A pair of coaches with a wealth of experience will lead the Lincoln East swimming and diving programs.

The school announced the hirings of Norma Balogh and Jan Bidrman as co-coaches Tuesday night. Both Balogh and Bidrman are current coaches with Lincoln Select Swimming.

Balogh has been with Lincoln Select since 2008, leading the program with her husband, Louis. Before that, she coached high school swimming in Michigan for several years.

Balogh coached at Monroe High School in Michigan, leading the program to conference titles from 2000-2006.

Bidrman has coached at every level. He was an assistant at Nebraska from 1992-96, founded Waves Swimming Club in Lincoln the mid-90s, and coached with the University of Calgary Swim Club before returning to Lincoln this year to work with Lincoln Select.

Bidrman represented Sweden at the 1992 Olympic Games, and is coach of record for two-time Olympic gold medalist Penny Heyns, a former Husker, and two bronze medalists.

Balogh and Bidrman replace Ryan Rieker.


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Clark Grell is sports editor.

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