Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Sean Farrell Head Coach

Sean joined the staff as Head Coach in September of 1999. Under his guidance the Sea Dog Women won the 2017 LC, 2018 SC and 2018 LC YMCA National Championships.  Sean has produced six Olympic Trials Qualifier, 34 Individual YMCA National Champions and 19 Relay YMCA National Champions.  His swimmers have broken 75 Individual and 65 Relay Records Connecticut/Connecticut Resident Records and have earned over 480 individual top 16(20) Y-national performances and over 220 Relay top 16(20) Y-national finishes. Additionally, he was named the Connecticut Senior Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2010, along with being nominated for that honor in 2002, 2005 and 2008. Sean was voted the 2008 LC and 2015 YMCA National Coach of the Meet by his peers and was nominated for the 2009 YMCA Coach of the Year.  A 1988 graduate of Cheshire High School, Sean returned to Cheshire after being the Head Coach of the Westfield (NJ) YMCA from 1998-1999. In addition Sean was the Head Coach of the Sun Devil Aquatics in Tempe, Arizona and the Assistant Coach with the Arizona State University from 1995-1998. During his tenure with ASU, the squad established a NCAA Division I top-10 team ranking all 3 years and his resume includes working with 10 Olympians, 15 Division I All-Americans and 5 Pac-10 Champions. Sean earned a BS degree in Biology at Southern Connecticut State University. While at Southern, he earned Division II All-American honors and was a multiple swim team record holder. After graduating, Sean was the assistant coach for Southern’s Men’s Swim Team from 1993-95. As well as being the Head Coach for Sea Dogs, he was also the Connecticut YMCA Swim League President from 2001-2003, Program Development Chair for Connecticut Swimming from 2004-2006, and is currently on the Connecticut Swimming Senior Committee Chairman.


Cassie Maliar Head Developmental Coach
Cassie is joining the Cheshire Sea Dogs as the Head Developmental Coach and will primarily be working with the Buccaneer and Preteam groups.  She has been involved in swimming for over 25 years and during her swimming career, she was a 4x YMCA National Qualifier and was one of CDOG'S first Short Course YMCA National Champions in 2001 in the 200 yard backstroke and a member of the 400 yard medley relay.  Cassie was also a varsity member of the Cheshire High School Girls Swim team and was a 4x All-American Swimmer in the 200 and 500 Freestyle and a member of the 400 freestyle relay.  She went on to swim at The University of Connecticut and was awarded Most Valuable Swimmer, UCONN club award and was a Captain of the varsity team her senior year.  During that time she was a Senior National Qualifier, US Open Qualifier and Big East Finalist.  Cassie graduated the University of Connecticut with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology specializing in Coaching and Administration.  She then went to Central Connecticut State University and did some work on her masters degree in Physical Education and Human Performance while working as the Graduate Assistant with the swim team and the club team.  While there, she worked with Division 1 NCAA Qualifiers and multiple Senior and Junior National Qualifiers.  In 2008 she was appointed the head coach of the Farmington Valley YMCA in Granby and started the USA component to the team while developing the team into a top YMCA Yankee Cluster team with multiple CT Age Group Champions and CT Zone Team Qualifiers.  In 2013 she relocated to Cheshire and she was an age group assistant swim coach for CDOG from 2013-2017.  Cassie lives in Cheshire with her husband, Dave and their 3 kids; Christopher, Emmalyn and Alexander.
Rosanne Tejeda Assistant Coach - BUC & AG 1/2/3

Rosanne has been with the Sea Dogs since 2014, and has been an age group swimming coach since 2005. Rosanne grew up in Hamden, CT and swam for Hamden High School. She attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ  on a Division I scholarship for swimming. She set team records while at Rider University in the 500, 1000 and 1650yd freestyle events. She was named co-captain her senior year.  She graduated cum laude, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and went on to receive her MBA at Rider.   She spent many years in the marketing field. She currently resides in Cheshire, CT with her husband and 3 daughters.

Matthew Traub Junior Coach
Kyle Shadeck Assistant Coach
David May Assistant Coach
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