Coach Steve Hall has been coaching Developmental Swimmers (ages 5 to 13) for the Dolphin Swim Team (formally the Dolphin-Laser Swim Team) since the summer of 2009. New and welcome challenges arrived when Coach Steve began developing the Age Group Preparation program in 2012 and in 2017 the Age Group / Senior program. Working with the Dolphin Swim Team not only afforded Steve more quality time with his daughter Hannah, an age group / senior group swimmer herself, it also gives him a chance to give back to the sport that made him who he is today.
Naturally, Coach Steve sees being a swimming coach as something more than just a hobby. His philosophy for coaching is “Developing well-rounded athletes not only helps these young athletes achieve their personal training goals but also gives them the building blocks to achieve anything they want, including being future leaders of society.” He achieves this by taking the time to understand each swimmer’s goals for swimming and their future goals with education or anything they are interested in. He believes in a family atmosphere which includes swimmers, parents and coach. Coach Steve also knows that the sport of swimming is always changing and that education never stops, so he is always researching and striving to increase his knowledge for the sport so that he can use this knowledge to help his athletes grow.
Coach Steve has trained with all levels of swimmers from State Qualifiers, Zones Qualifiers, Region 8 (Sectionals), NCSA, Futures, Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials qualifiers to Pan-American Swim Champions.
Coach Steve has coached swimmers to club records, state level qualifiers, several 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes at state level, zone level qualifiers, zone level top 8 and top 16 finishes, sectional qualifiers, sectional top 16 and top 24 finishes, NCSA qualifiers, futures qualifiers.
Coach Steve is a certified USA Swimming Coach, USA Triathlon Coach, Youth & Junior USA Triathlon Coach and USRPT Bronze Level Coach.
Born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Coach Steve attended Northeast High School before going on to be awarded Henderson State University’s Men's Swimming scholarship. Steve started his career swimming for the Indian Hills StingRays Summer League, which led to swimming year-round for the North Little Rock Boys Club Marlins, then to Central Arkansas Swim Team Seals (CAST), finally ending up on the Dolphin Swim Team (LRRC). 1985 saw Steve become a swim coach for the West Optimist Club under the mentorship of legendary swim coach Paul Blair. In the summer of 1992, he took on the Head Coach Position for the Lakewood Wave Swim Team. Even more than continuing his close relationship with the sport, Steve really enjoyed passing on his swimming knowledge while working with kids of all ages and backgrounds.
Coach Steve Hall’s personal awards and accomplishments include Arkansas State Age Group 1st Place (100 Fly & 200 Fly), Top 8 at Zones 100 Fly & 1st Place 200 IM Relay and Junior Nationals. Qualifier for Arkansas State Age Group 1982 - 1989, Arkansas Zones Team, Region 8 "Sectionals" 1984 -1989, USA Junior Nationals Qualifier 1988-1989.
Other athletic accomplishments: Age Group Triathlete Awards 1981 – 1985 and Track & Field City Meet first team 1982 -1984.
Coach Steve has served on the ASI Board as technical chair in 2014 and was named 2019 Age Group Coach of the Year.