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Coaching Staff

Artem D Alekseev

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Coach Art grew up in South Florida and developed a love for the sport when he began swimming at age 11. His coaching beliefs are simple: Never take yourself too seriously, always have fun, and project positivity towards your teammates and back into the program.

 

Coaching Experience

Swim Instructor, Saint Andrew’s School | Boca Raton, FL | 2012-2013

Varsity Swim Coach, Spanish River Community High School | Boca Raton, FL | 2012

 

Swimming Experience

Left-Wing, UF Club Water Polo | The University of Florida | 2014-2016                                                                                   

Captain, Varsity Boys Water Polo Team | Spanish River Community High School | 2012  

Swimmer, Varsity Boys Swim Team | Spanish River Community High School | 2009-2012    

 

Education

George Washington University, M.A. International Affairs | 2019

The University of Florida, B.A. Political Science | 2016

 

Employment

Grassroots Manager, American Beverage Association

Laura E Branton

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Workouts: OM2A, OMUM/OM6M

 

Swimming Experience:

NVSL - Oakton Swim & Racquet Club – 2003-2015

5-time NVSL individual All-Star winner

12-time pool record holder

USA Swimming - York Swim Club 2004-2012, Nations Capital Swim Club 2012-2015

4-time NCSA Qualifier

3-time NCSA Finalist

2-time Long Course Junior National Qualifier

1-time Long Course National Qualifier

1-time Short Course National Qualifier

VHSL - Oakton High School Varsity Swim Team 2011-2015

1-time individual State Champion 2013

4-time 200, 400 Freestyle Relay State Champion 2011-2015

3-time Washington Post All-Met qualifier as honorable mention, second team, and first team

NCAA - Georgia Institute of Technology 2015-2019

5-time team record holder

3-time ACC finalist

Multiple NCAA B-times

 

Coaching Experience:

Oakton Swim & Racquet Club as a junior coach/private coach – 2011-2015

Oakton Swim & Racquet Club as Head Coach – 2021 - present

Oak Marr Rec Center Master Instructor – 2013-present

York Swim Club – 2020-present

 

Education:

B.S. Business w/ Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain - Georgia Institute of Technology 2019

M.Ed.  Education for Biology – George Mason University (in progress)

Brock Lewis Brown

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HI there! I am originally from Zionsville Indiana, I attended Indiana University where I graduated with a bachelor of arts in environmental science. On top of that I swam varsity all four years of college, obtaining NCAA B cuts as well as two olympic trial qualifying times in the 100 and 200 Breastroke. Junior and Senior year of college I was a leader and team captain of our team. I have been swimming since I was nine years old and really want to give back to the sport that gave me so much while I was growing up. I am excited to start a career in coaching and stand on the other side of the deck for once.

Doug W Burns

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Coach Doug, here, checking in for what I believe is my 13th (14th?) year of coaching with York! (Full disclosure: I did take about a 13 year hiatus between stints!).  I also had a 30 year career coaching Summer League- once upon a time, with the (now-defunct) Lake Barcroft and Ft. Myer teams in the Colonial League, and, much more recently, at Overlee (1995-2000) and Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet (2001-2017).  

In my other life, I teach English at Wakefield HS--where I have been since 1993!!

So excited to work with all of our Swimmers- Go York!!!

Daniel K Callahan

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Practice Groups: RE2A - Mon/Wed 5:00-6:00 @ Rennaissance 

                            OM3N- Tues/Wed/Thurs @Oak Marr

Swimming has played a large part in my development.  I swam in the NVSL for 14 years for the Rutherford and in high school at W.T. Woodson, where I was a captain my senior year.  I took a break from swimming while I attended Virginia Tech and graduated with a BA in Political Science.  While no longer in the pool, my love of swimming stayed with me. This is my 3rd year coaching with York Swim Club.  I currently teach 8th grade Civics at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

Coaching Experience

Lake Braddock S&D- 2017-Present (Assistant Coach)

Parliament Pool 2018-Present (Head Coach)

Mathieu F Campet

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Head Coach - York Swim Club

Coaches OMUM/OM6M
Oakmarr/Reston Mornings M/T/W/Th/F 4:45-6:30 am

Oakmarr SAT  6:00-8:00am 

 

Coaching Experience:  

