Bob Steele gets honors and is to speak at the ISCA SWIM COACHES SUMMIT


AUGUST 24th-27th, 2021
We promised we would update you weekly on our Hall of Fame Inductees. This week, we will be covering another true legend of USA Swimming, Bob Steele.
Bob had over a 51-year coaching tenure, starting as a Club Coach in the Peoria and Carbondale areas of Illinois. He not only coached at Southern Illinois University, but he also received his undergraduate degree, and also received his Master’s degrees from the College of Education and Human Services from there.
Bob’s college coaching career is as follows:
  • 1970-1973 – Swim Coach, Northwestern University
  • 1973-1984 – Head Swim Coach, Southern Illinois University
  • 1984-1995 – Director of Athlete/Coach Development, United States Swimming
  • 1997-2004 – Head Swim Coach, California State University-Bakersfield
  • 2004-2010 – Master Coach/Consultant – USA Swimming
As a retired member of the USA-Swimming Master Coach/Consulting Program, he has coached at all levels with 17 swimmers World Ranked in 37 events, two American Record Holders, five NCAA ll Team Championships, seven NCAA II Record Holders, 9 NCAA I Top 20 finishes and six National Independent Championship teams.
He has conducted 120 USA-S Team Excellence Camps for teams with a world ranked underclass swimmer and fine coaching staff, along with over 50 of his Winning Spirit Racing Camps. He has presented to over 30,000 coaches at ASCA, FINA, LSC and H.S. Coaches Associations.
We want everyone to come and help celebrate Bob’s Induction into the ISCA Hall of Fame.
Special Note, besides his Games Gimmicks Challenges, he also was known as the fun coach who distracted pain. But since his retirement, he has also become a very talented artist.
We have 2 down, and 3 to go for our Inductees. John Urbanchek and Bob Steele. Hope you are excited as we are for who comes up next.
Science/Swim Training Concepts for Proposal
The first day of the Clinic, August 24th, includes presentations by Coaches and Sports Scientists.
The ISCA conference is calling for presentation proposals by coaches and scientists that explain the application of scientific concepts to swim training and performance. The most important criterion for acceptance is that the presentation includes science-based information that a coach can immediately apply to his or her swimmers to improve performance.
Presentation options include: 
  1. Discussion of the application of a scientific concept during training with performance outcomes.
  2. Summary of research findings with strategies to implement during training.
While coaches and scientists are welcome to submit either option, it is expected that coaches are most likely to submit Option 1 and scientists are most likely to submit Option 2.
Sample topics for either format may be:
  1. Training Intensity vs. Training Distance
  2. Deliberate Practice Strategies, and
  3. Index of Coordination
The deadline for proposal submission is June 30, 2021.
Presentation proposals are only accepted via the email to the ISCA Science Committee at The presentation must be written and presented in English. (If English is not your first language, please have it reviewed by a language editor.)
Presenters will be informed of the decision of the Scientific Committee by July 15, 2021.
  • Title of the presentation must describe the content precisely
  • Description of the value and significance of the topic to coaches
  • List of objectives and summary of content
  • Please note the submission length for proposal is maximum one page.
  • The presentation duration will be 55 minutes (maximum 45 minutes for actual presentation, with 10 minutes additional to allow for questions).
  • The maximum number of presenters is 3 (Please provide name, affiliation, and email address for each).
Please join us for a week of learning and an exciting celebration event!
General Registration is Now Open for the
11th Annual ISCA Coaches Summit.
2021 ISCA Summit Pricing
First 100 Coaches Registered…….. $250
Next 100 Coaches Registered…….. $275
After 200 Coaches the price will be $300
Whole Team Staff Registration
$250 for first Coach
$200 for each additional Coach
After five coaches the rest are FREE
Spouse of any Coach attending $100
College Students $150
Hall of Fame Induction Banquet $75 additional
For any questions regarding the clinic, please contact the Clinic Director Jeff Allen at (918) 214-3905, and his email is
Int Swim Coaches Assoc | (540) 904-2666 | ;| 2721 Brambleton Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

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