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 We are so lucky to have a wonderful group of swim and dive coaches and assistant coaches!
 

Coaching Staff

Kylie Sheapp

Co-Head Swim Coach

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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 Aquatics. 

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 Tarpons!

To contact Coach Kylie or Coach Ryan, please email tanterracoach@gmail.com

 

Ryan Burnsky

Co-Head Swim Coach

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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 tanterracoach@gmail.com.

Emma Myers

Pre-Team Head Coach

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I am a graduating senior from Oakcrest School (Vienna, VA) and I will be going to college in the fall (currently undecided). My interests are swimming, running, theatre, and creative writing. I’ve been on my school swim team for 6 years and this will be my 8th year swimming for Tanterra, but I’ve swam competitively since I was 6. I’ve been a volunteer pre-team coach since I was 13 and look forward to being the head coach of pre-team this summer. 

Ben Ostrinsky

Head Dive Coach

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Ben Ostrinsky returns to coach his 3rd season - this time as Head Dive Coach - with a wealth of new experience having spent much of the past year 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 10th season as a Tarpon 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 is 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 is the Captain of the Magruder Drumline, percussion section leader in the marching band, and plays drums in the pit orchestra for the spring musicals.
Ben can’t wait for the summer season and to work with all the great kids at Tanterra again.

Lucy McHale

Assistant Dive Coach

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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

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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 Metro’s. 
 
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 season!