Paul Waas
Paul Waas
Title: Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach / Aquatics Director
Phone: 202-319-6044
Paul Waas is in his eighth year at the helm of the CUA swim teams. He serves a dual role at Catholic University as the men's and women's swim coach in addition to being the aquatics director.
In 2015, CUA’s men finished in third place, just two points out of second place. The women were second, their highest finish in history. The team broke 13 school records, and 4 Landmark Conference records on the way to 6 event titles.
2014 saw the Cardinal men and women both place 3rd at the Landmark Conference Championship meet. It matched their highest finish in league history. For the men, Guido Saccaggi was named Landmark Rookie of the Year. For the women, Christine Loughery was named Landmark Rookie of the Year, while Joanna Ladas and Julia Wisler were named Landmark co-Swimmer of the Year.
In his time at CUA, Waas’ swimmers have  broken 47 school records, won 35 Landmark event titles, 4 Landmark Swimmer of the Year awards, 4 Landmark Rookie of the Year awards, and 3 Senior Scholar Athlete awards.

Waas has seen his team annually named to the Scholar All-American list, and he has been named Landmark Conference Coach of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Waas came to CUA from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where he led the men's and women's squads to great levels of success for two seasons, breaking over ten school records along the way.

Prior to Hamline, Waas was an assistant at SUN
Y-Oswego for four seasons. During his tenure, the Lakers won two conference titles and were awarded 26 All-American honors. 

Waas graduated from Oswego with a bachelor's in communication studies.  While coaching, he also received his master's degree in adolescent education.  Swimming for the Lakers, Waas was a two-year captain with numerous conference accolades and school records.

Waas lives in College Park, Maryland, with his wife Maia and daughter Maeve.