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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Megan Jones

Coach

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Megan started swimming from a very young age, and swam competitively in both USA Swimming as well and YMCA and high school swimming. She began coaching with VYAC in 2011 and continued coaching for the team until 2016. She recently started coaching for Tide Swimming in Chesapeake working with developmental swimmers.

Swimming has always been a huge part of her life, and she is very excited to have the opportunity to coach for the River Walk Gators this summer!  

Julia Oliver

Coach

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This is Julia Oliver's fourth season coaching River Walk.  She is currently a sophomore exercise science major at Berry College where she also swims collegiately.   She started swimming at the age of 6 competing at the USA Swimming level with ECAT. She also attended many championship meets throughout her high school career representing Oscar Smith at the 6A swimming and diving state meets.  She's very excited to now co-head coach with being in charge of 10 and unders and looks forward to sharing her excitement with the River Walk Gators.

Coach Julia is willing to provide lessons for children ages 3 and older. Here is a link to her available hours: https://calendly.com/oliverjulia/30min

 

Kaylee Ang

Assistant Coach

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Kaylee first began swimming at the age of 4 for the River Walk Swim team and has represented the Gators at Divisionals and All-Stars every year since 2005. She also swam year around for ODAC for about 6 years until the age of 10 and has represented Oscar Smith in the Region 6A Swimming and Diving Championships during high school. Currently, she is an incoming sophomore at Virginia Tech and is planning to major in Food Science and Technology. Kaylee has always grown up around the spirit of the River Walk Gators since she was little and is looking forward to this year’s swim season as well!  

Aaron Dwayne Fisher Jr.

Junior Coach

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Aaron began swimming competitively at the age of 5 for the Norfolk Silver Dolphins and the Ghent Square Torpedoes, joining the River Walk Gators 5 years ago. In high school he represented Oscar Smith in the Region 6A Swimming and Diving Championships.  He is currently a graduating senior who plans to major in business and finance in college. He’s enjoyed being apart of this team and can’t wait to to coach for the Gators this summer. 

Aaron is doing private lessons you can email him at the link above 
 

Lucy Bokmiller

Junior Coach

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Lucy started her swim career in 2009 at the age of 6 and has made numerous divisional and 3 All-Star appearances as a Gator.  In 2015 she joined ECAT with her brother Grant and swam year-round with the club until she entered high school.  At Norfolk Christian, she represented the team all 4 years at the TCIS regional and VISAA state swim meets.  She is incredibly happy to join her fellow teammates as coach in her final season as a Gator.  Lucy will be attending VCU in the pre-nursing program as a freshman this fall. 

Lucy is open to private lessons you can email her at the link above 

Megan Pogorzelski

Junior Coach

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Megan began swimming for the River Walk Gators 11 years ago. After catching the swimming bug, she joined the Tidewater Aquatic Team and is now with Tide Swimming.  She is a rising Junior in the Science and Medicine Academy at Deep Creek High School where she represented her high school at the 5A regional and state meets last year.  Megan as worked with the Little Gators in the past and looks forward to continuing to advance the next generation of swimmers. 

Board of Directors

Dave Pogorzelski

Team Representative

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Kara Atay

Team Representative

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