Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jon Caswell Owner and Coach

Coach Jon begins his 6th year with CAC.  In the past 6 years, CAC has produced a USA Future's Champion, numerous USA Future's A finalist, a couple of USA Winter Junior National Qualifiers, and USA Open Water National Qualifier, many USA Sectional A finalists, CT Senior and AG Champions, and 100's of CT Swimming Top 16 swimmers.

Jon came to CAC in 2014 from T2 Aquatics in Naples , Florida , where he served as an Age Group coach to Paul Yetter, the 2008 USA Olympic Assistant Coach.  Jon was also the Head Coach for the T2 Masters Program.   

Before T2 Aquatics, Jon spent 2 years at Hunterdon County YMCA in Flemington NJ .   While at HCY, he led the senior group back to the YMCA National Championships.  In the season prior to Jonjoining the staff HCY did not send a swimmer, but during his two years there they brought over 15 swimmers to the YMCA National Championships.  

Before NJ, Jon spent 3 years as the Head Coach of the Temple Area Swim Club (TASC) in Texas which finished in the Top 8 of their LSC for all 3 years.  He had 2 swimmers qualify for the USA Junior National Championships and another swimmer set an Texas State Record.  He had 2 swimmers (brother & sister) compete for American Samoa at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy.  

Prior to Texas , Jon was the Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Providence College in Rhode Island for 4 years.  While at PC, his teams made the Academic All-American Team all 4 years with an average GPA of 3.21.  While coaching at PC, he also was the Head Coach/Owner of the Providence Aquatic Club.  The club team finished in the Top 6 at the New England Championships for 5 years.  He has coached numerous Rhode Island HS state champions. 

In 1994, Jon was named the Rhode Island Swimmer of the Year, swimming for East Providence HS.  Jon and his wife Christina married in August of 2012 and reside in Charlestown, RI with their daughter Charlotte.

Meredith Hird Assistant Coach

Coach Meredith grew up in Waterford, Connecticut and attended Saint Bernard School, where she swam for Fitch High School her junior year and was captain her senior year. She currently still holds all of the swim records at Saint Bernard’s but also the East Lyme pool record in the 200 IM and the ECC 200 IM record.

Meredith originally started her swimming career with CAC before ultimately going to swim for Crimson Aquatics out of Whitinsville, Massachusetts. While she swam for Crimson Aquatics she placed 8th in the 400 IM LCM for girls 18 and older.  Meredith’s first semester in college she swam at Denison University in Ohio before getting injured and retiring.

She eventually transferred to Iona College in New Rochelle, New York where she has coached for the Gael Aquatic Club for the last 3 years. Currently, Meredith is a graduate student at Sacred Heart to become a secondary education teacher in history. She works at the Marine Science Magnet High School as an intern.

Logan Hellwig Assistant Coach
Pam Dolan INTRO Coach

Pam is returning to CAC and this will be her fourth year with CAC. She previously served as Assistant Coach of the Mystic YMCA Hammerheads for 4 years. She specializes in working with INTRO & Age Group swimmers.  She loves sharing her enthusiasm for athletics in general and swimming in particular, helping young kids develop talent, technique, and sportsmanship both in and out of the pool.

A lifelong swimmer, Pam started at the age of eight and has always swum on community teams.  She played varsity basketball, field hockey, and softball in high school, ran cross-country for The College of William and Mary.  After college, she continued swimming on masters's teams in Fairfax, VA, Portland, OR, and Mystic, CT.  She now competes in triathlons and open-water swims, as well as ultra-marathon distance running events.

Pam lives in Mystic, CT with her husband and three children, all of whom swim/swam for CAC.

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