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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!



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Charlie Houchin does it Again & makes the Team USA Worlds

Video of Charlie being announced as a member of the 2013 Team USA for the FINA World Championships to celebrate at the end of this month in my hometown Barcelona ;-)

Charlie has done an amazing job these past two years here with us at Bolles.  I believe he has grown as a person and as an athlete but also most important he has had an amazing impact on our Sharks.  He is an amazing gifted swimmer but most important he has the will to work hard and correct anything he has to technically. I am very happy for him for his results this season and very thankful that so far I have had this chance to coach him, learn from him and share my thoughts with him.

After the Olympics he has done a very good job organizing his life and setting himself up with his company IX3Sports in order to keep moving forward, and hopefully represent again Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 

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

100 Free Prelims (49”64)


200 Free Prelims (1:47”55) & Finals (1:47”36)


400 Free Prelims (3:51”43) & Finals (3:47”16)


Charlie also places 11th in the World Rankings in the 400 Free and 27th in the 200 Free.  CONGRATS!!!

Now he will get to travel with the best team in the world to the BEST CITY IN THE WORLD – BARCELONA!

Good Luck Charlie – Good Luck Team USA!


Good Luck Tonight to Caeleb, Charlie, Ryan & Santo at Finals


Tonight we will have a great showing by our Bolles Sharks here at the 2013 USA World Trials in Indianapolis.

Caeleb Dressel & Charlie Houchin in the 200 Free.

Ryan Murphy in the 200 Back.

Santo Condorelli in the 50 Fly.

Check the viseod from the prelims swim at my YOUTUBE Channel.  I will post more later tonight.  Enjoy!



FAST 100 Free at World Trials for our Young Sharks!

Amazing morning during the prelims of Day 1 here in Indy for our young Sharks.  Four swimmers swimming 49+ in the 100 free and three of them high schoolers ;-).

Just plain FAST!!!

Our first swim and FASTEST swim was by our youngest Caeleb Dressell that with a blazing 49"63 breaks a very old 15-16 National Age Group Record done by USA Olympian Joe Hudepohl that lastest 23 years.  Caeleb took off from the start and with a very impressive last 15 meters holding his stroke made it all the way to the top eight.  He will be swimming the final tonight and will be competing for a spot in the 4 x 100 Free relay for the Barcelona World Championships.

A heat after we had Santo Condorelli, Ryan Murphy and Charlie Houchin battle all the way to another three sub 50's.  Santo with a 49"71, Ryan with a 49"96 and Charlie with a 49"64 (missing the final by 0.02).  All of the best times and great swims for the first race of these Trials for our swimmers.

Tonight Caeleb and Santo will have another chance to better their times and hopefully secure a spot for the FINA Junior World Championships to celebrate in Dubai this next August.

Here is the video with both races.  Sorry for the quality but it was a team effort recording both races between Coach Jason and myself.  Enjoy and hopefully tonight  willpost some more videos.


FAST Swimming!!!


At the pool the night before starts

After warmup and getting ready to go and have good dinner.

100 Free for our four boys

Go Bolles!!!


Here We Are at 2013 USA Nationals-World Trials

Here we are again at USA Trials a year later.  This time we will spend the next week in the great city of Indianapolis.  Not a very big meet but 469 swimmers will be competing for a spot in Team USA for the 2013 FINA World Championships that will be held in Barcelona, Spain next month. Also this meet will be the first out of three for our Junior swimmers to secure a spot for Team USA for the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships that will be held in Dubai, UAE at the end f August.

I am very excited for our Bolles swimmers since we have a good possibility to qualify swimmers for both World Championships and most important to be able to represent internationally Team USA.

Best of Luck to Ryan Murphy,, Santo Condorelli, Caeleb Dressell and Charlie Houchin (Ix3Sports). You guys are ready and now it is time to let go and SWIM FAST!!!!!!!!

Also Best of Luck to all our Florida swimmers from different clubs and universities that will be competing here in Indy.  Swim Fast!

Great Facility, Great City, Great Swimming about to happen here at the IUPUI in Indianapolis.