Connor Beaulieu, Lindsay Iordache Added to Yale Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff

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Yale Swimming & Diving has added Connor Beaulieu and Lindsay Iordache to their coaching staff for the 2019-2020 season. Beaulieu comes most recently from the University of Texas, while seven-time All American diver Iordache is moving to New Haven from the Marlins Diving Club.

Yale Swimming & Diving Adds Connor Beaulieu

Connor Beaulieu, who helped Texas’s women’s program to a pair of top-10 NCAA finishes as a volunteer assistant coach, has been named a Yale Swimming & Diving assistant men’s and women’s coach.

“We are thrilled to welcome Connor to the Yale swimming & diving team,” said Jim Henry, the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of the Bulldogs. “Connor’s coaching experience and skills developed at Texas will add a great deal to our successful program. He understands the importance of top academics and athletics and is a fantastic educator, motivator and role model. Connor is a great fit for our athletic department.”

Beaulieu spent two seasons at Texas, helping the Longhorns to a pair of Big 12 championships. In his first season, UT placed sixth at the NCAA Championship and improved to a fifth-place finish last winter. In each of his two seasons, Texas swept the Big 12 Swimmer, Diver and Newcomer of the Year awards.

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Beaulieu joined UT’s program after spending the 2016-17 season as an assistant men’s and women’s coach at Connecticut College where he helped lead the women’s team to the first top-10 NCAA finish in school history and mentored 11 All-Americans. He also served as an assistant men’s and women’s coach at Caltech. During his tenure, the Beavers broke 21 school records and captured the women’s conference championship for the first time in program history.

Beaulieu is a 2014 graduate of Amherst College where he majored in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. He swam for Amherst for three seasons and was selected as the “Most Committed” by his teammates in his sophomore and junior seasons. A back injury sidelined him for his senior season.

Following graduation, he worked for the OMNI Swim Club in New Haven.

Beaulieu joins the Yale Swimming & Diving staff following the departure of Kevin Norman, who was named Brown’s men’s swimming head coach earlier this spring. Norman became the third assistant during Henry’s tenure to be selected to lead another program.

Lindsay Iordache Joins Yale Swimming & Diving

Lindsay Iordache, a seven-time All-America diver at Indiana, who has coached numerous national champions with the Marlins Diving Club, has been named Yale Swimming & Diving’s diving coach.

“We are so happy to have Lindsay join the Yale swimming & diving program. She brings with her a tremendous amount of national level diving experience as both a coach and as an athlete,” said Henry, the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of the Bulldogs. “Her incredible work ethic and ability to connect with her student-athletes will be a huge addition to our team.”

For the last nine years, Iordache has served as Co-Head Diving Coach of the Marlin Diving Club at the YMCA of Greenwich, Conn., where she mentored several national champions and finalists, a Junior World Championship qualifier, Pan Am gold and silver medalists and an Olympic Trials competitor.

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Iordache also served as the diving coach at Greenwich Academy, where she has guided two divers to New England Championships. In addition, she was the diving coach at Saint Francis College for two seasons and an intern/student coach at Indiana.

As an undergraduate at IU, Iordache was the 2007 NCAA platform runner up after finishing third in 2006 and fourth in 2004. She served as the team co-captain as a senior, helping to lead the Hoosiers to the Big Ten championship.

She also was a USA National Team member in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. and Olympic Trials finalist in 2004 & 2008.

Iordache is a 2007 Indiana graduate with a B.A. in Art History. She earned Alpha Beta academic honors and was named Academic All-Big Ten. She later earned a Masters of Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in 2010.


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