Kenyon College Swimming


Congratulations to the team and the coaches at Kenyon for their NCAA Championship victories last week. For the men’s team it was the 30th straight championship, for the women it was their third straight and 27th NCAA championship. The 30 straight is the longest streak in any division in any sport. That is almost impossible to comprehend. Jim the Steen the architect of all this is truly an amazing individual. His focus and dedication is off the charts. Yesterday when I called him to congratulate him all he wanted to talk about was what we needed to modify in the dryland program for next and what we needed to do to get one particular swimmer to get specifically stronger. 27 of the championships’ were won preparing in a six lane shallow pool that most high schools would consider subpar. It has only been the last three years that they have been in their state of the art new facility. There is a lesson here, it is not about facilities, it is about people, great coaches interacting with great students turning them into great swimmers.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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