2019 Sponsors

2019 Makos Coaching Staff

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Head Coach - Nick Curl   [email protected]
Nick grew up locally swimming for Reston Summer League and NCAP USS Swim Team (formerly Curl-Burke). He has close to a decade of coaching experience working with developmental league swimmers and learn to swim programs teaching private and group lessons. Most recently he opened Propel Swim Academy in South Riding Virigina and is the Director of Operations. Nick is an outstanding mentor and instructor trainer. He is enthusiastic and loves working with young people and is passonite about swimming!  We are excited to welcome him to the Makos!
Head Assistant Coach Steven Thalblum   [email protected]
Steven started summer league swimming at Courts and Ridges many seasons ago. His passion for the sport drew him to USS Swimming and joined NCAP (formerly Curl-Burke) and trains with the team when his on break. Steven will be a rising Sophmore at William and Mary and is a member of the college Swim Team. He started coaching at Loudoun Valley Estates along with Amy Duellman and Nick Curl for three summers. He most recently coached along with Tom Pollock at the Brambleton Betas. We are thrilled to have Steven join our staff and re-connect with his former Courts and Ridges familes and swimmers. Steven is excited to share his passion and expertise for swimming with our team!
Jr. Assistant Coaches - Kelsey Ahart, McKenna Blest, Matthew Brunelli
We are thrilled to have our former Junior Coaches and team leaders returning for another season with the Makos! Kelsey and Matthew will graduate from Stonebridge High School this spring and are former classmates with Steven. Swimming together on the Stonebridge Swim Team. McKenna will begin her Senior year at Loudoun County High School.  All three have participated in summer, USS and High School swimming and are looking forward to leading the Makos team, teaching and coaching alongside Coach Nick & Coach Steven. 
Mini Makos Coaches - 
Jeannine Middleton  [email protected]
Jaclyn Rieben  [email protected]
Jeannine and Jaclyn are sister's who grew up locally in Herndon, Virgina. From an early age, the loved the water and swimming, participating on teams in the Herndon Summer League, Herndon High School and local USS teams. Both have experience coaching and working with swimmers ages 5-18.  
Jeannine is a former Age Group coach for HACC Herndon Aquatic Community Center USS team. She is currently lives in Leesburg with her familly and is a teacher at Catoctin Elementary school. 
Jacylyn lives locally as well and is an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. Jeannine's son will be joining the Makos this summer and Jaclyn's daughter will be a Mini on the team.  They are very excited to get back into coaching and will be working with our Mini program and we can't wait!
Volunteer Trainers
Katelyn O'Dea, Caroline Zanetti, Gretchen Allen, William McFadden, Reily Ahart, and Paige Murphy




Coaching Staff

Nick Curl

Head Coach Email


Steven B Thalblum

Head Assistant Coach Email