Glez Named USA Synchro High Performance Director
Myriam Glez named USA Synchro High Performance Director
USA Synchro has named former British Swimming assistant coach Myriam Glez as its new high-performance
“USA Synchro is really excited to have Myriam join
our family,” USA Synchro Executive Director Julie Fabsik-Swarts said. “Her experience as an athlete, a coach
and a leader in multiple countries has given her a unique background that, we
believe, will lead USA Synchro back into the medals.”
former Olympic synchronized swimmer, was most
recently a synchronized swimming consultant and assistant coach for British
Swimming. She was in charge of the development programs for the British Junior and
Age Group National Teams.
Glez also assisted the British National Team by helping design its
flexibility programs and creating a business plan for Team GB to secure funding
for Rio 2016. Great Britain placed sixth in team and ninth in duet at the 2012
Olympic Games in London.
to bring everybody back together working to get the U.S. back to the top and
build a strong program at all levels, including the grass roots,” Glez said. “Being
an Olympic athlete will definitely help as I can relate to the athletes. I know
the sport really well and its demand.”
Glez was also head coach for the British Amateur Swimming
Association, leading the 2012 Junior and Talent National Teams. Her Talent team
placed first in figures, first in team, first and second in duet and first in
solo at the Primojre
Cup in Croatia in 2012.
joining British Swimming, she was founder, president and head coach of the
Sydney (Australia) Emeralds Synchro Club from 2007 to 2011. She was brand
manager for Accor Hotels Australia and a sport sponsorship executive for Accor
Hotels France before that, where she worked with various Olympic committees and
on the candidacy of Paris for the 2012 Olympic Games.
seen how synchro is organized in three different countries, and I have coached
at all levels," Glez said. 'It is the combination of all these experiences and the
international network I have built over the years that will help guide me in
this new position.”
Glez was a member of the French synchronized swimming team
at the 2000 Olympic Games, helping the squad to a fourth-place finish. She also
was a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic team, which finished seventh. She
was 19th in the duet. Other athletic honors include: bronze medalist
(duet) at the 2002 European Championships; fifth place (duet) at the 2002 World
Cup; and silver medalist (team) at the 1999 European Championships.