* 19 yrs coaching with York Swim (Age Group & Seniors)

* 15 yrs coaching with DCCL (River Bend Country Club)
* 9 yrs coaching in the NVSL (Poplar Heights and Truro Homes Association)
*Club Swimming at JMU
*NVSL Swimmer from 1985-1999

Job(s):  Fairfax County Public Schools
- 2021-Present - Thoreau Middle School (Technology Specialist)

- 2012-2021 - Wolftrap Elementary (Technology Specialist)

- 2010-2012 Camelot Elementary (Technology Specialist)
- 2007-2010 Eagle View Elementary (K-1)
- 2003-2006 Shrevewood Elementary (1st Grade)

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Education:  

*George Mason University - Masters in Education

*James Madison University
-B.S. IDLS and Early Childhood Education

Jennifer Cory

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Workouts: Age Group 9-12, Yorktown M/W/F, 5:00-6:00 PM

Coaching Experience:

York Age Group Coach 2017 - present  

Head Coach, Ingomar Swim Club 2000-2002 

Assistant Coach, Ingomar Swim Club 1999 

Swimming Experience: 

USS | Allegheny North Swim Club (1988 – 2002) 

Six-time Junior National participant 

PIAA | North Allegheny High School (1995-1999) 

WPIAL and PIAA medalist, 11-time All-American, PIAA State Championship Team 1996 & 1997 

NCAA | Atlantic-10/Big East - Virginia Tech (1999-2003) 

Captain 2002-2003, Big East qualifier 2001-2003, Atlantic-10 medalist, Atlantic-10 Championship Team 2000 

Education: 

Virginia Tech, B.S. Marketing Management | 2003

Virginia Tech, M.S. Business Administration | 2004 

National Defense University, M.S. Government Information Leadership | 2020

Employment: Program Analyst for the Department of Defense 2005-present

Taliesin Yock Dunne

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Workout:  Yorktown 5-6pm T/TH (YT2A)

Tal’s formative years were spent on the pool deck. Swimming for Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet (SHBR), AAC, and Falls Church High School, he quickly fell in love with the sport. Tal attended the University of Virginia where he studied economics and graduated in December 2020. While in college, he volunteered with a local swim club in Charlottesville called the Virginia Gators, focusing on technique and stroke development. Currently, Tal is working as a Product Manager in the software development industry. Tal started coaching for SHBR at the age of 15 and was a junior coach for 2 years, and will take every chance he gets to teach young children how to swim breaststroke. It is simply the best stroke. Tal is excited to start coaching for York Swim Club and looks forward to getting to know the swimmers this year. 

Jessica Ann Early

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This  will be my first year coaching at York Swim Club. I’m at Yorktown Tuesday and Thursday at 3-4 pm & 4:15-5:15 pm with the 8 & Unders. I started swimming at the age of 6 for Sleepy Hollow Recreation Association. I swam for York ages 12 to 17. I attended Falls Church High School and swam on their State Team. I also played soccer at Radford University my first year in college. I am currently an Assistant Coach at SHRA during the summer.

Richard Early

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This will be my 9th year of coaching for York. Currently I am at Renaissance T/TH 3-4pm & 415-515pm, Saturdays 6-8am, and OakMarr W/F 430-530. 

I have enjoyed coaching many youth sports, including swimming, soccer, and basketball. I attended JEB Stuart High School and George Mason University. As a 7 year old, I began swimming in the NVSL with Sleepy Hollow Recreation Association. At the age of 12, I joined York Swim Club.

It is my goal to pass on the joy of swimming, and York, to all the children in my groups.

Shelley Gesker

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Coaches These Workouts:

Junior Level 2, Oak Marr, M/W/F 4:30-5:30 PM

Saturday Add On Option, Oak Marr, Saturday,6:00-8:00 AM

 

Coaching Experience:   

USS - York (1998 - 2000; Head Age Group Coach: 2002 - present)

PVS Zone Team Manager, Asst. (Spring ’09 - 2013)

PVS Zone Team Coach (Spring ’07, ’08; Summer ’07, ’08)

US Swimming, Racing Camp for PVS, Coach (Spring ’07)

Solotar (1996 - 1998)
College - Providence College: Asst. Coach (1993 - 1995)

High School - Paul VI High School: Asst. Coach (1995 - 2003; 2012 - 2013)

