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
Co-Head Swim Coach
Coach Burnsky was very
excited to join the Tanterra Tarpons for the summer 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
Ryan teaches at John F. Kennedy High School, and has
coached Blake Swim and Dive for six years and Sherwood JV Lacrosse
for the past three years.
Assistant Swim Coach
started her time as a Tarpon on pre-team when she was 6 years old
and quickly fell in love with the sport of swimming. She began
swimming year round for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club when she
was 9 years old and was on the Sherwood High School Swim Team all
four years of high school. She has spent the last 5 summers as a
pre-team assistant coach or a junior swim team coach and also
worked for the Montgomery Stroke & Turn Clinic in Rockville and
Gaithersburg this past winter.
will be attending Towson University in the fall and hopes to become
an Occupational Therapist. She is looking forward to coaching this
summer and hopes to make her last season as a Tarpon swimmer a
Assistant Swim Coach
Declan started 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 has also been an assistant pre-team coach for the Tarpons since
he was 13.
Declan will be attending
the University of Maryland this fall in the Material Science and
Engineering school. He is really happy to be an assistant swim
coach this summer and is looking forward to a great Tarpon
Pre-Team Head Coach
Kennedy has been a part of the Tanterra swim
team since she was 6 years old. Kennedy learned how to swim through
the Tanterra preteam and has been on the swim team every summer.
She swims in the National Training Group for RMSC and has been a
part of their program for 10 years. Kennedy has been on the
Sherwood High School girl's varsity swim team all four years of her
high school career. She was nominated as a captain of the swim team
her senior year and helped contribute to the girl's undefeated
Kennedy will be attending Florida Institute of
Technology in the fall where she will major in civil engineering as
well as be a part of the swim team.
Kennedy is super excited to work with the
preteamers this season!
Head Dive Coach
Cody joined the Tanterra
Dive team when he was 7 or 8 but didn’t make his first big
slash until he was 11 and made it to Divisionals and All
Stars. He was hooked. He starting diving with MDC on
their National Team starting in 8th grade and through
most of high school, competing at States for 3 of the 4
years. He injured his back, had surgery and came back a few
months later, determined to make States again. He was captain of
the dive team at Sherwood for his junior and senior years.
He’s very excited to be the head coach this year at Tanterra,
where his love for diving all started. Cody is attending
Flagler College, in St. Augustine, this coming fall, majoring in
Political Science and Spanish.
Assistant Dive Coach
Ben Ostrinsky officially
joins the coaching staff this season as a Jr. Assistant Coach after
serving as a Volunteer Assistant last season. Ben joined the
Tanterra Dive Team in 2011 when he was 8 years old. He learned to
dive at Tanterra and over the years has gone to Divisionals twice.
During the 2017 season he placed 2nd at Divisionals and qualified
for All-Stars where he placed 6th.
As a freshman at Magruder
this past year, Ben has been a percussionist for the MHS Marching
Band, played quads in the Drumline and was a member of the Pit
Orchestra for the Spring Musical, Legally Blonde. And, of course,
he joined the Magruder Swim & Dive team where he had a very
successful first season. But his crowning achievement to date was
becoming a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Ben is very excited to be
coaching again this summer as he loves working with the great kids