Club in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program. He is a former coach of 2016 Olympian, Cody Miller.

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TYR Avictor – Omaha Nights – Limited Edition (VIDEO)

Born out of a collaboration between the industry’s top experts and the world’s most elite swimmers, the Avictor showcases an unprecedented combination of advanced features.

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TYR Sport Signs World Championship Gold Medalist Cody Miller

Cody is preparing to race in his third Olympic Trials and is eager to represent his country in Brazil.

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Molina and Piccininni of Sandpipers of Nevada Headed to Pacific

Club teammates Riley Molina and Adrianna Piccininni, who swim for Ron Aitken at Sandpipers of Nevada, have both committed to University of the Pacific next year.

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Sandpipers Distance Standout Hailey Houck Opts for Cal Poly

Hailey Houck, who swims for Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas and Sandpipers of Nevada, has given her verbal commitment to the Cal Poly Mustangs for 2016-17.

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