SAN DIEGO, CA–At the American Swimming Coaches Association’s (ASCA’s) annual World Clinic held earlier this month in San Diego, California, Gregg Troy was named the USA’s Coach of the Year for 2011. Troy’s work with Ryan Lochte, Elizabeth Beisel, Peter Vanderkaay and Dagny Knutson were cited in the honoring.
Also at the 2011 ASCA World Clinic, Richard Shoulberg was elected ASCA President for 2012. Four additional coaches were also elected to the organization’s Board for 2012-14 terms: Jack Bauerle, David Marsh, Tim Murphy and Eddie Reese.
JACKSONVILLE, FL–In USA Swimming related news, annual award winners were announced as part of last week’s 2011 United States Aquatics Sports (USAS) Convention, which featured the annual meetings of USA Swimming, US Masters Swimming, USA Diving and USA Synchro (USA Water Polo’s annual meeting is held at a different time of year). USA Swimming’s highest honor, the USA Swimming Award, this year went to Coach Richard Shoulberg. Additional swimming-related awards presented at the convention were:
-Coach of the Year: Gregg Troy, University of Florida
-Developmental Coach of the Year: Brian Brown, Hydro Swim Team
-Disability Coach of the Year: Jim Andersen, Black Dog Swimming
-Masters Coach of the Year: Chad Durieux, Rose Bowl Masters
-Swimmer of the Year: Ryan Lochte
-Open Water Swimmers of the Year: Ashley Twichell (female), Alex Meyer (male)
-Disability Swimmer of the Year (co-awarded): Mallory Weggemann and Marcus Titus
Also as part of the Masters convention, Nadine Day was elected as USMS President for 2012-14, replacing Jeff Moxie; and the host of the 2013 Pan American Masters Championships was announced as Sarasota, Florida.
- Lochte earns USA Swimming’s athlete of year (espn.go.com)
The ASCA World Clinic is a can’t miss event – each year, the World Clinic showcases coaches from the highest levels of our sport, willing to share with all their knowledge, insights and wisdom. This year is no exception, with a lineup that includes Bob Bowman, Eddie Reese, Jack Bauerle and more.
But even more intriguing, this year, is what else is on the schedule.
Here are three must-attend talks for any coaching professional:
Councilman Memorial Lecture Series – Mr. Luis Lastra, US Navy Seals
The US Navy SEALS are sending Mr. Luis Lastra to the ASCA World Clinic to be the Doc Counsilman Memorial Lecture Speaker. Mr. Lastra will discuss the SEALS methodology for teaching the components of composure under extreme pressure, mental and physical toughness and retaining Mission focus. As swim coaches, we too are committed to building champions for life, and this talk is sure to provide meaningful lessons you can take home to your team. The Councilman Memorial Lecture Series was formed in tribute to one of the swimming profession’s most revered figures, James “Doc” Councilman. Each year, the lecture provides World Clinic attendees with a speaker from “outside” the coaching profession. In this way, we hope to honor Doc’s concept that our best learning comes from outside our own immediate environment.
Age Group Track – Mission Viejo Age Group Staff
The Mission Viejo Age Group Staff, a combined force of young and dedicated coaches serving under the tutelage of Coach Bill Rose, will share the Nadadores philosophy and discuss how the team successfully promotes the development of a strong, well-rounded age group program that continues to produce elite 18 and under athletes. The Mission Viejo Nadadores, one of the largest and longest continuously operating USA Swimming programs, recognizes the club development system as integral to achieving excellence. Hear about the team’s unique organizational structure and the challenges and advantages of working within a large staff. Learn how coaches Ad’m Dusenbury, Sarah Dawson and Bryan Dedeaux utilize coaching technologies and embrace positive teaching methods within dedicated peer-group practices. From training sets to dryland, meet selection to motivation, these coaches will share intricate details of the very fabric that makes up the Nadadores Tradition of Excellence.
Technical Emphasis – Nort Thornton and the amazing things he’s done with breastrokers
After Coach Nort Thornton “retired” as coach of the Cal Berkeley Men’s team he stayed on as an assistant coach and focused on the breaststrokers. The result?… His breaststrokers finished 1st, second, and fourth at last year’s NCAA Division 1 Championships. Here is short article Nort wrote and a nice preview to his presentation at the ASCA World Clinic: “My Thoughts of the New Breaststroke”… After coaching for fifty plus years as a head coach at the high school, country club, U.S. Swimming Club, Community College and NCAA division I levels, where I had sole responsibility of coaching the whole team on all of the four competitive strokes, I retired from the University of California at Berkeley where I have been for the last thirty-three years. I decided to volunteer to help out, and our present coach David Durden was kind enough to put me to work. We decided that I could be the most helpful if I looked after the breaststrokers swimmers, so that is what I have been doing for the last two years. It isn’t really work when you love what you are doing.
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