Sleepy Hollow Aquatics

Sleepy Hollow Aquatics Coaching Staff

Top quality, experienced staff makes this program a success.

Mark Mark Anderson
Mark is the Head Coach of the 25 times Marin Swim League Champions, Sleepy Hollow Swim Team. Mark coached the Drake High School boys water polo team for 18 years. He was inducted into the Marin County Athletic League, Hall of Fame in 2014. He is co founder of SHAQ. 
Matt Matt Swanson
Matt grew up in San Diego and attended Poway High School, and was a part of the first water polo club in San Diego. He then attended UCLA and was a part of two NCAA championship teams in 1995 and 1996, earning NCAA player of the year awards both years. After college he moved to Marin County and has coached water polo in the MCAL league for 17 years. Matt and Mark formed SHAQ in 2007.
Corey Chris French
Chris has loved the water since infancy, and basically grew up in the pool. He played water polo and was an All-American swimmer for Mission Viejo High School in Orange County. He then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he completed his undergraduate degree in history and played water polo for the Gauchos. After college, he returned to Orange County to obtain a teaching credential and coach water polo. From 2006 to 2014 Chris was a coach for SET Water Polo Club under olympian Brad Schumacher, where he worked with all age groups as a head and assistant coach. Chris moved to the Bay Area two years ago, and he is currently a math teacher in the Tamalpais Union High School District and coaches the Drake Boys JV Water Polo Team.
Sophie Waldron Sophie Waldron
Sophie Waldron has been swimming since she was four years old and playing water polo since age 9. She grew up in Southern California and attended Mater Dei High School where she played four years of varsity water polo and swimming. Sophie then went on to play water polo and swim at Santa Rosa Junior College. After two years, she transferred to the University of Pacific and went on to play two years of D1 water polo and earn a degree in communication and psychology. After graduating, Sophie moved to Australia to play water polo and coach. Since returning home, Sophie has been coaching for Marin Catholic High School varsity women's water polo and men's and women's swimming since 2013. She has been coaching for SHAQ since 2014 and has a passion for coaching and sharing her love of the game.
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Drake High School Pool
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Sleepy Hollow Pool
1317 Butterfield Rd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Mailing Address
29 Angela Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

More Information
Contact Matt Swanson
(415) 680-8205 • Email

Billing Questions
Contact Julie Anderson • Email

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to SHAQ, we will use the donation to buy equipment. We are in need of caps, balls and training equipment.

We have a no parent on the pool deck during practice policy. It is fine to come on the pool deck to drop off and pick up.


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