Co-Head Swim Coach
Kylie started swimming
for the Olney Mill Swim Club at the age of 7 before joining the
Tanterra Tarpons when she was 13. She swam year-round for
RMSC as one of their “mini’s” before joining the
Flying Gull Aquatic Club at the age of 9. After 9 years with
FGAC, Kylie made a move to swim for Machine
Kylie swam for Sherwood
High School all 4 years and was nominated as Captain her senior
year. Kylie led the girls team to a second place finish
at the Maryland State Championship her senior year.
Kylie graduated from Towson University with a dual degree in
Elementary and Special Education. She is a first grade teacher at
South Lake Elementary.
Kylie is looking forward to another great season with the
To contact Coach Kylie or Coach Ryan, please email [email protected]
Co-Head Swim Coach
Coach Burnsky was very excited to join the Tanterra Tarpons in their 2016 season. He swam with the Olney Mill Otter (the Dark Side) for fourteen years, serving as an assistant coach and Head Coach for ten additional years. Ryan help many Olney Mill records from 8 and under through the 13-14 age group, and held the MCSL Record in 8 and Under and 9-10 25 Breast for a short stint. Ryan swam for RMSC and Sherwood High School from 2001-2005, lettering all four years, and being named Captain for his Junior and Senior season. Ryan was also a four year member of Sherwood lacrosse, and Rock'N'Roll Revival...once upon a time. Ryan briefly (very briefly) continued to swim at Virginia Tech after high school. Ryan double majored in History and Secondary Education graduating from Towson University. Ryan teaches at Sherwood High School, and has coached Blake Swim and Dive and Sherwood JV Lacrosse for several years.
To contact Coach Ryan or Coach Kylie, please email [email protected].
Assistant Swim Coach
Declan began swimming at
Tanterra on the pre-team. He enjoyed it so much that he started
swimming year-round with RMSC. He swam for Sherwood High School all
four years, and was a captain of the team his senior year. Never
far from the pool, Declan has spent the last several summers as a
lifeguard, spending alot of time teaching swim lessons to children.
He was also an assistant pre-team coach for the Tarpons since he
was 13. Declan attends the University of Maryland in the Material
Science and Engineering school and just completed his junior year.
He is really happy to be returning as an assistant swim coach this
summer and is looking forward to a great Tarpon
Amanda Dilweg Wenhold
Assistant Swim Coach
started competitively swimming at the age of six. She joined the
Maryland Suburban Swim Club and continued her swimming career there
for the next twelve years.
Amanda started swimming for Tanterra swim team as
an eleven year old. Over the next seven years she has set numerous
team records and received MVP and top scorer honors on numerous
Locally, Amanda was the captain of the Sherwood Swim Team and was a
metro and state champion. She is currently on a full athletic
scholarship at Wingate University while persuing a degree in
Exercise Science with a future of becoming a chiropractor. Amanda
is excited to work with the team this summer.
PreTeam Head Coach
Jaycie has enjoyed Tanterra as a fundamental part of her summer
for most of her life. She began swimming for Tanterra Tarpons at
age 4, on pre-team, before advancing to both the swim and dive
teams. She began competitively swimming year-round when she joined
RMSC seniors at age 12, and moved up to advanced seniors at
16. She has been a member of the Sherwood High School swim team for
the past 3 years and continues to make strides in the sport.
Balancing academics, swimming, and an additional 6 clubs at
school, Jaycie is committed to group engagement and striving for
success--for herself, her peers, and the teams she is a part
Jaycie has been a pre-team assistant coach for the past five
years, and is thrilled by the opportunity to lead the young Tarpons
this summer, along with the help of a wonderful team of volunteers
and assistant coaches!
Head Dive Coach
Ben is thrilled to be the Head Coach for a true dive season after
last summer’s very successful Covid-19 Dive Clinics. Ben
comes with a wealth of experience having spent a good deal of time
(Pre-Covid) coaching for Montgomery Dive Club (MDC) teaching Levels
1, 2, and 3 while also taking their High School class and being
mentored by senior MDC coaches.
This summer marks Ben’s 11th season as a Tarpon diver as
well, since joining the team in 2011. He learned to dive at
Tanterra and has been to both Divisionals and All-Stars twice. As a
Junior and Captain of the Magruder High School dive team, Ben acted
as the team's coach, recruiting members and coaching brand new
divers with no experience to qualify at least 4 dives to compete.
He also continued to improve himself - making the top 20 at Metros
for the second year in a row and placing 4th at Regionals earning
his very first trip to the State Championship.
Ben holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and works as an
instructor at Kang’s Black Belt Academy in Olney. He also has
a passion for music - he was the Captain of the Magruder Drumline,
percussion section leader in the marching band, and played drums in
the pit orchestra for the spring musicals.
Ben graduated from Magruder HS in June and will be attending
Indiana University in Bloomington this fall where he will continue
with his love of the sport of dive as a Manager and Coach Intern
for the IU Dive team.
Ben couldn’t be more excited about the 2021 Season and
working with all the kids at Tanterra!
Assistant Dive Coach
Lucy has been diving at Tanterra every summer for 13 years. During
her freshman year at Sherwood High School she was named MVP and
Rookie of the year for the girls varsity dive team, placed 21st at
Metros, 3rd at Regionals and was part of their State Championship
team with an 11th place finish.
Lucy just switched school, and is now attending Saint Jerome's
Institute in Washington DC.
She grew up at Tanterra, and has spent every summer on the swim and
dive team, along with being a familiar face at Divisionals and All
Stars. She is looking forward to coming back again this year as the
assistant dive coach to continue to teach this amazing sport to
everyone on the team
Lilly Francesca Calogero
Junior Assistant Dive Coach
Lilly joins us as the Jr. Assistant coach
this summer after being a volunteer coach last summer, mostly
working with the younger divers.
Lily has been diving
competitively for 10 years in MCDL, the last 6 as a member of the
Tanterra dive team.. Lilly is very excited to return this summer as
an official coach.
Lilly attends Stone Ridge
School and she is a three year member of the Varsity dive team. The
Stone Ridge Swim and Dive team has an excellent legacy in the DC
Metro area. This past school year, she helped her school win their
division and achieve a 1st place finish in
Lilly loves working with
young children; she works at the aftercare program at school daily
after dive season. She attributes her patience with younger
children as a key reason she connects with beginner divers. She
can’t wait for this summer’s