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Ron Aitken

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Ronald Aitken is the head coach of the Sandpipers of Nevada, one of the top age group competitive swimming teams in America.

FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships[edit]

He served at the head coach of the USA Swimming team at the 2014 and 2016 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

Coaching Career[edit]

  • 2016, 2012. 2008, 2000 Olympic Trial Qualifiers. 11 Different Athletes 12 Different Events.
  • 2016, 15,14,13,12,11,10, & 2009 Team USA National Junior Team Member and Coach. Seven consecutive years.
  • 2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships Team USA
  • 2013 FINA World Cup Coach Team USA
  • Four Time Speedo Sectional Champions
  • Four Time Nevada State Club Team Championship
  • American Swim Coaches Association Award of Excellence
  • Six-Time Nevada State Runner Up.
  • Five-Time Southern California Winter Age Group Champions
  • Five-Time Southern Nevada Swim Coaches Association Sunset Coach of the Year
  • College Athletic Scholarship Winners, College Academic Scholarship Winners, Individual State Champions, Individual State records, High School All-Americans, NCSA All-Americans, High School Swimming Academic All-Americans, USA Swimming Academic All-Americans, New team records, Junior Olympic Champions, National Top 10 Rankings, Junior National Champions, National Age Group Record Holders, National Qualifiers with Top 8 appearances


  • 2019 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year
  • 2019 USA Swimming Open Water Achievement Award
  • 2017 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year
  • 2016 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year

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Sandpipers of Nevada[edit]

Since 1968, the Clark County Sandpipers of Nevada has established itself as a premier youth sports program in the Las Vegas area and one of the top club swim teams in the United States. The Sandpipers, along with being recognized amongst the few Silver Medal Swim Clubs in the country, offers a comprehensive program that satisfies the needs of novice swimmers to Olympic hopeful athletes. The Sandpiper Swim Team is a member of the Southern California Swimming Association of USA Swimming. The Clark County Sandpipers is a non-profit corporation (ID #88-0151712) and is administered through a board of directors comprised of parent volunteers and coaches. The Sandpiper Foundation is built upon a tremendous amount of hard work by many volunteers, coaches, parents, and swimmers.

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