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Chase Club Sharks Head Coach  - Courtney Jaeger

Courtney swam for 17 years, starting at the age of 4, under her father, who coached USA swimming for 35 years. As a native of South Jersey, she comes from a swimming family of both her parents and her brother. As a young swimmer, Courtney attended YMCA Nationals, US Junior Nationals, and an elite camp at the US Olympic Training Center. Courtney attended Rutgers University, as well as Towson University, where she graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology. Courtney also graduated from Wilmington University with her Masters in School Counseling. In her 4 years as a Division I athlete, Courtney swam sprint free (mainly the 50), and 100 and 200 backstroke. She was also a part of the 200 free and medley relays, as well as the 400 medley relay.

At Rutgers, Courtney was part of the Lady Knights Big East Championship Swim and Dive Team, where she placed Top 16 in her backstroke events, as well as both medley relays. At Towson, Courtney was part of the Lady Tigers CAA Championship team, where she placed Top 8 in her backstroke events, Top 16 in the 50 free, and Top 3 with her relay teams. She and her team also won the CAA Championships in 2013 and 2014. In her swimming career, she qualified for NCAA Championship in backstroke, attend US Nationals, and the International Grad Prix in Santa Clara, CA, and currently holds, or has held, records at Towson University in 200 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 200 free and medley relay, and 400 medley relay, long course and short course.

Courtney is an avid Philadelphia Sports fan and loves her Eagles, Phillies, and the Villanova Wildcats in particular. In her free time, Courtney loves to spend time with her husband, travel up to Ocean City, NJ to visit her parents, spend time on the beach or just in the sun (if it is summer time of course), FaceTime with her niece, workout, read, and just relax.

Chase Club Sharks Assistant Coach  - Sloan Soyster-Heinz 

Sloan joined the Chase Club team at the age of six and continues to swim for the Sharks through present day.   She also swam with NCAP for six years further developing her stroke technique and has been a varsity swimmer for Fairfax High School for the past three years.  In addition to competing with the Sharks she served as a volunteer junior coach for two years, an official coach for two more years and our winter swim coach for the past two seasons.  In these progressive coaching roles she's had a primary hand in the development of young swimmers, coaching many of the current team through their first unassisted 25 meter lengths and competitions.

Sloan is a rising Senior at Fairfax High School and in addition to varsity swimming she runs varsity cross country, varsity track and is the junior class president.   She is lifesaving and first aid qualified.  She is a Fairfax County certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and will be volunteering for the local fire station.  

Sloan is ecstatic to be rejoining the Chase Club coaching staff.  She has strong love for the team and believes that a summer swim program should not only build confidence in developing swimmers, but be fun and create a sense of community among neighbors.