Charlotte Davis to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame
INDIANAPOLIS - Charlotte Davis, the first U.S.
Olympic synchronized swimming coach who led her swimmers to two gold medals at
the 1984 Games, was recently selected to be inducted into the International
Swimming Hall of Fame as a coach.
Davis will be inducted in 2014, the
30th anniversary of synchronized swimming at the Olympic Games,
where Tracie Ruiz-Conforto won solo gold and Candy Costie and Ruiz-Conforto won
duet gold with Davis as their coach.
Davis was instrumental in the
formation of the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Inc. program that began in 1979 and
remained active with the National Team for the next 21 years, until she retired
in 2000. During her tenure as the Director of the National Team programs, the U.S.
was the dominant force in international synchronized swimming.
During that time, she also coached
the 1988 Olympic solo and duet silver medalists and the 1992 Olympic solo and
duet gold medalists. She coached and directed the U.S. to several titles at the
Pan American Games (1987, 1995), World Championships (1991, 1994), and World
Cup (1991, 1993, 1995).
a member of the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Hall of
Fame and has more than 30 years of coaching experience.