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Doug W Burns
NVSL - SHBR: Head Coach (2001- Present)
Overlee: Head Coach (1996 - 2000)
CSL- Ft. Myer: Head Coach (1991-95)
Lake Barcroft: Head Coach (1988-90)
USS - York (1993-1999)
High School – Falls Church HS: Head Coach, (1992-93); Wakefield HS: Head Coach, (1996-99)
Description: This year will mark my 29th year coaching swimming, and my 22nd year teaching English (every single one of which has taken place at Wakefield High School in Arlington!). I am thrilled to rejoin the YORK family: I swam with Bob once upon a time, and coached with him slightly more recently (when at least 4 of our current coaches were swimmers themselves!). With my own daughter now swimming for the club, I can’t imagine a more perfect time to jump back in the pool – so to speak!! (Doug/YORK trivia: three of my groomsmen WAAAAY back in 1996 swam/coached with me at YORK!)
BS : English—Lehigh University (1990); MA: Education – GMU (1992);
VA Endorsement in Gifted Education; AP Certified: English Language and English Literature
Oakmarr/Renaissance Mornings M/T/W/Th/F 4:45-6:30 am
Oakmarr SAT 6:00-8:00am
* 16 yrs coaching with York Swim (Age Group & Seniors)
* 12 yrs coaching with DCCL (River Bend
* 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
- 2012-Pesent - Wolftrap Elementary (Technology Specialist)
- 2010-2012 Camelot Elementary (Technology
- 2007-2010 Eagle View Elementary (K-1)
- 2003-2006 Shrevewood Elementary (1st Grade)
*George Mason University - Masters in Education
*James Madison University
-B.S. IDLS and Early Childhood Education
9 & Unders, Yorktown T/TH, 4:30-5:30 PM
Assistant Coach, Ingomar Swim Club 1999
Head Coach, Ingomar Swim Club 2000-2002
USS | Allegheny North Swim Club (1988 – 2002)
Six-time Junior National participant
PIAA | North Allegheny High School (1995-1999)
WPIAL and PIAA medalist
PIAA State Championship Team 1996 & 1997
NCAA | Atlantic-10/Big East - Virginia Tech (1999-2003)
Big East qualifier 2001-2003
Atlantic-10 Championship Team 2000
B.S. Marketing Management | 2003
M.S. Business Administration | 2004
Program Analyst for the Department of Defense 2005-present
I’m very excited to join the coaching staff at York Swim Club. I began swimming at six years old and continued through college. I got started in the sport because there was a pool in our neighborhood and we spent most of our summer days at the pool. After moving to Pittsburgh, I joined Allegheny North Swim Club along with my two sisters. During my swimming career, I was blessed to spend lots of time alongside my sisters and making lifelong friends.
I love that swimming is a lifetime activity and I am able to share it with my family. Both of my kids are now swimming and my husband and I swim as part of our triathlon training. Last year we completed in our first half-Ironman triathlon. I am looking forward to passing along everything I have learned and hope to help some of our youngest swimmers.
This will be my 6th year of coaching for York. Currently I am at Renaissance T/TH 6-7 & 7-8, I also coach at OakMarr W/F 430-530.
I have enjoyed coaching many youth sports, including 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.
Allison S Esposito
Yorktown M/W, 4:30-5:30 PM
H! I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and spent many years swimming for York Swim Club as a youngster. Additionally, I swam for my high school swim team at Paul VI High School and with the NVSL Oakton Otters for over 10 years. Over the years I have coached in the NVSL and Dominion Country Club league during the summer months. I currently work as a special education teacher in Northern Virginia.
Swimming has been a big part of my life. I started swimming at the age of eight and found that it helped my asthma. That year I signed up to swim year round and have been swimming ever since. I competed in summer league, USS, and for Annandale High School. After high school I attended York College of Pennsylvania where I swam all four years and coached in the NVSL during the summer. Upon graduation I returned to the area and started coaching club and high school in addition to the summer league coaching. I spent the next seven years coaching all levels of swimming and teaching mathematics and leadership.
After seven years as a coach and teacher I begin my move into high school administration. Even though I was no longer coaching I managed to stay connected to the swimming community by coordinating high school swimming for Fairfax County Public Schools and running several of the championship meets. I am also still swimming and competing with L4 masters swimming.
One of the aspects that has kept me active in the sport of swimming is the camaraderie. I‘ve had several wonderful experiences and made many lifetime friends through this special sport. I am excited to get back into coaching with the hopes of passing on those opportunities and experiences to the young swimmers.
