Jessica Prorok returns to Hallowell for her 23rd season and her 21st as Head Coach. She swam in MCSL for 13 years with the Tanterra Swim Team and for four years on the Sherwood High School Team. Jessica spends the winters coaching for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC). She runs the Advanced Junior and Mini groups at the Olney Indoor Swim Center. During the school year, Jessica teaches third grade at Cloverly Elementary School for Montgomery County Public Schools.
Matt Cohen returns for his tenth year as Head Coach of the Hurricanes. Matt swam for Mill Creek Towne in MCSL for 14 years, setting several team and pool records. He also swam for RMSC and Good Counsel High School . Matt has coached with RMSC for fifteen years and currently runs the NDG group at the Olney Indoor Swim Center. He also coaches the NTG, Advanced Senior and Senior groups as well as the Swimontgomery and Stroke Clinic programs. He has coached MCSL teams for 18 years, 16 as a head coach.
Hallowell also has several Junior coaches, as well as, an active Coach in Training (CIT) program where swimmers 13 & over can earn SSL hours for helping during practices and meets.
Our coaches are happy to address any concerns or questions you may have about your swimmer, but please wait until practice is over to approach them. During practice, it is necessary that all parents and other observers stay off the deck. The coaches can give a certain amount of attention to each swimmer during practice. If you feel your child would benefit from private lessons, most of the coaches will be available (at a set fee). We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
To contact a coach for lessons, comments, or concerns please leave a note in the Coaches folder, located at the pool’s entrance desk. Our coaches have a great deal of responsibility looking out for the safety and well being of our children. Please show them the respect and consideration that they deserve. If you have any issues or concerns regarding one of our team coaches, please try to address the issue directly with the coach or through the Head Coaches. If this does not resolve the issue, then please speak with a Team Rep. We are interested in making sure this is a fair and fun season for everyone.