Competitive Stroke Camp

Fernando Rodriguez

Director - Kenyon Competitive Stroke Camps
Senior Assistant Coach - Kenyon College

2021 will be the second year that Fernando Rodriguez will be the director of the Competitive Stroke Camp.

Fernando's coaching timeline commenced immediately after graduation from Kenyon in 2004. Wabash College, University of Georgia, Athens Bulldog Swim Club, College of William & Mary, Colgate University, University of Richmond and finally in his seventh season at Kenyon College. 

Rodriguez’s collegiate swimming career included two conference event titles, seven all-conference awards, and seven All-America certificates. He was also named a team co-captain his senior season. Fernando was a member of Kenyon teams that captured four straight NCAA Division III national championships.

A native of Piracicaba in São Paulo, Brazil, Rodriguez brings extensive experience from coaching at four different swim camps throught his career.

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Chris Sullivan

Coach - Calvin Competitive Stroke Camp
Calvin College - Assistant Men's and Women's Coach

Chris Sullivan joined the coaching staff at Calvin College as the new Assistant Coach in 2016. Sullivan attended Oakland University where he set varsity records in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events and multiple relays. At the age of 21 he competed at the 2004 US Olympic Trials in Long Beach, California and in 2006 he finished top 8 in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at Division I NCAA Championship meet, making him a 5-time NCAA All-American.

Sullivan grew up in Rockford, MI and helped Rockford High School to their first State Championship titles in both water polo and swimming in 2000 and 2001. After a decorated college career at Oakland, he became the Assistant Coach at Colorado College from 2008-2013.  In 2012 he was inducted into the Rockford Hall of Fame. 

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Dan Gelderloos

Director - Calvin Competitive Stroke Camp
Calvin College - Head Men's and Women's Coach

Dan Gelderloos is in his twentieth year as the head men’s and women’s coach at Calvin University. During his tenure, Gelderloos has established his women’s team as a conference leader, winning thirteen of the last sixteen MIAA conference titles. In addition, Gelderloos has guided the Calvin women's swimming and diving program to five, top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships, and helped the men's program return to a top-20 standing nationally.

At the individual level, Gelderloos has coached numerous Calvin swimmers to All-American status and individual national titles. Most recently, Elizabeth Counsell earned a runner-up finish in the 200 breaststroke at the 2013 Division III NCAA Championships and Johnson Cochran finished 3rd and 5th in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2014 NCAA championships.  Many time national champion, Becky Weima, captured the national title in the 200 freestyle in 2005 and followed with national titles in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle in 2006. 

2021 will be Gelderloos' 11th year Directing the Competitive Stroke Camp at Calvin College.  Currently, he has six former campers swimming with him and the Calvin Knights.  

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