Coach of the Month

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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Competitor Coach of the Month: Brent Arckey & Sarasota YMCA Staff

The Sarasota Sharks won this year’s combined YMCA Nationals points title by 25.5 over Greater Spartansburg, including some key age group swims.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Kelly Kremer, Minnesota

Competitor Coach of the Month is a recurring SwimSwam feature shedding light on a U.S.-based coach who has risen above…

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Anthony Nesty, Florida

Coach Anthony Nesty’s Florida Gators still found a way to win their 7th-straight SEC title. That was thanks in large part to a 375.5-point freshman class, more than double what any other freshman class in the SEC scored.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Duane Sorenson, Iowa State

The Iowa State Cyclones went 4-0 over the month of January, including a thrilling four-point win over conference rival West Virginia, avenging a 20-point loss from last season.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Jeff Poppell, Florida

After scoring just 11 points at NCAAs in 2018 (and zero the year before), the Florida Gator women are projected to score nearly 200 this year in our current Swimulator rankings, good for 8th nationwide.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Mike Litzinger, Notre Dame

In three October competitions, Mike Litzinger’s Fighting Irish women are 5-0-1 with three legitimate blowouts.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State

September was a very light month in terms of major NCAA dual meets – until its final days.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: John Morse & Doug Wharam, NAC

The American team of juniors had a dominant showing at Junior Pan Pacs, winning 27 of 35 golds medals and more than half of all medals awarded. Nashville Aquatic Club swimmers accounted for 9 total medals, 7 of them gold.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden, California Aquatics

California Aquatics brought 23 men to the U.S. National Championships. And coach Dave Durden helped 18 of them earn finals swims and 13 Cal swimmers make some sort of major international travel team for Team USA.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Gregg Troy

Gregg Troy guided three major standout swimmers at the Mel Zajac International and the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Greg Meehan, Stanford

Greg Meehan’s past, present and future Stanford women won half the events at the Indy Pro Swim Series, including a sweep of all the freestyle events.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Jack Bauerle, Georgia

Georgia Bulldog-affiliated swimmers crossed the country to dominate the Mesa stop of the Pro Swim Series, with 5 of the Athens Bulldog postgrads winning 9 events.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Ray Looze, Indiana

Of the 6 programs to earn top 10 finishes at both women’s and men’s NCAAs, only three are a combined program with a shared staff. Ray Looze and his Indiana Hoosiers were the standouts of that bunch.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Todd Desorbo, Virginia

Desorbo’s impact was measurable at both the men’s and women’s ACC Championships, where the Virginia Cavaliers exploded back onto the ACC scene.

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