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Kristin Bryant Wolff
Oak Marr Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm
Coaching 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.
Job(s): 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.
Education: I attended Fairfax High School for four years and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Go Vols!
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
* 11 yrs coaching with York Swim (Age Group & Seniors)
* 7 yrs coaching with DCCL (River Bend
* 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
- 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.
· USA 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 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.
Katherine A Decrosta
Background - A Northern Virginia native, Katherine developed her love for the water as a PVS and NVSL swimmer, starting at the age of seven. A varsity scholar athlete and captain of the Langley High School Women's Swim Team, she represented the Saxons at District, Regional, and State championship meets in each of her four years, earning District Champion in 50-yard freestyle twice, a top-eight finish at States in 100-yard breaststroke, and an All-American qualifying time as a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team. Katherine went on to attend Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated with cum laude honors in 2012, completing a double major in sociology and anthropology. She served as captain of the women's swim team and she represented the Diplomats in Centennial Conference Championship meets in each of her four years, earning top-eight finishes in 100-yard and 200-yard breast stroke, 200-yard and 400-yard IM, and a Conference Championship as a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay. She is currently working towards a master's degree in special education at George Mason University. When she isn't in the classroom or on the pool deck, you can find Katherine training for her next triathlon. Katherine appreciates and understands the various learning styles of her swimmers, and she works to ensure that every swimmer finds success both in and out of the water. This is Katherine's first year as a York Swim Club coach. You will find her on deck at the Renaissance pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm. She couldn't be more excited about the upcoming swim season, which is sure to be filled with fun and fast swimming!
2008-Present: Assistant Coach for Tuckahoe Recreation Center Swim Team, Northern Virginia Swim League
2008-Present: Private swim instructor providing individualized swimming instruction for all ability levels
2012-2013: Assistant Coach for the Tuckahoe Recreation Center Winter Swim Program
2012: Established the Swim2Success (learn-to-swim) program in Lancaster, PA
2007: Assistant Coach for North Hills Swim Team, Reston Swim Team Association
Coaches These Workouts:
Junior Level 2, Oak Marr, M/W/F 4:30-5:30 PM
Saturday Add On Option, Oak 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 (Spring ’07)
Solotar (1996 - 1998)
College - Providence College: Asst. Coach (1993 - 1995)
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 Teacher
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 ’95
VA Endorsement in Gifted Education - 2009
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 Olympics teams.
Job(s): I'm an attorney for a telecom company in Reston.
Education: William and Mary 2005; Chicago Kent College of Law 2010
Coaches These Workouts:
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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
Coaching experience: Lakevale Estates Head coach 2012-present
Lakevale Estates Assistant coach 2003-2011
Valley Area Swim Team (VAST) assistant coach 2010-2012
Swimming Experience: James Madison University Club Swim team 2006-2012
Lakevale Estates Dolphins 1999-2006
Education: Master of Arts in Teaching, JMU 2012
BS in Kinesiology, JMU 2011
Coaching Education Minor, JMU 2011
Work: Physical Education Teacher, Camelot Elementary School, FCPS
Jesse S Nielsen
Coaches Yorktown Monday/Wednesay 4-5:30pm
Experience: Greenbriar NVSL asst Coach
Allen Hamilton - Systems Engineering,Marketing, and User Engagement
for Software Products in the Intelligence Community
Job 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
Swim Experience: Greenbriar-
Barb K Niklason
I grew up swimming for the Lee-Graham dolphins, from age 7-18. (I saw the big pool being built!) I became an assistant coach of the dolphins and later moved over to Lake Vale Estates followed by a position as the assistant coach at High Point. After a move to San Diego, CA in the early 80s I became head coach for the Freedom Park Sharks. Later, I joined York Winter Swim at Yorktown HS. and coached the Tuesday-Thursday afternoon practices.. I retired from coaching after being the head coach at Cardinal Hill.
Our family is a member of Poplar Heights Swim Recreation and I was a team Rep. for the CRUSH .
Graduated from GMU with a B.S. in Education. I coached Field Hockey at West Springfield HS, taught kindergarten in Falls Church City, first grade in the diocese of San Diego, 1st & 3rd P.E. and music in the Diocese of Arlington at OLGC, St. Ann’s and St. Charles’.
I directed religious education at St. Charles, was a Youth Minister at St. Marks, St. Charles, and OLGC. I used to be a leader for Youth Encounter Retreats.
I am married to Scott, former assistant Principal at DJO, who is currently Dean of Boys and teacher at Trinity School at Meadow View and Head Varsity lacrosse coach. Scott also runs the tennis team for Poplar Heights. We have six wonderful kids, Brendan, Kelly, Lauri, Kristi, Brigid, and Drew, whom I was blessed to home school all until Junior High. One graduated from college and three are now attending colleges, one in High School and the last in his final year of homeschool.
WHAT DO I LIKE TO SEE IN A SWIMMER
A love for their family, team, the sport, tenacity to give their best in practice, and great team spirit.
I am looking forward to being back on the deck bringing out the BEST in the kids, working on their strokes, starts, finishes, turns, and love for the sport that puts them in the water year round! I have always loved the philosophy of the York Swim program and Bob’s true heart for the swimmers so it is a gift to be able to step back into the program.
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 returnedv 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 started at Perfect Sense Digital, where I oversee all of our mission related partnerships, including Special Olympics, The First Tee, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, among others. In addition to coaching for York Swim Club, I also coach the Oakton High School Swim and Dive team. The girls team has won 3-straight state titles, and in 2014, I was recognized as the All-Met Coach of the Year by The Washington Post.
Colin James Stuver
T/TH Seniors at Yorktown 8:30-9:30pm
NVSL - Chesterbrook Tigersharks Assistant coach: (2007-2009)
Chesterbrook Tigersharks Head Coach: (2010-2014)
Chesterbrook Tigersharks: (1994-2006)
CCL - Washington Golf & Country Club: (1998-2002)
Swam for Sea Devils, York, the Fish, and Machine Aquatics as well as O'Connell High School (1995-2005)
Education: Graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2011 with a degree in Communications and Sports Management. I also was a scholarship baseball player (pitcher).
Job: Research Analyst for Avison Young Commercial Real Estate
Heather L Tomasek
Workout: Tuesday/Thursday 8 & 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.
Melissa Louise Witt
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.
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 - 8:30AM
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 CHAMPIONS
6 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - HEAD COACH - OVERLEE POOL - ARLINGTON (NVSL) DIVISION 1
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 WIRED UP!!!!!!!!
Education: HIGH SCHOOL - BISHOP IRETON
COLLEGE - GRADUATE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC
BACHELOR DEGREE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Greg J York
Coaches These Workouts:
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 Swim Club
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
Brian Yost grew up in Arlington Virginia and has been around swimming all his life. He attended Yorktown High School and now is studying Elementary Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Brian grew up swimming at York in the winter and Overlee in the summer. He has been the Assistant Head Coach at Overlee for the past five years. He also assistant managed the Overlee Sunday Night Swim program from 2009-2011 and then ran the program from 2011-2013. Brian could not be more excited about joining the York Swim Club family and is honored to be contributing to such a great program.
Workout: Oak Marr, M/W/F 4:30 - 5:30PM
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
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
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