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Thank you for stopping by.  My name is Sergio Lopez Miro and I have been involved in the swimming world as a swimmer or as a coach for almost 40 years.  Swimming has given me a path in life and my goal is to share some of my thoughts and experiences here with you.  Let me know what you think and enjoy!

 

 

Entries in 2012 Olympic Games (32)

Friday
Jul062012

Matt Grevers - "The Gentle Giant"

Matt Grevers, what a great guy!

52.08 the second fastest time in the history of the 100 Backstroke and an opportunity to represent the USA at the 2012 Olympic Games that will take place at the end of July beginning of August in London, England.  I am so happy for Matt ;-)>

I had the privilege to recruit and coach Matt when I was at Northwestern University and it was an amazing coaching and learning experience.  What I would like to point out about Matt is the great person that he is and the big heart that he has. 

I know that we are in the sport to win and t0 be the best, but at the end of the day the most important thing that we have are the experiences we gain (good and not so good), and the relationships we create.  I remember playing hide and seek at my house in Evanston with my kids (Harley and Cobi) and a couple of my swimmers (Matt one of them), and finding my son Cobi at that time probably 3 years old hiding in the closet with Matt.  I wish I had a camera because it was a great image to see a 6’8” Gentle Giant sitting next to a tiny little boy trying not to make noise.  Both of my kids are Matt’s #1 Fans because of the great experiences and the way he treated them during that year back in Evanston and I thank him for it.

Well like my kids I am a huge Fan of Matt Grevers, most important not for how fast he is but how good he is as a person and the big heart that the “Gentle Giant” carries with him day in and day out.

Matt - Best of Luck in London from the Lopez Miro Family.

Here you a video of Matt Grevers at Trials talking about his experience.  Thanks for the camera time ;-)

 

 

Friday
Jun292012

Ariana Kukors Makes the USA Olympic Team

What a great night for a great lady.  Ariana Kukors makes the 2012 USA Olympic Team in the 200 IM with a great last 15 meters of freestyle.  I have known Ariana for many years and I have had the privilege to coach her at Bolles for the last seven months and the only thing I can say is CONGRATS ARI & THANK YOU!

It has been a privilege to be able to be part of her journey and help her reach her dream of being an Olympian. These past four years have ben very hard for Ariana after placing third in 2008 right here in Omaha, and these past 24 hours have been very intense full of emotions.  At the end everything worked out and Ariana will be going to London and will have a chance to show the World how good she really is.  I have seen at practice everyday something special with her practices and I have no doubts that now that she has her ticket she will be relax and ready to be Ariana Kukors.

Today placing second for her (or anybody here at USA Trials) is like winning the Olympics.

Thanks Ariana for allowing me to part of this process and I would like to give my CONGRATULATIONS to the person that molded her into the best Imer in the World, Sean Hutchinson.  Sean you should be proud for the amazing job you have done with Ariana for so many years. You are the man!

Well I got to go to bed since tomorrow (today I guess) we have great Bolles swimming ahead of us with Ryan Murphy and Preston Jenkings in the 200 Back, Ashley Neideigh in the 200 Breaststroke and Robbie Hayes, Teo d'Alessandro and Caeleb Dressel in the 200 IM.  Go Bolles!!!

 

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