Coaches the Following:
Oak Marr W 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Joined the York coaching staff in 2013
Coached Orange Hunt Swim Club (NVSL) 1991-1994
Coached Daventry (NVSL) 1995-1996
Duke University, BA Psychology and German, Certificate in Human Development 1995
George Mason University, MFA Creative Writing 2012
Teresa is a native of Northern Virginia who swam for the NVSL teams Village West, Hunt Valley, and Orange Hunt during her summer swim years, and was a captain of the TJHSST Swim and Dive team during their Region win in 1991. Teresa learned to swim by Victor Abrahamian and Greg York on the Victor Swim Team, and these coaches instilled in her values of hard work, dedication, drive, and the ability to prepare for and multi-task in order to make 4:45 AM swim practices and earn academic honor roll. Teresa stresses the importance of one team, fundamental stroke skills, safety, and finding one’s personal best, all in the fun and supportive environment of the York Swim Club.
Coaches the Following:
Yorktown M-W-F 4:30-5:30pm, Saturday 6:30-8am
Renaissance Tu/Th 4:30-5:30 & 5:30-6:30
Joined the YORK coaching staff in 2009
Since 1989, has combined coaching experiences for NVSL, PMSL and military swim teams.
Current Head Coach of Vienna Woods, NVSL
Former Head Coach of High Point, Little Hunting Park, Mansion House, Severn Crossing, Bolling Air Force Base and Sasebo, Japan Swim Teams.
Annandale High School, 1989
BA, English Education, James Madison University, 1993
Masters, Special Education, Trinity University
Former Special Education Teacher, Oxon Hill Middle School & St. Coletta School, Arlington, VA
A home-grown product of NVSL, Michelle learned how to swim "late" at the ripe old age of 10. Within 2 years she was swimming for local PVS teams, and within 4 years she found herself coached by none other than Greg York at her first Zone Championship - just a stepping stone on the beautiful swimming path she forged for herself (with the help of some of the greatest coaches EVER!
Despite enjoying National Level status, All-Star Champion medals and multiple CAA wins at James Madison University, Michelle remains sentimental when discussing developmental swimming: "Swimming is a sport that builds more than strong bodies. It teaches discipline, molds character, fosters responsibility, and builds friendships that can last a lifetime."
Michelle stresses the importance of learning the fundamentals early and correctly. The more technically sound your stroke, the easier it is to get across the pool. And who doesn’t want to get across the pool faster?!? Efficiency not only decreases your times, it also decreases your risk of injury.
Currently on sabbatical from teaching to raise her 3 daughters, perfect her culinary skills and train for Olympic Distance triathlons, Michelle joined the YORK team to help foster enthusiasm and a love of swimming in the children she coaches.
Kristin Bryant Wolff
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm
Experience: Grew up swimming in the NVSL (14 yrs.)
and coached in the NVSL for six years. I also swam in Potomac
Valley for ten years (eight with York). This will be my 13th year
coaching for York.
I am currently the Financial Controller at NV Pools, Inc. In
addition to coaching swimming I also coached for the FPYC
girls lacrosse teams for the past ten years.
I attended Fairfax High School for four years and graduated
from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Go
Doug W Burns
NVSL - SHBR: Head Coach (2001- Present)
Overlee: Head Coach (1996 - 2000)
CSL- Ft. Myer: Head Coach (1991-95)
Lake Barcroft: Head Coach (1988-90)
USS - York (1993-1999)
High School – Falls Church HS: Head Coach, (1992-93); Wakefield HS: Head Coach, (1996-99)
Description: This year will mark my 29th year coaching swimming, and my 22nd year teaching English (every single one of which has taken place at Wakefield High School in Arlington!). I am thrilled to rejoin the YORK family: I swam with Bob once upon a time, and coached with him slightly more recently (when at least 4 of our current coaches were swimmers themselves!). With my own daughter now swimming for the club, I can’t imagine a more perfect time to jump back in the pool – so to speak!! (Doug/YORK trivia: three of my groomsmen WAAAAY back in 1996 swam/coached with me at YORK!)
