September 5, 2019
Desert Aquatics Platinum group will have the privilege on October 18th, 2019 to visit the USC swimming training facility. Head Coach Dave Salo is one of the most respected coaches in Southern California. He was previously the head coach of the Irvine Nova Aquatics from 1990-2006. During his guidance the team won multiple Junior Olympic titles, JR National Titles, and National titles. At Nova, he coached several Olympic athletes including Amanda Beard, Aaron Piersol, and Jason Lezak. Amanda Beard being the youngest at just 14 years old. In 2010, Salo was inducted into the coaches hall of fame.
Salo continues his success at USC where he keeps adding to his resume. In total, Salo has coached over 20 Olympians and has helped with more than 10 swimmers being responsible for breaking world records such as Rebecca Soni 200 Breastroke, Jessica Hardy 100 Breastroke and Aaron Piersol 100 and 200 backstroke. Salo and his athletes have come home with Olympic Gold medals. The most recent would be 2016 Rio Olympics where Ousamma Mellouli from Tunisia won the 1500 meter freestyle. Vladimir Morzov and World Record holder Katinka Hozzu trained with Salo at USC. Coach Salo's accomplishments are amazing and just continue to grow. Desert Aquatics is honored to have the privilege to go see Salo one of the best coaches of all time and his Trojans at work.
USC Trojans. Fight On!!!!