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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 Team USA (13)

Monday
Sep022013

Caeleb Dressel takes it to the next level at 2013 Junior Worlds - Dubai

Caeleb Dressel has had an AMAZING summer, from World Trials back in June to the 2013 FINA Junior Worlds this past week in Dubai, UAE.  He has broken many NAG records as a 15-16 year old and in the two weeks after turning 17 he has broken two 17-18 NAG in the 50 and 100 Free.  Both times place him in the top 50 in the World Rankings and establishes him as one of the upcoming stars in the World.

 

How impressive that the first time Caleb has a chance to represent Team USA, he brings home a total of 6 Medals from the Junior World Championships, two individual and 4 relays.

Gold

48”97 – 100 Free with a New Championship Record and a New 17-18 NAG taking Michael Phelps down

 

Silver

48”29 - 400 Free Relay

48”83 - 400 Mixed Free Relay

 

Bronze

22”22 - 50 Free with a New 17-18 NAG taking his friend and teammate Santo Condorelli down

48”70 - 400 Mixed Medley Relay

1:48”27 - 800 Free Relay

Congratulations to Caeleb and his Coach Jason Calanog for the great job that they have done this year preparing and executing a great plan. I have no doubt that great things are waiting ahead for Caeleb and Coach Jason and I just want to CONGRATULATE them Both

Here you have a video of us watching Caeleb swim the 100 Free this past Saturday in our Dry-Land room at Bolles.  Enjoy!

I also want to Congratulate three other Bolles swimmers that competed at the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships this past weekend, and they did a very good job.

Mckenna Deveber (96) that represented PERU and swam a best time in the 200 IM with a 2:22”86 placing 25th, she also swam the 50-100-200 back and 100 Free.  Congrats!!!

Natacha Gvakharia Mgebrishvi (96) that represented Mexico and placed 13th in the 50 Free with a personal best of 26”27 and also placed 23rd with another personal best in the 100 Free with a 57”76.  Felicidades!!!

Steven Maina (97) that represented Kenya and swam 50-100-200-400 Free, 50 and 200 Back.  Steven had a very busy week and swam a couple of personal best times.  Congrats!!!

You can check SwimSwam to check for results.  They did an amazing job covering the meet and keeping us all informed.  Thank You!!!

Tuesday
Jul022013

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!!!

Tuesday
Jul022013

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!

Tuesday
Jul022013

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: http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1&itemid=5332&mid=8712

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!!!

Friday
Jun282013

Ryan Murphy National champion 18 & Under 

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

Good luck Ryan tonight.

Go Bolles! !!