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Osvaldo Arsenior

WSCA Board of Directors

Personal:

  • Born in 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • married to Marion Laub, former German swimmer and swimming coach; they have one son.

As a Swimmer:

  • Set 3 Argentina national records in relays while swimming from his club, Ateneo de la Juventud, from 1965 to 1975.

As a Coach

  • Ateneo de la Juventud (1975-1986)
  • University of Buenos Aires (1986-1988)
  • Obras Sanitarias (1988-1997)
  • Buenos Aires Swimming (1997-1999)
    During this time, his swimmers broke more than 1,100 Argentine and South American records; 7 swam to top-20 World Rankings, and his teams achieved 28 national and metropolitan titles.

Other Highlights:

  • Argentina's National Head Coach for 16 international events
  • President of Swimming and Life Foundation (1992-present)
  • has edited two books: Swimming I in 1997 and Swimming II Coaching in 1999
  • National Coordinator, Argentine Swimming Confederation (1995-present). During this tenure, Argentina had its first swimming Olympic medal since the 1936 Olympics; 10 Pan American medals, and had 30 top-3 finishes on the World Cup circuit.
  • FINA Coaches Commission member (2000-Present; Chair from 2005-Present)
  • Lecturer at more than 40 international clinics
  • WSCA Board member (2005-present)
  • Argentina National Sports Director (2004-Present)
  • Director, Argentine Olympic High Performance Program