Swimming & Diving

Comments Off on Bob Gillett, Hall Of Fame Coach, Passes Away – Swimming World News

Bob Gillett, Hall Of Fame Coach, Passes Away – Swimming World News

Posted by | February 27, 2017 | Swimming & Diving

Swimming World has learned from multiple sources that Coach Bob Gillette passed away this morning in Phoenix, Arizona after suffering a heart attack. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. His wife was at his side when he passed away. Swimming World will update this article as more information is learned.Gillett was a pioneer and leader in the application of underwater butterfly kicking in swim racing.  He was instrumental in the development of the monofin and making extended underwater breakouts a cornerstone of competitive racing. Gillett is probably most famous for leading Misty Hyman to her Gold medal-winning upset of “Madame Butterfly II” Susie O’Neill at the 2000 Olympics on O’Neill’s home turf in Sydney, Australia.  Hyman introduced Gillett in the ASCA Hall of Fame with an impassioned and touching tribute as a coach and mentor. Under Gillett’s guidance, Hyman was also a Jr National and National butterfly champion as well as the National High School record holder in the 100 yard butterfly.Reflecting on the loss of Gillett, Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming’s Executive Director, explained,I still call Misty Hyman’s incredible gold medal in Sydney one of the Olympics’ most memorable moments. How Bob and Misty worked together to accomplish what most people thought couldn’t happen was simply amazing.Gillett’s swimmers have won 20 national championships and 50 junior national championships – mostly at Arizona Desert Fox.  Featuring world-class underwater kicking, Gillett swimmer Cindy Tran was a national high school record holder in the 100 yard backstroke, becoming the first high school female to break 52.Wielgus added,When you think of the true innovators in the sport of swimming, Bob Gillett immediately comes to mind. He was constantly looking forward and creating new ways to help his swimmers improve. He was also always willing to share his knowledge with other coaches to help them work with their swimmers better. Bob will be missed by all of us in the swimming community. Always known as an innovator, Gillett was ahead of the game in bringing swimming into the computer age.  In 1965 he developed the wheel calculator; in the early 70’s he developed a computer program to show simulated race analysis; in 1978 he was the first to bring a micro-computer to the pool deck with his database system known as CAREPAK (Computer-Assisted Race Evaluation Package).  In 2010 the first prototypes of his Sprint Trainer were developed.Gillett is the founder of NCSA (National Club Swimming Association), whose Spring Junior National Championship meets have grown to over 1600 athletes.  Through NCSA, Gillett has implemented all-expense-paid trips for a NCSA team to international competition – the first team competing in Ireland in 2010.Gillett is a mentor coach in USA Swimming’s Master Coach program – visiting clubs and sharing his expertise with clubs and college teams across the country.

