During my time swimming for LSU and training for the 2012 U.S Olympic Trials, I was fortunate enough to train with Vance (in person and virtually). After a disappointing freshman year performance, Vance stepped in and his approach to my core strength and endurance changed the course of my athletic career indefinitely. Not only did he transform my physique, he restored my self-confidence and motivation to leave a legacy. There hasn’t been another LSU Woman swimmer to stand on the SEC podium to receive a medal since my final swim in 2013.

–Sara Haley, SEC medalist, LSU