It was clear to Christopher Schlegel's parents
that at a young age he loved the water. After successfully
escaping the baby pool gate enough times, his parents decided it
was time for him to take lessons. Chris began swimming at the
age of four at Hillandale Swim and Tennis. Chris grew up
swimming at RMSC & JFD and playing soccer competitively year
round in Montgomery County.
His coaching career began at Potomac in 2007.
Chris brings an emphasis on sound fundamentals, hard work,
progressive stroke mechanics, getting better each day and most
importantly having fun. He is most known for his ridiculous meet
outfits, over the top enthusiasm, and leading his favorite cheer
"is this not the swimming pool".
Outside of Potomac, Chris is the head age group
coach at All Star Aquatics in Bethesda, MD and the head coach at
Walt Whitman high school.
Austin started swimming
at the age of five in Italy. After moving back to the states,
he swam for Inverness Forest in MCSL before deciding to swim club
with ASA. Austin attended Winston Churchill and swam all 4 years,
with his last year as team captain. Austin made All-Met 3 times
with one first team and two second team appearances, as well as
holding the state record for the 200 free relay. Austin
continued onto the University of Kentucky where he swam for a year
and played club water polo for another before coming back to
Maryland. As a 15-18 Austin helped Inverness coaches with
group lessons and private lessons with children of all ages.
As Summer 2015 rolled around he was officially an Inverness
He is currently
attending school at Montgomery College majoring in physical
therapy. He is extremely excited to be coaching at the club
where he swam for years and can't wait to help develop new
Danielle started swimming
at the age of 4. She began swimming for Potomac when she was 7 and
continued until she graduated high school. As a 15-18, Danielle
loved helping out with minnows and lifeguarding at Potomac.
Danielle also participated in Potomac’s dive team for seven
summers and dove for Winston Churchill High School for three years.
Now, Danielle studies Economics and Health Policy and
Administration at Wake Forest University. Danielle loves PSTC and
cannot wait to coach again!
This will be my first summer coaching at Potomac but I have a long
history with swimming and the MCSL season! I am a 2021 graduate of
the University of Connecticut and am a current member of their DI
swim team. In the fall I am continuing at UConn to pursue my
masters degree, and I will swim a 4th year at UConn. I began
swimming in MCSL at the Mohican Swim Club in 2006. I began coaching
with Mohican in 2015 and continued until 2019 where I was the
team’s assistant head coach. I am a 2018 grad of Walt Whitman
High School and was a captain of the swim and dive team my senior
year. I also swam with the All Star Aquatics club team from
2010 to 2018. I am looking forward to meeting a whole new team and
having a great summer!