Team Houston Olympic Weight Lifting

The Weighting Place AKA Team Houston

I was asked to write a little about my past and how I got involved in the strength sports and in Olympic weightlifting.  Also when the club started and I will touch on our training philosophy as well.


USAW Coach/Club Feature: Q&A

USA WeightliftingUSAW: How did you get started in coaching Olympic style weightlifting?
Swords:  I actually started coaching weightlifting at East Carolina University in 1981 as a Strength Coach.


New Martinsville Native Tim Swords

Raise the BarNew Martinsville native Tim Swords has made a name for himself nationally and soon internationally as a coach in the Olympic sport of weightlifting.  Tim is a former Magnolia High School graduate who went on to be a 4 year letterman in football at East Carolina University.