BS : English—Lehigh University (1990); MA: Education – GMU (1992);
VA Endorsement in Gifted Education; AP Certified: English Language and English Literature
Oakmarr Mornings M/W/F 4:45-6:16am
Oakmarr SAT 6:00-8:00am
* 13 yrs coaching with York Swim (Age Group & Seniors)
* 9 yrs coaching with DCCL (River Bend Country Club)
* 9 yrs coaching in the NVSL (Poplar Heights and Truro Homes Association)
*Club Swimming at JMU
*NVSL Swimmer from 1985-1999
Job(s): Fairfax County Public Schools
- 2012-Pesent - Wolftrap Elementary (Technology Specialist)
- 2010-2012 Camelot Elementary (Technology Specialist)
- 2007-2010 Eagle View Elementary (K-1)
- 2003-2006 Shrevewood Elementary (1st Grade)
*George Mason University - Masters in Education
*James Madison University
-B.S. IDLS and Early Childhood Education
Tyler grew up locally in the northern Virginia
area and swim at Forest Hollow pool from 1996 - 2008. Currently Tyler competes in
Ironman triathlons and has been nationally ranked. He graduated Old
Dominion in 2013 with a B.S. in Physical Education.
Triathlon Certified Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified (k-12) P.E. Teacher – State of Virginia
Pool Manager – Washington Golf and Country Club
Swim Coach – lifetime fitness (Reston), 2013-14
Club swimming – Old Dominion University 2008-13
Carrie B Cresson
- I began swimming in the MCSL for River Falls Swim Team at age 8 and swam till I graduadted at age 18.
- I swam USS for RMSC then Sea Devils ages of 11-16.
- I swam and dove for Walt Whitman HS my freshman.
- I swam for the Ursinus College Swim team all four years of college.
- I started my coaching career as a volunteer for the 6 and under program at River Falls Pool and Tennis Club at the age of 15. From the summer of 2005 to the summer of 2011 I held the position of the 11-12 age group coach.
- I started coaching for Chesterbrook Swim Team the summer of 2012. The summer of 2013 I became the assistant head coach. The summer of 2014 I became the head coach of Chesterbrook Swim Team.
- I have been coaching for York since the fall of 2009. I have had the pleasure of coaching a variety of practices which include the non-meet age group at Oak Marr, 8 & Unders (at Yorktown and Oak Marr), and the swim school at Yorktown.
Allison S Esposito
I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and spent many years swimming for York Swim Club as a youngster. Additionally, I swam for my high school swim team at Paul VI High School and with the NVSL Oakton Otters for over 10 years. Over the years I have coached in the NVSL and Dominion Country Club league during the summer months. I currently work as a special education teacher for Bishop O'Connell High School in their Expanded Services program. Before that I was an elementary special education teacher in FCPS.
Swimming has been a big part of my life. I started swimming at the age of eight and found that it helped my asthma. That year I signed up to swim year round and have been swimming ever since. I competed in summer league, USS, and for Annandale High School. After high school I attended York College of Pennsylvania where I swam all four years and coached in the NVSL during the summer. Upon graduation I returned to the area and started coaching club and high school in addition to the summer league coaching. I spent the next seven years coaching all levels of swimming and teaching mathematics and leadership.
After seven years as a coach and teacher I begin my move into high school administration. Even though I was no longer coaching I managed to stay connected to the swimming community by coordinating high school swimming for Fairfax County Public Schools and running several of the championship meets. I am also still swimming and competing with L4 masters swimming.
One of the aspects that has kept me active in the sport of swimming is the camaraderie. I‘ve had several wonderful experiences and made many lifetime friends through this special sport. I am excited to get back into coaching with the hopes of passing on those opportunities and experiences to the young swimmers.
