About

About

Our mission is to introduce competitive swimming to the youth of our community while developing a lifelong love for the sport. Our programs offer an opportunity for swimmers of all abilities from the beginner to our nationally ranked swimmers.

Whether your swimmer wants to compete their heart out or embrace their affinity for the water, they’ll find a home with us. Contact Us to get your swimmer started.

About Our Coaches

All coaches at the Hauppauge Swim Club are registered coaches of USA Swimming. All coaches must pass a criminal background check, maintain a certification in Adult & Pediatric / Child CPR and AED from The American Red Cross, pass the Safety Training for Swim Coaches Class from The American Red Cross, complete the Athlete Protection Training from USA Swimming, and complete education requirements from USA Swimming. Please use our Contact Us page to get in touch with us.

Brandon Modrov – Head Coach – The 2018 – 2019 season is Coach Brandon Modrov’s 12th season with Hauppauge. He’s also the swim coach for the Hauppauge High School Girls, Boys and Junior Varsity swim teams. Brandon is a life long resident of Hauppauge and a graduate of Hauppauge High School (2003) and Rider University (2007). Brandon is an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.

As a swimmer, Coach Brandon was a 2010 National Championships qualifier in the 100 Yard Breastroke (55.79) and was the Senior Met record holder in the 100 Yard Breastroke (56.10).  While swimming for Division 1 Rider University he was the first and only male swimmer to be selected Rider University Athlete Of The Year (2006). He ws also the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Swimmer Of The Year for 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Brandon was the school recorder holder in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay and he held Rider pool records in the 100 Breast, 400 IM, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay.

Sean Montalvo – The 2018-2019 season is Coach Sean’s 10th season with Hauppauge. Sean is also the Smithtown Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Coach, Huntington/Harborfields Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving Coach and the former Middle School Swimming and Diving Coach at Half Hollow Hills. 

Sean has been involved in Coaching and instructing swimming for 25 years. He is the current Head Swim Coach and Head Swim Instructor at Centerport Yacht Club. In the past Sean was an Owner/Manager for Saf-T-Swim Swim Schools for 20 years. While there he helped develop their developmental Swim Team and was the Head Coach for every swim school for 10 years. He coached at University Swimming Farmingdale before coming to Hauppauge. He has also been Head Coach for Summer Swim Teams at Southward Ho Country Club In Bay Shore and North Fork Swim Club In Matittuck. Sean also taught lessons and was a Swim Team Coach at Ivy League School. Sean has also been a youth travel soccer coach for over 10 years and has also coached travel baseball in the past. 

As a swimmer Sean swam for Central Islip Aquatics for Coach Rick Ferriola who is now the Head Coach at Long Island Express as well as for the Three Village Swim Club for then Coach Barry Roffer. Sean also was a 6 year Varsity Letterman and 4 year Captain at Central Islip High School and also played 4 years of Varsity Soccer and was a 3 year Captain. Sean went on to play soccer at Suffolk Community College.

Katie Dugan – The 2018 – 2019 season is Coach Katie’s 6th season with Hauppauge.  Katie coached for the Sachem Swim club for over six years before coming over to Hauppauge.  Katie is also the Head Swim coach of the Sachem East Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving team and the middle school team.

As a swimmer Katie was a member of the Sachem Swim Club for 14 years. While a member of the team she qualified for JO’s, Senior Mets and Zones on a yearly basis. Coach Katie was also a member of the Sachem Varsity Swim team for 5 years, where she was an All-County/All-League swimmer and is still a part of the 400 Freestyle relay record at Sachem North.

After graduating from Sachem Katie went on to East Carolina University where she received her degree in Communications and minor in Sports Studies. She was a member on their division I swim program all four years and enjoyed her experience as a Pirate!m  In 2010 Katie graduated from Dowling with her Masters in Childhood and Special Education.

Katie is looking forward to a long and successful career with the Hauppauge Swim Club. She is excited for the future of the team and to work alongside coaches she respects.

Megan Connor – The 2018-2019 season is Coach Megan’s 3rd season with Hauppauge. Megan swam for Hauppauge Swim Club for 8 years and graduated in 2012.  Megan continued my swimming career at The University of Scranton. During her career at Scranton, she swam distance freestyle and qualified for the Landmark Championships each year. Megan was apart of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons.  Megan graduated from The University of Scranton in 2016 with a bachelors degree in Early and Primary Education. Megan began coaching with Hauppauge in the summer of 2016. Megan is currently completing her masters degree at St. Joseph’s College and teaching 5th grade in Queens, NY.

Ann Fici

Kianna Papele – Coach Kianna has been coaching with Hauppauge Swim Club since 2017. As a swimmer, she swam for the Sachem Swim Club for 7 years and with Hauppauge for 3 years. She consistently qualified for meets such as Sectionals and Senior Mets. Kianna was also a five year varsity team member at Sachem East, where she holds multiple school records and was an All-League and All-County swimmer. Currently, Kianna is a senior at Stony Brook University, where she studies psychology. After graduation she plans on continuing her education and attending nursing school. She enjoys being able to share her love of the sport with the next generation of swimmers.

James Gibbons

Rachel Kuenzler – Rachel learned how to swim on Centerport Yacht Club swim team when she was 7 years old. Rachel started training competitively on team suffolk when she was age 10. I Rachel ttended sectionals from the age of 12 on, and went to states for her Varsity team from 8th grade to senior year. Rachel graduated from Harborfields High School in 2017 where she ended her swimming career. Rachel attend Suffolk Community College and will be transferring to Hofstra to major in Physical Education. Currently Rachel is a competitive CrossFit athlete and she enjoys going to the beach, wake boarding and surfing.

Jessie Hodosky – Jessie started her swim career at the age of 5. She swam as a member of the Hauppauge swim club for 7 years and then as am member of the Connetquat swim club for 4 years. She started teaching children how to swim at the age of 15 as an instructor for the Hauppauge swim program. At 18, Jessie began coaching and instructing at the Suffolk Y JCC for 4 ½ years. She became a certified USA swim coach at the age of 20. Jessie graduated from Hauppauge High School in 2013 where she swam junior varsity and varsity. She is currently working towards a degree in English.

Michael Capodanno – Michael’s 15 year swimming career started at the Huntington YMCA Bluefish. After his time there, he went to Team Suffolk in the 5th grade, and swam halfway through his senior year of High School. He finished his club career at Happauge where he achieved best times in the 100 freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Michael also had his best overall meet at Sectionals his senior year. In high school, Michael was a 4 year varsity athlete at attended St. Anthony’s. MIchael went to states his sophomore year through his senior year. Michael swam Division 1 for Fairfield University for a year and a half before transferring to Liberty University for the rest of his college career. Currently Michael is a guest experience representative in VIP services at Madison Square Garden and during the summer  He is a counselor/coach at the University of Texas Swim Camp.

Maggie Reynolds – Maggie swam for the Huntington YMCA and Team Suffolk for a combined eight years prior to switching to Happauge Swim Club, where she swam for her last three years before graduating. During her senior year of high school she attended both Senior Mets (200 fly) and Sectionals (relays and time trials). Currently, Maggie is a senior at the University of Scranton where she is studying Counseling and Human Services and English. She swam for the entirety of her four years as an undergraduate student, focusing first on the 200 fly and later on the 500, 1000, and 1650. She also competed in three Landmark Conference Championship meets, and will graduate in May to begin working before going to graduate school. This summer will mark the beginning of her fourth year as a coach for Hauppauge.

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