SEVA COACHING STAFF

   

Dave Henderson
Head Coach
Age Group Elite

E-mail: sevaseahawks@aol.com

As Head Coach of the SEVA swim team, Dave Henderson is one of the most accomplished USA Swimming coaches in Virginia. With a 37-year track record of success, Dave combines old-school values with the latest state-of-the-art training techniques. A past recipient of the “Outstanding Service Award” from USA Swimming/Virginia Swimming, Dave is an eight-time Virginia Zone Team coach. After growing up in Northern California, Dave’s family moved to Williamsburg, where he graduated from Lafayette High. Dave swam collegiately for Long Beach State in California, before transferring to Old Dominion University. Dave worked his way through ODU as a swim coach, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Old Dominion in 1986. Dave began coaching at Fort Eustis Swim Team (FTE) in 1981. In 1984, he was promoted to Head Coach of the FTE team. In his 19 years coaching Fort Eustis, he led the team to several Top 50 National rankings and first-place team finishes at both the Va Age Group Championships and Va Senior Championships. In 2000, when the Fort Eustis team was disbanded (due to cut in Army sponsorship) Dave founded SEVA -- realizing his lifelong dream of founding, owning and running his own swim team. In 18years as head coach and owner of SEVA, Dave has led the team to several Top 3 state finishes at both the Age Group and Senior levels. Dave and his wife, Doris, have been married for 30 years. Their two sons, Tyler (George Mason Univ. graduate) and Jonathan (Longwood Univ. graduate) were both long-time SEVA swimmers, as well as excelling in other sports, school activities and academically. When he is away from the pool and not involved in family activities, Dave’s passions include rooting for his favorite baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, postage stamp and baseball card collecting. Dave has attended five different Olympic Games -- the Summer Olympics in Munich in 1972, Montreal in 1976, Moscow in 1980, Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul, South Korea in 1988. Dave is very proud of the fact that over 300 of his former swimmers have gone on to swim at the college level.

 

Jeff Kincaid
Head Senior Coach
Senior Elite

Email: jeff.kincaid@sevaswimming.org
Jeff started out his career swimming in the 1970's as an age grouper for the Bounty Otters (now ODAC!). He joined the military out of high school and then went to college at ODU to study Physical Education.  In the 1980's, Jeff began training with ODAC  for triathlons and then took a job as a part-time swim coach to pay his way through college. He became a full time coach and worked for some time for ODAC and later for CGBD but then retired to raise a family. He is back coaching with us at SEVA and we are happy to have him with us.  His hobbies include keeping the grass mowed, keeping up with 3 children, and working part-time as a financial consultant.

 

Zach Becouvarakis
Coach for Senior Premier
Email: zswims@gmail.com

Zach was a very successful SEVA swimmer from 2011 to 2015. His development brought him from our Age Group Elite training group to the Senior Premier Group and finished his time in club swimming in the Senior Elite Group. As a member of the Senior Elite Group coached by Head Coach Dave Henderson, Zach qualified for the USA Swimming Junior Nationals in the 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Butterfly and 200 Backstroke. Zach was highly recruited by colleges coming out of high school. He decided to accept a scholarship to the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNC-W). Zach competed on the college team all four years while at UNC-W. He graduated this past May with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He is excited to be back his club program as a coach to give back to the sport and next generation of SEVA Swimmers.

Lori Sprott
Coach for Senior Prep
Lead Dryland Trainer
Email: lori.sprott@sevaswimming.org
As a teen, Lori attended Menchville High School and was part of their first-ever swim team!  While attending college at Virginia Tech, she swam until shoulder surgery forced her to take a break from swimming, and earned her BS in Clinical Exercise Science. After college, she coached for the Warwick Yacht & Country Club summer league for 7 years and is now the swim coach at Peninsula Catholic High School.  She has coached for SEVA for 5 years as a performance coach and 3 years as a swim coach, and is ASCA Level 2.  Lori is married to her husband Chris and they have 2 children, Cameron and Anna. Their German Shorthaired Pointer, Beulah rounds out the family. In her spare time Lori enjoys working out, hiking and spending time with family.

 

Matt Creelman
Lead Coach for Bronze and Silver
E-mail: matt.creelman@sevaswimming.org
Matt has been in and around a pool deck since the early 1970’s. He started his swimming career with the Lyons Swim Club in LaGrange, IL and continued through High School and all four years at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. His military career had him assisting with swim teams in Alaska, Oregon and with SEVA in 2000. Once he finished his career in the Coast Guard he and his family retired to this area. His three children are SEVA swimmers. Matt is an avid Chicago sports fan.


Marcos Castellano
Gold and Age Group Coach
Email: marcos.castellano@sevaswimming.org

 

Jay McCormick
Gold and Age Group Coach

Email: jasenmccormick@gmail.com
 

Estefany Herrera
Bronze/Silver, Home School/Stroke School Coach
Email:
eherrera981@gmail.com


Larry Watson
Bronze/Silver, Stroke School Coach
Email:
larryfwww@gmail.com