2015 USA Swimming, Speedo 30 Most Influential People During Past 30 Years

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#30MostSwimfluential: Chuck Wielgus

Who is Chuck Wielgus? Worked as the Executive Director of USA Swimming since 1997 as well as CEO of the USA Swimming Foundation from its beginning in 2004. Before working with USA Swimming, served as ...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Mike Unger

Who is Mike Unger? Currently the Assistant Executive Director of USA Swimming, he has worked six different roles with USA Swimming in 19 years, from Marketing Director to Chief Operating Officer. Invo...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Jon Urbanchek

Who is Jon Urbanchek? Best known for serving 22 years as head coach at the University of Michigan. Has coached alongside some of the nation's finest coaches including Bob Bowman, Dave Salo, and Mike B...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Mark Schubert

By Seren Jones, Swimming World College Intern. Who is Mark Schubert? Built a reputation as one of America's most prestigious coaches over the past five decades. Held head coaching positions at USC, th...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Dave Salo

Who is Dave Salo? Author of SprintSalo: A Cerebral Approach to Training for Peak Swimming Performance (1989) and Complete Conditioning for Swimming (2008). Earned his doctorate in exercise physiology ...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Eddie Reese

Who is Eddie Reese? Swam collegiately for the University of Florida where he won three consecutive SEC championships (1961, 1962, 1963) and became the first Florida swimmer to win five SEC titles in a...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Richard Quick

Who is Richard Quick? Head coach of five NCAA Division I college programs, covering a span of 33 years (SMU women 1976-1977, Iowa State men 1977-1978, Auburn 1978-1982, Texas women 1982-1988, Stanford...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Teri McKeever

Who is Teri McKeever? Swam competitively for the University of Southern California from 1980-1983. Graduated from USC in ’83 with a BS in education and also earned a master’s degree in athletic admini...

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#30MostSwimfluential: David Marsh

Who is David Marsh? Five-time All-American backstroker at Auburn. Earned a degree in business administration in 1981. Coached 17 years at Auburn University (1990-2007.) Coached seven men’s and four wo...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Coach Jim Ellis

Who is Jim Ellis? Started as a water safety instructor with what is now Sayre-Morris Recreation Center in West Philadelphia. He'd work with the kids who didn't get picked for basketball. Founded the P...

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