Coaching is much more of a “life and people” process than an “athletic” process. Not only are our swimmers investing in a team, training, and a coach, but in many ways, their emotional development, college decision, and the person they become may be shaped by this process as well. Our mission is to be not just a coach, but a partner with our swimmers on their athletic journey, and to a greater extent, partners on their life journey. Our ultimate goal is that four or eight years from now they are swimming at their very best, loving the sport, are leaders on their teams, and are better people.
Jon Radow, Head Coach (»e-mail Jon)
Coach Jon is in his first year as head coach for the 2017 swim season. Jon grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut where he was the captain of his high school swim team. Prior to becoming Head Coach, Jon spent nine seasons as assitant coach for the Hurricanes and has served as a swim coach at Briar Woods High School.
Coach Jon is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Farmwell Middle School in Ashburn. He is a graduate of Haverford College and earned his Masters in Education from George Washington University.
Jen Minchak, Assistant Coach (»e-mail Jen)
Jen grew up in Herndon where she swam for our neighbors the Kingston Chase Fighters (HSL) and the Herndon Commanders, now known as HAC (PVS). Coach Jen is in her eighth season with the Hurricanes. Jen also served as a swim coach at Briar Woods High School, with Coach Jon.
Jen is a 9th Grade World History and AP US History Teacher teacher at her alma mater, Herndon High School. She is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.
Shannon Freeman, Assistant Coach (»e-mail Shannon)
Shannon grew up in Oakton, where she spent her summers swimming for the Oakton Otters (NVSL) and rest of the year swimming for York Swim Club (PVS). She later coached for Vienna Woods for three summers, before moving on to Camelot for one season. Currently Shannon is the assistant coach for the Dominion High School Swim Team and coaches for Hiddenbrook’s Sunday evening winter program. She is in her second year as an Assistant Coach at Hiddenbrook.
Shannon has two children on the Hiddenbrook swim team and is excited to be coaching.