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Sergio Lopez Miro is a 4 time Olympic coach and a 2 time Olympian…winning a bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Games.  He was named Director of Virginia Tech Swimming and Diving in May of 2018.  Since taking the helm, the Hokies have seen a quick raise in the national rankings, finishing in the top 10 the past 2 years.  Internationally there were  10 swimmers coached by Lopez at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic


Sergio graduated from American University in 1992 with a degree in Kinesiology and was a 9 time All-American.  He began his coaching career as a volunteer at Arizona in 1994 before becoming the technical director at the Cantabric Swimming Federation in Santander, Spain.  He returned to the US as Head Coach of Hillenbrand Aquatics in Tucson, Arizona.  He then rejoined the college ranks as an assistant at Northwestern. From here he became the Head Coach at the University of West Virginia where he was named Big 12 Coach of the Year 2 times.  


Lopez Miro then when to the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida where his boys claimed 4 SW Nationals Championships and his girls were runner-up 2 times.  His list of notable pupils included Olympic gold medalists and NCAA champions Ryan Murphy and Joseph Schooling (of Singapore).  He then took a position with the Singapore Swimming Association where he created and coached at their National Training Center.


He then spent 2 years as the Associate Head Coach at Auburn before heading to Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.  Sergio and his wife Sandy have two children…Harley and Cobi.

  • 4x Olympic Head Coach

  • Olympic Medalist

  • Virginia Tech Head Coach

  • Coached 8 swimmers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sergio Lopez

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