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Kristi Jacobeen

Head Coach - Summer Clinics 2020

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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 in middle school and has grown since then. At age 15 I became a junior assistant coach at Poplar Heights and I’ve been the assistant head coach at Lee Graham Pool since 2014.  I was married at the end of last summer and I’m so excited to be back again this year!

Mike Cook

Head Coach

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I have been coaching for what seems like forever.  I have of course coached all ages during the summer league seasons.  

While coaching with the York Swim Club I was responsible for the 12 and under program with the majority of my time running the 9 and under programs for the club.  While enjoying my time with York in 2003 I felt the need to look for a program that swam at one location where I would be able to coach more and have a little more control with the athletes.  With Mako swim club I am responsible for the Senior Prep and the Junior Gold groups which are the competitive 14 and unders on the team.  I also coach a developmental group (junior blue) as I believe that in order to be a good coach at the higher level, you should have the patience to coach at the lower level.  This has allowed me to understand where a lot of swimmers start and their reasons for swimming.

  • Summer league coach since 1978 (Lee graham from 1984)
  • USA Swimming Coach since 1984 (York swim club 1984- 2003. Mako Coach 2003-present)
  • Fairfax High school (assistant coach 2004-2006 )District, Region, State champs)
  • Madison high school (assistant coach 2 years) district and region champs
  • American Swim Coach Association- member
  • International Swim Coaches Association- member
  • Graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Helen Geddes

Assistant Coach

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I’m so excited about my first year with Lee Graham! I grew up competing for Lakeview (NVSL), where I swam for 12 years and coached for five. I also swam competitively year-round with different PVS teams along the way, as well as with my High School’s Varsity team. I currently swim at my universitie's (GW) club swim team! At age 14, I started helping with developmental lessons as well as our mini-team (6 and unders). That winter, I started assistant coaching with all ages, I continued coaching in the winter as an assistant before becoming a co-head coach at 16 for the winter program. During the summer seasons, I started coaching all ages at 15 as a junior assistant coach, which continued to age 18. At age 19, I was a Co-Head Coach and helped in my team winning the division! The coaches I’ve had in my life have shaped so much more than just my practices in the pool, and I’ve hoped to be able to bring that to others in a positive way! I look at coaching as the highlight of the summer, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the Dolphins!

Calvin Mar

Assistant Coach

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I joined Lee Graham when I was 6, which means I have swum here for 10 years. I swam for the Makos team for one year, but then I left. Ever since then I have swam for York Swim Club.  
 
Two years ago I began coaching the LG winter and the next summer I began coaching the Mini Dolphins. I graduated from Mar Academy middle school in 2017. 

Isabel Marr

Assistant Coach

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