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].
Pre-Team Head Coach
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.
Head Dive Coach
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.
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