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Lansing Swimming Coach Elected as NISCA President

Coach Diane Hicks-HughesThe Lansing Central School District swimming program has added a new achievement to its legacy as coach Diane Hicks-Hughes is now serving as president of the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA).
Coach Hicks-Hughes is the first woman to hold the title in the 85-year history of NISCA. She has taught aquatics at all grade levels and has coached Lansing interscholastic swim teams for 38 years. In addition to her position as NISCA president, Coach Hicks-Hughes is also a state coordinator for girls swimming and diving and has served previously as chair of the rules committee for the National Federation of High School Athletics.
The Lansing swimming program started when the pool was constructed in 1974, with Steve Langendorfer as the first coach. Hicks-Hughes began as an assistant coach in 1980 before becoming team coach the following year.
The program has a long history of success since it began. More students from Lansing swim teams compete in New York state championships than any Class C school. Lansing swimmers have held state records, including Sarah Newman who in 1989 was written about in Sports Illustrated to highlight her achievements in the sport. Many swim team athletes have gone on to become teachers and faculty members in the Lansing Central School District.