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
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 -
Poplar Tree ES (1995 - 2005)
Description: Sept. 2017 marks the beginning of my 22nd 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 US History to 7th graders (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
Melissa A Holly
Oak Marr M/W/F 4:30-5:30PM
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 at Woodson High school following my passion went on to swim at Frostburg State University. Over the years I have coached in the NVSL with the Mantua Marlins, this will be my third year coaching with York. I currently work as the training director for NVPools.
Swim School Head Coach - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at Yorktown 4:30-5:30 pm.
Katie J Kinsella
I first swam as a six-year-old on the Overlee summer “B” team. In California I swam year-round for the Coronado Navy Swimming Association. When my family moved to Arlington, I joined York and Overlee’s swim team. Both of my parents, all of my siblings, and many relatives swam or swim for York. I also swam for O’Connell High School as MVP and team captain, swam for Coach Mike Clark for five years, and competed with the Club Swim team at UNC-Chapel Hill.
I have developed a love for coaching through four years as an Overlee Winter Swim coach, seven years as a group and private swim lesson instructor at Overlee pool, and two years as a volunteer with the Carolina Swim Clinic
Andrew S Koons
Though Andrew’s early love for swimming came from success in the pool, his current passion for the sport comes primarily from coaching and giving back to the something that has given him so much. He began coaching early on in high school for the (NVSL) Hayfield Farm Seahawks, and worked his way through the ranks (and a couple of different head coaching positions) to assume the job at Overlee for the past two summers. He has also coached two different high school teams, and a year for 757swim based out of Williamsburg, VA, which afforded him the opportunity to fall in love and appreciate year-round swimming, again. He is twice a graduate from the College of William and Mary, with a B.S. in Biology and a Masters in Education, and during the day keeps his feet dry as a high school Biology and Environmental Science teacher at Riverside High School in Leesburg, VA. In his free time, he is an active member of the Reston Masters Swim Team, teaches indoor cycling classes at Golds Gym, and enjoys baking (but mostly consuming the baked goods). As York is his return from hiatus into coaching for a club team, Andrew is excited about the new opportunities ahead of him with the club and looks forward to working with York swimmers in the coming year!
Natalie Louise Leake
9 & Unders, Yorktown T/TH, 4:30-5:30 PM
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)
Centreville High School | 2010
B.S. Human Development | Virginia Tech | 2014
M.Ed. Early Childhood Education | George Mason | 2019
Substitute Teacher | Fairfax County Public Schools | 2015-present
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 substitute teacher in FCPS and a Master’s student in Early Childhood Education at George Mason University. 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 second 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!!
Coaches These Workouts:
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Coaching Experience: 1982-1994 Swam for Sterling Golf Swim & Tenis club
1989-1992 Swam for Solitar
1996-2000 Assistant coach Mountaineer Aquatic Club
1996-2000 Mountaineer Masters Head coach
1999-2001 Head coach South Riding Stingrays
2000-Present Senior Prep Coach York Swim Club
2004-2007 AGE GROUP COACH YORK SWIM CLUB
2003- Head Coach Sully Station SST’S
Job(s): 2009-PRESENT DIRECTOR OF EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS FOR HB SERVICES, LLC
2004-2009 National Team Sales at Aardvark Swim & Sport
2002-2004 MANAGMENT ASSOC. NVPOOLS
2001-2002 EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT EMCON CMA, INC.
1999-2001 SPLASH AQUATIC MNGT
1993-1999 VIRGINIA POOL MNGT
Description: WE ARE YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
West Virginia University 2000, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, majored in Human Resource Management with minor in Spanish
Working on MBA
Jesse S Nielsen
Coaches Yorktown Age Group
Greenbriar NVSL asst
Job(s): Partner/Owner of Consulting Firm www.Synertex.com
Job Description: Enterprise IT Deployment and Business Development of Govt Contracts
Chantilly High School
Kristin T Niklason
Coaches: Yorktown M/W/F 4:30-5:30
Renaissance T/TH 6:00-7:00
Poplar Heights (2012-2013)
Lee Graham Pool (2014-2016, 2018)
USS: York (2018) Makos (2015)
NVSL: 13 years at Poplar Heights
USS: York Swim Club
Education: Studied at Franciscan University of Steubenville
Admissions Assistant Trinity School at Meadow View (2018- Present)
I started swimming competitively for Poplar Heights (NVSL) at the age of 6 and competed there for 13 years. I swam for York Swim Club in 2008.
My love of coaching began when I was just in high school and since then I’ve never stopped. At age 15 I became a junior assistant coach at PH and I’ve been the assistant head coach at Lee Graham Pool for the past 4 years.
