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Coaching Staff

Dudley Duncan

Head Coach


  • Inducted into the International Swim Coaches Association (ISCA) Hall of Fame, 2017

  • Senior Coach of the Year, Virginia Swimming, 2015

  • Certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) as a Level 5 Coach, the top level offered by ASCA.

  • Holds a BS and an MS in Physical Education and has been coaching since 1968.

  • Has coached swimmers who have qualified at all levels of swimming including:

    • Whitney Hedgepeth - 1988, 1996 Olympics 

    • Rada Owen - 2000 Olympics

    • Multiple Olympic Trials qualifiers

  • Currently President of SwimMetroManagement, Inc.

John W Smithson

Assistant Coach


* Assistant Coach of Quest Swimming since 2004

* Bachelor Degree in Communications/Athletic Coaching Certificate 

* ASCA Level 4 Certified

* