Head Coach: Robert DeConinck
Robert A. DeConinck Jr. is in his 17th year as head coach of girls swimming and Water polo at Loomis Chaffee. Before coming to Loomis Chaffee, Bob coached and taught for 12 years at The Hill School in Pennsylvania, where he coached numerous All-Americans in both swimming and water polo. He also has extensive experience in age-group swimming and water polo and served as the head coach of the Zone 1 Youth (under-18) Girls Water Polo Team for eight years. Coach DeConinck is on the camp staffs at the United States Naval Academy, Princeton University, Hamilton College, and the University of Massachusetts.
Coach DeConinck is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a four-year member of the swimming and water polo teams as well as captain of both sports. He has a master's degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
At Loomis Chaffee, Coach DeConinck's swim teams have won the Founders League title 10 out of the past 13 seasons. His teams have had seven top-four finishes at the New England Championships, including a championship title in 2007. Coach DeConinck's girls water polo teams at Loomis Chaffee have won three New England titles and finished as runners-up six times.
Assistant Coach: Liz Bucceri