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2020 Swammy Awards: US Coach of the 12 months, Ray Looze 2020 Swammy Awards: US Coach of the 12 months, Ray Looze


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Editor’s notice: this award is particularly given on the credit score of accomplishments by athletes in senior, worldwide, skilled, and to a lesser extent collegiate, competitors. That’s as differentiated from the ‘club coach of the year‘ Swammy, which is extra closely weighted to accomplishments of junior-aged swimmers. As with all of our regional teaching awards, to be eligible, a coach must be primarily based primarily within the US, with accomplishments weighted closely towards these of their American athletes (although to not the exclusion of US-based international athletes).

Ray Looze, head coach at Indiana Swim Membership and Indiana College, needed to drive so far as an hour to educate his swimmers in an indoor 2-lane pool whereas Indiana’s services have been shut down through the coronavirus pandemic. Swimmers from the professional group together with Lilly King, Annie Lazor, and Cody Miller made the journey, as documented on Miller’s YouTube channel.

Two of Looze’s swimmers, Lilly King and Mohamed Samy, received Swammy Awards in 2020–U.S. Female Swimmer of the Year and African Male Swimmer of the Year, respectively. Samy set 6 new Egyptian Data within the 2020 ISL season in occasions starting from 50 meters to 400 meters.

King notched new American Data within the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke, in addition to grew to become the 2nd-fastest American performer all-time within the 200 breaststroke. King’s occasions within the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke additionally make her the 2nd, Third, and 4th-fastest performer all-time, respectively, in every race. King, alongside Olivia Smoliga, Kelsi Dahlia, and Erika Brown broke the World Record in the 400 medley relay within the ISL Grand Closing.

King completed the ISL season ranked 2nd amongst all swimmers within the MVP standings and left Budapest with $254,000 of prize money. Her consistency all through the season earned her MVP of Match 1, the 2nd MVP of 8, the Third MVP of Match Semifinal #2, and the 2nd MVP once more of the Grand Closing. Additional illustrating her domination of the breaststroke races, King finished the season with a total of 102.5 jackpot points, the Third-highest within the league.

Annie Lazor didn’t win as many races as King, however she did earn the excellence of changing into the primary lady within the ISL to beat King in an individual event when she toppled her within the 200 breaststroke in Match 10. Lazor completed 2020 because the 10th-fastest performer all-time within the 100 breast and the Seventh-fastest all-time within the 200 breast. On the Des Moines cease of the Professional Swim Sequence, Lazor posted a 1:06.54 within the 100 LCM breaststroke and a 2:21.67 within the 200 breaststroke to complete the 12 months ranked 4th on the planet within the 100 and 1st on the planet within the 200. On the identical meet, King put up a 1:05.74 within the 100 LCM breaststroke and a 2:22.95 within the 200 LCM breaststroke, ending 2020 ranked 1st and Third in every occasion, respectively. Miller, in the meantime, completed the 12 months ranked 12th within the 100 LCM breaststroke and 18th within the 200 LCM breaststroke.

Zach Apple didn’t get to swim within the ISL post-season, although he was among the best relay swimmers within the league in 2020 and produced the 14th-fastest 100 freestyle cut up in a relay in historical past, clocking a 45.15. Apple was the 2nd-fastest 100 freestyle performer within the ISL within the 2020 season behind solely Caeleb Dressel with a 45.74 flat-start time from ISL Match #2. Coaching companion Blake Pieroni completed 2020 ranked eighth on the planet within the 100 freestyle. Pieroni and Apple additionally rank 14th and 15th, respectively, within the 200 freestyle.

Honorable Point out

In no specific order.

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