Junior Level 2,
Marr, M/W/F 4:30-5:30 PM
Saturday Add On Option,
Marr, Saturday,6:00-8:00 AM
USS - York (1998 - 2000; Head
Age Group Coach: 2002 - present)
PVS Zone Team Manager, Asst. (Spring
’09 - 2013)
PVS Zone Team Coach (Spring ’07, ’08;
Summer ’07, ’08)
US Swimming, Racing Camp for PVS, Coach
Solotar (1996 - 1998)
College - Providence College: Asst. Coach (1993 -
High School - Paul VI High
School: Asst. Coach (1995 - 2003; 2012 - 2013)
DCCL - International Country
Club: Head Coach (2009 - 2012; 2015)
CCSD - Washington Golf &
Country Club - Asst. Head Coach (2013)
NVSL - Greenbriar: Head Coach (2003 - 2008)
Fox Mill Woods: Head Coach (1991 - 2002)
Job(s): Middle School History
Hayfield Secondary School; 7th grade US HIstory
(2013 - present)
Elementary School Teacher - FCPS
Mosby Woods ES, 6th grade AAP (2005 -
Poplar Tree ES (1995 - 2005)
Description: Sept. 2015
marks the beginning of my 20th year of teaching. In those
years, I have taught 4th grade (7years), 5th grade (2 years) 6th
grade (1 year) - then transitioned to Advanced Academic
Program (AAP) and have taught 5th grade AAP (2 years) and
6th grade AAP ( 6 years), most recently making the change
to middle school where I am currently US History to 7th graders
(and loving it :)
Education: BS in Elementary/Special
Education - Providence College ’93
MA of Education in Counseling - Providence College
VA Endorsement in Gifted Education -
Angelena M Hirzel
Coaching Experience: I grew up
swimming York (10 years), VAC (12 years) and Madison HS (4 years)
and spent my summers lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons all
day, every day. I've coached in the DCCL, York and local Special
Job(s): I'm an attorney for a telecom
company in Reston.
Education: William and Mary 2005;
Chicago Kent College of Law 2010
Melissa A Holly
I grew up in the Northern Virginia area swimming for York for 13 years and the NVSL Mantua Marlins for 15 years. Additionally, I swam for my high school team at Woodson High school following my passion went on to swim at Frostburg State University. Over the years I have coached in the NVSL with the Mantua Marlins. I recently have accepted a full time job with NVPools Inc.
Coaches These Workouts:
||13 AND OVER
Coaching Experience: 1982-1994 Swam for Sterling Golf Swim & Tenis club
1989-1992 Swam for Solitar
1996-2000 Assistant coach Mountaineer Aquatic Club
1996-2000 Mountaineer Masters Head coach
1999-2001 Head coach South Riding Stingrays
2000-Present Senior Prep Coach York Swim Club
2004-2007 AGE GROUP COACH YORK SWIM CLUB
2003- Head Coach Sully Station SST’S
Job(s): 2009-PRESENT DIRECTOR OF EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS FOR HB SERVICES, LLC
2004-2009 National Team Sales at Aardvark Swim & Sport
2002-2004 MANAGMENT ASSOC. NVPOOLS
2001-2002 EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT EMCON CMA, INC.
1999-2001 SPLASH AQUATIC MNGT
1993-1999 VIRGINIA POOL MNGT
Description: WE ARE YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
West Virginia University 2000, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, majored in Human Resource Management with minor in Spanish
Working on MBA
experience: Lakevale Estates Head coach
Assistant coach 2003-2011
Valley Area Swim Team
(VAST) assistant coach 2010-2012
Experience: James Madison University Club Swim team
of Arts in Teaching, JMU 2012
BS in Kinesiology, JMU
Minor, JMU 2011
Education Teacher, Camelot Elementary School, FCPS
Jesse S Nielsen
Experience: Greenbriar NVSL asst Coach
Oakton Highschool asst Coach(2004-2008)
York Swim Club Age Group Coach (2004-current)
Tuckahoe NVSL Head Coach (2006-current)
Allen Hamilton - Systems Engineering,Marketing, and User Engagement
for Software Products in the Intelligence Community
Started www.winewear.com with my wife- check
Description: Boring stuff in an office...any of you
parents out there want to give me a cool job?
