The United States women won 20 medals, eight of them gold, at last week’s Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Canada, while under the leadership of head coach Arthur Albiero. For Albiero, this was his second assignment as the head coach of a U.S. team after previously leading the combined squad at the USA College Challenge in November.
Albiero joined Off Deck, Swimming World TV’s newest show, to discuss the meet with host David Rieder. Albiero explained how the team came together on such short notice and what it meant to watch so many rookies represent the U.S. for the first time.
Albiero also described exactly what happened on the last night of the meet when Kelsi Worrell was involved in a warmdown pool collision and still led her team to gold in the women’s 400 medley relay and also picked his favorite moment of the competition.
Watch the full episode below, and stay tuned for future episodes of Off Deck!