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The WA coaching staff is committed to helping each swimmer excel in and out of the water. Please contact them directly for any questions and concerns related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming-related needs. For all administrative questions including dues, safety, and policy issues, please contact Coach Sam Freas.

Coaching Staff

Brianna Nederlanden

Assistant Coach/swim Instructor

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Susan Beauchamp

Assistant Coach/swim Instructor

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Sam Freas

Aquatics director

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Coach Freas is the Aquatics Director at Westminster Academy and serves as the President and Head Coach of the Westminster Academy Swim Club. As a club coach for ten years and the head coach of the Westminster High School Swimming and Diving Team, he is known for his fun and innovative workouts both in and out of the water. He was a coach for the 1999 and 2001 Goodwill Games World All-Star Team.

A graduate of Westminster Academy and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Coach Freas also holds a Master's degree in Sports Science and is a former U.S. Army Captain. Sam and his wife, Indee, have three children – Sam (7) and Skylar (4) and baby Shawn.