Mission Viejo Nadadores
Its head coach is Bill Rose. Its top open water swimmers include double world championship medalist Ashley Twichell, multi-national champion Chloe Sutton, and two-time FINA World Cup champion Christine Jennings and a number of other national-level open water swimmers like David Heron, Janardan Burns, Nicholas Norman and Brooke Lorentzen.
Bill Rose is a highly recognized coach in the sport of swimming, both pool and open water, within the United States and overseas. Coach Rose has coached top open water swimmers like world champion Ashley Twichell, FINA World Cup winner Christine Jennings, 2008 Beijing Olympian Chloe Sutton as well as the late Fran Crippen.
Coach Rose is married to legendary age-group and ocean swimming coach Siga Rose.
In 1968 when the Nadadores team was formed, it was comprised of 25 swimmers who competed in local events. In 1974, the Nadadores women won their first National Championship title. Since that time, the Nadadores have won 47 National Team Championships, 12 Olympic Gold Medals, 7 Olympic Silver Medals, 1 Olympic Bronze Medal, 5 Individual World Championship titles and 148 individual National Championships. The Nadadores have broken 91 American Records, 22 World Records and have produced more than 135 All-Americans.
In 1992 ownership of the Nadadores passed from the Mission Viejo Company to the Mission Viejo Nadadores Foundation which oversees both the team’s swim and dive programs. The foundation is run by volunteer parents who dedicate hundreds of hours on a monthly basis to the sports of swimming and diving.
- 47 national team titles
- 148 national champions
- 91 American records
- 22 world records
- 20 Olympic medals (12 gold + 7 silver + 1 bronze)
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