Brown University announced three big additions to its coaching staff this week, naming Chris Dart the men’s assistant, Sam Speroni the women’s assistant and Sydnee Lindblom as a volunteer assistant.
New men’s coach Chris Ip announced the hiring of Dart as his assistant. Dart is a former ACC champ for Clemson as well as a former member of the Great Britain Junior National Team. He spent last year coaching at the Camana Bay Aquatics Club in the Cayman Islands.
Meanwhile women’s head coach Kate Kovenock announced the pickup of former Brown star Speroni and former Kenyon All-American Lindblom for the women’s team.
Speroni was a two-time captain of the program just a few years ago. A distance freestyler and 400 IMer, Speroni graduated in 2011. Lindblom was a distance freestyler as well, earning All-America honors for Division III powerhouse Kenyon. She swam as recenly as last season, scoring in three races at the NCAA Championships.