Coaches & Directors


Head Coach Allison Dean

Allison loves water! She began swimming at the age of 8 for the Severn Crossing Stingrays and just fell in love with the sport.  She swam for 10 years as a Stingray and participated on winter teams where she became a leader and very competitive swimmer.  At 16 she had her first hip surgery which prevented her from competing that year.  She couldn’t stay away from pool so she acted as volunteer coach for the 8 and under age group.  From there Allison become the Assistant Coach for Severn Crossing and eventually the Co-Head Coach, a position she held for four years. She majored in Marine Science and played division II soccer at Eckerd College where she further developed her leadership skills serving as team captain.  Allison currently serves as the Assistant Coach for the Academy of the Holy Cross Swim Team.  Kingfish enthusiastically welcomes Coach Allison back this summer!

Associate Head Coach Anise Foreman

Coach Anise Foreman is currently the head coach of the Elite Rays Swim Club. Elite Rays is a year round competitive USA Swimming Club. Coach Anise brings a rare and dynamic approach with her to the sport of swimming. She started her swim career at the tender age of five. She quickly became one of the top summer swimmers in the Prince Mont Swim League. Upon leaving the Prince Mont Swim League, she later went on to be an athlete on the Northern Virginia Swim League at age 12. Coach Anise made it to All Stars each summer season until aging out. She began her high school swim career starting in her sophomore year of high school. She accomplished the goal of becoming Thomas Stone’s swim team captain. On graduation, she was accepted at Bowling Green State University both for her academic as well as her athletic performances and as a member of the swim team she thrived.  In addition to her many years of swimming she taught privately as a swim coach as well as during the summer as head coach. She continues to pour her all into other athlete’s lives as she coaches them by teaching them mental and physical toughness, encouraging them to perform to their peak ability, and through rigorous training and goal setting. Kingfish is proud to have Anise as a member of our coaching staff!

Assistant Coach Sydney Mathis

Sydney rejoins Kingfish Swim Club for a second year as an assistant coach. Sydney has been a member of KSC for ten years and holds multiple team and PMSL records.  She is a graduate of the Holton-Arms School where she was a four-year member of Holton's Varsity Swim & Dive Team and she holds a pair of relay records; earned Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention honors in 2015; is a three-time METROS finalist; and served as team captain in her senior year.  For her service project at Holton, Sydney volunteered at Horizons Greater Washington teaching underserved children how to swim.  A two-time recipient of the Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar-Athlete Award, Sydney swims year-round for Machine Aquatics.  She is a Red Cross certified lifeguard and has a younger brother, Ryan who also swims for Kingfish.  In her free time, Sydney enjoys playing the flute and spending time with family and friends.  “I am excited to be given the opportunity to give back to Kingfish both in and out of the pool.  Go Kingfish!!!”

Assistant Coach Cristopher Manning, Jr.


2017-2018 Board of Directors:

Alvin Lee, President

Stacy Byrd, Vice-President 

Marilyn Peters, Secretary 

Phyllis Grimes, Treasurer 

Milton Boone, Member At-large

Michele Fennelly, Member At-large

Yolanda Wills, Member At-large

Adrian Goldsborough, Member At-large

Vinet Bryant, Member At-large

Alan Randall, Member At-large

and Calvin Holmes, Honorary Board Member for Life!

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meet participation, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches.  For all other inquiries, please contact Alvin Lee, President of the Kingfish Swim Club Board of Directors ( or Stacy Byrd, Vice-President of the Kingfish Swim Club Board of Directors (



Coaching Staff