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).
Davis is a member of the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame and has more than 30 years of coaching experience.