SWMKE is pleased to announce "The SWMKE May Speakers Series" on
Zoom. We have scheduled amazing guest speakers for the
SWMKE May Online Classes. The presentations are
recommended for both swimmers and parents and you do not want
to miss any of them. All M1&2, K, & E swimmers have been
committed. If you do not want to participate,
you must decline no later than Wednesday, April 29th.
PCSC swimmers can participate but must commit on their own by April
29th. Any questions, contact Bob.
Saturday, May 2nd: 11:00-12:00 AM
Craig Beardsley was heavily
favored to win the 200m butterfly as a member of the 1980 Olympic
Team, only to be forced from competition when politics intervened,
and the US boycotted Moscow's Summer Games.Between 1980 and 1983,
Craig held both the World and the American Records in the 200m
butterfly, and he won Gold at the Pan American Games in both 1979
and 1983. A nine-time US National Champion, Craig captured another
Gold in the same event at the NCAA Championships while an
All-American at the University of Florida.
PS - I first met Craig when I was a coach for the 1981 US
National Swim Team that competed against the Soviet National Team
in Kiev, Soviet Union. Craig was a member of the team and it was a
thrill to take splits for him as he broke his own World Record in
the 200 Fly at the meet. I know he will be a very entertaining,
educational and motivational speaker. Bob
Wednesday, May 6th: 4:00-4:30 PM
At the 2014 U.S. nationals, Cody Miller won the 100 breast and
claimed his first national title.
At the 2015
World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, Miller
claimed his first gold medal as part of the U.S. team in
4×100 meter medley relay. Swimming
the breaststroke leg, Miller recorded a split of 59.23 seconds in
the prelims to put the Americans at the top of the final field with
a time of 3:31.06.
At the 2016 Summer
Olympics, Miller won a bronze medal in the
men's 100 metre breaststroke, setting the
American record for the men's 100 metre breaststroke with a time of
58.87 seconds. Miller also won a gold medal in the
men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay, in
which he performed the breaststroke leg of the final.
Saturday, May 9th: 11:00-12:00 AM
At the 2000 Summer
Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Sandeno won the bronze
medal in the 800-meter freestyle event, along with fourth
place in the 400-meter individual
medley and sixth place in the 200-meter butterfly. In
2003, while enrolled at the University of Southern
California, she won the U.S. national championship in the
200-meter butterfly, and the 200- and 400-meter individual medley
The 2004 Summer
Olympics in Athens, Greece saw Sandeno win three more
Olympic medals: a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley,
a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, and a gold medal in the
4×200-meter freestyle relay. The American team of Natalie
Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer and
Sandeno also broke the seventeen-year-old world record (previously
held by East Germany) by more
than two seconds with their victory in the 4×200-meter
She also is now the national spokesperson of the Jessie Rees
Foundation, a motivational speaker, coach, sports commentator,
emcee, and host for world-class sporting events.
Saturday, May 16th: 11:00-12:00 AM
Zach burst onto the elite swimming scene in 2017, so not an
Olympian yet. This is what SwimSwam had to
say about him when he did breakthrough to the World scene in 2017
- Apple shocked the world at the 2017U.S. Nationals / World
Championship Trials, taking out a loaded prelims field including
Olympic ChampionNathan Adrian and other big names like Caeleb
Dressel and Ryan Held to enter the final
first. Hewent on to book his spot at his first World
Championships with a fourth place finish.
He's continued to improve since and brought home two golds, a
silver and bronze + a World Record at World Championships last
year. He also had the fastest split of anyone in the field in the
400 FR at Worlds in 46.8. He swam for Indiana University and is an
NCAA Champion. He also led off their 800 FR last year as a Senior
and went 1:30.3.
Olympians, World Record Holders & World Ranked swimmers to
be announced as speakers. Stay Tuned!!