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Coaches, Committee Members and Lead Volunteers

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Coaching Staff

Ray Fiedler

Head Coach

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Coach Ray began coaching the Westridge Waves in 2010. Under Coach Ray’s direction, the WAVES have grown from 90 to 200+ swimmers and at least 30 new kids have chosen to swim year-round. He has over 15 years of coaching experience at the age group, college and masters level along with over 35 years of competitive swimming experience. He joined the OCCS staff full time in 2013 and works with the IMR and IMX groups at the Chinn Aquatic Center.

Ray grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA where he competed in the YMCA system qualifying for national meets as early as 14 yrs old. He was recruited to swim at James Madison University where he spent 4 yrs on the varsity men’s team. After graduation from JMU, Ray was commissioned into the US Air Force and trained as a flight nurse and traveled the world competing as a master’s swimmer. In 2009, after 20 years of service, Ray retired from the USAF and began his 2nd career as a swim coach for the Prince William Swim League’s Westridge WAVES.

Beth Christensen

Co-Head Coach

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Coach Beth joins the WAVES after enjoying two years as a team parent.  Growing up in Maryland, she began swimming at a young age with a summer swim team much like the WAVES. She enjoyed many seasons as a competitor and eventually coached the same team.  Beth also swam year round for a few years before an injury took her out of the competitive realm.  Coach Beth re-entered the coaching world as the Men's & Women's Head Swim Coach after a hiatus for family and career while stationed in North Carolina with her husband.  During her tenure, the team gained a stronger presence within the school and grew exponentially in numbers.

Loving Virginia, she currently teaches at Osbourn Park High School, facilitates a Preschool within the Early Childhood Education program, and is the Head Women's Coach for the Swim & Dive Team.  She looks forward to helping the children in our community experience the FUN of summer swim with the Westridge WAVES!!

Megan Baner

Ripples Coach

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Coach Megan began working with the Ripples  in 2015 and has been coaching since 2008. She enjoys working with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. Encompassing her affection for swimming and an active lifestyle, she emphasizes a fun learning environment where new athletes will associate swimming with enjoyable memories while building invaluable life skills. She is determined to help every new Ripple join the Waves where they can continue developing and loving this sport and community.

Megan began swimming at a very young age in a program much like Ripples in Alabama. When her family moved to Prince William County, she swam for the Montclair Seahawks. During high school, Megan swam for Occoquan Swimming and Forest Park High School. Upon her freshman year of college, she recreated the swim club. The following year she was introduced to triathlons by a dear friend and continued to compete on the local and eventually national level. Upon graduating and returning to the area, Megan joined the Westridge Waves coaching staff, adoring every year of it.

Joey Costello

Assistant Junior Coach

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Hi, I’m Coach Joey. This season is my first season as a Westridge Waves Swim Coach. I’ve swum for the Waves since 2006 and have watched the team grow and change in numerous ways. I swam for OCCS for many years and graduated from Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School. I am currently attending Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

I am  currently employed by   Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation as a Water Safety Instructor. As a Waves Coach, I hope  to create a love for the sport and discipline of swimming. It is important to me to help continue the tradition  of having a fun, community oriented team, that allows swimmers to grow in character and friendships on and off the pool deck.  

Amir M. Orezzoli

Assistant Junior Coach

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I first started swimming for the waves when I was 11 years old. My family life was very chaotic so this team helped encourage and challenge me when I needed it most.  I'm forever grateful to coach Ray & Jorge.  If it wasn't for them constantly pushing me on and off the pool deck I wouldn't be where I am today.  I'm looking forward to a new journey with coaching swim. 

Go waves!! 

Shannon M Fiedler

Assistant Junior Coach

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Ruby Maria Dunn

Captain

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Megan Lee Fiedler

Captain

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Julia Ryen Johnston

Captain

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Emma Rose Johnson

Captain

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James Raymond Newland III

Captain

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Montell Kareru Williams

Captain

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Isaiah Darnell Wilson

Captain

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Grace Elizabeth Wright

Captain

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Julie Nicole Zylich

Captain

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Committee Members & Lead Volunteers

Randal Roberts

Team Manager

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Erin Carbonell

Treasurer, Awards

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Dawn Evans

Secretary, Awards

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Suzanne Meyer

MAL., Registration, Website

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John DeForest

MAL., Equip Mgr.

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Stephen Beamer

MAL., Concessions

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Dianne Fiedler

MAL., Equip Mgr.

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Dianne Fiedler

Head Referee

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Marci League Doughty

League Rep.

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Doug Sweet

Computer

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Vicki Sweet

Computer

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Veronica Price

Clerk of Course

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Caroline Mosley

Volunteer Coordinator

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Lauren Doyle

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jennifer Reis

Apparel

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Janet Hull

Ribbons

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