Philipp Alexander Davydotchkin
Coach Philipp came to the US from Russia, as a child, in 1992. New to this country, he quickly discovered a love for swimming, and never looked back. Coach Philipp’s swim career highlights include competing with the Russian Junior Team, becoming a state high school champion in Georgia, and joining the USA Junior National Team in 2004. He went on to swim for coaching legend Jack Bauerle at the University of Georgia, and followed that by making the Russian National Team, narrowly missing the Olympics. Always the competitor, he recently began competing in US Masters Swimming again, placing in the top 3 in his age group at Masters Nationals in Riverside, California in April 2017. His passion for swimming led to completing his studies in Sports Education, receiving a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the Moscow Institute of Physical Culture. Coach Philipp’s coaching career is accentuated by several notable achievements. He has produced #1 ranked swimmers (in all of USA swimming) for their age group 52 times within a single season. He has coached numerous state champions, as well as a 12 year old who set 2 national records. Under Coach Philipp’s training, numerous swimmers have competed and placed in national meets (2 top finishers) including Nationals, Junior Nationals, and the Olympic Trials. His crowning achievement was qualifying a brother (17) and sister (15) to their first Olympic Trials within 20 minutes of each other at the same meet. Coach Philipp was voted the 2016 Emerging Coach of the Year by the Georgia Swimming LSC. In his 10 years of coaching, his passion for swimming and coaching shines through the success of his swimmers. He comes to us, having been head age group and site coach for the Marietta Marlins, as well as head coach for HYCAT in Charleston, WV. Coach Philipp is currently working to complete his ASCA level 4 certification, which will place him in the top 5-8% of all swim coaches in the US. Off the pool deck, he enjoys spending time with his son and exploring the great outdoors. Coach Philipp looks forward to spreading his love and passion of swimming to the League City community and taking the Space City Aquatic Team to the next level!