Eastern States Clinic for Swimmers and Coaches to unfold at King of Prussia, PA, in October

46th Annual Eastern States Swim Clinic


ISCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

October 13, 14 & 15th 

Philadelphia (King of Prussia), PA

At the door Admission:

Chris Plumb

Chirs is the head coach of Carmel High School and Carmel Swim Club since 2006. 

During that time Carmel High School has won 9 National and 25 Indiana State Championships. The girls’ team have won 34 consecutive state titles which is the longest winning streak nationally in any sport.

Although successful, the club team did not have a single individual qualify for Junior, Seniors, or Olympics Trials before Plumb’s took the reins in 2006. Since then, Carmel has had as many as 17 swimmers qualify for a single Olympic Trials including two who represented the USA in the Tokyo Olympics. Overall, Carmel Swim Club has been a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club 10 times since 2010.

Chris succeeds not just in inspiring his swimmers with his character and coaching but also through his actions. He swam at Indiana University where he was an All-American.

Chris lives in Carmel with his wife, Emily and sons William and Nicholas.

  • Head Coach Carmel High School and Carmel Swim Club
  • 9 National High School Champs
  • 25 Indiana High School Champs
  • USA Swimming Gold Medal Club

Mark Shubert

  • Head Olympic Coach
  • National Team Director
  • 53 USA Swimming Team Championships
  • NCAA Team Champions at University Texas and USC

David Marsh

  • Head Olympic Coach
  • Associate Head Coach CAL
  • 49 Olympians 14 countries
  • Head Coach Team Elite  formerly SwimMAC North Carolina

Kate Lundsten

  • Head Coach FINA Junior World Championships
  • Head Coach Aquajets (MN)
  • Head Coach Eden Prairie HA 4 state championships

Dr. Ernie Maglischo

  • 17 NCAA D2 Nat’l Champs
  • PhD Exercise Physiology Ohio State University
  • 38 years college & club
  • World renown author & speaker

Dr. Allen Goldberg

  • Competitive Advantage
  • Sports Peformence consult
  • PhD Psychology University Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Lecturer & author

Cullen Jones

  • Olympic Gold medalist
  • World record holder
  • Ambassador for USA Swimming Foundation, Member of the board at Speedo
  • North Carolina State grad

Breeja Larson

  • Olympic and World Championship gold medal
  • NCAA Champions and American record holder
  • Texas A&M graduate

Bethany Tilson

  • SwimmersBest - One Swim
  • training aid inventor
  • Sea Wolves (GA) Swim Club
  • technique coach
ISCA Hall of Fame program cover with blue band

Sergio Lopez Miro

Sergio Lopez Miro, four-time Olympic Coach, two-time Olympian and bronze medal winner, was named the Director of Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving in May 2018.

Since Lopez Miro took the helm, the Hokies have seen a raise in the national rankings. The 2020-21 season was a breakout season for both the men's and women’s teams. On the men’s side, the Hokies recorded an 11th place finish at NCAA Championships; the highest finish in school history, combined with the most points scored in school history (135). The Hokies followed that up with another 11th-place finish in 2022, breaking the record with 143 points from the men.

The Hokies turned in four All-Americans and eight school records in 2022. The women also added an All-American during the 2022 season.

The women finished 21st in 2021, with the 2nd highest finish in school history, scoring the most points in school history (55). Through these performances, the Hokies earned 15 All-American Honors.

The Hokies also made a splash at the 2021 ACC Championship meet where Youssef Ramadan was named ACC Freshman of the Year (20-21). Youssef also became the fastest freshman in NCAA History with his performance in the 100 Butterfly (44.32).

Since taking over the program in 2018, the Hokies have seen 39 school records, 34 All-American performers and an ACC Champion. Lopez Miro’s Hokies have rewritten the all-time top-10 list with the men’s team producing 178 top-10 performances, while the women’s team has produced an impressive 121 Top-10 performances.

His program has also excelled in the classroom. For the past three seasons, both the men’s and women’s teams were named CSCAA Scholar All-American Teams. Forty-eight Hokies have been named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans; and 20 to the All-ACC Academic Team.

Lopez Miro sent 16 Hokies to the 2020 Olympic Trials. While the Hokies had a strong showing at trials, it was highlighted by AJ Pouch’s performance in the 200 Breaststroke with a fifth-place finish, as well as Blake Manoff’s semi-final appearance in the 100 Fly.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics saw eight athletes coached under Lopez Miro heading into the games. Highlighted by current Hokie Youssef Ramadan placing 16th overall in the 100m Butterfly with an Egyptian national record time of 51.67. Another notable performance was that of Santo Condorelli winning a silver medal in the 400 Free Relay.

Lopez Miro joined the Hokies after spending the two seasons as the associate head coach at Auburn University, following a two-year stint as the head high performance coach of the Singapore Swimming Association.