DCCL - International Country Club:  Head Coach (2009 - 2012; 2015- present)

CCSD - Washington Golf & Country Club - Asst. Head Coach (2013)
NVSL - Greenbriar: Head Coach (2003 - 2008)
Fox Mill Woods: Head Coach (1991 - 2002)

 

Job(s):  Middle School History Teacher

Hayfield Secondary School; 7th grade US HIstory (2013 - present)

Elementary School Teacher - FCPS

Mosby Woods ES, 6th grade AAP (2005 - 2013)
Poplar Tree ES (1995 - 2005)

Description:    Sept. 2021 marks the beginning of my 27th year of teaching.  In those years, I have taught 4th grade (7years), 5th grade (2 years) 6th grade (1 year) - then transitioned to Advanced Academic Program (AAP) and have taught 5th grade AAP (2 years) and 6th grade AAP ( 6 years), most recently making the change to middle school where I am currently teaching US History to 7th graders at Hayfield Secondary School (and loving it :)

Education:  BS in Elementary/Special Education - Providence College ’93
MA of Education in Counseling - Providence College ’95

VA Endorsement in Gifted Education - 2009

Mike D Grill

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Hi, Everyone! 

This will be my 4th year coaching with York, but my swimming career began a LONG time ago on the outskirts of Philly, where I grew up. My competitive swimming career has now spanned 5 decades, beginning when my parents signed me up as an 7-year-old for summer league to shed a few pounds through to the present-day, as I still swim most mornings with a masters team to...shed pounds. In the intervening years, my swimming career took me to the College of William and Mary, where I swam for 4 years and captained the men's varsity team.  

My coaching career began back in 1987, when I took the reins of my first summer league team and continued through college. I made the (very smart) decision to not coach my own daughters but, once their swimming careers ended, I became the head coach at Cardinal Hill in Vienna, where I've spent the last 9 years coaching in the NVSL. All told, I've spent more than 20 years coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities. 

After all of this time going up and down the pool, I'm convinced that competitive swimming should be more about having a good time than doing good times. If you enjoy coming to practice because you're having a blast with your friends, you're going to improve and become a faster swimmer. So, when I'm coaching on deck, my number one goal is for the kids to have fun. (I also promise to never make them do something that I would hate to do when I'm in the water!)

I feel so fortunate to coach at YSC, where the coaches always prioritize the well-being of their swimmers and am excited to, again, coach the great kids who make up our Oak Marr Night Group (OM4N)!

When I'm not on deck or in the water, you can find me teaching at Wakefield High School in Arlington, where I've spent the last 28 years teaching Social Studies.

Melissa A Holly

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Renaissance Mon & Wed 5pm-6pm

Renaissance Mon & Wed 6pm-7pm

I grew up in the Northern Virginia area swimming for York for 13 years and the NVSL Mantua Marlins for 15 years.  Additionally, I swam for my high school team following my passion went on to swim in college.  Over the years I have coached in the NVSL with the Mantua Marlins, this will be my sixth year coaching with York.  I am currently work as the training director for NVPools.

Andrew S Koons

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Workout: RE4M/REUM (Renaissance Morning)

Though Andrew's early love of swimming came from success in the pool, his passion today comes primarily from coaching and giving back to the sport that has given him ten-fold he could have ever dreamed. He began coaching in early high school for the (NVSL) Hayfield Farm Seahawks, and worked his way through the ranks (and a few different head coaching positions) to have landed at High Point Pool this past (2021) summer. He currently coaches for Madison High School in Vienna, VA, and has held previous positions at club teams and high schools around the state of Virginia.

Outside of the coaching realm, he's twice a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and keeps his feet dry during the day as an Environmental Science and Biology teacher at Madison. In his spare (but dedicated) time, he is an active member of the Reston Masters Swim Team, and enjoys traveling, socializing with friends, and baking (something his friends have greatly appreciated during these abnormal last 18 months). In his fourth season with York and first full season with the Renaissance morning group, Andrew is elated to get the season underway and looks forward to working with each and every one of your swimmers!

