September 13, 2013
Bruce Gemmell named Coach of the Year
NEW ORLEANS, USA--Bruce Gemmell was named the USA's Coach of the Year for 2013 in an announcement made at the American Swimming Coaches Association's (ASCA's) 2013 World Clinic held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first week of this month. Gemmell's coaching of Katie Ledecky to two World Records and three individual World Championships titles was cited in the honoring.
Additional coaching honors were bestowed by USA Swimming (USA-S) and United States Masters Swimming (USMS) last week at their annual meetings, this year held in Garden Grove, California. Among the honorees were:
-Developmental Coach of the Year: David Marsh
-Disability Coach of the Year: Brian Loefler
-Masters Coach of the Year: Whitney Hedgepeth
-Swimmer of the Year: Katie Ledecky