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Coaching Staff

Jeb Beaver

Head Coach

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Jeb Beaver (ASCA Level 4)

Jeb Beaver began coaching at MAC during the 2004 season.

Before beginning his coaching career, he swam for Walkersville High School where he was twice named First Team All-Area by The Frederick News-Post. After Walkersville, Beaver swam for Towson University and served as a team captain in 2002 and 2003--a year in which he was also a student-intern for the program--and set three school records during his career. He was also an America East Conference champion in 2001, an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion in 2003, and set a Colonial Athletic Association record in 2003.

Jeb also particpated in the Stanford University swim camp hosted by the late Richard Quick during the summer of 2004.  During the camp, Beaver worked with Olympic swimmers and helped teach fundamentals to young swimmers.  Moreover, 2010 & 2011 participated in the University of Southern California Swim Camp with David Salo.

While at Monocacy Aquatic Club he coached over twenty-five Top-16/Top-10 swimmers including four number ones.

In addition, to coaching at MAC, Beaver is employed at Towson University as the assistant swim coach where he help lead the women to 2009, 2010,  and 2011 conference championship and 20th place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships .   

Jeb is currently employed at Linganore High School as a social studies teacher.

Jeb currently resides in Walkersville, MD with his wife Anna and their beautiful children Cora, Finley, Hudson Gwyneth, and Maeve.

Chris Kaplan

Head Coach

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Coach Chris is awesome!

Don Feinberg

Pre-Senior Coach

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Was the head age group coach for MAC from 1981-1988. Don took over the head coaching responsibilities in 1988 and continued as head coach until 2000.

In 2000 Don was named head coach of the Hood College Blazers. Within two years, Hood won its first ever conference championship and has continued to be one of Hoods most successful sports programs. Don continues coaching for Hood to this day. From 2000 – 2012 Don remained on the MAC coaching staff and coached various groups from novice through pre senior. In spring 2012 Don was named interim Head Coach for MAC and then in the fall took over MAC’s pre senior program until the present.

Don also coached the Frederick High School swim team from 1981-2000. During his tenure ,FHS set a national public school record of 136 consecutive dual meet wins over a fourteen year period for their women’s swimming program.

During Don’s career, he has coached many swimmers to national age group top 16 and top 10 rankings, hundreds of swimmers at the zone and sectional level and numerous junior national and senior national qualifiers. Don has coached one junior national champion and two Olympic trial qualifiers, on of which, Beau Wiebel, place 6th in the 200IM and 400IM and achieved a world ranking of 7th for the 1999-2000 season. In 2001 Don was inducted into the Frederick County sports Hall of Fame for his achievements as an athlete and coach.

Don currently resides in Adamstown, MD with his wife Blanca ( also a MAC coach ) and has two daughters Haley and Olivia.

Frederik Hviid

Senior Development Coach

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Fred is an ASCA Level 2 coach.

Fred is a 2-time Olympian having participated in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, being a finalist in 1996 in the 400 IM representing Spain. He was also a two-time European Champion in the 400 IM and the 1999 World Championship Bronze medal winner in the 400 IM, swimming the 6th fastest time ever at the time.

Fred swam for American University (Washington, DC) and was an 8-time conference champion in individual events and an NCAA All-American in the 400 IM and the 1,650 Free. You can learn more of Fred's swimming accomplishments here.

As a swimmer he was coached by world renowned breastroke specialist József Nagy, while training with Olympic legends Mike Barrowman and Sergio Lopez. He was later coached by the great Paulus Wildeboer, who national team coach for Spain and Denmark at different times in his career. From his years of training under these great Swimming Hall of Fame coaches Fred has amassed a world of unparalleled knowledge in stroke technique and conditioning, including an aptitude for the proper race strategy and mindset.

Fred owns his own graphic design and web design company and resides in the Urbana area with his wife and three children; Christina, Nicholas and Derek.

Mark Schoenfelder

Silver Group Coach

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Coach Mark Schoenfelder brings over 29 years of coaching experience to the pool deck.  His career started as a summer-league swim coach in the MCSL back in 1988.  From there he founded a USA Swimming club team WAC Swimming, Inc. which later became TITAN Swimming.  In 2002 he merged his team with the world-renowned Curl-Burke Swim Club where he coached for 10 years as one of the clubs head age-group coaches. Curl-Burke has since changed its name to Nation's Capital Swim Club.

