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Hannah Saiz

Head Coach of Men’s Swimming & Diving
Head Coach of Women’s Swimming & Diving

Hannah Saiz is in her second year as the head coach of the St. Norbert College men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs in 2020-21.

In 2019-20, Saiz led the Green Knights men to a third-place finish and the women to a fourth-place showing at the Midwest Conference Championship. St. Norbert reset 27 new men's and women's combined school records during the season.

Saiz arrived in De Pere after serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, perennial NCAA Division III power Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She is a Plattsburgh, N.Y., native, and graduated from Kenyon in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.

While coaching at Kenyon, the women’s team finished national runner-up in 2018 and 2019, and the men’s team placed third nationally those seasons. Kenyon also had five women’s and three men’s national champions during those two seasons.

As for her own athletics career, Saiz won the NCAA Division III national champion in the 200-yard butterfly in 2013 before continuing her post-collegiate swimming career at Schroeder YMCA in Milwaukee. Saiz finished eighth in 200 butterfly at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and went on to win the 2016 U.S. Open championship in the event. A member of the 2016-17 United States National Team, Saiz was ranked in the top 50 in the world in 2015 and 2016 and was 67th in 2017.

Saiz’s coaching background also includes two seasons as the head boys’ and girls’ swimming coach at Mount Vernon (Ohio) High School and the head coach of SERF Swimming, a community aquatics program based on the Kenyon campus.

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