Casey R Brandt
Coach Casey Brandt is an ASCA certified Level 4 coach. He began teaching swimming lessons in 1989 and coaching in 1990. Since then, he has developed swimmers at the summer league, age group, high school, and college levels. Casey took over as the CBAC Head Coach in the summer of 2014 after coaching the Silver and Bronze groups from 2012-2014 and 2007-2010.
Before coming to CBAC, Casey was the Head Age Group Coach at Asphalt Green (AGUA) in New York, working under Head Coach Brian Brown. While at AGUA, Casey developed multiple national top-16 ranked 12 and unders, including a Senior National qualifier and National Record holder and a #1 nationally ranked 11-12 girls relay. In 2006, he was voted the Metropolitan LSC Age Group Coach of the Year.
Before AGUA, Casey worked as an assistant coach at Loyola College, the Carroll County YMCA, and the Mariner Swim Club in Baltimore. He also served as Head Coach at the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore and Head Coach of the Smallwood Village summer league team in Waldorf.
Coach Casey grew up in LaPlata swimming for the CCCC Seahawks under Jan Mittemeyer. He finished his swimming career at Loyola College where he was team captain for two seasons, team MVP for two seasons, and the Division I MAAC conference MVP in 1995. He left Loyola as the team's all-time leading point scorer.
He currently lives in Park Hall with his wife Crystal and daughter Quinn.
Silver Group Lead
Coach Alison is joining the CBAC coaching staff in September 2017. Prior to joining CBAC, Alison has been an age group coach for the past four years with a USA swim team in Prince George's county. Her main focus is to concentrate on swimmers technique to optimize their performance. Alison grew up as a year round age group swimmer, but during her college years turned her passions and interests to the horse world. For more than twenty years she was a race horse trainer, as well as a show horse competitor. Alison has traveled all over the United States with some of the top horses in the country. She is able to find many unique similarities between the training of race horses, and the coaching of competitive swimmers. Alison's three children brought her back to the sport of competitive swimming more than a decade ago. The family lives on a small horse farm adjacent to the Patuxent River in Croom, Maryland.
Bronze Group Lead
Coach Zach takes over as the lead Bronze group coach in the Fall of
2017 after coaching the CBAC Silver group in the summer of 2016 and
working with both the Bronze and Copper groups throughout the
2016-2017 season. Zach swam four years at Middletown High school
where he lettered all four years. He then continued his swimming
career at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he majored in
Computer Science and minored in Economics. During his freshman
year, he was part of the conference winning 200 Medley relay team
that also set the school record. He was voted captain his senior
Copper Group Lead
Sarah is an ASCA level 2 certified coach. She began teaching with the Seneca Swim School in the fall of 2013 and quickly fell in love with the sport. In 2014, Sarah took over as the site supervisor for Seneca and under her leadership, the program has tripled in size from it's inaugural season. Sarah joined the CBAC staff in the fall of 2016, working primarily with the Silver group and also filing in with the Bronze and Copper groups. When she's not teaching or coaching, Sarah enjoys spending time with the kids in her life, being on the water, and coffee.
Connor first joined CBAC
as a swimmer when he was 8 years old, and was a member of the team
for about 8 years. He also spent 4 years competing for the
GMHS Varsity Swim Team. He has been teaching swim lessons for
Seneca Swim School since 2014, and started coaching CBAC in the
fall of 2017. Connor has two Associate’s Degrees, and is
currently working on his Bachelor's Degree at St. Mary’s
College in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His favorite
event is the 500 freestyle, and his favorite stroke is butterfly.
Connor works primarily with 10 & Under
Meagan A Ross
Coach Meagan joined CBAC in September 2017 after moving here from
Arizona. Meagan began swimming in Northern VA as an 8 & under
and continued swimming competitively through high school. In
college, Meagan used her swim experience to play water polo at
James Madison University. She has over 15 years of experience as a
swim coach and instructor working with children ages 2 through high
school. Her main focus is helping swimmers set and achieve their
goals through hard work and commitment. In addition to swimming,
Meagan enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 children.
Hattie R Schiavone
Hattie Schiavone joined CBAC in June, 2015 as the lead coach of the Silver group. Hattie was a teacher and coach at John Handley High School (Winchester, Va.) during the 2014-2015 school year. Previously, she coached for a few summer league teams and managed a swim lesson business in Winchester.
Hattie grew up swimming for the Winchester Gators. She continued her swimming career at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she was a top finisher each year at the CAC Championships. She graduated in 2013 with a Mathematics degree and went on to get her MA Ed. from The College of William and Mary. She is currently teaching at Great Mills High School, and has coached for the St. Mary's College swim team in addition to her work at CBAC.