Ron Turner (coach)

Ron Turner is a USA Swimming National Team coach based in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Currently, he is a lead coach of Stingrays Swimming in Woodstock, GA. Prior to his coaching with the Stingrays, he was the head coach of the Jiangsu Swimming Team in Nanjing, China, where he was the coach for Chinese National Team members.

Turner has 26 years of coaching experience, having coached at numerous collegiate programs and nationally ranked club teams, including Indiana University (Bloomington), the YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team (Raleigh North Carolina), and Irvine Novaquatics (Irvine California).

Turner was the Head Assistant Coach for the Hoosiers from 2001–2003, helping them achieve their first ever Women's Big Ten Championship Title. While head coach of the YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team in Raleigh, North Carolina, Turner led his team to a 2006 YMCA Combined National Championship title, producing a number of individual and relay National Champions. Turner was named the 2006 National YMCA Coach of the Year, and was honored as the North Carolina Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006.

Along with team championships, Turner coached a number of swimmers to the international level, having athletes at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia as well as the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China.

In 2006 Turner coached swimmer Charlie Houchin to the USA National Team. In 2012, Houchin qualified as a member of the USA Olympic Team, where he won a gold medal as a member of the Men's 800 meter freestyle relay. "

Turner has served as assistant coach for the USA Women's team in the 2007 Pan American Games as well as a coach for the 2007 Indonesian World Championship Team.

Turner, originally from Florence, South Carolina, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (B.S.).





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