International Highschool Kampala Uganda 95 and Chantilly High
James Madison University Graduate (2003) w/Integrated Science and
Technology - Systems Engineering BS minor in Computer
Swim Experience: Greenbriar-
York Swim Club (for Greg York)
James Madison University Swim Team
Monday-Saturday senior morning group at OakMarr and Renaissance
2009-Present: York Swim Club
2011-Present Oakton High School
2004-2006: Oakton Otters Head Coach (NVSL)
2004-2005: Longhorn Aquatics
1992-2003: York Swim Club
1990-2003: Oakton Otters
Masters of Secondary Education - Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics - University of Texas
My entire childhood was spent swimming with the Oakton Otters and York Swim Club. After graduating from Madison High School in 2003, I headed to the University of Texas. Every summer, however, I returned home as the head coach of the Oakton Otters. My experience working with children in the pool inspired me to join Teach For America. After teaching middle school for two years in Glendale, AZ, I moved back to Northern Virginia to pursue my passion in politics and government. After working as a staffer on Captiol Hill for former Rep. Tom Perriello and the 2012 presidential campaign, I moved to Perfect Sense, where I direct all of our mission projects benefitting a wide range of organizations including Special Olympics, The First Tee, Feherty's Troops First Foundation, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.
In 2011, I began coaching the York senior morning program and in the ensuing 5 years have helped grow our national team from 1 qualifier in 2011 to 9 qualifiers in 2016. Most importantly, we have been able to achieve this success without losing sight of the York philosophy of putting the kids first.
In addition to coaching for York Swim Club, I also coach the Oakton High School Swim and Dive team. In my 5 years at Oakton, the Cougars have won 4 state titles (Girls - 2012, 2013, 2014; Boys - 2015). In 2014, I was recognized as the All-Met Coach of the Year by The Washington Post.
Allison E Shaw
Coaching and Swimming Experience.
Growing up I swam for many years in the NVSL (Greenbriar) and for PVS (Makos). During college I competed on my school’s club swim team and acted in a leadership role as team treasurer during my junior and senior years. Throughout high school I worked as a developmental coach for Greenbriar during their winter swim program. I started coaching for YORK in the fall of 2014.
Graduated in 2011 from Appalachian State University with a BA in History and Secondary Education
Currently an 8th grade math teacher in Fairfax County
Colin James Stuver
T/TH Seniors at Yorktown
NVSL - Chesterbrook
Tigersharks Assistant coach: (2007-2009)
Head Coach: (2010-2014)
CCL - Washington Golf
& Country Club: (1998-2002)
Swam for Sea Devils,
York, the Fish, and Machine Aquatics as well as O'Connell High
Graduated from Mount St. Mary's
University in 2011 with a degree in Communications and Sports
Management. I also was a scholarship baseball player
Research Analyst for
Avison Young Commercial Real Estate
Heather L Tomasek
Workout: Tuesday/Thursday 9 & Unders at Yorktown
13 years NVSL (Lee Graham)
12 years USS (YORK)
Lee Graham Swim Team-6 years
Oakton High School-8 years
BA Psychology James Madison University 1998
BS Dietetics Kansas State University 2011
Personal Trainer at FitOne Personal Training 2000-present
I started swimming competitively in the NVSL at Lee Graham when I was 6 years old. A year later, in 1983, I joined YORK swim school and the YORK swimming family. I continued through high school and began coaching swim school during my junior and senior years.
During summer breaks from college and the years following graduation, I returned to my summer team and coached for 6 years at Lee Graham working with all age groups. After graduation, my path led back to the winter deck and YORK where I worked with the 12 &unders for 8 years. During this time I also had the opportunity to coach at Oakton High School and had 8 great years there.
