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Morgon Henderson-Kunz

Head Coach

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As a swimmer, I began competing at the age of 5 in Oregon, and continuing until the age of 19. As a swimmer Morgon went to the Olympic Trials in 2008 for the 50M and 100M Freestyle, as well as competed internationally for the USA as part of the Junior International team in 2007 and 2008. 

            I began coaching on my former swim team the Tualatin Hills Thunderbolts at 19 as a way to pay for my swim team bills, which quickly developed into a lifelong passion for coaching and competitive swimming. After coaching for the Thunderbolts for 5 years, I was given the opportunity to help found and be the head coach a team called the Krakens Swim Club. In just under 2 years I managed to grow the Krakens Swim Club to a team of over 100 members, by emphasizing the fun in competition and constant pursuit of self-improvement.

            Other teams that I have coached include the Oak Hills Summer league team, with whom I spent 3 amazing years being the Head Coach for, as well as 2 years as head coach of Hillsboro High School. As the Head Coach of Hillsboro High School, I helped coach the girls team to winning districts in 2016 and taking 4th at State’s, the boys team taking 2nd at Districts and 3rd at States, and earning the Men’s and Women’s coach of the year award. 

         Since moving to the Northern Virginia area in September 2016 to coach for Machine Aquatics, I have quickly become immersed in the NOVA swimming scene, even making it onto the 2017 Short Course Zone team as a coach!

I am very excited to add my expertise and enthusiasm to the plethora of talent already at the Virginia Run Riptides!

Patrick Kearney

Assistant Coach

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I have been swimming on the Virginia Run Swim Team ever since I was five years old. Since then, I have broken many relay and individual records, and have qualified for the NVSL All Stars several times, both individually and on relays. I won first place at All Stars in the 8&U 25m breaststroke and have received the High Point Award and Coach's Award.

Besides swimming on Virginia Run, I swam year-round on The Riptide Swim Team where I was fortunate enough to swim in individual championships and break several team records. I also swam on the Westfield High School Swim Team where I was a four-year varsity letterman and qualified for the State Championship and broke a school record. Outside of the pool, I was part of the Marching Bulldogs at Westfield and a member of the Tri-M Honor Society and Business Honor Society.

I am currently a student at George Mason University where I am majoring in Art and Visual Technology with a Concentration in Graphic Design. I am also part of the Swim Club and Green Machine pep band.

These past few summers of being a Senior Coach for the Riptide have helped me develop a passion for coaching and I am so excited to return this summer to show this passion and give back to my community where my swimming career all started!

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Robin Osterhout

Team Administrator

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Russ Ramey

A Meet Team Representative

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Suanne Collinsworth

B Meet Team Representative

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Tara Harkins

Concessions - A Meets

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Donna Matz

Concessions - B Meets

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Kristi Oller

Concessions - B Meets

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Giovanni Calabro

Website Administrator

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Karen Harris

Scoring & Awards

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Matina McGrath

Scoring & Awards

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Butch Whitton

Head of Officials

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Paige Migliozzi

Secretary

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Dana Matthews

Treasurer

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Amy Roundtree

A Meet Records

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Kelly McDonough

B Meet Records

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Meg Ramey

Spirit Wear & Fundraising

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Sherri Fitch

Spirit Wear & Fundraising

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