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IRVINE, California, August 10. USA Swimming today announced its complete coaching staff for the upcoming 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, slated for Aug. 21-25 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Bob Bowman of North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Teri McKeever of the University of California, Berkeley and California Aquatics were announced as the respective men’s and women’s head coaches in April.
Rounding out Bowman’s men’s staff will be assistant coaches Alex Braunfeld (University of Georgia/Athens Bulldog Swim Club), Rick DeMont (University of Arizona/Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) and Yuri Suguiyama (University of California, Berkeley/California Aquatics).
Appointed to McKeever’s women’s staff were assistant coaches David Marsh (SwimMAC Carolina), Bruce Gemmell (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) and Greg Meehan (Stanford University/Stanford Swimming).
Catherine Vogt (University of Southern California/Trojan Swim Club) will serve as the women’s open water head coach, while Dave Kelsheimer (Team Santa Monica) is the men’s open water head coach.
The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships are held under the oversight of the Pan Pacific Swimming Association. The Association was established in the mid-1980s and is made up of the four founding swimming federations – Swimming Australia, Swimming Canada, the Japan Amateur Swimming Federation and USA Swimming. These charter nations developed the concept of the swimming competition to provide their national teams with first-class international competition between the two major international swimming competitions – the Olympic Games and the FINA World Championships.
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