My personal swim journey began 33 years ago. Along the way I have had the chance to work with some amazing coaches, swimmers and families. I now have two sons who are ready to start their own journey and I could not be happier to have these two worlds finally meet.
Missy L Witt
Oak Marr Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:00 pm
I have been coaching in the NVSL for Sully Station for the past seven years.
4 years as an Assistant Coach (2007-2010)
3 years as Head Coach (2011-2013)
15 years in the NVSL swimming for Sully Station. (1994-2009)
10 years swimming for York Swim Club year-round. (1999-2009)
4 years swimming for Westfield High School Varsity Swim (2005-2009)
-Served as a team captain my senior year.
-Competed on District, Regional, and State teams all four years.
4 years swimming at Florida Southern College for the NCAA (2009-2013)
-Awarded Sunshine State Conference Swimmer Of The Week (November 2010)
-Made the Sunshine State Conference Commissioners honor roll (2011-2013)
-Competed at Division II National Championships my sophomore year in the 100, and 200 breaststroke, as well as the 400-medley relay. (2010-2011 season)
-Competed and scored at Conference Championships all four years. (2009-2013)
Graduated from Florida Southern College in April of 2013 with a degree in Psychology along with a Business minor.
Swimming for York helped me find a love and appreciation for the sport that I carried with me through college swimming. I am SO excited to have the opportunity to pass this along to the swimmers.
Executive Assistant and Operations Manager at FranConnect
Coaches These Workouts:
Junior Level 2,
Yorktown High School, M/W/F,4:00-5:00 PM
Saturday Add On Option, Yorktown High School, 7:00 -
Senior Level 4,
Yorktown High School, T/TH,8:30-9:30 PM
Senior Level 4,
Yorktown High School, F,4:00-5:00 PM
Experience: 1972-1981 - STARLIT AQUATIC CLUB, FAIRFAX VA - NUMEROUS
JUNIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS, SENIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AND TOP 16
IN THE NATION QUALIFIERS AND RECORD HOLDERS (SWIMMERS AND
1977-1978 - STRATFORD RECREATION ASSOCIATION (SRA) MT, VERNON
(NVSL) OVERALL NVSL ALL-STAR RELAY CHAMPIONS - 2 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - OVERLEE POOL, ARLINGTON VA (NVSL) DIVISION 1
6 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - HEAD COACH - OVERLEE POOL - ARLINGTON (NVSL) DIVISION
RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONS AND OVERALL ALL STAR
RELAY CHAMPIONS - 6 YEARS IN A ROW
1981-PRESENT - COACH YORK SWIM CLUB - NUMEROUS JUNIOR NATIONAL
QUALIFIERS AND TOP 16 IN THE NATION QUALIFIERS
1984 - ARLINGTON BETTER SPORTS CLUB - COACH OF THE YEAR @ 28TH
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
1988 - HEAD COACH OVERLEE POOL, NVSL DIVISION 1 RELAY CHAMPIONS
AND OVERALL RELAY ALL-STAR CHAMPIONS
Description: BOB WAS ONE THE FIRST TEEN-AGE COACHES (15 YEARS OLD) IN
NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IN THE LATE 1960’s, ADULTS (OR VOLUNTEERS)
COACHED THEIR CHILDREN IN BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL. THOUGH
BOB SWAM ALOT EARLY IN HIS LIFE, HE LEFT SWIMMING FOR BASKETBALL AT
13 YEARS OLD, ONLY TO RETURN TO SWIMMING AS A COACH AT STARLIT
AQUATIC CLUB IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, A 50 METER LONG COURSE POOL AND
FACILITY, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND ON THE EAST COAST.
