Others on Nick Rodionoff:

"Swimming for Pepperdine was an experience incomparable to any other program I have ever swam for. My love for swimming started to fade as I approached the end of my high school career, and that is something most swimmers can relate to. However, the flame in my heart for swimming sparked and I have loved this sport the entire time I have been at Pepperdine, and will continue to love it, thanks to Coach Nick, for the rest of my life."
Shannon Adkins, Former Swimmer, 2009-13

"Coach Nick Rodionoff is one of the most inspiring and accomplished individuals I have ever met. Having the opportunity to swim and dive for Coach Nick the past four years has taught me so much and has been an experience like none other. His style of coaching makes us remember why we love this sport so much. He is able to create a strong team dynamic by recognizing the importance of each individual's role on the team and encouraging us to always do our best. Swimming for Coach Nick not only enhanced my college experience, but he also gave me a new family away from home. I couldn't have asked for a better coach and mentor these past four years at Pepperdine. Thanks for everything Coach Nick!"
Stephanie Ertl, Former Swimmer and Diver, 2010-14

"I began swimming competitively at a young age, and by the time I was a senior in high school I was pretty burnt out on the sport.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue swimming in college, but looking back, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  Coach Nick taught me to love swimming again and reminded me why I chose to make it such a big part of my life in the first place.  Unlike other coaches I've worked with, Coach Nick appreciates his swimmers not only for their times, but for who they are as people.  Even when I didn't swim best times, Coach Nick made me feel like a huge contributor to the team, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to swim for him and for Pepperdine!"
Katie Giacobbe, Former Swimmer, 2013-15

"Nick and Carrie Rodionoff are not just coaches, they are family. They taught me everything that I know about diving; however, they taught me many more things off the boards than on them. Their love for my team is contagious, and the combination of their never-ending encouragement and high standards creates an atmosphere that compels both athletic and personal growth. Competing for Nick and Carrie has been a true honor and privilege, and I'll never be able to thank them enough."
Klaire Korver, Former Diver, 2009-13

"Coach Nick is truly one of a kind. He goes above and beyond to help his swimmers not only improve their strokes but better their lives. Nick builds character as well as top athletes."
Kelsey Maguire, Former Swimmer, 2010-14 

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