Dan Gelderloos
Dan Gelderloos
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (616) 526-6703
Email: dgelderl@calvin.edu
Year Men's MIAA Men's NCAA Women's MIAA Women's NCAA
1997 4th -- 5th --
1998 3rd -- 4th --
1999 3rd -- 2nd 21st - 44
2000 3rd -- 2nd 36th -10
2001 3rd 18th - 52 1st 18th - 42
2002 3rd - 370 9th - 136.5 1st - 520 27th - 30
2003 3rd - 418.5 12th - 111 2nd - 521.5 34th - 28
2004 4th - 291 40th - 14 2nd - 422 24th - 45
2005 4th - 333 41st - 12 1st - 562 10th - 139
2006 3rd - 314 -- 1st - 621.5 6th - 199
2007 4th - 300.5 -- 1st - 675.5 4th - 251
2008 4th - 239 53rd - 2 1st - 660 8th - 140
2009 4th - 335 -- 1st - 849.5 7th - 171
2010 4th - 428 -- 1st - 939 24th - 43
2011 4th - 486 25th - 33 1st - 850 34th - 17 
2012 4th - 635 26th - 30 1st - 803.5 --
2013 2nd - 666 -- 1st - 802.5 13th - 82
2014 1st - 795 21st - 42 1st - 805 --
2015 1st - 863 28th - 31 1st - 783 --
2016 1st - 951.5 15th - 60 1st - 787.5 16th - 60
2017 2nd - 772  37th - 12 1st - 868  12th - 92.5
2018 1st - 934.5 21st - 36 1st - 929 11th - 101.5

Coach Dan Gelderloos began as men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Calvin in 1996.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Gelderloos was a four-year varsity member of the Calvin men's swim team between 1990-1994. As a senior in 1994, he captained the Knights to a fourth-place MIAA finish.

In 2001, Gelderloos guided the Calvin women's swim team to its first-ever MIAA title and led the Knights to a repeat performance in 2002. Calvin then captured MIAA women's titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In addition, Gelderloos has guided the Calvin women's swimming and diving program to five top-10 national finishes.

In 2014, the men's swimming & diving program picked up its MIAA title in program history. The Knights also won MIAA titles in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

At the 2001 NCAA Division III Championships, the Calvin women finished 18th in 2001, Gelderloos guided the Calvin women's swim team to its first-ever MIAA title and led the Knights to a repeat performance in 2002. At the 2001 NCAA Division III Championships, the Calvin women finished 18th with 42 points while the men's team also finished 18th, compiling 52 points. It marked the first time that both Calvin swimming and diving teams have earned top-20 national finishes in the same year as well as the best national team finishes for both Calvin squads.

In 2002, Gelderloos set the bar a notch higher for the Calvin men's team as he led the Knights to their first-ever top-10 national finish. At the 2002 NCAA III Championships, Calvin took ninth with a school-record total of 136.5 points. Gelderloos has since led the Calvin women's team to back-to-back top 10 national finishes as the Knights were 10th at the 2005 NCAA III Championships, sixth at the 2006 NCAA III Championships, fourth at the 2007 NCAA III Championships, eighth at the 2008 NCAA III Championships and seventh at the 2009 NCAA III Championships. In 2013, Calvin finished 13th led by a national runner-up finish by Elizabeth Counsell in the 200 breaststroke.

In addition, Gelderloos has helped Calvin swimmers earn national champion and national runner-up finishes as Peter Boumgarden was second in the 100 butterfly at the 2002 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships while Becky Weima was second in the 200 freestyle at the 2004 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. In 2005, Weima captured the national title in the 200 freestyle and followed with national titles in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle in 2006. In 2007 and 2009, Calvin diver Erica Deur won national titles on the one-meter board and was named the NCAA Division III Diver of the Year.

Gelderloos has received the ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) certificate of excellence five times in his career. He is currently recognized as an ASCA Level 5 Coach -- a ranking system up to 5 based on a coaches' swimming education and their swimmer's performance at the national level.

Gelderloos has also coached all 22 MIAA women's MVPs in program history. The men's program has had four MVP's under coach Gelderloos.

A 1994 Calvin graduate, Gelderloos earned a master's degree at the University of Memphis and completed his master's work in physical education at Western Michigan University. At Memphis, he also served as an assistant swim coach with the Memphis U.S.S. club program.

Gelderloos and his wife Vicki live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with their sons Ryan, Will, and Luke. Also an avid cyclist and runner, Gelderloos competes in area triathlons and has also completed the Grand Rapids River Bank 25K Run several times.