One of the most successful swimming coaches is Doug Frost who was born on November 11, 1943 in Orange, New South Wales. He lives in Australia and most of the swimming fans know him as the coach of Australian "rocket" Ian Thorpe. He has many rewards for his services and now Doug Frost is "Honor of Life Member" of the Padstow Swim Club and of the ASCA (Australian Swim Coaches Association), New South Wales.
The Australian national swimming teams in 1995 - 1999 at Pan-Pacific Games were coached by Doug Frost; he was also a coach of the Australian national swimming team in 1998 SWC (Swimming World Championship) and Commonwealth Games; Doug Frost served as a coach of the Australian national swimming team in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He has great social life in 80-s and 90-s and in that period Doug is a director at the Australian Swim Coaches Association; also Doug Frost founds his own school of swimming which is called Doug Frost Swim School.
Beginning from 1978 Doug Frost trained many young and talented swimmers. His most well-known "pupil" Ian Thorpe should be grateful to Doug but some years ago Ian changed unexpectedly coaches and after that Doug left the Sutherland club, because he wanted to begin again in Southport, Queensland. Last year, Doug was assigned the general coach of the Australian Institute of Sport swimming program.
Rohan Taylor is one of the most successful swimming coaches. He is originally from Australia and that`s why his swimming training work concerns swimming club of Carey Aquatic based in the capital of Australia. Now he trains some well-known swimmers including Shayne Reese, Sarah Katsoulis and
Danni Miatke, who is the "king" of the 50m butterfly and he is a world champion. Before that Rohan Taylor has coached the Irvine Novaquatics, Laguna Hills High School, Saddleback Valley Aquatics and Shoalhaven Academy.
In December 2005 an interesting situation happened when Rohan Taylor organized a camp for trainings with the Royal Australian Navy for his swimmers and Rohan was officially upbraided by Australian Swimming hierarchy.
Don Gambril is one of the most successful swimming coaches in the United States of America. He is known as the American swimming coach. He became famous after 1984 when he coached the U.S. Olympic swimming team; he was also an Assistant of the U.S. Olympic Coach in previous Olympic Games in 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1980. Don Gambril trained many famous swimmers, such as Mary Meagher, Nancy Hogshead, Sharon Stouder, Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi.
But he trained not only American swimmers, for example he coached Jonty Skinner from South Africa and Sweden swimmer Gunnar Larsson. It is very interesting that Don Gambril has been a head coach at the Alabama University for 28 years. Being one of the most successful swimming coaches Don Gambril
began to train in 1971 and continued coaching women's team for 11 years and the men's team for 17 years. Don has such honorable reward as the United States Swimming Award which was given to him in 1983. He is also a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Don Gambril decided to retire in 1990.