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J & M Alexandria Coaching Staff

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.

Coaching Staff

Jeff P King

HEAD COACH, Co-Owner J&MSwim, LLC.

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Matt O. Murray

AST HEAD COACH - Co-Owner J&MSwim, LLC.

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J&M Swim, LLC - Owner, Chief Operating Officer

Coach Matt has coached and taught swimming from novice/recreational to Olympic level athletes. He has enjoyed his tenure with the NCAP organization for more than 30 years. Matt currently oversees the general operations of J&MSwim (which he founded with Coach Jeff in 1997), and the Alexandria division of Nations Capital Swim Club (NCAP). Matt enjoys developing beginning competitive swimmers into seasoned athletes. After all — his roots in the sport spread throughout the summer league teams of the Mount Vernon area where he began coaching at 14. He prides the J&Mswim franchise as a family-friendly program, catering to the needs of any and all levels of competition. Matt works for the Federal Government as an energy engineer and loves his role as a parent volunteer for summer swimming. He is married, and he and his wife Joanne have two children. The Murrays have been involved in swimming as a family for many years!

Paul J Makin

HEAD AGE GROUP COACH

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Marye Carter

GW and Lee - AG1/LT/SS

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Ken D Dicesare

LEE - AGE GROUP 2/PERFORMACE

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Kathleen Brado

MOUNT VERNON - AGE GROUP 1

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Megan Elizabeth Faherty

GEORGE WASHINGTON - AGE GROUP 1

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Emily Bayer

LEE - AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE

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Paul Martinez

Age Group Coach

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Laurel Greszler

GEORGE WASHINGTON - AGE GROUP

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Laurel returned to NCAP/J&M in 2015 after four years overseas, where she served as head coach to RAF Lakenheath Barracudas (European Forces Swim League/EFSL) in 2014-15, after serving as Assistant Head Coach for three years. While there, she worked alongside coaches Dean Reed and Ian Gillingham, and for West Suffolk Swim Club (WSSC) with Coach Philip Ward. Laurel also coached alongside the late EFSL Head Coach Peter Trummer at Alpine Swim Camp and developed/facilitated her own swim camp at Garmisch-Partenkirschen in the German Alps. Laurel began coaching in Northwest Florida for Coach Pam Braseth, and joined NCAP/J&M Alexandria in 2008 alongside Coach Christina Kwon. Laurel returned as assistant head coach to Coach Paul Makin for the NVSL/MVP Gators summer program in 2016. Laurel is a Level III, ASCA certified age group, summer league, and high school coach.

 

Hadley Rowland

LEE - AGE GROUP 1

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Jackie White

MOUNT VERNON - AGE GROUP/FITNESS

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Jackie has been coaching with J&M since 2011. Currently, she is coaching morning Age Group at Mount Vernon. Previously, she has coached for a couple NVSL teams. Jackie went to Radford University for undergrad where she swam during her sophomore year. She attended George Mason for a Masters of Special Education and again for Educational Leadership. Jackie is an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Fairfax County. One thing you may not know about Jackie is that she loves to cook and taught cooking classes for 5 years.

 

Katie L Brado

LEE - AGE GROUP 3

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Tim W Brown

MOUNT VERNON - AGE GROUP/FITNESS

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Kellee Brotherton

LEE - AGE GROUP 3/PREFORMACE/SENIOR PREP

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Dennis Burstein

LEE - STROKE SCHOOL/ACADEMY

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Dennis has coached swimming for 30 years. In addition to J&M, Dr. Burstein has coached in Florida, Texas, New York, the Philippines and Mexico City. He has coached age group, summer league, Country Club, high school and collegiate teams.

Dennis currently coaches our Sunday night stroke clinics at Lee District.

Dennis is a Water Safety and LIfeguard Instructor Trainer  and oversees the physical education programs at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria.

One thing that you may not know about Dennis is that all of his children have coached with J&M over the years

Trish Buswell

LEE - AGE GROUP 1

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Trish is orignally from Washington state where she started swimming at age 7 and had success in age group, high school (200 free state champion) college (University of Washington 4 yr varsity, PAC-10 qualifier) and US Masters swimming.  She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington.  Trish is happy to be coaching with J&M/NCAP after years of private swim lessons and a three year stint coaching summer league in the Seattle/Bellevue, WA area after college.  She has a daughter, Piper, who also swims for NCAP. Trish is also the head coach at Springboard, in the NVLS summer league. In her spare time she substitute teaches and has a small roughstock rodeo company called Daisy's Bucking Bulls that is in Texas with a business partner. 

Shannon N Welch

LEE - AGE GROUP 1

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Christopher S Derks

PROVIDENCE - AGE GROUP

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Joel D Desatnick

Providence - Age Group

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TIM L BOYD

LEE - AGE GROUP

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Tim A Taylor

LEE - AGE GROUP 3

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Claire Mansbach

HS Fitness Coach

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Claire is originally from Maryland and swam for the Retriever Aquatic Club (RAC) in Baltimore through high school. She attended Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, where she swam varsity and regularly finaled in the Conference Championship meets. After college, she attended law school in Boston and now works for a healthcare trade association in Old Town, VA. 

Simon John Daw

CIT - Coach In Training

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Annaliese V Grunder

C.I.T. - COACH IN TRANING

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