Dean Boxall named International Coach of the Year at World Swimming Championships


Elite Swimming Coach Dean Boxall Named International Coach of the Year by U.S. Publication Swimming world.

Gaining the world’s attention at the Tokyo Olympics when he celebrated the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle of Ariarne Titmus, whom he coached, Boxall is considered one of the best coaches of swimming in the world having trained swimmers at state, national and international levels, including world championships and the Olympics.

Explaining the achievements of Boxall, Ian Hanson, Director of the Hanson Media Group and Swimming world‘s Oceania Correspondent, described Titmus’ victory as “one of the golden moments” of the Tokyo Games with the coach’s celebration of “Olympic proportions” that “Boxall was not going to let pass without leaving everything hang out “.

Hanson went on to write: “Boxall, 42, the eccentric and passionate South African-born coach, arrived in Australia with his family at the age of seven and has since been in the fast lane as a swimmer and trainer.

“As he plies his trade under the guidance of coaches like Olympic gold medalist coach Michael Bohl, the hours, days and years of blood, sweat and tears, rainy day sessions and sacrifice come together. are all come true for Boxall on a magical night at the Tokyo Olympic Aquatic Center.

“A special swimmer-coach relationship was born between Titmus and Boxall, based on absolute dedication and trust. This is why this partnership has developed this Midas touch. Few can say that this 400 freestyle showdown between Titmus and (reigning Olympic champion Katie) Ledecky was one of the most anticipated duels in the pool that captivated the world.

(When Titmus won) Boxall sparked a crazy celebration, bringing back memories of great Australian coach Laurie Lawrence, when her supercharged Duncan Armstrong won the Olympic gold in the 200 freestyle in Seoul in 1988. Boxall screamed with joy , threw his long blonde hair around, clutched at the top of a barrier at the top of the grandstand, rocked him like a professional wrestling legend and his childhood hero the ultimate warrior and leaned forward back with his hips forward before striking the air wildly.

The Indooroopilly-based St Peters Western Swim Club has grown into Australia’s premier high performance swimming club in recent years, sending no less than six athletes to the Tokyo Olympics, including legendary two-time Tokyo gold medalist Ariarne ‘ Arnie ‘Titmus.

In addition to his role with the Australian swim team, Boxall is a coach at the St Peters Western Swim Club, based in Indooroopilly.

Earlier this year he was named Coach of the Year and Youth Coach of the Year at the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Awards.

Image: Dean Boxall. Credit: Delly Carr / ASCTA.

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