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Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas

  • Sports Physiologist

  • PhD Russian Academy of Physical Education in Moscow

  • Former USA Swimming Director of Physiology and Sports Science

  • High Performance Director at USA Pentathlon

Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas is considered by many to be one of the world’s most accomplished sports physiologists.  Genadijus was USA Swimming’s Director of Physiology & Director of Sport Science. There he developed several innovative testing programs for USA Swimming Olympic and National Team members (including lactate clearance tests, land/water strength tests, biomechanical analysis, and training design programs).

He evaluated athletes at all levels including our top Olympic athletes and teams.  He tested, evaluated, and advised USA Swimming’s National Team and Olympic Team athletes and coaches before and during all major international competitions and Olympic Games -- including gold medalists and world record holders Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Dara Torres, Jenny Thompson, Ryan Lochte, Aaron Peirsol, Gary Hall Jr., Anthony Ervin, Lenny Krayzelburg, Cullen Jones, and more.


Genadijus has provided testing feedback and advice to high school and club coaches, in addition to power house universities such as Stanford, California Berkeley, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Southern California, Alabama, Auburn, Arizona, Arizona State, North Carolina, and South Carolina, to name a few.


Genadijus received his doctorate from the Russian Academy of Physical Education in Moscow, where he used physiological, biochemical, and pedagogical testing programs to assess adaptation in swimming to different workloads. He received his BS and MS degrees from Lithuanian University of Sport. 

Dr. Sokolovas will be testing the athletes as part of the Swimmers’ Clinic pool sessions on Saturday and Sunday, and offering an optional add-on course for coaches on Friday afternoon, prior to the clinic start. Course name and description will be posted soon.

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