Upcoming Officials Clinics

    Annual Official's Clinic
    September 27, 2014
    JCC at Owings Mills
    3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    Registration 7:45 AM
    Performa(theatre)
    Rooms TBD

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    Stroke and Turn Clinic
    Monday, October 6, 2014
    U.S. Naval Academy
    Lejeune Hall (Pool)
    Upstairs Classroom
    6:30 PM
    Facilitator and Contact:
    Shana Carella


    Apprentice
    Stroke & Turn Clinic
     

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
    6 PM
    McDonogh School - Osborne Room
    Facilitated by: Holly Chabbott
    Contact: Holly Chabbott
      

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    Frank R. Comfort

    A native of Harrrisburg, PA and 1967 graduate of Syracuse University, Frank Comfort began coaching propitiously with a 7-0 record as the Freshman Coach at University of North Carolina in 1968.  Luckily for Baltimore, Frank left Carolina to become Head Coach of John Hopkins University for the 1968-69 season.  Frank took a neophyte team quickly to peak heights with a Middle Atlantic Championship by 1971.  In 1975 and 1976 his teams were NCAA III runner-ups and the 1977 team won the championship.  Returning to Carolina in 1978, Frank has become the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history with his eighteenth conference title in 1995.  Frank has served United States Swimming numerous times including being Olympic Festival Coach, as World University Games Coach and as Goodwill Games Head Coach.

     

    In 1970 Frank began coaching a young Age Grouper named Wendy Weinberg.   By 1973 Wendy had blossomed into an international star with four Gold Medals at the eighth Maccabiah Games.  In 1975 Wendy won the 800 Free at the Pan American Games in Mexico City.   With this solid background, Frank prepared Wendy for the greatest challenge of all in 1976 – swimming against the new East German Woman’s swim machine.   Wendy’s mental and physical preparation were up to the task as she came from behind to finish third in the 800 Meter Free in 8:42.60 under both the World and Olympic Records up to the Games.

     

    Frank Comfort’s career at Carolina has allowed him the opportunity to coach numerous great swimmers including Olympians Ann Marshall, great NCAA Champion Sue Walsh and numerous all-Americans.  However, Frank’s time in Maryland remains a valued time for Maryland swimming history.

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    New Question: On the walls of Swimmer's Cave, Stone Age people, 10,000 years ago,  can be seen swimming what stroke? (What is the oldest swimming stroke?) 

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