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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 Santo Condorelli (11)


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.





Videos of the Bolles National Records

Thanks to everyone for the great support that we have received.  It was a great day yesterday for Bolles Swimming & Diving and I am very proud of all the swimmers, coaches and everyone that helped us to make it a reality.

Tomorrow I will write my thoughts with more detail but here it goes what these kids did yesterday:


5 National Records (NFHS) [100 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Medley relay, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay]

7 National Independent School Records [50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay]

10 Florida High School State Records & Team Records [50 Free (2), 100 Free (2), 100 Fly (2), 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay]

25th Consecutive State Championship Title


2 Team Records [50 Free & 400 Free Relay]

22nd Consecutive State Championship Title

Here you have the videos of the National Records.  Please if you want to see a higher quality of video change it to 720 or 1080 HD in the Youtube feature located in the right hand bottom of the player.


 200 Medley Relay - 1:28.02

50 Free - Santo Condorelli 19.88


100 Fly - Joseph Schooling 46.60


200 Free Relay - 1:19.27


400 Free Relay - 2:54.43



Santo, Chandler & Bradley tell us about their Commitment

Today we have here three more of our Seniors at Bolles: Santo Condorelli, Chandler Soapes and Bradley Stamper.  The three of them have also decided where they will be attending school next year.  Watch the video.  I think this is my best one yet ;-)

Santo Condorelli will be attending University of Southern California and here are his best Short Course Times:

50 Free:                20.48 unshaved-untapered

100 Free:             44.58 unshaved-untapered

200 Free:             1:40.03 unshaved-untapered

100 Fly:                 49.58



Chandler Soapes will be attending University of Florida and here are her best Short Course Times:

100 Back:             55.65

200 back:             2:01.55

50 Free:                24.18

100 Free:             51.92

200 IM:                 2:06.90



Bradley Stamper will be attending Indiana University and here are his best Short Course Times:

200 free:              1:41.04

500 Free:             4:31.93

1650 Free:           15:52.90


Three great kids that will bring that have a lot to offer as student-athletes to their new teams.  I know I will miss them all and I wish them THE BEST!!!




Today was another good day at practice here at Bolles.  From now on I will try to post some of the practices we do and some of the times that our kids swim at practices.  For the last years we have been working on creating a culture of not being afraid and standing up in practice and swimming FAST.  Today Santo Condorelli swam an impressive 100 Free in practice.

Yesterday Santo came up to me and asked me to make a deal with him.  If he swam 44+ in the 100 free I would cut each set of the practice by half.  Yesterday I told them no but he asked me again today and I figured that if he really is asking to go 44 in the 100 free in practice that I need to let him go and do it.

So after the warm up of: 

1)      400 swim / 200 Kick / 200 Pull / 200 Im Drill

         8 x 50 IM on 50” with Hand Paddles and Fins holding 150 heart rate

         100 easy

2)      8 x 25 on 30”

         Two of each stroke [1 build to choice / 1 at 90% effort]

         50 easy

3)      10’ choice to get ready 

And then he stepped up and swam an impressive 44.65 [9’73 / 20’81 / 23’84].  Watch the video, his strokes are not good since he was feeling tired and his turns were pretty bad ;-) On the last 25 we thought after the turn he was finished but he really pressed deep inside and finished very well. But it is very impressive for a high school swimmer.

Here is the Video (you can adjust the Youtube settings to watch it on HD):

After the 100 Free I told him to warm down. The rest of the team did ½ of the practices and we had some pretty good swims by everyone.  The set they did was: 

3 x 75 on 2’ at 10% slower than the 150 they did this past Friday

                    Divide the 150 time by 2 and get the 10% of that time

                    Example: Ryan Murphy was in the 150 Backstroke 1’17’95 (1’18) = 78 seconds / 10% =7,8 / Goal Time = 45,8

2’ extra rest

1 x 75 FAST from Dive 

Ryan Murphy (Back) & Joseph Schooling (Fly) were going 39+-40+” on the 3 x 75 and on the 1 x 75 from Dive Ryan was 34,83 Backstroke and Joseph was 34,41 Fly.

Overall everyone in the group swam very well and very FAST so hopefully it is a good indication of great times at the State Championship on November 10th.