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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 Butterfly (6)


Our Croatian Shark Mario Todorovic Semis at World University Games

In a couple of hours Mario Todorovic will be swimming the semifinal of the 50 Fly at the 2013 World University Games that are taking place in Kazan, Russia.  Mario swam in the first heat of the prelims a 23"96 that is a season best.

Mario has been training this past season with us here in Jacksonville and honestly doing a very good job.  He is one of the best talents I have seen in swimming.  I remember when I was coaching at West Virginia and saw him swim for the first time at Croatian Nationals I really wanted him to become a Mountaineer but the following year I left college coaching :-( It is funny how life works and now we have had the opportunity to work together.

Mario besides being a very gifted swimmer he is a great person and a true professional.  From day one he has adaptad to our way of training at Bolles and always being an amazing example to our young swimmers.  It is a privilege to coach him and have him around our young sharks.  He is not fuly rested or shaved for this meet since he will be in Barcelona for Worlds, but I still believe that he will do very well in Kazan.

GOOD LUCK Tonight!!!

Go Marios!



Ryan Murphy – 18 & Under National Champion – Videos & Pics

Ryan Murphy had a very good meet he still felt slightly short of making the World Championship Team twice in the 100 & 200 Backstroke events. He still was National Champion in the 50-100-200 Backstroke, third behind his teammates Caeleb Dressel and Santo Condorelli in the 100 Free. 

Also Ryan’s performances in the backstroke events he sits right now 6th in the 100 back, 7th in the 200 Back, and 18th in the 50 Back.  Great accomplishment for a 17 year old swimmer and most important great future ahead of him.

Here you have the videos of Ryan’s races. Enjoy:

50 Back Prelims (25”19) & Finals (25”04)


100 Back Prelims (53”62) & Finals (53”38)


200 Back Prelims (1:57”..) & Finals (1:56”37)


50 Free Prelims (23”26) & Finals (23’16)


100 Free Prelims (49”96)

200 IM Prelims (2:03”88)

Ryan will be attending Cal Berkley University starting next August.  He will eep developing into one of the best college-student athletes and at the same time into one of the top swimmers in the World.

Thanks Ryan for these past five years and BEST of LUCK!!!


Santo Condorelli – 18 & Under national Champion – Videos & Pics

Here you have the videos that we took with my phone (sorry for the quality :-) when Santo Condorelli was swimming.  He had a good meet having all best times and swimming a couple of B finals in his first Nationals ever.

Santo as of right now is sitting first in the 50 Free(22”72) and second in the 100 Free (49”71) for the roster for the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships to celebrate in Dubai (UAE) at the end of August.  Let’s cross our fingers so he keeps his spots and can represent TEAM USA at Junior Worlds. here is the link to the list at USA Swimming:

Here you have the videos of Santo’s races.  Enjoy:

50 Free Prelims (22”83) & Finals (22”73)


100 Free Prelims (49’71) & Finals (50”18)


50 Fly Prelims (24”37) & Finals (24”19)


100 Fly Prelims (53”66) & Finals (53”55)


Santos will be attending the University of Southern California starting the end of August and in my opinion he has a very bright future as a collegiate student-athlete and also as a world class swimmer.

Thanks Santo for these past three years and BEST OF LUCK!!!


Ryan Murphy National champion 18 & Under 

Enjoy the picture. Here you have the bright future of USA Swimming.

Good luck Ryan tonight.

Go Bolles! !!


Caeleb Dressel & the 18 & Under National Champs

Here you have Caeleb Dressel with his 18 & Under medal for the 100 Free.

Like Anthony Ervin just told Caeleb "Welcome to the Club". Here in the picture between Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.

Now ready for Day two of Finals here in Indy.

GO Bolles!!!