Dick Hannula

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Dick Hannula
Dick Hannula.jpg
Hannula in January 2008
Medal record
Men's Swimming
Competitor for the  United States
Summer Universiade
Gold 1977 Sofia 400m Freestyle
Gold 1977 Sofia 4x200m Freestyle

Dick Hannula is a swimming coach in Tacoma, Washington who coached for Tacoma Swim Club also known as TSC. In 1980, he was chosen as the National High School Swim Coach of the Year, and in 1990 was the commissioner of swimming for the Goodwill Games. A four-term president of the National Swimming Association, he coached the US National Swim Team in 1973, 1975 (in the Pan American Games), 1976, 1978, and 1985. He managed the national swim team in 1979, at the 1984 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] A member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Hannula became the assistant coach for The University of Puget Sound's men's and women's swim teams in the 2007-2008 season and coaches for Tacoma Swim Club on a regular basis. He resides in North Tacoma with his wife, Sylvia. Hannula is of Finnish and Austrian origin.[2]

Hannula is the author of Coaching Swimming Successfully. ISBN 0-7360-4519-8. ,The Swim Coaching Bible. ISBN 0-7360-3646-6.  and [3] The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II. Hannula is the inventor of Han's Paddles, the first "holed" paddles Template:Http://www.hanspaddles.com/.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dick Hannula, American Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ Withers, Bud (2006-05-23). "Hannula a maker of swimming champions". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  3. ^ Hannula, Dick (2012). The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II. Human Kinetics. p. 368. ISBN 9780736094085.