Head Senior Coach/Aquatics Director
Linsly School 1990
Indian River Community College 1992
Southern Ilinois University 2005
Trinity Aquatic Team 1995-1997
Berkeley Barracudas 1997-
Head Berkeley Prep Swimming and Diving Coach 2000-
High School All-American
8 time National Junior College National Champion
Junior and Senior National Qualifier
A native of the state of Maryland, Marina Falcone’s roots
are in Potomac. At a young age, she found her niche in
competitive swimming and quickly became a standout in a number of
distances and events. Her career took off in high school and
today she continues to compete in master’s swim meets and
open water competitions.
Marina was a two-time Conference Champion in Cross Country when
she was in high school. A talented tennis player, she reached
the Semi-finals of Conference Championships during her freshman
The water is her true passion and she dedicated her efforts to
swimming while on the William and Mary Swim and Dive Team
(2005-2009). Marina’s hard work and consistent training
paid off with multiple school records and top NCAA
finishes. She was the first woman in the history of William
and Mary to break 5:00 in the 500 Yard Freestyle.
Marina continued to train and compete post college under
direction the of Paul Yetter with T2 aquatics in Naples, Florida at
the national level from 2011-2012 and with NCAP (Nations Capital
Swimming) from 2012-2014. She swam under the direction of
coach, Bruce Gemmell who also coached olympian, Katie Ledecky.
A coach as well as a competitive athlete, Marina shared her
passion by working with young swimmers in the Montgomery County
area. She coached aquatics intro groups as well as
competitive youth programs for many years.
She holds a BA in Kinesiology from William and Mary and has
spent the last 10 years in the fitness industry as a personal
trainer and group exercise instructor. Marina has been coaching at
Berkeley Prep for one year involved with the barracudas club
team, high school and lower division swim programs.