View Full Version : Jim Montgomery Named 2002 Speedo Masters Coach of the Year

Michael Collins
September 15th, 2002, 11:19 PM
Courtesy of Phil Whitten, www.swiminfo.com

Jim Montgomery, head coach of the Dallas Area Masters (DAM) won the USMS "Coach of the Year" Award. Montgomery was the first man to break 50 seconds for 100 meters freestyle, taking gold at the 1976 Olympics in 49.99 seconds. As a masters swimmer he has held several world records in his age group. With his partner, Bobby Patten, the Indiana University grad built hgis team from seven swimmers in 1981 to more than 500 today.