Connecticut Swimming

Coach Ann McCann; Safe Sport Updates

Longtime Connecticut Swimming coach Ann McCann passed away last week after a coaching career spanning more than 50 years. Her swimming career began as a competitor notably placing 12th in the Olympic Trials. In 1974 together with her husband Coach John McCann, Ann founded the Milford Swim Club, which soon became the Aqua Jets Swim Club. Committed to distance swimming, they ran annual 1650/1000 yard meets introducing many athletes to distance swimming before it gained the popularity it has today. Then in 1986 her family donated funds to The Milford Academy for the construction of the McCann Natatorium. During her coaching career she had swimmers qualify for USA Nationals and Olympic Trials. In an amazing testament to her commitment and dedication she remained an active coach until her passing.

Updates and reminders from Safe Sport Coordinator Greg Pinchbeck have been posted to the Safe Sport page.