Ron Aitken

Il Canada Annuncia La Squadra Per I Mondiali In Vasca Corta

Swimming Canada ha annunciato la squadra di 17 atleti che rappresenteranno la nazione ai Campionati Mondiali di nuoto in vasca corta

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Ilya Kharun Among 17-Member Canadian Team Announced For Short Course Worlds

Kharun was removed from the U.S. Junior Pan Pacific Championship team after USA Swimming learned that he was not an American citizen.


Practice + Pancakes: Sandpipers Elite Group “Sprints” 7300 IM/Fly Workout

I don’t think Ron would agree, but according to the athletes, this 7,300-yard workout was their “sprint” practice for the week.


SwimSwam’s Official Ballot for the 2022 Golden Goggles Awards

Bobby Finke is in line for a lot of hardware at the 2022 Golden Goggles awards after breaking two American Records in Budapest in June.


ASCA CEO Jennifer LaMont on Her First World Clinic, Moving ASCA Forward

One big point for LaMont was getting fresh faces as speakers, including Mel Marshall, Ron Aitken, and Russell Mark, who had never presented at ASCA before.


USA Swimming Names Coaches for Three International Open Water Competitions

Corey Chitwood will serve as the U.S. head coach at Worlds, while both Ron Aitken and Anthony Nesty will be assistants.

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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.