Coaches & Directors
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. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Mike Cook

Head Coach


Coach Mike is now in his 32nd year as head coach of the Dolphins, and he now coaches children of some of his swimmers from his early days at Lee Graham.  In addition to coaching the Dolphins and overseeing the Mini Dolphin coaches, Coach Mike runs the Lee Graham Pool and is a long time member of the pool board.

In the winter, Coach Mike is the Head Coach for the Senior Prep and Junior groups with the Mason Makos swim team, where he has coached several swimmers who have or are about to compete at the USA Olympic Trials.

Mike swam for Woodley Park in the NVSL when he was younger, and he coached there for three years before moving to Lee Graham.

Mike’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a former college and club rugby player and continues to train for local triathlons.  Mike is a graduate of Falls Church High School where he helped start the school swim team. 

Kristi Niklason

Assistant Coach