Timothy Swords Texas State Strength and Power HoF inductee 2021

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A brief personal history:
I've been a strength athlete , Olympic lifter, Administrator and Coach for 47 years. 

What lead you to your sport:
I was always interested in being strong. It was something that my family was interested in as athletes and it was also promoted by my father. Strength training gave us opportunity to play sports at a high level. I also was a avid reader of the York fitness magazines. 


Achievements in your sport:
I competed in over 50 competitions as a athlete.
Bronze medalist at the National Sports Festival
NCAA silver medalist in 1981 and 1982
I have coached 58 national champions at all levels 
I have coached 7 Junior World team members
7 Pan Am team members 
World team members and world champion Sarah Robles
Pan Am Games champion Sarah Robles
Olympic bronze medalist Sarah Robles
I have been on the coaching staff for 25 USA teams
AAU coach of the Year
USA Olympic Committee volunteer coach if the year 3 times 
Gayle Hatch award winner
Larry Barnholth award for technical coaching 2018 and 2019
Order of Ikkos medal for coaching in the Rio Olympic Games 2016
National award for outstanding contribution to mens weightlifting 2008

State, National and World records. ( Using bullet form)
W Va state records
N C state records
Tx Masters records They are no longer records 

Other accomplishments.
LWC President for 20 South Texas 

Other activities within the sport i.e. Judge, meet director, trainer, demonstrations, community actvities etc.

Put on weightlifting clinics all through Tx
Meet director for the World Team Trials in Houston Tx 
Meet director for the National Junior championships Houston Tx
Help set up for the World Championships in 2015 Houston Tx
Worked at the OTC camps in Colorado Springs several years. LWC judge 25 years.  
Put in dozens of local competitions over the years.  
Trained over 1000 at risk kids in my career 

Author: By Strength and Power Hall of Fame | Created: Fri May 14 19:44:58 GMT 2021 | Last Updated: Wed May 19 15:13:00 GMT 2021