Natalie Louise Leake

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Workout: 

Reston (RC2A), Monday/Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 PM

 

 

 

Swimming Experience:

NVSL | Lee Graham (1997-2011)

3-time NVSL record holder

17-time pool record holder

Olivia Aull Memorial Scholarship Award

USS | York, Mako, NCAP (1999-2011)

2-time NCSA Junior National finalist

4-time NCSA Junior National qualifier

Scholastic All-American Team (2007-2010)

VHSL | Centreville High School (2006-2010)

2-time Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention

4-time school record holder

6A District, Region, and State medalist

Multiple All-American Consideration times

Served as a team captain senior year

NCAA | ACC - Virginia Tech (2010-2014)

3-time Virginia Tech Invitational gold medalist

Athletic Department Honor Roll member (2012-2013)

 

Education: 

Centreville High School | 2010

B.S. Human Development | Virginia Tech | 2014

M.Ed. Early Childhood Education | George Mason | 2019

 

Employment: 

First Grade Teacher | Fairfax County Public Schools | 2020-present

 

Description: 

I grew up swimming competitively for the Lee Graham Dolphins and York Swim Club. After many years of competing year-round as a USS swimmer, I continued my career through high school and college at the Division I level. I was a member of Virginia Tech’s Swimming & Diving Team all 4 years and have been swimming for a total of 17 years.

 

I’m currently a First Grade Teacher at McNair Elementary School in Fairfax County. Over the last few summers, I’ve also been an Instructional Assistant (working with special needs students) and have given private swim lessons with my sister Lindsey, a former York coach. I’m so excited to start my fifth season coaching alongside some of the same incredible people who once coached me, and I can't wait to share my expertise & love for the sport with our up-and-coming-swimmers! GO, YORK!!

Kaitlin Jean Luncher

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Workouts: YTUM/YT6M

Swimming Experience

  • 13 years NVSL at Arlington Forest Club
  • 6 years York Swim Club - Sectionals Team (2014/2015)
  • 4 Years Swim at Yorktown High School (Captain Senior Year) - States Team (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 4 Years swimming at the University of Mary Washington (Captain Senior Year)
    • Top 8 finalist at CAC in 100 Free, 100 Fly, 50 Free all 4 years

Coaching Experience
NVSL Arlington Forest Club 2011 - 2020

USS YORK 2020 - Present
VHSL Yorktown High School 2020 – Present

Education
BS in Business Admin/Data Analytics- University of Mary Washington (2019)

HS Yorktown High School (2015)


Employment

Kait grew up swimming competitively at Arlington Forest (NVSL) for 13 years and York Swim Club,  for 6 years. She was the captain of Yorktown high school’s swim team and a 4 year varsity letter holder where she went to compete at states for 3 out of the 4 years. After high school, she attended the University of Mary Washington where she competed on the varsity swim team all 4 years and was the captain her senior year, where she specialized in sprint freestyle and butterfly.

She began coaching in 2011 with Arlington Forest for the Mini Tiger group and then continued to serve as an assistant swim coach for the main swim team from (2016-2018). Additionally, she coached year around for Lou Sharp Competition Swim Clinic for 2 years starting at the age of 16. She continued as the head coach this past summer at Arlington Forest conducting socially distant swim practices.

Kait began coaching for her alma mater, Yorktown High School, for the 2020-2021 season, where we won the 2021 VHSL 6A state championship. She is excited to start another season at Yorktown.

Out of the pool she works for an Intelligence/technology firm doing Talent Acquisition and Data Analytics work, that supports the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community,

This will be Kait’s second year coaching for York Swim club and couldn’t be more excited for the season.  She has always been passionate for the sport of swimming, and she loves teaching it even more.

Let’s go York!

Paul Carsen Mumford Jr.

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Coach Carsen grew up in Newport News, Va and first started swimming when he was 9 years old. He First started swimming when he was 6 on a summer league swim team and then began swimming Club in 4th grade for the Cost Guard Blue Dolphins.  he swam club until he graduated High school at  Hampton Roads academy where he swam for the varsity team from 7th grade to his senior year of  high school.  After High school he swam collegiately for the University of Mary Washington Eagles.  He swam Breaststroke, backstroke, and IM.  He starting coaching Summer league swimming in Newport News, Va in 2017 and 2018, then went on and coached for the RAY’s Swim Club in Fredericksburg, Va.  He has also coach lessons with groups varying from younger kids to adults.  His favorite part about swimming and coaching is the relation ship he can build with his teammates and swimmers in the pool and out.  He currently works for Universal Service Administrative Company in Washington, DC as an auditor.  