Prior to joining the Hokies, Lopez Miro had head coaching experience at West Virginia University from 2004-07, where he was a two-time Big East Men's Coach of the Year. During the 2006-07 season, the Mountaineers went undefeated with a regular season record of 13-0.

Following his stint at WVU, Lopez led the prestigious Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida from 2007-14. During his tenure, he led both the boys' and girls' teams to state titles and his teams held five of the 11 independent school national high school records. In addition, the boys team claimed four national titles, while the girls finished as runners-up twice. His list of notable pupils while at Bolles includes Olympic gold medalists and NCAA champions Ryan Murphy and Joseph Schooling.

While working with the Singapore Swimming Association, Lopez Miro created and coached at the National Training Center, where he worked with 33 of the best swimmers in the country. He developed and coached the first Olympic gold medalist, Schooling, in Singapore's history. He is a three-time Olympic team coach, serving as the head coach for Singapore at the 2016 Rio games and as an assistant in 2012 for the London games. In addition, Lopez Miro was the head coach for Netherlands Antilles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The Barcelona, Spain native was a member of the Spanish national team from 1984-96. He won a silver medal at the 1993 World Championships and has held European and U.S. Open records as well as 14 records in Spain. Lopez Miro claimed a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in the 200 breaststroke.

Lopez Miro began his coaching career as a volunteer at Arizona from 1994-96. From 1996-97 he was the technical director at the Cantabric Swimming Federation in Santander, Spain, before returning to the U.S. to serve as the head coach at Hillenbrand Aquatics in Tucson, Arizona.

He returned to the college ranks to serve as an assistant (2000-03) coach at Northwestern before being promoted to associate head coach in 2003. While there, he helped the Wildcats produce seven All-Americans, eight Big Ten champions, a Big Ten Swimmer of the Year and a Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Lopez graduated from American University in 1992 with a degree in Kinesiology. During his collegiate career, Lopez Miro earned nine All-American honors in the breaststroke and IM events.

Tom Himes

Tom Himes Head Coach / CEO, Head Age Group Coach, North Baltimore Aquatic Club

Duties and dates at NBAC range from 1985 – 2002 / 2009 - Present. 

Tom Himes, in his 50th year of coaching as of September of 2023, began with summer league teams from 1975 – 1980. In 1979, Tom began year-round coaching at the Howard County  YMCA, coaching 8-&-Under swimmers. In 1980, Tom took over as the Head Coach of Howard  County YMCA and remained there until 1985.

Tom accepted the Head Age Group position at the North  Baltimore Aquatic Club in 1985 and continued in that role until 2002.

In 2002 Tom left NBAC and  accepted the Head Age Group Position at the Retriever Aquatic Club. Tom remained in the position until  2006.

Tom then did two short stints as the Head Age Group Coach at two different programs (GTAC  2006 – 2007 & LBA 2007 – 2009) before returning to NBAC in 2009.

In 2011 Tom again became the Head Age Group Coach at NBAC, a position he still holds in 2023. In addition, Tom became the NBAC Head Coach / CEO in 2016 and remains in that position as well .

Tom also was in the college coaching ranks while still doing the age-group job:

  • Towson University  (1999 – 2001),
  • UMBC (2002 – 2006), and
  • Towson (2007 – 2009). 

Tom has coached numerous swimmers to more than 600 National Top 10/Top 16 rankings, including  105 number one rankings and 39 National Age Group Records as well as multiple swimmers in the USA  Swimming ALL Time TOP 100 rankings. Tom’s swimmers have set more than 500 Maryland LSC records. Tom has coached at least one swimmer in every SCY / LCM season  in each of the last 40 years to National Top 10/Top 16 rankings. 

Tom coached Olympic Gold Medalists, Michael Phelps and Beth Botsford, as age groupers  and has produced countless other Junior and National Team Athletes as well as numerous swimmers  that have gone onto NCAA success.

Tom’s NBAC Age Group Teams have never lost a SCY or LCM Maryland Swimming Championship Meet.  Tom’s NBAC team won multiple ASCA Motivational Team Championships and remains a perennial TOP  20 Age Group Team and Virtual Club Championship Team.  

In addition, Tom has served on National, Zone and Local Swimming committees for the past 39 years.  He has served on the Maryland Swimming Board of Directors, in various capacities, for the past 39 years and is currently the Maryland Swimming Technical Planning Director. 

Tom is a multiple time Maryland Swimming Age Group Coach / Maryland Swimming Age Group Staff of  the year recipient. The award was actually renamed the “Tom Himes Age Group Coaching Staff of the Year Award” in 2005. Tom was awarded the ASCA Faster and Fitter Age Group Coach of the Year in 2015. Tom has been a 7 time Top 50 and 5 Time Top 10 Finalist for the Award. 

Tom was inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005. 

