Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Winchester Swim Team Board of Directors as of June 9, 2015:

President - Jennifer Lilly - 540-247-4327 -

Vice President - Dean Thompson - 540-514-8627 -

Secretary/Communication - Brandye Sitton - 540-336-3287 -

Treasurer - Dong Pham - 540-931-1862 -

Website Manager - Kelly Warnagiris - 703-283-9121 -

Volunteer Coordinator - Heather Snapp - 540-533-9037 -

Long Course Meet Director - Melanie Morrow - 703-727-4482 -

Social Committee – Denise Barnett - 540-771-4763 -

Fundraising Coordinator - LaKaren Rickman - 319-321-3291 -

Member at Large - Cristy Hilliker - 703-598-2092 -

Past President - Kim Dooley - 540-539-6723 -

You can also contact any member of the board via the "Contact Us" tab on the left side of the home page.

Coaching Staff

Tag Grove

Head Coach


Jeff Reed

Assistant Head Coach


Trey Shafer



Stephanie Reed



Ann Anderson

Westminster Canterberry Coach


Coach Ann began as a volunteer with Winchester Swim Team over 20 years ago when Shelly Lee coached.  She recieved her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from JMU and Master of Education from Virginia Tech.  Her vast swimming experience includes: Water Safety Instructor since high school and President of the JMU Syncronized Swim Team
Quote to live by:  Never quit or give  up.

Brenda Homer

Westminster Canterberry Coach


Coach Brenda grew up in a swimming family of 5.  She started swimming competitively at the age of 5.   When she moved from Manassas, VA to Winchester, VA Coach Shelly Lee was her coach who continued to encourage and develop not only her swimming talent, but also her love for the sport and helping others to succeed.  A few years ago, Coach Brenda was give the opportunity to help develop a new generation of swimmers at Westminister and could not resist this chance to give back to the community and the sport that had given her some great memories and life lessons.  As an added bonus she gets to work with some great coaches, parents and children.

Shelly Lee

Westminster Canterberry Coach


Coach Shelly swam competitively from Age 5 to 21 during the summer, in high school and into college for 3 years.
Coaching Experience:
Head Swim Coach in Wyomissing , PA from 1968 to 1972. Summer program
Head Coach Winchester Soaring Seagulls 1973-1980 - Summer and year round program 1978-1980
1st Handley High School Varsity Boys and Girls Swim Coach 1997 to 2001.
Assistant Varsity Handley Swim Coach 2002-2007.
She continues to volunteer as a Coach and Official.

Lynne Esslinger

Westminster Canterbury Coach


Lynne began swimming at age 5 for a summer league team in Towson, Md. She swam year round with NBAC (Northern Baltimore Aquatic Center) during her middle school years. Unfortunately, her high school didn't have a swim team, so she continued to swim summer league through high school. She was able to swim all four years of college at Mary Washington and thoroughly enjoyed being part of that swim team. Currently, she swims with the Masters program at Jim Barnett Park three mornings a week. Although she has been involved with swimming in one way or another most of her life.  2015 will be her first year coaching.