Bates Swim & Dive It is a fantastic idea, an important cause, and has one of the greatest leaders at the helm; Dana 'Dean' Bragonier. Our alums amaze me all the time. Just another Bates Bobcat saving the world.NoticeAbility at Bates College They call him the 'Swim Whisperer'... The Mr. Miyagi of Aquatic Propulsion... I call him the 'Savior of Stroke'. Huge thanks to Bates Swim Coach Peter Casares for the guidance this weekend. Making #SwimMV360 a reality!