Torin Tibor Ortmayer

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Workouts: YTUM/YT6M

Competitive Experience
13 years NVSL at Dominion Hills/Overlee

4 Years Swim/Water Polo Gonzaga College High School
Occidental College Men's NCAA Varsity Water Polo

 

Coaching Experience
NVSL Overlee 2007 - 2012, 2014

NVSL Tuckahoe 2019 - Present

USS YORK 2018 - Present
VHSL Yorktown High School 2017 - Present

Gonzaga College High School Water Polo 2017 - 2021

Mayfield Senior School (Pasadena, CA) 2011 - 2016                                                                                                                                               

Education
BA Occidental College 2016

HS Gonzaga College High School

Employment

Aquatics Director, Tuckahoe Recreation Club, 2020 - Present

Coach, The Swimbox, 2020 - Present

I started swimming in the NVSL at Dominion Hills in 2000 and moved to Overlee in 2006 when I began coaching in our winter swim program in 2007 and coached in the summers from 2010 - 2014. I attended Gonzaga College High School and played water polo and swam, serving as team captain for both programs my senior year. In 2011 we won the WMPSSDL and METRO championships, and I was selected to the Washington Post 1st Team All-Met and NISCA All America Teams. I attended Occidental College and was a member of the Men's Varsity Water Polo Team.

While in college, I began coaching high school swimming and water polo at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA. After moving back to the area, I began coaching water polo at Gonzaga and swimming at Yorktown High School, where we won the 2021 VHSL 6A state championship.

In addition to coaching various senior groups at York Swim Club since 2018, I have also done strength training for a number of swimmers in the area, most notably coaching Torri Huske through the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

I am passionate about coaching and working with young people in our community and enjoy helping kids set and reach goals no matter how big or small, in and out of the pool!

 
 

Chris T Outlaw

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Graduated from Virginia Tech  in 2019 where I studied English and communication. During that time I swam all four years for the varsity team specializing in sprint freestyle and butterfly. I grew up in Northern Virginia and swam for York myself from ages 11-14 and have been coaching Nvsl at Chesterbrook since I was 19. I also work in real estate aside from spending my afternoons coaching. 

Evan T Owens

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Workouts:

Oak Marr W 7:30-8:30

 

 

Swim Experience:

NVSL: Vienna Woods

9-time team record holder

All-time point leader

Club: York, NCAP

2-time NCSA Junior National Qualifier

High School: James Madison High School

Team Captain ('12-'13)

2-time All-American Consideration

Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention ('12), 2nd Team ('13)

College: George Mason University

Team Captain ('16-'17)

Job:

Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Education:

George Mason University: BS in Finance with a Minor in Economics

Description:

After swimming with York for many years, I am very excited to return to the family as a coach. GO YORK!

Sidney A Owens

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Workout: Oak Marr M/W/F 4:30-5:30

 

Swimming Experience:

NVSL –Vienna Woods  (2002-2015)

USA Swimming - York Swim Club (2004-2009), Nations Capital Swim Club (2009-2015) I came back to York during college breaks because I love it so much! 

VHSL – Madison High School Varsity Swim Team (2011-2015)

NCAA – Shippensburg University (2015-2017), George Mason University (2017-2019)

 

Coaching Experience:

NVSL- Vienna Woods assistant coach (2010-2019)

DCCL- International Country Club assistant coach (2020)

USA Swimming- York Swim Club  (2020-Present)

 

Education:

BS in Kinesiology with a minor in Coaching (2020)

I am currently in the application process to peruse my doctorate of physical therapy while working as a physical therapy tech 

Riley Glenn Pfadenhauer

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Riley began his swimming career in Northern Virginia, competing for both the McLean Marlins and York Swim Club. Riley graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in government. While in Williamsburg, Riley spent three years coaching for 757Swim, a local USA Swimming club. Additionally, Riley has been the Head Coach for the McLean Marlins the past four summers. When not on the pool deck, you can find Riley roaming the halls of American University where he is working towards his master's degree.

