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, 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
Outside of Potomac, Chris is the head age group
coach at All Star Aquatics in Bethesda, MD. There he coaches
ASA's National Development Group & 9-10s.
Nicole grew up in Chevy Chase, went to
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and spent summers diving for Rock
Creek while training full time with Montgomery Dive Club. Nicole's
coaching career started at Rock Creek first as an assistant and
then as head coach. Nicole has nearly a decade of summer league
coaching experience. She competed for BCC once she entered High
school and was fortunate enough to win a Metros title in her senior
year. Nicole continued training and competing for Montgomery Dive
Club until she graduated and moved on to dive at the in college at
the University of Louisville. Since college, Nicole has worked full
time on cruise ships as a sports director and is currently overseas
in Japan but is excited for the opportunity to coach at PSTC this
Austin Cole 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 Assistant coach.
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 swimmers.
Lizanne began her competitive
swimming career at age six when she joined the Connecticut Belair
Gators. Three years later, she joined Rockville Montgomery Swim
Club where she continued to swim through high school. She attended
the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington where she competed as a
Tartan. In addition to pool swimming, Lizanne also enjoys
participating in open water swims. For the last five years, she has
been involved in Swim Across America Baltimore, a fundraiser for
cancer research at Johns Hopkins. Her longest swim was 5 miles
around Gibson Island. Lizanne continues her swimming career in
college at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg where she is
on the Division 1 team. She is excited to start her coaching career
at Potomac Swim Club this year.