LIAC’s Coach Ginny Nussbaum has been selected by the American Swim Coaches Association as one of the 10 finalists for Age Group Coach of the Year. ASCA will be presenting awards to all of the top 10 coaches and announcing the Age Group Coach of the Year at the Cleveland ASCA World Clinic Awards Banquet being held Thursday, September 10th.
Over the past eight years Ginny has completely redesigned the Age Group (14 & under) Program for LIAC. The program which places young swimmers in groups that match their competitive level, level of interest and age has been a corner stone of LIAC’s success. Whether the swimmer is in their first year and can only swim one day a week or a nationally ranked swimmer, there’s a group at LIAC that will provide outstanding coaching and a process that is proven in developing national caliber athletes.
As much as this is an individual award, Ginny spoke about the LIAC age group staff: “Today the American Swim Coaches Association recognized the LIAC age group program. We are succeeding in developing a seamless step by step program that can take the young swimmer from beginner to Olympian. This award is about the whole age group coaching staff.”
CONGRATULATIONS GINNY AND THE ENTIRE AGE GROUP STAFF
The American Swimming Coaches Association and the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com are pleased to announce 24 nominees for the 2015 Age Group Coach of the Year Award... and our own Ginny Nussbaum is among them!
For the 2014 – 2015 Season Ginny coached 4 athletes to National Top 20 Rankings, and 30 different athletes to Metro Top 10 rankings. Her 11-14 year old swimmers set 48 Team Records, 11 Metro Records, and 1 National Age Group Record. Ginny encourages swimmers to develop passion for the sport and motivates them to become their best selves both in and out of the pool.
You have a chance to help select the ten finalists (and winner) who will all be recognized at the ASCA World Clinic Awards Banquet in Cleveland, Ohio on September 10, 2015.
The top performing age group swim teams were identified using the USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship team rank for 11 to 14 year old swimmers. The American Swimming Coaches Association contacted the head coaches for each of the top 35 teams and asked them to identify the age group coach (or coaches) who were responsible for the excellent performance of their swimmers. This process has led to 24 nominees for this prestigious award.
Voting ends on August 25, 2015.
Maggie will be traveling to Singapore at the end of this month as a member of the USA World Junior Championship Team. Maggie qualified while competing at the Phillips 66 National Championships this past week. Her outstanding swim of 2:30.60 in the 200m breaststroke placed her on the team. Congratulations Maggie!!!
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