Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Dani Caldwell Director, Senior Development Coach

Coach Dani has been coaching for over 20 years on USA-Swimming club teams.  In 2006 she and her husband, Adam, took over a local team and started building SUSA.

Dani and her husband, Adam, have three children.  If she's away from the pool, she is probably traveling with family.  She has visited over 50 countries on 6 continents.  In addition to coaching year-round for SUSA, she was the head coach for 11 years of DHHS, PVHS and Hurricane HS.  While she coached high school, her girls won a 4A State title and she was a 5-Time Coach of the Year recipient.

Her greatest reward comes when she can help your swimmers achieve their highest potential.  Dani has coached swimmers to  the national level, State Championships and has helped swimm ers  realize their college dreams.  She loves seeing the look on their faces when they accomplish something they didn't think was possible.

Shawn King Lead Coach (SAC), Nat-D, S2

Returning to southern Utah in 2016, Shawn has been instrumental in creating a culture of excellence at SUSA.  Coach Shawn began his coaching career over 10 years ago, with experience coaching in Texas, Idaho, Utah, Illinois, and Florida.  Shawn has coached all levels of kids from developmental to the national level of USA Swimming. Most importantly, Coach Shawn cares about his athletes as people and drives them to be successful and accountable in all areas of their lives.  During his time in southern Utah, Coach Shawn has coached national qualifiers, dozens of Utah club state champions, and individual and relay Utah Swimming state record holders. 

In other areas of swimming, Coach Shawn is the head coach for Desert Hills, Pine View and Crimson Cliffs High Schools in St. George.  In five years he has won three 4A State titles and has been Coach of the Year three times.  Coach Shawn has been instrumental in developing the overall Men’s Utah high school state record holding 200 and 400 freestyle relays.  He has coached multiple state champions, state record holders, All-American swimmers and Division I and Division II collegiate athletes. Shawn is currently certified as an ASCA Level 3 coach for high school and USA Senior swimming. 

Shawn is also an active registered masters coach and has developed a group of highly motivated 18 and over athletes who form the SUSA Masters team at Sand Hollow.  Shawn's masters have won multiple Huntsman World Senior Games titles, placed in the top 10 at the USMS Spring Nationals, and have placed on the annual Top 10 list for US Masters swimming.

Coach Shawn graduated from DSU with a degree in Psychology.  His favorite part of coaching is going through the process of setting goals with his swimmers and aiding them in achieving those goals. 

Shawn is happily married to his wife, Heather.  Together they have 4 amazing boys.

Shawn coaches: National Development, Stingrays 2 (High Performance Age-Group)

Faith Purdy Age Group coach

Coach Faith is orginally from Ogden, Utah where she swam for Ben Lomond HS for 5 years.  Her desire to coach came when she was able to peer coach her high school team.  She is driven by swimmers improve and loves to help them achieve their goals.  Before coming to SUSA, Faith taught swim lessons for two years and has a passion for teaching proper technique.  She is looking forward to coaching your kids!  

Coach Faith currently attends DSU and is majoring in art.  In her spare timeshe sculpts, hikes and can eat sushi -- anytime, anywhere!

Faith coaches Royals 1.

Board of Directors
Adam Caldwell Financial Chair