Mark has coached at the senior level working with swimmers that qualified for Olympic Trials, age group level working with numerous swimmers nationally ranked in the Top 10/16(including National Age Group Record Holders), as well as coaching master's swimmers, including a USMS National and World Record Holder.  Mark has also worked with swimmers with physical disabilities including a USA Swimming Disabilities  5-time National Champion.  He is a Lifetime Member of the American Swimming Coaches Assn. and is a certified Level 3 Coach having successfully completed all 5 certification schools.

Mark works with our Silver group.

Lauren Brenneman Nolke

Assistant Coach

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Coach Lauren’s time with MAC dates back to 1990 when she began her swimming career and proceeded to progress through the Senior program with then head coach Don Feinberg. Upon graduation from East Carolina University in 2004 with a BS in Exercise Science, Lauren was recruited back to MAC as a coach with the Senior program and also helped to start the MAC Master’s program. In 2012 Lauren transitioned to coaching the Silver and Eels groups and discovered a passion for developing novice and age group swimmers through a strong foundation of stroke technique along with more rigorous training and discipline to achieve success at the state level. In 2014 Lauren made the decision to step away from coaching full time in order to spend more time with her young family and is excited to come back in the fall of 2017! She will be working wth our Silver group.

Lauren is an ASCA Level 2 coach and will also graduate with a Master’s degree in school counseling from McDaniel College in May of 2018.

Lauren lives in New Market with her husband Brandon and their two girls Ada and Nora.

Casey Rogers

Sharks Coach

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Casey works as a math teacher at Middletown high school.  She has been the boys swim coach there for over twelve years and was recently named Swim Coach of the Year for Frederick County.  In addition to coaching a the high school level, Casey was an assisant coach for Curl Burke and ran their swim school for mutliple years.  Casey is working with our Shark and Eel groups.

Reilly Willoughby

Age Group Coach

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Reilly started his swimming career at the age of 3 in the Montgomery county swim league. He swam for a total of 16 years competitively. During this journey he was able to start coaching and fell in love with it. Reilly has been coaching for 9 years. In that time he has lead athletes to AAAA cuts, NAG top ten rankings, and multiple State championship medalists. When he is not at the pool he works in Biomedical research and is an avid volunteer with the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Community.

 

Reily works with our Eel, Shark, and Gold 2 groups.

Rixey Hoult

Novice Coach

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Novice Coach – Crocs

Rixey started competitive swimming in the 1970’s at the Frederick YMCA with MAC’s founder, Ed Hazlett. She continued to swim at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, until she graduated with a degree in English/History and a teaching certificate.  Rixey taught English for several years in Frederick County and then entered her family’s insurance business where she worked until her children were born.  In the late 80’s, Rixey coached the novice group at MAC under the direction of Don Feinberg and was Coach Lauren’s (Silver Group) novice coach.  Rixey’s other claim to fame is that she coached Yuri Suguiyama who was Katie Ledecky’s youth coach. 

For the past eighteen years, Rixey has been a stay-at-home mom, volunteering at her children’s schools and church.  She served as the interim Director of Children’s Formation for three years at her church and continues to volunteer there.  She also works as a substitute teacher in Frederick County.

Rixey resides in Frederick with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Nick and Jessie.

Sarah Frank

Novice Coach

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Sarah started her swimming career by swimming for MAC for almost 9 years. She started coaching as a summer league coach for 8 years and has always had a passion for helping swimmers learn and develop a strong swimming foundation. In 2016, Sarah graduated from Coastal Carolina University, and is currently teaching math at Urbana Middle School. Sarah will be working with the Crocs group.

Ashley Gardner

Assistant Coach

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Ashley is from Dover, DE where she swam for the Dover YMCA. She swam and graduated from Lock Haven University in 2011 with a BA in History. After graduating she returned to coach the Dover Y and played a role in sending the largest team in the Dover Y’s history to YMCA Nationals.

In 2013 Ashley took the position of Head Coach and Aquatics Director at the Waynesboro Area YMCA. During her time there the Y saw it’s first Y National qualifier in 8 years. There were over 130 team records set and/or broken for a total of over 170 times in her 3 years at the Y.

Ashley is currently the Assistant Swim Coach and Assistant Aquatics Manager for Hood College. 

Josh M Kim

Assistant Coach

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Coming soon!

Board of Directors

Karen Jarman

President

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Terry Kirby

Officials Coordinator

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Fred Manning

Member

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Guy Palmer

Member

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Michele Currie

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jenny Croghan

Registar

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Deb Vance

Secretary

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Stephanie DeLauder

Treasurer

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Claudine Hargraves

Vice President

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Danielle Tomlin

Board Member

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Neal Johnson

Board Member

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