AUGUST 24th-27th, 2021
We are excited to announce that we will be holding the 11th Annual ISCA Swim Coaches Summit at the beautiful Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Florida. We want all of you to attend. It will be an exciting time with the completion of the Olympics. We will be able to get a first-hand update of the stories behind the stories at the 2021 Olympics.
We want both young and old coaches to come, learn, share and enjoy being back in as close to normal situation that we've had in the last year and a half.

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen will be ISCA's Summit Director. Jeff has more than thirty years of coaching experience, along with having been the Eastern Zone Development Director for USA Swimming. Jeff was also responsible for forming the Swim Coaches Idea Exchange Group on Facebook, which is viewed and used more than any other Facebook site for swimming. Jeff's contact information is (918) 214-3905, and his email is Summit-Team@SwimISCA.org. Please contact Jeff if you have any questions about the summit. Everything also can be found on our website at SwimISCA.org. ISCA is excited to have Jeff on board.
We will be honoring five coaches into the ISCA Hall of Fame. Each week for the next five weeks, we will share career details on each coach. They will join the following coaches into the ISCA Hall of Fame.

Eddie Reese
Frankie Bell
Dick Jochums

Bill Sweetenham
Bob Gillett
Mark Schubert
Dudley Duncan

Kevin Waldon
Bill Rose
Mark Bernardino
Gregg Troy
Jim Ellis
The first introduction for a 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee:
Coach John Urbanchek

Coach Urbanchek was born August 23, 1936. For most of you, that was long before you came into this world, and he's still going stronger than most of us here today. That in itself is a Hall of Fame honor! Coach Urbanchek attended the University of Michigan, where he was both an All American and member of the 1959 and 1961 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship Team. After college, he had an illustrious career at Anaheim High School (1963-1978) where he coached both swimming and water polo. Not only enough coaching two teams and teaching full time, he also co-founded the Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team (FAST Swimming, Fullerton, California).
In December of 2019, the newly-rebuilt pool at Anaheim High School was officially renamed the John Urbanchek Aquatic Complex.
After leaving Anaheim High School in 1978, he became the Head Coach for Long Beach State, where he coached the 49er's Swim Program for five years. Coach Urbanchek then started in 1982 the Renaissance of the Michigan Men's swimming program. Within four years, he won the Big 10 swim championship and then continued to win another 9 in a row, establishing a Decade of Dominance. Did I mention to say, during that time he also won the NCAA Championship and won a total of thirteen Big 10 Championships during his time. He also was on the staff of seven Olympic Swimming Teams: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012.Two of them were after he retired.
Upon retiring from Michigan in 2004, he assisted the school club team (Club Wolverine). He was inducted into both the International Swimming Hall of Fame 2008 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
So much for retirement. In 2018 he became USA Swimming National Team Technical Advisor, which he held until 2020 and won the USA Swimming Award.
To the Man who will NEVER RETIRE, we take great privilege of honoring you!
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 havriluk@swimmingtechnology.com. 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

Int Swim Coaches Assoc | (540) 904-2666 | info@swimisca.org | 2721 Brambleton Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

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