After a year long mission in Australia in 2017 I am very excited to be back on deck coaching again with York Swim Club.
Torin Tibor Ortmayer
I grew up swimming in the NVSL for Dominion Hills (2000-2005) and Overlee(2006-2012). I began coaching in 2007 with Overlee winter swim, and served as an assistant coach for the summer competition team in 2011, 2012, 2014. I attended Gonzaga College High School (2007-2011), where I played water polo and swimming--at Gonzaga, I was an All-Met and All-American swimmer, as well as captain of both teams my senior year. After high school, I attended Occidental College in Los Angeles to play water polo, and graduated in 2016. During my time in LA, I served as the head swim and water polo coach at Mayfield Senior School (Pasadena) for three years, after having been an assistant the previous two years. Since moving back to Virginia, I have been coaching water polo at Gonzaga, and am currently the head coach of the Yorktown High School swim team. Away from the pool, I am relaunching Swim Ninja with the original founders in hopes of vastly improving the coverage of youth swimming--check us out summer 2018!
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the many talented coaches and athletes at York, and intend to help the athletes reach their swimming and personal goals in any way I can!
Evan T Owens
Oak Marr W 7:30-8:30
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)
Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton
George Mason University: BS in Finance with a Minor in Economics
After swimming with York for many years, I am very excited to return to the family as a coach. GO YORK!
Heather L Tomasek
Workouts: Tuesday/Thursday Oak Marr 4:30-5:30PM, Friday Oak Marr 4:30-5:30 PM
13 years NVSL at Lee Graham
12 years USS at YORK
NVSL Lee Graham Swim Team-6 years
USS YORK-10 years
VHSL Oakton High School-8 years HSL Foxfield Flyers-4 years
BA Psychology James Madison University 1998
BS Dietetics Kansas State University 2011
Trainer at FitOne Personal Training 2000-present, PE teacher-
Montessori School of Fairfax
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 36 years ago. 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.
Coaches These Workouts:
Junior Level 2, Yorktown High School, M/W/F,4:00-5:00 PM
Saturday Add On Option, Yorktown High School, 7:00 - 8:30AM
Senior Level 4, Yorktown High School, T/TH,8:30-9:30 PM
Senior Level 4, Yorktown High School, F,4:00-5:00 PM
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
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
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
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
Greg J York
Coaches These Workouts:
Oak Marr - OM2A, OM2C, OM4N
Yorktown - YTUM, YT6M, YT2A, YT3A
Head Coach, York Swim Club, 1983-present
Head Coach, Fort Belvoir Swim Team, 1988-1990
Assistant Coach, Victor Swim Club/Swim School, 1977-1987
Assistant Coach, Starlit Swim Team, 1978-1980
Summer League Swimming:
Head Coach, River Falls Swim and Tennis Club, 1986-2011
Head Coach, Cardinal Hill Swim Team, 1983-1985
Head Coach, Springfield Country Club, 1981-1982
Head Coach, Poplar Heights Swim Team, 1977-1980
High School Swimming:
Head Coach, Oakton High School, 2002-2003
Assistant Coach, Oakton High School, 2001-2002
Assistant Coach, Yorktown High School, 1990-1995
Assistant Coach, WT Woodson High School, 1980-1989
Job(s): Head Coach York Swim Club
Resident Manager at Overlee
Greg currently coaches both age group and senior levels in several locations. Over his 30 year career, he has coached numerous Junior and Senior National level swimmers and five Olympic Trials swimmers. Greg has served on the Potomac Valley Board of Directors since 1998 and is currently the Safe Sport Chair and is on the National Commitee for USA Swimming for Safe Sports. He is an ASCA Level 5 coach who speaks across the country in a variety of setting about Safe Sport and other topics. He has served as the Director and Coach of Potomac Valley 8 and under Mini Camp 4 times, coached the Catch the Spirit Camp 8 times, and has coached the Potomac Valley Zone Team 12 times.
Education: Edison High
School Graduated 1977
Northern Virginia Community College
Workout: Oak Marr, M/W/F 4:30 - 5:30PM
Coaching Experience: I grew up swimming at International Country Club in Fairfax (11 years) and for York (10 years).
York Swim Club Age Group Coach 2007-Present
International Country Club Winter Swim Head Coach 2007-2010
International Country Club Assistant Coach 2009 - present
Assistant Coach Tuckahoe Recreation Club 2007-2008
Education: Oakton High School, Vienna Virginia 1998-2002
James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA 2002-2006. BS in Integrated Science and Technology
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 2006-2008. MS in Biotechnolgy/Biodefense
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