ABRAHAM “TITO” SOLANO

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Experience

  1. ASCA Level 3 coach

  2. Swim America Site Supervisor

  3. Certified Stroke Technician

  4. Blairwood Head Coach

  5. Over 30 years of competitive swimming

  6. Over 20 years coaching

  7. Assistant Swim Coach at University of Louisville

  8. University of Louisville collegiate swimmer

  9. Most Valuable Team Swimmer and Most Valuable Conference Swimmer at U of L

  10. Member of Ecuador Swim Team

  11. 16th place finish in 200 Breaststroke at World Championships in Rio de Janeiro

  12. 5 World Masters records (200 Breastroke)

  13. Gold, Silver, Bronze medal winner in international/regional games and championships for Ecuador

  14. Coached Ecuador national team at US World Cup in 1998 and 2004 World Championships

  15. Coached 3 swimmers who went on to Olympic Games: Katerina Klepkou, Caroline Burckle, and Clark Burckle

Degrees
• University of Louisville, B.A. Psychology with minor in Sociology

  1. University of Louisville, M.S. Social Work

  2. Certification in School Social Work


Favorite Stroke

  1. Breaststroke


Records

  1. 2018 PanAmerican Masters Championships - 1st place 400 IM, 2nd place 200 IM, 2nd place 100 Breaststroke, 2nd place 200 Breaststroke

  2. KY State Record - 200 Freestyle (at 2018 PanAmerican Masters Champs)

  3. Set Kentucky State Open record in 100 Breaststroke and 200 Breaststroke

  4. Set Ecuador record in Breaststroke and IM

  5. Set Kentucky State Masters records in multiple age groups

  6. Set US and Ecuadorean national records

What I love most about swimming is that it’s a lifelong sport! 


My favorite thing about being on a swim team is the lasting friendships I have made.


The best thing about being a swim coach is giving back to the sport that have given me so much.


            - Tito