Coaching Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact  Coach Steve.

Both Coach Steve and Coach Grant are certified in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer as well as Lifeguard Training and First Aid through American Red Cross. Both coaches have passed background screenings and are registered USA Swimming coaches. Coach Steve and Coach Grant are also members of the American Swim Coaches’ Association (ASCA). Coach Steve is also working towards finishing the ASCA’s Level 2 Stroke School as well as the Level 3 Physiology School.

Coaching Staff

Steven Richard Hanson

Head Coach


Coach Steve has worked for the City of Northglenn for 16 years. Throughout those 16 years he taught swim lessons, was a Head Lifeguard, and then became the Coordinator of Aquatics for the city. He helped create and coach the Northglenn Snappers CARA team for three years and is the primary founder of the Northglenn Fusion Swim Club.

Steve swam four years in high school at Horizon High School and was named Swimmer of the Year for the North Metro Area in 2002. After his senior year, he swam competitive for one year. He continued to swim at the University of North Dakota for his freshmen year.

Steve is also attending Metropolitan State College of Denver for a double major in Air Traffic Control and Recreation. He currently works at the city as the Aquatics Coordinator as well as the Snappers coach. He enjoys rock climbing, bouldering, and snowboarding in his spare time.

Jessica Rae Sanford

Age Group & Silver/Black Coach


Jessica Sanford comes to Fusion Swim Club with 6 years of coaching experience. She grew up in the Chicagoland area, coaching competitive swimming out there. Jessica has been swimming since the age of 6 and continued to swim throughout college at the University of Northern Colorado. Jessica graduated from UNC in 2018, and has decided to rebuild her passion and love for the sport of swimming by joining the Fusion Swim Club!