Swim Poll of the Week: Who Will Win Coach of the Year Award at Golden Goggles?

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This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday, November 24, 2021, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Who Will Win Coach of the Year Award at Golden Goggles?

This week we’re asking about the coaches. The nominees for the award are coaches Ron Aitken, Jack Bauerle, Todd DeSorbo, Greg Meehan, Anthony Nesty, and Gregg Troy.

Aitken had three Sandpiper swimmers make their way to Tokyo in 2021. Erica Sullivan and Bella Simms, who both claimed silver, and 15-year-old Katie Grimes who just missed the podium.

Bauerle had six former Bulldogs compete in the 2021 Games. This resulted in two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze medal. Former Georgia swimmers Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland finished 1-2 in the men’s 400m individual medley. This was Bauerle’s fourth appointment as a U.S. team Olympic coach.

DeSorbo, current UVA head coach, had his Olympic debut in Tokyo as an assistant coach. His four qualifying women collected four medals, two of them being individual wins.

Meehan served as Team USA’s head coach and brought back 18 medals. This was his second time being selected as an Olympic coach for Team USA.

Nesty, of the Florida Gators, led Bobby Finke and Kieran Smith to three medals in his rookie year. This was his first time representing the USA as an assistant coach of the men’s Olympic team.

Troy, in his fourth Olympic assignment, helped direct Caeleb Dressel to five gold medals and two world-record finishes in Tokyo. In addition to coaching Dressel, he was one of Team USA’s assistant coaches.

So which of these impressive coaches deserves to win the Golden Goggle?

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Swim Poll of the Week: Who Will Win Coach of the Year Award at Golden Goggles?

Ron Aitken — 12%
Jack Bauerle — 3%
Todd DeSorbo — 14%
Greg Meehan — 4%
Anthony Nesty — 34%
Gregg Troy — 29%

 

 

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