|Full name||Kenneth Monfore Nitzkowski|
|National team||United States|
September 7, 1929|
|Died||July 28, 2016(aged 86)|
|Strokes||Breaststroke, Butterfly, Water Polo|
|College team||University of California, Los Angeles|
Kenneth Monfore "Monte" Nitzkowski (September 7, 1929 – July 28, 2016) was an American former competition swimmer and water polo coach. He represented the United States in the 200-meter butterfly at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he finished with the eleventh-best time overall. Nitzkowski acted as the U.S. water polo assistant coach at the 1968 Olympics and was appointed head coach for the 1972, 1980 and 1984 games.
After transferring from Fullerton Junior College, he swam and played water polo for the UCLA Bruins in 1950 and 1951. He became one of the world's foremost authorities in water polo by coaching Long Beach City College to 32 conference water polo championships and 12 conference swim titles during 1954 to 1989.
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- Beck, Martin (2000-06-27). "Putting Resources in the Pool; Training: Cooperative effort by city, military, USOC and U.S. Water Polo has given national teams home in Los Alamitos.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
- "Monte Nitzkowski Inducted Into UCLA Athletics Hall Of Fame". UCLA Water Polo. Archived from the original on 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
- Nitzkowski, Monte, United States Tactical Water Polo, Sports Support Syndicate / Mark Rauterkus (1994). ISBN 1-878602-93-4.
- Monte Nitzkowski – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
- Monte Nitzkowski (USA) – Honor Coach profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
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