Swimming - Coed Varsity
The Archbishop Hannan Swim Team is unique, in that it is one of the few on which boys and girls compete together. Practice is held Monday through Thursday during the fall and meets are held weekly. Competitive swimming at Hannan is challenging and demanding, but at the same time a lot of fun. Team tryouts for both boys and girls begin in early August.
Meets against other schools run from September through November. Last year, we had 4 swimmers place at the Division 3 State Championship. We are a team that expects all participants to make all practices, work to the best of their ability and demonstrate a willingness to compete in any of the eight individual events and three relays that are offered on the high school program. By developing this all around versatility, we will have swimmers who will have a complete knowledge and mastery of all four competitive strokes and distances, and can contribute to the team’s success in any event on the program.
Our performance goals are to initially qualify as many swimmers as possible into the state championship meet. Once qualified, we will set scoring goals for each swimmer’s events and their relays.
Students who elect to join the swim team must practice after school. We practice on Monday through Thursday, at PAC from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Arrive early to change and stretch before swimming.
Coaches and Coaching Philosophy
Coach Bailey Usey is first-year coach at Archbishop Hannan High school. He works swim coach at Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville. Previously, he swam at the high school Division 1 level for four years. His energy and passion for swimming is contagious.
“While on deck, I offer a fast-paced but instructive style of coaching while creating a positive and friendly environment," Usey said. "Specifically, my workouts consist of a sprint oriented program, never lacking in creativity. Overall, I'm very excited for this opportunity to lead Hannan Swim Team this fall.”
Mrs. Abney is the faculty moderator and assistant coach for the swim team. This is her second year with the swim team and her third year teaching at AHHS. She teaches English II and English II Honors and is a senior class advisor for the class of 2018. Her goal is to run a well-organized team with many opportunities for athletes to succeed.
“Every swimmer has the capacity to impact our team in a positive way, regardless of skill level or ability," Abney said. "We work together to support each other as we all strive for excellence.”