Hall of Fame swimmer Sue Logan, who has spent a lifetime in the pool and coaching young athletes, was named an assistant coach with the Simon Fraser University men’s and women’s swim program, head coach Demone Tissira announced Thursday.
Logan (nee Melody) was an NAIA Championship swimmer who captured 12 individual national titles and led SFU to three NAIA team championships. Twice she was chosen SFU Female Athlete of the Year. Logan is a member of both the NAIA and SFU Hall of Fames, was a Canadian record holder in the 4x100m freestyle relay and was a finalist at the Olympic Trials as a competitive swimmer. She is a Canadian record holder in Masters Swimming.
Logan was head coach of the SFU swim program from 1986 to 1989 and was NAIA District 1 Coach of the Year in 1989. After embarking on a professional career, Logan returned to the pool to coach young, competitive swimmers in the early 2000s. She has coached at Swimfaster Club, Vancouver Pacific Swim Club, KISU Swim Club in Penticton, Chena Swim Club, and North Shore Winter Club, coaching swimmers to numerous provincial and national age-group championships. Logan was also chosen by Swim BC to coach their youth development team at the 2016 Olympic trials.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Sue Logan to the SFU program where she has had such an incredible impact,” said Tissira, in a news release. “Her knowledge and experience will be an incredible asset in helping our swimmers develop into the best versions of themselves.”
Logan won a record five individual national titles and was named Outstanding Performer at the 1982 NAIA National Championships. Logan, who was then known by her maiden name Melody, along with teammate Judy Baker, each won five NAIA titles and set records in every race. Logan captured titles in the 100 metres freestyle, 200m freestyle, 1500m freestyle, 100m butterfly, and 200m backstroke. That moment was ranked the No. 22 Most Incredible Moment in SFU Athletics history during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
The following year, in 1983, Logan was again named Outstanding Performer at the NAIA championships after winning four national titles. She was named NAIA Female Athlete of the Year. Logan capped off her collegiate swim career leading SFU to the 1985 NAIA team title.
Logan has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Health and Fitness Certificate from Simon Fraser University. She is an NCCP Level 1, 2, and 3 certified coach.