Source: Bob Gillett, Hall Of Fame Coach, Passes Away – Swimming World News

Comments Off on Men’s and Women’s Swimming 2016-2017 Season Preview

Men’s and Women’s Swimming 2016-2017 Season Preview

Posted by | October 19, 2016 | Swimming, Swimming & Diving

Men’s and Women’s Swimming 2016-2017 Season Preview10/19/2016 — The Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s swimming teams are in the midst of a youth movement entering the 2016-2017 season, and head coach Greg Scallen believes that the potential of his young teams is boundless. First-year swimmers comprise the majority of both the men’s and women’s rosters, and Scallen sees a foundation that could anchor the swim program for years to come.Men’s SwimmingOf the 11 swimmers on the men’s roster, nine are freshman newcomers. Often times, young teams are disadvantaged due to a lack of experience. But Scallen, who is entering his sixth year at the helm of both the men’s and women’s swimming programs at Penn State Altoona, thinks that the newcomers on the men’s side can achieve big things right away.”The newcomers are, swimmer for swimmer, the most talented group of freshmen assembled in my tenure as head coach at Penn State Altoona,” Scallen stated. “The possibilities are extremely exciting if they are all willing to embrace the sacrifices required to realize their full potential. They are off to a very positive start.”The two returners featured on the Lions’ roster are senior Connor Fanks (Ellwood City, PA/Riverside Beaver County) and sophomore John Polidoro (Bensalem, PA/Holy Ghost Preparatory). Fanks has posted a strong career at Penn State Altoona, twice taking All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference honors in relay events, in addition to being named his team’s Most Valuable Swimmer last season. Polidoro enjoyed a good freshman season in the pool, joining Fanks on the All-Conference team last season while being awarded the AMCC’s Swimmer of the Week award once.”Connor and John’s roles will be even more magnified this season than last. As the only returners, the expectation of both is to be strong leaders in and out of the practice setting,” Scallen explained. “They both bring experience and a clear understanding of the culture they are charged to exhibit to all the incoming swimmers. With nine freshmen on the roster, both will need to continue to lead by example in every aspect of the program, and I’m confident they will both answer that call.”With so many newcomers on the team, a head coach cannot always predict how the individual student-athletes will fit together as a unit. Scallen is confident in his team’s physical talent, and now he looks for them to develop chemistry as a team.”They are all getting to know one another, and chemistry isn’t something that can be forced. It must develop as they practice, compete, and interact with each other,” he said. “So far, I’m pleased with how things are progressing in this area. They are all great individuals, and I believe they will grow into a great team. I like the direction the team is heading.”The Penn State Altoona men’s swimming team started its season by combining with the women’s squad to place second in the Pitt-Bradford Panther Relays on Saturday, October 15. Next up, the team travels to face new AMCC opponent Alfred State College on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. before hosting its first home meet of the season against Pitt-Bradford on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Adler Natatorium.After eight more dates of competition, the Lions will swim in the season-capping AMCC Championships, held over the course of three days from Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11.Women’s Swimming:Much like their counterparts on the men’s side, the Penn State Altoona women’s swimmers are mostly first-year student-athletes. Out of 10 swimmers on the roster, seven are in their first seasons with the program, and five of those are freshmen in college. Scallen knows that it will be a challenge for the newcomers to adjust to college swimming, but he is hopeful that the squad will mature over the course of the season while showing improvement at each meet.”All of the newcomers have the ability to contribute,” Scallen stated. “I expect each swimmer to realize their fullest potential.”The Lady Lions’ trio of returners consists of senior Maria Gibson (South Abington Township, PA/Abington Heights) and sophomores Eva Gerhart (Pottstown, PA/Owen J. Roberts) and Sheclyia King-Allsopp (Brooklyn, NY/Abraham Lincoln). Gibson is coming off of a strong season, during which she earned one AMCC Swimmer of the Week award, and Gerhart and King-Allsopp were both steady contributors last year as freshmen.”I will depend a great deal on my three returners. They have been battle-tested, and their experiences of last season will be of great benefit to the newcomers to the program,” said Scallen. “All three have very unique leadership skills, and blended together, will provide a positive atmosphere for our first-year swimmers.”Scallen expects to see constant positive development this season, and he hopes that his team will peak by the end of the season in the AMCC Championships.”As always, my hope is that these young ladies will come together in every way necessary to reach the

Source: Men’s and Women’s Swimming 2016-2017 Season Preview

Comments Off on CSU-Pueblo Hires Matthew Fremling As Diving Coach – Swimming World News

CSU-Pueblo Hires Matthew Fremling As Diving Coach – Swimming World News

Posted by | September 19, 2016 | College Diving, Swimming & Diving

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 16, 2016) –  Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving would like to announce the hiring of Matthew Fremling as the Pack’s new diving coach. “Matt Fremling brings

Source: CSU-Pueblo Hires Matthew Fremling As Diving Coach – Swimming World News

Comments Off on USA Swimming – USA Swimming to Host 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis

USA Swimming – USA Swimming to Host 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis

