Varsity Swimming & Diving
Sean Hansen, Head Coach
610-642-3020, ext. 1282
Sean Hansen is in his 16th year as Head Swimming Coach and Aquatics Director at the Haverford School. He has a coaching record of 80-28 and his program has produced 24 All-America Swimmers. Hansen was the Head Water Polo Coach from 2006-2009, winning two Inter-Ac Championships in that span (2008 and 2009).
Hansen, a native of Havertown, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford High School (class of ’96) and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team for four years. A PIAA state qualifier in 1995 and 1996, he was a captain of the Fords Central League Championship team in 1996. Hansen continued his swimming career at Lafayette College, where he was a 4 time Patriot League Champion in the 100 and 200 yard Breaststroke, a 4 time member of the All-Patriot League, a member of the All-Decade Patriot League Team, and former Record Holder in the 400 IM. Hansen graduated from Lafayette College in 2000 with a bachelors degree in Psychology.
Kevin Van Such, Assistant Coach
Kevin Van Such is in his 7th year at Haverford. He serves as Assistant Coach for swimming program and Head Coach for the Water Polo program in the Upper School. He is the Head Coach of both programs in the Middle School. Kevin is the head coach of the recently launched Maverick Water Polo Club Team, an age group US water polo program for players in the area. In addition, he has coached summer club swim teams over the past several years (Ashbourne Swim Club 2004-07, Llanerch Country Club 2009, Karakung Swim Club 2011). He also coached La Salle University's water polo club in 2010-11. He brings a variety of training methods and knowledge to a well-established and experienced coaching group.
Kevin grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. He attended Concord High School, playing soccer, lacrosse and swimming all four years. He studied Communications at Millersville University where he played water polo in his four years.
Brendan Jones, Assistant Coach
Brendan Jones is in his 11th year coaching at the Haverford School. Brendan helps to design the training program and the lifting program as well as assisting Sean in whatever is needed for the Varsity program. He also helps to coach the Varsity and Junior Varsity water polo teams at school in the fall and has helped with the Lacrosse program. Prior to Haverford, Brendan was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University during the 2003-2004 season. That same year Brendan also was a club coach for Loyola Blakefield Aquatics and assisted the High School Varsity Boys Team too. During the summers of 2003, 2004, and 2005 Brendan was the head coach of the Ocean Pines Swim Team in Maryland.
Jones, a native of Forest Hill, Maryland, prepped at Loyola Blakefield swimming and playing water polo during his time there. He moved onto Gettysburg College, where he swam for 4 years and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics. During his first 3 years at Haverford Brendan taught in the lower school, however, now is a Financial Officer for the office of Ronald A. Lohner, M.D. in Rosemont and also the General Manager of the Suburban Swim Center in Newtown Square, PA.
Justin Gaudreau, Diving Coach
Other Assistant Coaches:
Connor O'Pray, Andrew Helber, Bernadette Jamieson
Being a part of the Haverford School Swimming and Diving team means that you commit yourself to taking the following very seriously.
General Team Expectations:
-Represent our program with class, character, sportsmanship, and pride
-Adhere to the Haverford School Principles of Community
-Give 100%, 100% of the time
-Work hard and have fun. Hate to lose, love to win.
-Support your teammates in and out of the pool.
-Respect yourself, your teammates, your coaches and your school with your words and actions. Be professional and first class all of the time.
-Team first, “Me” second
-Academics first, Athletics second
Practice Expectations:-Show up early, prepared, and ready to work hard
-If you need to miss practice, no problem, you need to contact Sean (phone call, email, or text)
-Do your best to be at all the practices. The more you practice, the better you perform.
Meet and Competition Expectations:
-100% attendance for all 6 dual meets, unless excused by Coach
-Respect your competitors and practice sportsmanship all the time
-Be punctual for the bus or vans
-Warm up as a team, Race as a team, Warm down as a team
-Always be in team suits, and team uniforms.
-You swim for us, your parents do not. Come directly to us, don’t rely on your parents
-Always communicate with the coaching staff in regards to ANYTHING
-Email, Phone call, meeting, face to face, text, etc.
Taking Care of yourself and eating appropriately is important to being successful in the pool. Listed below is the information that was discussed with the nutritionist.
Nutrition Suggestions >
Links of Interest:
Follow on Twitter @FordsSwimming
2016 Team Highlights Video
Our championship meet at the end of the season is held at LaSalle University and is called "Easterns."
Here is the link to that meet's website > http://www.germantownacademy.net/campus-life/athle...