Coach of the Month

Competitor Coach of the Month: Yuri Suguiyama, Wisconsin Aquatics

Fresh off a three-year contract extension, Wisconsin head coach Yuri Suguiyama has his Badgers swimming extremely well the month before U.S. Olympic Trials.

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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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Competitor Coach of the Month: Eddie Reese, Texas Legend

Coach of the Month, Coach of the Year, Coach of the Decade. Even those don’t go far enough back for retiring Texas coaching legend Eddie Reese.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Lars Jorgensen, Kentucky

Kentucky graduated its top two scorers from last year’s SEC Championships, but even that couldn’t stop the fast-rising team from winning its first title.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Matt Kredich, Tennessee

Tennessee has reloaded dramatically, with 9 swimmers currently projected to score NCAA points. All five of the Volunteer relays rank in the top 7 nationally.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Carol Capitani, Texas

Four Texas women, including two freshmen, have already hit automatic NCAA qualifying swims as coach Carol Capitani has gotten her rookies up to speed fast.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Jack Bauerle, Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs had great showings at their fall invitational, while several Georgia-based pros stood out in the ISL taking place in Hungary.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Jonty Skinner, Cali Condors

Jonty Skinner has led the ISL’s Cali Condors to an incredible October with a pair of wins, two American records and six ISL records.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Ferris, Long Island Aquatic Club

It’s been a big month for the Long Island Aquatic Club, under head coach Dave Ferris and his staff, with a slew of personal-best times in September.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Bruce Marchionda & TAC Titans

The TAC Titans found plenty of speed in August, including huge lifetime-best swims by ranked recruits Claire Curzan, Charlotte Hook, and Lance Norris.

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.

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.

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.

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.