Coaches

MASTER COACH CONSULTANTS

Master Coach visits are earned by clubs with world-ranked females or males on a case-by-case basis. Visits are selected by USA Swimming and tailored to meet the requests of the Head Coach.

 

Linda Jones of Boyertown YMCA said, "We had four more swimmers move to nationals after your visit."  Andy Pederson felt rejuvenated in his coaching career.  "It's like attending a coaching clinic in my pool with my kids participating." 

 

There is no fee for this service.

MASTER COACH BIOS

ED SPENCER

Ed Spencer has been a Master Coach Consultant with USA Swimming since 2005. Ed was the Head Coach of the Dynamo Swim Club from 1998-2004. While there, he led the Dynamo Swim Club to several 18 & under National Championships, six consecutive years as Southeastern Senior Sectional Champions and three consecutive second-place finishes in the USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program. 

   
Prior to coaching at Dynamo, he was the Head Coach at the Reno Aquatic Club (1990-1998) where he had several National Champions. Ed was the distance and IM coach (1979-1983) and Head Coach at the Industry Hills Aquatic Club (1983-1990) where four of his swimmers set more than 10 American Records and won more than 20 USA Swimming National titles. His swimmers represented the USA on the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams.

 

Bob Steele

 

After 45 years of successful coaching, Bob Steele is in his fifth year of serving as Master Coach Consultant for USA Swimming. He has coached age group, high school, and university swimmer, entry level through world-class competitors.

 Bob Steele (small)

Coach Steele has coached 16 world-ranked swimmers in 37 events producing two American Records and six NCAA Division II National Records.  His Cal State University- Bakersfield teams won five NCAA Division II National Championships in seven years and Southern Illinois University teams won six National Independent Championships.  He has been honored as a four-time NCAA Division II "Coach of the Year".

 

He coached 22 H.S. and 145 NCAA I and II All-Americans. His club swimmers have placed in the championship finals and won events at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals and Nationals with swimmers in Olympics, Pan Ams, World Championships, and International Meets.

Bob Gillette

Bob Gillette (small)

Bob has over 50 years of coaching experience.  His swimmers have achieved local, state, regional, sectional, Junior National, National, Olympic, American and World Records.  Bob served as CEO and Head Coach for the Golden West Swim Club from 2006-2011, was the Owner/Coach for the Arizona Desert Fox Swim Team from 1971-2006, and the Owner/Developer of the Arizona Sports Ranch from 1982-2006.

 

 

Bob's swimmers have won 11 National Championships, 50 Junior National Championships and notable Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty Hyman.

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