Alexandra Elizabeth Simonson

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Workout: Yorktown 5-6pm T/TH (YT2A)

Alex grew up swimming competitively in the NVSL for Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Club (SHBR) for 13 years and for AAC for 4 years. She was a captain of the Bishop O'Connell swim team her senior year as well as being a competitive member of the team for all four years. After high school Alex attended Shenandoah University (SU) where she played on the varsity lacrosse team for 4 years, holding the captain role her Junior and Senior years. Alex graduated from SU in May 2020 with a Biology degree and now works for Georgetown University Hospital with the Kidney Transplant program. Alex started coaching for SHBR at the age of 15  and was a junior coach for 3 years until graduation. Alex continued her coaching career as the Assistant Head Coach for SHBR in the 2018 and 2019 swim seasons and became the Head Coach for the 2020 and 2021 swim seasons respectively. Alex is excited to continue coaching for York Swim Club and looks forward to sharing her love for swimming. 

Marisa Jean Sims

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Hello everyone! I grew up in Northern VA and started swimming at the age of 5. I swam for the NVSL for 13 years and am also a York alum! I attended Falls Church High School where I was a part of the swim, field hockey, and soccer teams. I then went to Bridgewater College, where I played field hockey, and graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Coaching. 
Throughout my college summers, I returned to the pool to coach various teams in the NVSL (Woodley Warriors, Brookefield Breakers and more recently, I was the head coach for the Camelot Knights). Following graduation, I went on to Frostburg State University as the Assistant Field Hockey Coach, while I obtained my Master of Education in School Counseling. 
Currently, I am an elementary school counselor in FCPS and am excited to get back on the pool deck/return to the York family! 

Heather L Tomasek

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Workouts: OM2A

Swimming Experience
13 years NVSL at Lee Graham
12 years USS at YORK

 

Coaching Experience
NVSL Lee Graham Swim Team-6 years
USS YORK-13 years
VHSL Oakton High School-8 years                                                                                                                                          
      HSL Foxfield Flyers-7 years

Education
BA Psychology James Madison University 1998
BS Dietetics Kansas State University 2011

Employment

Personal Trainer, FitOne Personal Training 2000-present

PE teacher, Montessori School of Fairfax 2018-present

Head Coach, Foxfield Flyers 2017-present

Vacationeer, Ear To There Travel 2019-present

I started swimming competitively in the NVSL at Lee Graham when I was 6 years old.   A year later, in 1983, I joined YORK swim school and the YORK swimming family.  I continued swimming through high school and began coaching swim school during my junior and senior years.  


During summer breaks from college and the years following graduation, I returned to my summer team and coached for 6 years at Lee Graham working with all age groups.  After graduation, my path led back to the winter deck and YORK where I worked with the 12 &unders for 8 years.  During this time I also had the opportunity to coach at Oakton High School and had 8 great years there.

My personal swim journey began in 1982.  Along the way I have had the chance to work with some amazing coaches, swimmers and families.  I am thrilled that I can continue to share the magic that is York Swim Club with my kids and family.

Melody C Walter

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Passionate about swimming, fitness, and children; Melody Walter is excited to join YORK as a swim coach. Born and raised in Colorado, Melody found her love for swimming, fitness, and working with children. As a competitive student athlete, Melody ran varsity track and swam varsity throughout high school as well as continuing to compete in amateur swim and running events as an adult while living in Colorado, California and Virginia. Health and fitness continued to be an important value in Melody’s life which led to her earlier profession as a personal trainer, catering to adult and child athletes for over eleven years. In 2013 Melody moved with her family to California where she continued to work with children as a nursery director and later a teacher. While in California, Melody was excited to influence and share her passion for swimming with her then five year old son, Jaydon, who swam for a competitive swim club there and has continued club swimming in VA. Melody and her family moved to Virginia in 2018 where she began her swim coaching career. Melody is overjoyed that she has finally found the perfect opportunity to join her passion for swimming and fitness with mentoring children as a YORK coach.

