Coaching Staff

Peter Leib

Head Coach


Coach Peter holds a deep passion for the sport of swimming and maintains a philosophy of taking part in the development of the complete student-athlete, creating a strong foundation of skills for sport and life. Peter is a Level 4 certified member of the American Swim Coaches Association.

During his coaching career, Coach Peter has developed swimmers ranging from novice and LSC Championship qualifiers to Senior Sectional, Junior National and an Olympic Trial qualifier. He has seen his highest level swimmers become the coveted Scholastic All-American as well as LSC Championship and Sectional Champions and national top-10 achievers. 

Previously, Coach Peter was head coach at West Coast Aquatics, just north of Seattle, WA. While in the Pacific Northwest he was on the Technical Planning and Age Group Committees. He was a coach for the 2008 PNS Western Zones Champion team, 2009 winter and summer PNS All-Star Teams and 2009 USA Swimming Zone Select Camp. Peter also coached with First Colony in Sugar Land, TX; Dynamo in Atlanta, GA and Swift Swimming in Clermont (near Orlando), Florida. While in Georgia, Peter was a coach for the 2007 Georgia Zone Team. He played a significant part in growing his Florida team of 30 swimmers to over 100 within a year at which time they placed 2nd at their Championship meet.

Dave L Linson



Coach David Linson began coaching with BAAC in 2000/2001 and with a few years break from the sport he returned in 2010.  Coach Dave has been coaching swimming in Harford County since the early eighties starting in the Harford Swim League with teams from Rock Springs Swim Club to Maryland Golf & Country Club. He also coached at Aberdeen High School where he took 4 freshman all the way to the platform at County Finals in there Senior year four years later.
Raised in Hagerstown Coach Dave started swimming at age six with Northwood swim Club and year round competitive swimming at the Hagerstown Y  USA program thru High School.

Coach Dave lives in Bel Air with his dog & cat.  Coach Dave also works full time for Valley Lighting.

Jessi Duffy



Jessi is a special educator currently teaching second and third grade at Hall's Cross Roads Elementary. She has been in the water since she was 6 months old but, swimming competitively since she was 13. During her first four years of competitve swimming, she swam on Fountain Green swim team in the summer months and for C. Milton Wright High school during the school year. After graduating high school, she swam for Notre Dame of Maryland University from 2011-2015. At Notre Dame, she holds the records for the 100 backstroke, the 1000 freestyle, the 1650 freestyle and various relay records. Jessi has been teaching swimming for 8 years and has taught all across Harford and Baltimore County. Her job as a full-time special educator at an elementary school helps to ensure that she individualizes the swim instruction to help better all her swimmers. She hopes to get to know your children through swim lessons and the swim team! Go BAAC!

Chris Bley

Assistant Coach | Summer Team Coach



Coach Chris coaches our High Prep Group and is the Head Coach of our summer team, the BAACfins.  Prior to coaching to Bel Air, Chris was the Head coach for the Bannister Neighborhood Swim Team in Waldorf, Maryland from 1998-2004.  He was an assistant coach for Fort Washington Swim Team from 1995-1997 where he grew up and learned to swim.  He graduated from Salem-Teikyo University, where he swam (1996-2000), in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science.  He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and sport's Coaching and currently teaches 8th grade science at Magnolia Middle School.  He is also currently the Head Coach at Joppatowne High School and has coached at Oxon Hill High School before moving to Harford County in 2004. He has a wife and an infant whom he loves dearly.

Kate Wilson

Novice & Auk Groups


Kate Wilson hails from Wilmington, DE and has been a swimmer since age 2. She swam competitively through high school and is now a lover of open water swimming. She's swam Escape from Alcatraz and has sights set on Rough Water swims in the coming years. In her youth, IMs, Breaststroke, and Distance Free were her favorite events. She has taught/coached swimming for about 15 years and is BAAC's new Swim Lessons Manager.