Dave Salo to retire as USC swimming coach at end of March

January 16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Salo will retire as Southern California men's and women's swimming coach after 14 years when the season ends in late March, but he will continue coaching Olympic hopefuls who train on the school's campus.

Salo said Thursday that after the Tokyo Games end in August he will continue with Novaquatics Swim Club, where he worked from 1990 to 2006 before taking over at USC.

Salo served as head U.S. women's coach at the 2013 and 2015 world championships, and head men's coach at the 2005 worlds and last year's short course world meet. He was an assistant on U.S. Olympic staffs in 2000, ‘04 and ’12.

Among the top swimmers he coached at USC were Olympians Haley Anderson, Amanda Beard, Katinka Hosszu, Lenny Krayzelburg, Jason Lezak, Ous Mellouli, Vladimir Morozov, Aaron Peirsol, and Rebecca Soni.

At USC, Salo produced 89 women's All-Americans and 76 on the men's side, winning a combined 22 NCAA individual and six relay titles. He was named Pac-12 coach of the year in 2016 when the women's team won its first-ever league title.

He was a USC assistant under Peter Daland from 1986 to 1990.


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