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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)


London Calling - First Day of our Olympic Journey

At the Jacksonville airport with Joseph Schooling ready to catch our first plane on our way to London.

I am very excited to spend the next few days with Joseph and the Singapore Olympic Team. It is a privilege to be able to be one of the Olympic coaches for Singapore and at the same time a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the 2012 Olympic Games.

Today Charlie Houchin and Ariana Kukors are traveling to meet with the rest of the USA Olympic Team in Tennessee. Also Coach Michael Walker will be attending the camp to help them with the next week's training before they depart for France for the second part of their training camp.

Also today Fabiola Molina and her husband Diogo Yabe left for Brazil to get ready to meet the Brazilian Olympic Team. We will miss both of them next year :-( Fabiola will be arriving in London by July 16th to continue with her adaptation for the Games.

Anderson Lim from Brunei will leave Jacksonville with Coach Christian Bahr July 23th to be there a week before he races.

Zach Payne from the Cook Islands left already to meet with his team and we will meet him in London soon.

Six Bolles Sharks have already started their 2012 Olympic Journey. Keep following my blog that I will keep it updated as much as I can.

Thanks for your support and BE ONE WITH THE WATER MY FRIEND.


Day Three Trials Finals - Be One With The Water

Tonight here at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials will be very exciting since two of our swimmers will be racing for a spot in the USA Olympic Team and another one will be racing for a spot in tomorrow's finals.

Charlie Houchin after a heartbreaking 400 free the first night bounced back like a true Champion to swim two great 200 free races. He now gets a chance to win a spot in the 200 free event and also to be a part of the 800 free relay. He will be swimming around 7.03 central time and let's have every single Bolles swimmer, parent, alumni and follower cheer and send positive energy to Charlie. Good Luck Chuck!!!

At 7.25 pm central time we will have our young Ryan Murphy facing the biggest race of his life. Ryan will be swimming the Final of the 100 Back with s chance to fight and scare those older swimmers ;-). Ryan swam the 11th fastest time in the World last night which was also a 15-16 National Age Group Record. Close your eyes and send all your positive energy to our young Shark and visualize seeing Ryan touching second ;-) Let's dream all together with nothing to lose since Ryan has already swam at a very high level. Good Luck Ryan! NO FEAR BABY!!!

Ariana Kukors will be swimming the Semifinal of the 200 IM looking for a spot in tomorrow's final. Make sure that at 8.14 pm you are thinking about Ari and send her all your best thoughts.

Thanks to everyone for all your support and get ready to watch an exciting part of what makes our BOLLES TRADITION the best in the world.



The Sun Did Really Come Out Today ;-)

Great night of swimming for the Bolles Sharks at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials here in Omaha.

Charlie Houchin had a personal best in the Semifinal of the 200 Free with a great 1.47.69 that placed him 6th for tomorrows final. A change to punch his ticket for London. NO FEAR CHUCK!

Ryan Murphy swam an amazing 100 Back with a 53.76 breaking his own 15-16 National Age Group Record that before the meet was a 54.96. This time placed him 5th tomorrow 's final. YOUTH BABY YOUTH. Tomorrow let every one of the older guys worry about it ;-)

BOLLES swimmers, parents and alumni get ready to cheer your lungs out and send your positive thoughts to Charlie, Ryan and Ariana Kukors.



Day Two Finals at 2012 Trials

Here we are at Finals of day two with two Bolles swimmers that qualified to swim one more time and advance to Finals tomorrow.

Charlie Houchin will be swimming the 200 Free in the first heat of the semifinals.

Ryan Murphy will be swimming the 100 Back in the first heat of the semifinals. Ryan this morning broke the National Age Group Record with a 54.24.

Ariana Kukors scratched the 100 Breaststroke from tonight's finals to get ready for the 200 IM.

Good Luck & GO BOLLES!


Getting this ENGINE ready

I have no doubt in my mind that this ENGINE is ready to go ;-)

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