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Coaches & Directors

I am proud to introduce the 2021 coaching staff for the Stratford Sea Otters!

Coaching Staff

Hannah Marie Carter

Head Coach

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I have enjoyed swimming for as long as I can remember!  From 2006-2018 I swam for  SNOW Swimming. From 2007-2018, I enjoyed swimming for the Lovettsville Dolphins Summer Swim Team.  My coaching career started with the Lovettsville Dolphins where I was an assistant coach from 2015-2017. I also coached the Stroke Clinic for SNOW swim team from 2016-2017.  I am graduating next year from Gardner-Webb University majoring in Family Dynamics and Criminal Justice. My plan is to work for the Child Protective Services for Loudoun County. I am so excited to see everyone returning this summer and some new faces!

Samantha Marie Pliuskaitis

Assistant Head Coach

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Hello Stratford families! My name is coach Sam and I'm super excited for this upcoming season. I will be an rising senior this year and I have been swimming since I learned how to walk. I have been a coach for the Otters for 6 years. Additionally, I have completed 3 years on the Briar Woods Swim Team and I am in Senior Gold on the Snow Swim Team. Along with my coaching this year, I also do private lessons. If you ever need anything my email is above. Again, super excited for this season has in store for us. Go Otters!!!

Molly Ann Kennedy

Assistant Head Coach

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Coach Molly has been with the Sea Otters since the team began, and has been a summer swimmer since she was six years old. She is a distance freestyle swimmer who also loves open water swimming and scuba diving. She will be attending Florida Southern College and majoring in Marine Biology and environmental chemistry in the Fall, where she is excited to be continuing her swimming career in college - Go Mocs! Coach Molly volunteers her time teaching younger swimmers stroke technique during the school year and loves everything about being in the water. She is super excited about coming back for another year coaching the Otters!

Ethan T McCrary

Assistant Coach

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I'm Ethan McCrary and this is my second year coaching for the Stratford Sea Otters. I am a rising 12th grader at Stone Bridge High School and have been swimming for about 8 years. In addition to the Stratford Sea Otters, I also swim for Snow Swimming and Stone Bridge High School.  I like to swim the 200 individual medley, and the 500 and 1000 freestyle. 
     I play golf for Stone Bridge High School, and I am a member of LJGA and MAPGA. I am a member of both NHS and the German Club. I often volunteer with Special Olympics. In my free time I like to play basketball with my friends and watch movies. I aspire to one day become a physician. I really enjoy helping the swimmers and am excited to return to Stratford this season. 

Wayne Alfred Griffin

Junior Coach

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Hello Stratford Families!  My name is Wayne Griffin and I am looking forward to my first coaching experience this summer!  I am currently a member of SNOW’s year round team and the Loudoun County High School Swim Team.  I started my swim career with the Sea Otters just a few short years back and am eager to share what I’ve learned with the kids on the team.  Go Otters!!

Elizabeth Anne Hondel

Junior Coach

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Hey! My name is Elizabeth Hondel, but a lot of people call me Lizzy. I've been a Sea Otter since the first season and have been swimming for as long as I can remember. This will be my first year as a coach and I'm super excited to help out the team! 

Sarah Marie McFadden

Junior Coach

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Hello Sea Otters, my name is Sarah. I'm 13 years old and I have been swimming since I was 6. My favorite stroke is Butterfly. I've previously swam for the Evergreen Meadows Makos and Stealth swim team.I've been swimming year round with Snow for 2 years. This is my first year being an Otter and I can't wait. I'm super excited to be a Jr coach and look forward to meeting everyone. Also I will never say no to a race, especially a Butterfly race. Go Otters!

Teresa Meike Pliuskaitis

General Manager

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My name is Teresa Pliuskaitis. Many of my swimmers call me Coach T. I have been swimming my entire life. In 1997 I founded SNOW Swimming, a year round USA Swimming swim club loccated in Loudoun County. We have programs at Claude Moore Rec Center and Ida Lee Rec Center.

I was involved in the founding of the Old Dominion Swim League and have served in an officer capcity for 8 years. The Stratford Sea Otters are the 26th team in this league.

Our program here will be competitive and fun at the same time. We have an amazing staff of coaches. It should be an adventure. If you have any questions please email me.

 

Board of Directors

Virginia Kennedy

Computer Operator

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Scott Nadeau

Head Official

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