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Harvey Humphries

 

 2003
Harvey Humphries
Harvey started swimming in 1964 with the Little Rock Boys Club and Coach Jimmy Miller and swam for and helped start the Catholic High School swim team in 1975. He attended the University of Georgia where he competed in the Southeastern Conference for all year and was elected Captain his senior year. He started coaching summer league in 1977 at Rivermont Country Club and received the Sollengerger Award for Coach of the Year for the DeKalb Atlanta league in 1981. Since 1983 he has been the Head Coach of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club. He has served on many committees for Gerogia Swimming. In 1995 he was the Assistant Coach for the National Team Distance Camp and served as Head coach for the camp in 1998. He has served on three staffs for the US National Junior team in Malmo, Sweden, and Barcelona, Spain. In 1998 he was one of the first recipients of the Walt Schleutter Award-given for excellence in teaching stroke mechanics. In 2002 he was the Head Men’s Coach of the Year for the National Junior Team in Rome. Harvey was a finalist in AFLAC Assistant Coach if the year. His swimmers have won five Junior National titles and hour Senor National titles. He is a two-time recipient of the Georgia Senior Coach of the Year in 1997 and 1998. 25 of swimmer have achieved Top 16 National Age Group rankings and over 200 of his swimmers have held Georgia State Records. Since 1983 he has been Assistant Coach at University of Georgia where his swimmers have achieved records of 152-58 for men and 173-23 for women. Georgia has had 20 NCAA champions, 130 All-Americans, 86 SEC Champions, 17 Olympians (5 gold Medallist and 1 Silver Medallist), 5 SEC Team Titles 3 NCAA National Championship Titles, 2NCAA Women of the Year and 16 Top Ten finishes.