Ron Aitken

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.


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…


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.


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.


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.


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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UCLA Receives First Verbal from Isabella Goldsmith of Sandpipers of Nevada

Isabella Goldsmith of Sandpipers of Nevada has made a verbal commitment to UCLA for 2016-17.

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Swim Job: Sandpipers of Nevada seek Age Group Swim Coach

Since 1968, the Clark County Sandpipers of Nevada has established itself as a premier youth sports program in the Las Vegas area and one of the top club swim teams in the United States.

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