The Brains Behind Bolles School Swimming

  22 Garrett McCaffrey | October 22nd, 2012 | Club, College, College Recruiting, High School, News

Sergio Lopez has built one of swimming’s hotspots at Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. Garrett McCaffrey sits down to discuss Sergio’s views on high school swimming, college recruiting, and future career plans. If you want to hear more from Sergio check out his blog

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Hershey is another one along with Bolles and Carmel that comes to mind when looking at club and high school coaches being one in the same and doing it the right way.

Ah, it all boils down to EGO in my child’s situation. One coach’s ego is too big and he refuses to acknowledge the contribution of the other. Sad. He is hurting the kids. He doesn’t BELIEVE that the other program serves his as well and that carries through to the kids.

Have you spoke with the AD at your child’s school? How do other parents feel? Although you may not get immediate change, you will open a dialogue. As always, I’m sure it’s very political


he’s done a great job for sure, but Bolles has had a very strong program for at least the last 40 years – Randy Reese coached them for years and turned out quite a few studs,


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