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Brian Jeffrey Pearson

Brian Jeffrey PearsonBrian Jeffrey Pearson

Before High School:
Begin swimming at an early age (8) for the Bessemer Blue Whales of the Pueblo Swim Club (1974-82)…Swam for the Pueblo Aces (1983)…16-time State Champion various events/state records in 15-16 & 17-18 boys/ 50 Free 100 Free 200 yard & meter Freestyle...Ranked third in the country (nationally) in 1982, in the 50 Meter Freestyle.

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central...Participated in the Wildcats swim program…Helped Central to 2nd and 3rd place finish at state high school championships (1982) …Garnered two state high school championship in 1983 in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle.

College:
Attended the University of Missouri (1983-85) and the University of Wyoming (1986-88) and continued his swimming success…At Missouri, was crowned the Big 8 champion in the 400 Medley Relay (1984)…National Finalist in the 400 Medley Relay (1985)…Transferred to the Univ. of Wyoming and was a two-time Western Athletic Conference Swimming Champion in the 200-yard Freestyle (Pool Record Holder at Air Force Academy) and 400 Medley Relay (1988)…USA Swimming National's finalist and Olympic hopeful in two events…NCAA Division I Qualifier…Pearson is an Alumnus of the Univ. of Wyoming, having received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation in 1992.

Achievements:
Two-time Junior National Champion and Record holder 50- and 100-meter freestyle (Times remained on USA Swimming top 100 times for over a decade).
Times ranked in the World's Top 10 for 17-18-year old's (1983).
Colorado “Male Swimmer of the Year” (1983).

Coaching Achievements:
• Since his collegiate coaching career began in 1989, Brian Pearson has received five College Swimming Coaches Association of America Coaching Excellence Awards (2001, 2004, 2006, 2011 & 2012). In addition, he has assisted or directed winning programs in Denver (ACES), Greenwood Village (GTS), Delta (Barracudas), Grand Junction (Dolphins), Pueblo (South), Sitka, Alaska (Baranof Barracudas) and Colorado Springs (CSST).
• Instrumental in reviving Colorado College Program 1998-2006.
• American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)/College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Coaching Excellence Award recipient (2001, 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012).
• ASCA Level V equivalent.
• Developed lasting cooperative relationships with United States Swimming Association, the United States Olympic Committee and several local age group swimming programs.
• Started New Swimming Program at Mesa State College (Colorado Mesa University) in 2006.
• Helped reinstated swimming at Western State College via alumni events (2006).
• Instrumental in reestablishing the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships with Colorado School of Mines coach Dave Hughes (2008).
• Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference “Coach of the Year” (2009).
• Colorado Mesa “Athletic Team of the Year” (2012)
• Assisted with recruiting at Adams State University (2013).
• Started New Swimming & Diving Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo (2014)

Personal Affiliations and Achievements:
• During his collegiate coaching career, his athletes have captured over 1,000 school records at their respective institutions.
• In 2006, at Colorado Mesa University (CMU), Pearson recruited the largest swimming team fielded at NCAA Division II (28 women; 43 men).
• Coached CMU to a ranking of 12th in the nation in his final season in 2012.
• Brian enters his seventh season at CSU-Pueblo…He was named the first head coach of the CSU-Pueblo swimming and diving team in January, 2014.
• Coached nine All-Americans (2001, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012) and 68 NCAA qualifiers.
• Pearson-coached teams won an astounding 104 events at conference championships.

Personal:
Brian was born in Pueblo and has been a resident for 27 years.

 

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