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Swim and Dive Coaches

 
 

Coaching Staff

Christopher Schlegel

Head Swim Team Coach

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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 swimming pool".

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 Glazer

Head Dive Coach

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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 summer! 

Austin Cole

Assistant Swim Coach

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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 Passaro

Assistant Swim Coach

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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.