Eileen Hall, a long-time club coach with decades of competing and coaching experience, returns for her third season as head coach of the Saint Michael's College men's and women's swimming & diving programs in 2012-13.
In her first season as head coach, Hall helped guide the Saint Michael's women to four dual-meet victories, and both the men's and women's programs to top-eight finishes at the season-ending New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships. In 2011-12, the women went 5-4, matching their highest win total since 2002-03, while both squads took sixth at the NEISDA meet. The female student-athletes combined to set 12 school records, with one swimmer provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship in three events. Hall's men broke six program standards. An assistant coach with the programs in 2009-10, Hall was named the head coach of both programs on September 21, 2010.
Hall, who resides in Colchester, has a wealth of swimming & diving coaching experience at a variety of levels. Since 2005, she has served as the head coach of the Green Mountain Aquatics (GMA) senior group, training athletes ages 13 to 18 years old at the Ross Sports Center pool as they prepare for regional and Junior National competition. While with GMA, Hall has been the principal on-deck coach at the New England Open Championships, the New England 14-and-Under Championships, and the New England regionals. Hall also spent 14 months in 2005 and 2006 as the head coach of the Winooski Swim Club, training athletes ages 6 to 18 years old.
Prior to moving to Vermont, Hall served three years as the swimming head coach at Two Harbors (Minn.) High School, coaching approximately 30 high school athletes annually. Two Harbors finished in the top three in its conference every year during Hall’s tenure, and she helped advance two athletes to the Minnesota State High School Championships. Hall also spent three years as the head coach of the Kingston (Tenn.) Clippers Swim Club in the mid-1990s.
A standout amateur swimmer, Hall was an All-America at Glens Falls (N.Y.) High School in 1986, and went on to earn an athletic scholarship at Division I Bucknell University. Hall held high school state records at Glens Falls until 2002, and was inducted into the Glens Falls High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
Hall has earned her Level II certification through the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), and is also qualified as a coach with the United States Swimming Association. She has attended ASCA clinics in Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey since 2007.
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