Award-Winning Swim Coach Leads LBHS Team to Victories

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As Long Beach High School’s Varsity Girls Swim Team wrapped up an all-star fall season, Head Coach John Skudin earned two prominent distinctions for leading the athletes to success. Skudin was named Long Island Coach of the Year as well as Nassau County Conference I Swim Coach of the Year.

Skudin has served as the team’s head coach for 11 years, and he has also coached mens and womens teams at St. John’s University and Cornell University. He is a two-time recipient of the Big East Coach of the Year honor and was recognized as Co-Coach of the Year for Nassau County Boys Swimming in 2015.

“To me, it’s not about the awards…it’s about the kids,” Skudin said. “Success takes hard work…there are no surprises around swimming.”
This year, the Long Beach High School Varsity Girls Swim Team captured five state titles, six county records, two state records, five All-American titles and one All-American Honorable Mention. The team recently placed third in the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships and second in the New York State Federation.