Coach of the Month

Competitor Coach of the Month: Karl Krug, Spartans Aquatic Club

There were a host of career-best times at the Spartans Aquatic Club’s Red vs Gold meet this month, despite the pandemic training layoff.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Bruce Gemmell, NCAP

Bruce Gemmell and Katie Ledecky were an unstoppable duo for years – and one of Ledecky’s early world record explosions happened in June of 2014.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Chuck Batchelor, Bluefish

Bluefish’s Chuck Batchelor helped star pupil Elizabeth Beisel explode for a five-second drop in May of 2008, setting up the 15-year-old for an Olympic berth.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Salo’s Trojans Ruled April of 2012

It’s been a sadly swimming-light month of April, so we’re using our Swimmer of the Month to look back on this month two Olympic cycles earlier.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Bob Bowman, Arizona State

Coach Bob Bowman had his Arizona State Sun Devils competing at an incredible level in the first half of March, before the NCAA season was halted by COVID-19.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Anthony Nesty, Florida

In the month of February, two different Florida Gator men shattered American and NCAA records in the 500 free and 1650 free.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Geyer, LSU

The LSU women upset Missouri and beat Florida State, while the LSU men came within four points of knocking off FSU over the month of January.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Eddie Reese, Texas

Coach Eddie Reese’s Texas men couldn’t have swum much better at the Minnesota Invite, and they now lead our NCAA Power Ranks.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Jay Holmes, Texas A&M

Coach Jay Holmes and the Aggies boast nation-leading times in eight events and top-3 ranks in all five relays in a stellar fall season.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Jeremy Kipp, Northwestern

Northwestern’s women broke a school record and rattled two school relay records in their very first meet of ’19-’20 and continued with two dominant home wins.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden, California

The Cal men hold the nation’s top time in the 100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and 100 free thanks to fast swimming at the King of the Pool meet.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Mike Bottom, Michigan

After a surprise World Championships gold in July, Mike Bottom’s crew kept moving with a Pan Ams gold and a slew of big U.S. Nationals swims in August.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Greg Meehan, Adversity Master

Stanford (and Team USA) head coach Greg Meehan is proving he knows how to handle choppy waters, even when things don’t go according to plan with his stars.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden, Cal

Coach Dave Durden’s Cal-based swimmers put up some great swims this month, mostly at the long course dual meet between Cal and Stanford.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Ray Looze, Indiana

Though May has been marked by major staff turnover in Bloomington (with assistant coaches Coley Stickels and Caitlin Hamilton both leaving for head coaching gigs and Kirk Grand moving to a different state), the month was also a banner one for IU-trained athletes, particularly the breaststroke group.

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