Ron Aitken

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.

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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

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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.

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Who Will Be Team USA’s Assistant Swimming Coaches In Tokyo?

With three of his swimmers already on the Olympic team, Todd DeSorbo has all but locked up a spot as a women’s team assistant in Tokyo.

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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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