Upcoming Officials Clinics

    STROKE & TURN CLINICS

    June 14, 2016
    7:00 PM
    River Hill Pool, Columbia MD
    Meeting Room is right next to the pool
    6330 Trotter Road
    Clarksville, MD
    Facilitator: Dipper Wettstein



    STARTER CLINICS

    CHIEF JUDGE CLINICS
      

    ADMIN OFFICIALS CLINICS

    REFEREE CLINICS

    NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

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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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On February 12, 2010 – Our very First Trivia Question was: In what year did Backstroke make its first appearance in the Olympic Games?  For our very Last Trivia Question (the game is ending after 6 really fun -and educational -  years!) we are gong to ask that same question..  Alissa Ling from RAC, was our first winner…will you be our final winner??

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