KENTUCKY SWIMMING - PO Box 163 - Wilmore, KY 40390 - (859) 539-9091- [email protected]


The education, instruction and training of individuals to develop
and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming.
To provide a safe and healthy environment, encompassing all backgrounds and abilities that create a tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming.


Kentucky Swimming Coach of the Year and Age Group Coach of the Year Awards

2020 Mike Essig - Triton Swimming   2020 Chip Augustus - CARD
2019 Chase Simmons - E'town   2019 Mike DeBoor - LAK
2018 John Anderson - CSC   2018 Chip Augustus - CARD
2017 Tony Carroll - LAK   2017 Chris Lindauer - CARD
2016 Cole Pleasants - LEXD   2016 Mike DeBoor - LAK
2015 Lewis Minisay - LCST   2015 Mike DeBoor - LAK
2014 Jenna Eichhorn - TS   2014 Mike DeBoor - LAK & Chris Lindauer - UofL
2013 Pedro Pereira - ET   2013 Dawn Cleary - MAC
2012 Nate Knopf - LAK   2012 Mike DeBoor - LAK
2011 Roger Kehrt - BST   2011 Mike DeBoor - LAK
2010 Nate Knopf - LAK   2010  Mike DeBoor - LAK



·         Age Group Coach of the Year and Senior  Coach of the Year are nominated and voted upon at the Long Course Championships (reviseded HOD 9.9.2017)


  • Eligible coaches are those who have worked during the previous short course and long course season. 
  • Coaches must be members of USA SWIMMING and have passed their safety certification requirements.
  • Coach of the Year nominees must also meet the requirements listed under the ASCA Level 2 or above ranking systems for coaches.

Each Kentucky Swimming coach (in good standing) present at the meeting submits three names on paper for their choice as Coach of the Year.  The top three nominated people are then voted on.  The person receiving the most votes is then the Coach of the Year.