HE LEFT THE NVSL FOR THE 1979 SEASON ONLY TO RETURN T0 THE NVSL,
DIVISION 1 IN 1980 AT OVERLEE POOL IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. HIS
TEAMS WON DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 YEARS IN A ROW WHEN NO PRIOR
TEAM HAD EVER BEFORE GONE UNDEFEATED AND WON DIVISION 1 MORE THAN 2
YEARS IN A ROW. HIS OVERLEE TEAMS ALSO WON 6 CONSECTUTIVE DIVISION
1 TITLES AND ALL-STAR RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM 1980-1985.
HE RETIRED FROM THE NVSL IN 1985 ONLY TO RETURN TO OVERLEE IN 1988
AND WIN THE DIVISION 1 TITLE AND ALL-STAR RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
AGAIN. HE RETURNED THE FOLLOWING SEASON TO OVERLEE FOR ONE FINAL
YEAR. IN THE 8 YEARS HE COACHED OVERLEE IN DIVISION 1, HE LOST ONE
SWIM MEET AND ALL-STAR RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS VERY LAST
Footnote: His sister-in-law, Jenny, was a member of the team in
1989 that beat him. She doesn’t rub it in, however.
BOB HAS BEEN RETIRED FROM COACHING SUMMER LEAGUE SINCE 1989. HE HAS
HOWEVER, MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH HIS BELOVED NVSL, HE HAS BEEN THE
ANNOUNCER FOR BOTH THE NVSL ALL STAR RELAYS AND INDIVIDUAL ALL
STARS FOR 18 YEARS. YES, THAT’S HIM IN THE GUARD CHAIR, ALL
Education: HIGH SCHOOL - BISHOP IRETON
COLLEGE - GRADUATE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC
BACHELOR DEGREE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Greg J York
Senior Level 1,
Oak Marr, T/TH,3:15-4:30PM
Senior Level 3,
Oak Marr, M/T/TH,7:30-8:45
Junior Level 3,
Oak Marr, T/TH,3:30-4:30 PM
Head Coach, York Swim Club, 1983-present
Head Coach, Fort Belvoir Swim Team, 1988-1990
Assistant Coach, Victor Swim Club/Swim School, 1977-1987
Assistant Coach, Starlit Swim Team, 1978-1980
Summer League Swimming:
Head Coach, River Falls Swim and Tennis Club, 1986-2011
Head Coach, Cardinal Hill Swim Team, 1983-1985
Head Coach, Springfield Country Club, 1981-1982
Head Coach, Poplar Heights Swim Team, 1977-1980
High School Swimming:
Head Coach, Oakton High School, 2002-2003
Assistant Coach, Oakton High School, 2001-2002
Assistant Coach, Yorktown High School, 1990-1995
Assistant Coach, WT Woodson High School, 1980-1989
Job(s): Head Coach York
Resident Manager at Overlee
Description: Coaches age
group and Senior levels and has been coaching over thirty
years. Has coached numerous Junior and Senior National level
swimmers and five Olympic Trials swimmers.
Greg is on the Potomac Valley Board of Directors he has served on
the board since 1998 and is currently the Safe Sport Chair and is
on the National Commitee for USA Swimming for Safe Sports.
He is an ASCA level 5 coach.
He has served as the Director and Coach of Potomac Valley 8 and
under Mini Camp 4 times.
Coach- Catch the Spirit Camp 8 times.
Coach- Potomac Valley Zone Team 12 times
Education: Edison High
School Graduated 1977
Northern Virginia Community College
Workout: Oak Marr, M/W/F 4:30 - 5:30PM
Coaching Experience: I grew up swimming at International Country Club in Fairfax (11 years) and for York (10 years).
York Swim Club Age Group Coach 2007-Present
International Country Club Winter Swim Head Coach 2007-2010
International Country Club Assistant Coach 2009 - present
Assistant Coach Tuckahoe Recreation Club 2007-2008
Education: Oakton High School, Vienna Virginia 1998-2002
James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA 2002-2006. BS in Integrated Science and Technology
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 2006-2008. MS in Biotechnolgy/Biodefense