Coaching Staff

Nothing has a greater influence on the quality of children’s sports than the excellence of the coach. The Hurricane Swim Club Coaching Staff includes eight professionally trained coaches.

As members of the American Swim Coaches Association, they have access to the most comprehensive training and certification programs for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. Certified coaches in USA Swimming programs possess training and experience in the physiology and psychology of adolescent development. All coaches have current and updated certifications in CPR, First Aid and Coaches Safety and have successfully passed a USA-S administrated Background Check and Athlete Protection Training.

Our highly qualified coaching staff ensures that the time your children spend in swimming with HSC will be quality time.

Butch Babin, Head Coach, He has been involved with competitive swimming for over 30 years as a swimmer, an official, a parent, and a coach. Butch coached at the Bangor YMCA from 1994-1998. He took over Hurricane Swim Club in 2005 when the team had only 18 swimmers. As of today, Butch has grown the team to over 100 swimmers. Butch was a member of the Board of Directors for Maine Swimming, Inc. from 2006-2011 and was recently reelected to the Board as a at-large member. Butch was chosen Maine Swimming, Inc. Coach of the Year in 2010 and was the Head Coach for the 2010 and 2011 Winter Maine Swimming Zone Team. Butch is the Head Women’s & Men’s Swim and Dive Coach and Director of Aquatics at Husson University and he was the Assistant Coach and Interim Head Coach from 2007-2011. Butch currently lives in Bangor with his wife Christy and his youngest daughter Olivia.

Last Updated on April 28, 2016
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