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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 USA Swimming (34)


Great night here at Nationals for Bolles

Ryan Murphy swam like a pro tonight the 200 Back. He took the lead from the start and he was made to hold off the Great Russian Arkady Vyatchanin to win his first National Title.

His time 1:38.15 is the New National Age Group Record for 17-18, and the first time to have a swimmer 18 & under below 1:40.00.

Ryan's time today also broke the Texas pool record by Aaron Piersol with a 1:38, 45.

Also now Smacker Miles, Ryan's girlfriend, that will be attending University Of Texas next year will have something to remind her of him everyday :-)

I am having dinner now but I will download the video later.

Congrats to Ryan and his family. Very proud of him.

Go Bolles!


Ryan swims two tough races

Tonight here in Austin Ryan Murphy swam two very good races. We both thought that he was going to be faster but he really swam hard and did a very good job.

First was the 200 Free which he went out a little faster than the morning but he was not very good with the approaches to the wall. Still a good 1.36.23.

His second event was the 100 Back. He finished 5th by .04 from third. He agrees with me that he was a little sloppy. Three weeks ago he was 45.34 and tonight he was 45.96. Very good to be able to swim under 46 twice in three weeks.

Now tomorrow he will have a chance to swim a very good 200 Back and 100 Free.

I have not heard much about the Gator Invite back in Florida but Coach Jon just texted me that we had very good swims. Very happy for everyone in the Bolles family.

Well waiting for Ryan to finish warming down and ready for a good dinner.

Everyone Thanks for your support and have a beautiful night.



Ryan Murphy 18 & under National Champion

Here it is at the ceremony for the 18 & under National Champions from last night. In the picture Katie Ledecky (500 free), Clark Smith (500 free), Celine Like (200 IM) and Ryan (200 IM & 50 free).

Now more Fast Swimming waiting for us here in Austin.


Good morning for Bolles Swimming

Great morning for Bolles Swimming. A lot of Fast Swimming and Improvements from the news I keep getting from our swimmers and coaches at the Gator Invite back in Gainesville. Keep up the good work and Good Luck to every Shark at Finals tonight.

Here at Nationals Ryan Murphy had a very good morning. His first event, the 200 Free was a personal best time with a 1.35.76 that placed him 8th for tonight's Finals. He did not want to be in the top final since he wanted to have more rest before the 100 Back but life works in funny ways ;-) I have a feeling that he will be faster tonight.

His 100 Back was very good. He swam a controlled 46.18 placing 4th for tonight's Final. Hopefully he will be faster than at States ;-)

I will keep you posted and thanks for your support.




Great Night for Ryan Murphy at Nationals

Tonight Ryan Murphy had a great night at his first finals at Short Course Nationals. His first event the 200 IM was a very good race for him with a personal best by over a second with a 1.44.43. Very exciting race placing 4th by 0.2 from second place. Between getting his medal and the 50 Free he probably had 15-20 minutes. He was warming down and almost missed the event. He swam a very impressive 19.78 and even more since he had a cramp in one if his legs while swimming. Impressive swims after coming from the high school States three weeks ago and trying to get ready for Short Course Worlds in two weeks in Istanbul, Turkey. Tomorrow he will be swimming the 100 Back and 200 Free. Hopefully more fast swimming. Today Sergio Lujan swam a very fast 100 Breast in the 400 Medley Relay with USC with a 52.3 ;-) Also two Bolles Alumi swam today. Nimrod Shapira and Timmy Gutman. Nimble swam very well the relays and the 200 IM. Tommy broke his finger on the finish of the 50 Free this morning at Prelims, so he is out for the rest of the meet :-( Also tomorrow we have over 120 Sharks swimming at the Gator Invite back in Gainesville. GOOD LUCK & GO BOLLES! BELIEVE! !!