MEET THE SEALS SWIMMING COACHING STAFF!
Fall/Winter Head Coach, Dana Barrows
Dana Barrows was born and raised in Westbrook, Maine. He has been involved in Maine Swimming for over 35 years. Coach Dana started as club swimmer for the Westbrook Seals at the age of 7 and continued swimming throughout his high school years for other area clubs. Barrows went to the University of Maine at Orono where he continued his swimming career and obtained his degree in Education. Upon graduation, Coach Dana began a nearly two-decade coaching stint as the Head Coach of the Westbrook High School Swim Team.
Spring/Summer Head Coach, Keith Kennedy
Coach Kennedy rejoins the Seals from Chelsea Westminster Swim Club in London, England where he served as a performance coach for the past three years. Keith has been a head coach for over 20 years and started as the Head Coach of the Seals (1997-2000) where the team set numerous Team, LSC and Zone records. During that time the Seals were named Maine LSC Champions! Coach Kennedy was also the head coach of Greater Toledo Aquatic Club, St Francis de Sales, San Clemente Aquatics and the Anderson Barracudas.
Assistant Coaching Staff:
Coach Jeff Ward has over 40 years of experience in coaching and athletic administration. Coach Jeff was the Athletic Director at Bowdoin College from 1998-2012. Jeff coached college swimming at West Point and Columbia and has worked extensively at the club level as well.
Coach Trevor Edmunds joins the Seals from the Northern York County YMCA, where he served as Head Coach. Prior to coaching at NYCY, Trevor spent time as the lead assistant coach of the Greater Burlington YMCA Dynamo Swim Team and several seasons as the Head Coach of the Burlington Vermont Country Club Swim Team. Trevor swam for much of his life and went on to swim for the University of Vermont Club Swim Team and play water polo at UVM.
Coach Eric French was born and raised in South Portland, Maine. Coach French is the current Head Coach of both the Scarborough High and Middle School Swimming Teams. Eric also served as a coach for the Coastal Maine Aquatics from 2005-2010.