2009 ASCA Hall of Fame Inductee

Head Coach and General Manager of the Kansas City Blazers

Peter Donovan Malone was a swimming coach from the United States. He served as the Head Coach and General Manager for the Kansas City Blazers Swim Team in Kansas City, Kansas & Missouri from 1975 to 2010. He directed a competitive swimming program with an $800,000 budget and 7 full time and 25 part time assistants. In 2001, Peter was the recipient of the highest award given be USA-Swimming… the USA-Swimming Award… for contributions to USA-Swimming. He has coached Olympic Team members in 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992, and 1988. His teams dominate competition in Region VIII, and the Missouri Valley, and he has served numerous terms with distinction on both the American Swimming Coaches Association Board of Directors and the United States Swimming Board of Directors, as well as chairing the USA-Swimming National Time Standards Committee since 1983 to the present. Malone served on the 2004 U.S. World Short Course Championships and 1999 Pan American Games coaching staffs. He has dominated the Missouri Valley LSC as coach of the year nine times spanning 1988-2001. His teams have also been named the Missouri Valley Team Champions from 1978-2008.

Malone is a graduate of the University of Toledo in Business Management and also has an Education Degree. Before coaching with the KC Blazers, he was an assistant coach at the Greater Toledo Aquatic Club from 1968 to 1975.

Some of Coach Malone’s accomplishments/positions include:

• USA Swimming’s Top 25 Most Influential People in the History of Swimming
• recipient of the 2001 USA Swimming Award, for outstanding contribution to the United States and to the Sport of Swimming
• USA Swimming’s Olympic International Operations Committee member (1984–2008)
• USA Women’s Swimming Head Coach, 2004 Short Course Worlds
• USA Women’s Swimming Head Coach, 1999 Pan American Games
• USA Swimming’s Board of Directors member: 1982–1986 and 1992–1996 (as Central Zone Director)
• USA Swimming’s National Steering Committee, 1992–2004
• USA Swimming’s Senior Development Committee chair: 2004–2008
• USA Swimming’s National Time Standards Committee chair
• Consulting Coach to the 1988, 1992, and 1996 U.S. Olympic Teams
• Assistant Coach, USA National Team: 1981, 1985, 1988, 1991, and 1993
• Head Coach, USA team at 1994 World Championships
• Head Coach, 1996 USA Swimming Junior Team
• Vice President, American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), 1995–2001, 2002–2007
• ASCA Board of Directors 1991–1994, 1995–2004
• ASCA Certificates of Excellence recipient 1977–2009, including the Gold award for over 20 years of national-level coaching achievement
• ASCA Hall of Fame inductee in 2009

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