Busy Weekend For WHAT

Busy Weekend for WHAT Swimming:


Even though WHAT Swimming was not around the pool this weekend, here are some of the activities WHAT Swimmers participated in:

  • Members of the WHAT Swimming Senior; National Prep and National Team, led by Coach Megan,  joined more than 7,000 runners, joggers and color-enthusiasts who braved the rain for the third annual Color Me Rad 5K at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Saturday, April 26.  The running course was over 3 miles and raised money for a local charity.  GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
  • The WHAT Coaching Staff attended the 2nd Annual Connecticut Swimming Swimposium at the Stamford Marriott Saturday and Sunday.  The coaches heard lectures from:
Chuck Batchelor
Head Coach and owner Attleboro Bluefish
Chuck has been the Head Coach and owner of the Bluefish since 2005. In 2008 he coached Elizabeth Beisel to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the 200 Backstroke and 400 IM. He has represented the US as a coach in 2008 at Jr. Pan Pacs, 2009 at the World Championships in Rome, 2010 & 2011 at Pan
Pacs and was named Coach of the Year in New England in 2012.
Matt Kredich
Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Swimming at the University of Tennessee
Matt has been the Head Women’s Coach at Tennessee since 2005 and took over the Men’s Team in 2012. Matt is a two time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year, 2008 & 2012. He has led the Lady Vols to a 2nd place finish in the SEC in 2012 and a 3rd place finish at NCAA’s in 2013. Among his numerous success stories at Tennessee is Christine Magnuson who Matt coached to an American Record and double silver medals in the 100 butterfly at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Mike Koleber
Head Coach, founder and owner of Nitro Swimming in Austin, Texas
Mike attended Oakland University where he was team Captain, 11-time NCAA All-American, and Senior National qualifier. Mike is now Head Coach and owner of Nitro Swimming, a leading competitive swim team and swim lessons provider in the Austin, Texas area. Both Nitro Swimming locations have Olympic sized
pools with state-of-the-art water quality systems. The club currently has more than 2,000 kids enrolled in swimming lessons and over 800 kids participating in competitive swim team groups. After finishing 2nd in 2010, Nitro has won every Texas Age Group Championship since.