COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ludivine Perrin-Stsepaniuk has been named the head coach of the USA Artistic Swimming 13-15 national team, USAAS announced today. Ludivine, better known as Ludi, is no stranger to the national team program as she has previously served in several coaching positions for the organization. Her history of success and method of developing youth athletes will be impactful as the team embarks upon the season.
Ludi owns a long and storied artistic swimming career. She progressed in the French national team program from minime, junior and senior levels from 1997-2004, competing in solo, duet, team and figures. During this early period of her athletic career, Ludi collected numerous accolades and national championships. Her leadership was recognized at a young age as she was named junior national team captain during the 2000-2001 season.
After moving to the United States, Ludi began performing in the Las Vegas hit production Le Reve - The Dream as a performer and captain. Her debut performance was in 2004 and she continued to grace the production with her talents until 2016. After leaving Le Reve, Ludi created Ovia Entertainment, a consultation and education company that provides entertainment, aquatic stunting and high-level artistic swimming private coaching.
Ludi's USAAS coaching career began in 2016 when she served as assistant head coach and team manager to the 12 & U national team. Other national team positions held by Ludi include 12 & U head coach (2018) and national Olympic development head coach (2020). She also helped develop youth athletes at various USAAS camps from 2017-2019.
Outside of her time with USA Artistic Swimming, Ludi has served as the head coach of the Nevada Desert Mermaids in Las Vegas since 2016. She assisted with the club’s rebrand in 2017 and developed many athletes to achieve great feats including four national team qualifications. As a result of her hard work, Ludi has received numerous awards related to artistic swimming coaching including 2018 West Zone Coach of the Year, 2018 UANA High Score and, most recently, 2020 Developmental Coach of the Year. Ludi has also been praised for her business ventures, having been named to the 40 Under 40 Business list from Vegas, Inc. (2018) and Top 100 Women of Influence by MyVegas (2019).
Ludi resides in Nevada with her husband of 12 years and their twin daughters.
The new 13-15 national team head coach said the events of this year will produce hungry athletes: “I’m honored and excited to coach the 13-15 national team this year and can’t wait to meet the talented athletes. 2020 has been so challenging for all of them and I know that they will be ready to give it their all in 2021. Go USA!”