Bob York

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Coaches These Workouts:

OM2C: Oak Marr Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 4:30pm

YT2N: Yorktown Tues/Thurs 8:30 - 9:30pm

YT2A: Yorktown Tues/Thurs 5:00 - 6:00 pm

YT3A: Yorktown Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Coaching Experience:  1972-1981 - STARLIT AQUATIC CLUB, FAIRFAX VA - NUMEROUS JUNIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS, SENIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AND TOP 16 IN THE NATION QUALIFIERS AND RECORD HOLDERS (SWIMMERS AND RELAYS)
1977-1978 - STRATFORD RECREATION ASSOCIATION (SRA) MT, VERNON (NVSL) OVERALL NVSL ALL-STAR RELAY CHAMPIONS - 2 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - OVERLEE POOL, ARLINGTON VA (NVSL) DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS
6 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - HEAD COACH - OVERLEE POOL - ARLINGTON (NVSL) DIVISION 1
RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONS AND OVERALL ALL STAR
RELAY CHAMPIONS - 6 YEARS IN A ROW
1981-PRESENT - COACH YORK SWIM CLUB - NUMEROUS JUNIOR NATIONAL
QUALIFIERS AND TOP 16 IN THE NATION QUALIFIERS
1984 - ARLINGTON BETTER SPORTS CLUB - COACH OF THE YEAR @ 28TH
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
1988 - HEAD COACH OVERLEE POOL, NVSL DIVISION 1 RELAY CHAMPIONS
AND OVERALL RELAY ALL-STAR CHAMPIONS

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Description:  BOB WAS ONE THE FIRST TEEN-AGE COACHES (15 YEARS OLD) IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IN THE LATE 1960’s, ADULTS (OR VOLUNTEERS) COACHED THEIR CHILDREN IN BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL. THOUGH BOB SWAM ALOT EARLY IN HIS LIFE, HE LEFT SWIMMING FOR BASKETBALL AT 13 YEARS OLD, ONLY TO RETURN TO SWIMMING AS A COACH AT STARLIT AQUATIC CLUB IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, A 50 METER LONG COURSE POOL AND FACILITY, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND ON THE EAST COAST. HE LEFT THE NVSL FOR THE 1979 SEASON ONLY TO RETURN T0 THE NVSL, DIVISION 1 IN 1980 AT OVERLEE POOL IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. HIS TEAMS WON DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 YEARS IN A ROW WHEN NO PRIOR TEAM HAD EVER BEFORE GONE UNDEFEATED AND WON DIVISION 1 MORE THAN 2 YEARS IN A ROW. HIS OVERLEE TEAMS ALSO WON 6 CONSECTUTIVE DIVISION 1 TITLES AND ALL-STAR RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM 1980-1985. HE RETIRED FROM THE NVSL IN 1985 ONLY TO RETURN TO OVERLEE IN 1988 AND WIN THE DIVISION 1 TITLE AND ALL-STAR RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS AGAIN. HE RETURNED THE FOLLOWING SEASON TO OVERLEE FOR ONE FINAL YEAR. IN THE 8 YEARS HE COACHED OVERLEE IN DIVISION 1, HE LOST ONE SWIM MEET AND ALL-STAR RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS VERY LAST IN EACH.
Footnote: His sister-in-law, Jenny, was a member of the team in 1989 that beat him. She doesn’t rub it in, however.
BOB HAS BEEN RETIRED FROM COACHING SUMMER LEAGUE SINCE 1989. HE HAS HOWEVER, MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH HIS BELOVED NVSL, HE HAS BEEN THE ANNOUNCER FOR BOTH THE NVSL ALL STAR RELAYS AND INDIVIDUAL ALL STARS FOR 18 YEARS. YES, THAT’S HIM IN THE GUARD CHAIR, ALL WIRED UP!!!!!!!!

Education:  HIGH SCHOOL - BISHOP IRETON
COLLEGE - GRADUATE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC
BACHELOR DEGREE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Patrick C York

Coaching Staff

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This will be my 5th year coaching with York Swim Club! I grew up in Northern Virginia and went to Bishop O'Connell High School and James Madison Universtiy. Grew up around swimming and have loved getting back into and coaching! As I got older I sort of faded away from swimming and started to get into lacrosse, baskeball, and soccer. Coaching swimming has reignited my passion for it and I couldn't imagine not having my groups, 5 years later. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

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I currently coach all age groups 

Reston:

Mon/Wed 7:00 - 8:00pm 8:00 - 9:00pm

Renaissance:

Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00 - 6:30 am

Tues/Thurs 4:30 - 6pm, 6 - 7pm, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Oak Marr:

Wed/Fri 4:30 - 5:30 pm

 

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Bob York

President

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