Oct. 16, 2012: Western Kentucky University head coach Bruce Marchionda has enjoyed a remarkable year, and he relives watching his swimmer make the Olympic team and other highlights on today's edition of The Morning Swim Show.
Marchionda began to believe Claire Donahue could be a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2011, and talks about how he and the coaching staff at Western Kentucky prepared her to make the dream a reality. He also breaks down the experience of seeing Donahue make the team and working with her to improve at the Olympics. Donahue’s success in London has greatly helped Marchionda with recruiting at Western Kentucky, and he talks about the large number of recruits now visiting Bowling Green. This December, he’ll be part of his first major international coaching staff at the short course worlds, an experience he said he will use to learn from the best coaches.