Posted by | September 16, 2016 | Swimming, Swimming & Diving, USA Swimming

Comments Off on Lady Warriors put on a show during first home meet of the season 

Lady Warriors put on a show during first home meet of the season 

Posted by | September 10, 2016 | Aquatic Center, Swimming, Swimming & Diving

Comments Off on Curtiss Named Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swim Coach – Washington College

Curtiss Named Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swim Coach – Washington College

Posted by | August 24, 2016 | College Swimming, Swim Team, Swimming, Swimming & Diving

Comments Off on Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte 

Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Olympics, Olympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Swimming & Diving, USA Swimming

Brazilian investigators said that four American swimmers had fabricated a story about a gunpoint robbery. A police chief said they had vandalized a gas station.

Source: Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte – The New York Times

Comments Off on Ryan Lochte back in US; 3 swimming teammates staying in Brazil to aid robbery investigation 

Ryan Lochte back in US; 3 swimming teammates staying in Brazil to aid robbery investigation 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Olympics, Rio, Swimming & Diving, Swimming Pool, USA Swimming

USOC says American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from their flight to the US by Brazilian authorities.

Source: Read more here: www.wcpo.com

Comments Off on Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 

Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 

Posted by | August 18, 2016 | Aquatic Center, Olympics, Paralympics, Rio, Summer Olympics, Swim Team, Swimming, Swimming & Diving, Swimming Pool, Swimming Pools

Analysis suggests that swimmers in high-numbered lanes had a performance boost in the 50m events over one length of the pool

Source: Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 | Sport | The Guardian

Comments Off on Brian Johns Appointed Head Coach and Director of Swimming for Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

Brian Johns Appointed Head Coach and Director of Swimming for Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

Posted by | July 14, 2016 | Swimming & Diving

The University of British Columbia’s Brian Johns has been appointed to Head Coach and Director of Swimming for the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club. Johns is a Hall of Fame member at the University

Source: www.swimmingworldmagazine.com

Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Americans Loved Watching the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming World News

5 Reasons Why Americans Loved Watching the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming World News

Posted by | July 14, 2016 | Swimming & Diving

The Olympics Trials is always an especially patriotic time for Americans. We get to watch rookie athletes qualify for their first Olympic team as well as our beloved returning athletes once again clench a spot.

Source: 5 Reasons Why Americans Loved Watching the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming World News

Comments Off on Megan Sheets Named Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach – WUSTL Athletics

Megan Sheets Named Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach – WUSTL Athletics

Posted by | July 12, 2016 | Swimming & Diving

Comments Off on Women’s Swimming Team, Men’s Swimmer Artur Schneider Honored for Academics – Franklin College

Women’s Swimming Team, Men’s Swimmer Artur Schneider Honored for Academics – Franklin College

Posted by | June 23, 2016 | Swimming & Diving

Women’s Swimming Team, Men’s Swimmer Artur Schneider Honored for Academics

Source: Franklingrizzlies.com

Comments Off on Parents mourn loss of Southlake swimmer who drowned | The Star-Telegram

Parents mourn loss of Southlake swimmer who drowned | The Star-Telegram

Posted by | June 21, 2016 | Drowning, Swim Team, Swimming & Diving, USA Swimming

Elise Cerami, 13, a competitive swimmer, drowned Monday morning during practice at the Carroll school district’s Aquatics Center in Southlake.

Source: Parents mourn loss of Southlake swimmer who drowned | The Star-Telegram

Comments Off on Lifeguard shortage hits Tri-Cities | KEPR

Lifeguard shortage hits Tri-Cities | KEPR

Posted by | June 1, 2016 | Drowning Prevention, Lifeguards, Swimming, Swimming & Diving, Swimming Pool, Water Safety

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Summer is just around the corner and our city pools are set to open in just a few weeks. However, KEPR learned about a lifeguard shortage that could impact safety.While a group of 20 teens go through lifeguard certification training at

Source: Lifeguard shortage hits Tri-Cities | KEPR

X