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)