Tom has been married for 38 Years to Betty Himes and has two Children, Matthew (34) and Rebecca  (30). 

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy graduated from West Chester University in eastern Pennsylvania in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. From there he started a legendary journey in the swimming world.

Upon completing college, Tim became an assistant coach under Bob Mattson at the Wilmington Aquatic Club in New Jersey. Probably the best learning experience a young coach could of gotten on his journey to coaching.

From Wilmington he moved to a 13-year run as Head Coach at the nationally recognized, Wilton YMCA Wahoos in Wilton, Connecticut. He led the Wahoos to seven National YMCA Championships and was named, YMCA National Coach of the Year in 1989. Murphy also garnered many Connecticut Swimming Coach of the Year Honors.

In 1998 Murphy was named the Head Coach of Harvard's Men's Swim Team. During his time with Crimson, Murphy compiled a 122-11 dual meet record and captured six Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League titles. He posted seven undefeated dual meet seasons and brought three top-20 recruiting classes to Cambridge, Massachusetts, during his final three seasons.

While at Harvard Murphy was appointed as the Head Olympic Coach for the Men's Open Water Team at the 2012 Olympic Games.

After the Olympics, Murphy was appointed Head Men's and Women's Coach at Penn State University. Murphy's teams continue to excel, both academically and athletically. Murphy has placed multiple athletes on Olympic, World University, Pan-Pacific and Pan-American teams.

Friday's Extra Course with Ernie Maglischo, Ph.D.

Maglischo's extra course at the Eastern States Clinic


  • Schedule for the swimmers shown below is underlined.


  • 9 am - 5 pm  Dr. Ernie Maglischo delivers an additional course. 
  • 6 - 7 pm: Dryland Class
  • 7 - 8 pm: Technology Corner
  • 8 - 9:15 pm: Pennsylvania High School Coaches Roundtable with Mark Rauterkus
  • 8 - 9:15 pm: Informal Social & Raffle – Exhibit Hall


  • 7:30 - 8:15 am: Registration & Exhibit Hall Open (Breakfast available)
  • 8 am: Buses leave for the pool with swimmers (Jones & Larson)
  • 8:15 - 9:15 am: Marsh: Breaststroke – Teaching Progressions & Common Errors
  • 9:15 - 9:45 am: Visit the Exhibit Hall                                            
  • 9:45 - 10:45 am: Lundsten: How to Plan a Short Season
  • 10:45 - 11:15 am: Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 11:15 - 12:15 pm: Goldberg: Getting Parents to Work with You, Not Against You
  • 11:00 am: Buses leave pool for hotel
  • 11:30 - 12:15 pm: Jones & Larson with swimmers (Q&A)
  • 12:15 - 1:30 pm: Lunch Break (Lunch available - Exhibit Hall)
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Plumb: Backstroke – Teaching Progressions & Common Errors
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Marsh with swimmers
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm: Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 3 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
  • 3 - 4 pm: Marsh: The Benefits of Training Aids
  • 3 - 4 pm: Jones & Larson with swimmers
  • 4:15 pm: Buses depart for pool (with coaches)
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm: Pool Practicum for Coaches: Olympians Jones & Larson with Marsh, Plumb & Lundsten
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm: Goldberg with Swimmers (at hotel)
  • 6:15 - 7:15 pm: Clinic Social & Raffle (food and drink provided)
  • 7:15 pm: Take your seats for the special event
  • 7:30pm – 8:30 pm     ISCA Hall of Fame Induction


  • 7 am: Exhibit Hall Open (Breakfast available)
  • 7:45 am: Buses leave for the pool with swimmers (Jones & Larson)
  • 7:45 - 8:45 am: Schubert: Butterfly - Teaching Progressions & Common Errors
  • 8:45 - 9:15 am: Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 9:15 - 10:15 am: Plumb: Creating Dynamic Practices Applicable to All Ages
  • 10:15 - 10:45 am: Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 10:45 am: Buses leave from pool for hotel
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am: Schubert: IM as a Developmental Philosophy
  • 11:15 - Noon: Jones & Larson with swimmers (Autograph time)
  • Noon - 1 pm: Lunch Break (Lunch available - Exhibit Hall)
  • 1 - 2 pm: Lundsten: Freestyle – Teaching Progressions & Common Errors
  • 1 - 2 pm: Schubert with swimmers
  • 2 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
  • 2 - 3 pm: Goldberg: Training Mentally Tough Swimmers
  • 2 - 3 pm: Lundsten & Plumb with swimmers- Training Your Brain
  • 3 - 4: Goldberg with Swimmers
  • 3 - 4 pm: Jones & Larson: What Do You Want to Know? (Autograph/mingle at end)

For more questions, or to be a vendor in the exhibit hall, contact Jill Greenleaf, head swim coach at Skidmore, 518-580-5368, Jgreenle@skidmore.edu.

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