Coaching Staff

Coaches and Directors

Erik Ran Head Coach

Coach Erik was a swimmer with the Dutch National team from 1981 to 1992. 

Erik was the captain of the National Dutch team for many years and participated at European Championships in 1987 in Strasbourg, France, 1989 in Bonn, Germany and 1991 in Athens, Greece and competed at the 1986 World Championships in Madrid.

Erik was the former Dutch National record holder in the 100 meters freestyle and 50 meters fly and was recruited by USC where he swam from 1987 to 1991.

At USC Erik held many relay records and had the 100 butterfly record and held the 100 free record for over 20 years.

Erik won the 100 free at Pac 10s in 1990 and 1991 for USC and came in 2nd at NCAA’s in the 100 free in 1990. 

Erik's father was a former Olympic waterpolo player for Holland and went to the games in Rome in 1960. In 1984 Erik went to the LA Olympics as a sponsorship provided by McDonalds and saw the opening and all swimming events as a young 17 year old. In 1992 Erik came in first at Olympic trials for Holland.