Coaches and Directors

Sam Freas Head Aquatics Director


    Head Aquatics Director




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 20 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 (15) and Skylar (13), and Shawn(10).







                         Coach Sam Freas

                Email: [email protected]

Dani Cercols Head Water Polo Coach / Head Swim Instr.



                                                                                             Head Water Polo Coach / Head Swim Instructor




Head water polo coach in WA. Coach of the year (2021/22 Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel), 2019 USAWP Ted Newland Distinguished Coaching Award, 2022 Top Coach Zone East Zone USAWP. 

Professional player with more than 25 years of experience in Division I Spanish, French, Brazilian, New Zealand, and Asian professional leagues. 
Spanish National Team player, playing European and World Championships. And the only foreign player to win 6 consecutive US OPEN with the New York Athletic Club
                    Coach Dani Cercols
                Email: [email protected]