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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 Charlie Houchin (15)


Medal Ceremony of the 800 Free Relay-2012 Olympics

Here is the video of the 800 Free Relay Medal Ceremony at the 2012 Olympic Games.  The time that this relay swam is the third fastest time ever and only a second away from the World Record that was done with the High Tech suits.

I also want to honor three other swimmers that got the relay to the final and that also get a GOLD Medal for being part of the relay and doing the work in the morning so the other swimmers were fresh.

Charlie Houchin - IX3Sports / BOLLES

Matt McLean - University of Virginia

Davis Tartwater - MAC / University of Michigan

Very happy for all of them and proud of our great swimmer Charlie Houchin.


Congrats Charlie!


Congratulations to Charlie & Ariana

I am so happy for both Charlie Houchin and Ariana Kukors. Today both they competed like Champions here at the Olympic Aquatic Center in London. Now they are Olympians and Olympic Finalists. Congratulations!!!

Charlie Houchin will walk away from this Olympic Games with an Olympic GOLD Medal in the 800 Free Relay. What an honor and an amazing accomplishment for all the hard years of training as an age grouper, college swimmer and now pro-swimmer. CONGRATS to Charlie, his family, JP, Ron Turner, Jon Urbanchek, Bob Bowman and my dear friend Sean Hutchinson.

Ariana Kukors swam a good race in the 200 IM and got 5th in what was probably the fastest 200 IM race in textile suits. She gets an Olympic Diploma and her dream of becoming an Olympic.

Thank you Charlie and Ariana for sharing this amazing journey with everyone at Bolles, Coach Michael and me. Personally an experience that I will never forget.

Thank You & CONGRATS!


Charlie Houchin helps the USA 4 x 200 Free Relay

Charlie swims a good leg of the 4 x 200 free relay helping the team qualify first for the final tonight.

Congratulations to Charlie for finally being an Olympian and helping the USA Team.

Tonight let's cheer loud to help the relay win the GOLD!


Swim Fast!

Go Bolles!!!!


Good Luck Chuck!!! -4 x 200 Free Relay

Charlie best of luck this morning from everyone at Bolles, North Carolina and everywhere in USA.

This is the the time you have been waiting for. "BEST IN THE WORLD".


Put that ENGINE to work my friend.



First Night in the Village - Great Quote

I was waiting for the elevator to go down from my apartment to sit in the street and make a couple of phone calls and write this blog, when I saw the quote above. I don't know who placed the quote next to the elevator so everybody could see it. Either Team Singapore or Team Japan, but honestly it is a great idea to place quotes like this every day in a place where the athletes, coaches and everyone can see it and hopefully use it.

I know I can use it everyday in my life. Something I always tell my swimmers and my own kids about how to take care of their lives but many times I don't remember it for myself. Now it is time for the swimmers and coaches to believe in the work that they have done and the way they have prepared. Nothing else matters.

This is a great quote that we can use everyday of our lives and I want to encourage everyone to use it because you will see great results. Thanks BJ Bedford.

Time to call home and talk with Sandy and the kids and ready for my first night here in the Olympic Village. What am not sure is if my roommate Ian Turner is ready for my snoring ;-)

Great day today since I got to see Megan Fonteno, Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace, Fabiola Molina, Charlie Houchin, Kareem Ennab, Anderson Lim and Nimrod Shapira. Good Times!