Coley Stickels Ready For Qatar – The Morning Swim Show

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PHOENIX – Coley Stickels, Head Coach of Canyons Aquatic Club joins today’s edition of The Morning Swim Show to discuss being selected as an assitant coach for Team USA at the Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar, training strategies for sprinter Abbey Weitzeil and some of Canyons up-and-comers.


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Coach Stickels also discusses the process of dealing with the various phases of tapers the pro and amateur swimmers will be in heading to Short Course Worlds. During his conversation with Jeff Commings, Coach Stickels says he had no specific timeline placed on himself to make his first USA coaching staff and how he favors a “quality over quantity” training philosophy. The conversation then turns to some of the other sports Coley looks to for inspiration in training his athletes.

Prior to being named Canyons Head Coach, Coley was appointed Head Coach at Phoenix Swim Club where his team won the 2012 sectional title.

Coley started his coaching career at the University of Arizona working with the University’s masters program before becoming the Assistant Men’s and Women’s coach at Dartmouth College.

In 2003, Coley joined the Lake Oswego Swim Club. At Lake Oswego, he coached the elite age group swimmers as well as the senior program to over 100 state records, over 100 Top 16 times, including 40 #1 nationally ranked individual/relays, its first 8 National Age Group records in 2008, and 3 2008 Olympic Trials Qualifiers, including the youngest athlete (12) to attend an Olympic Trials, ever.

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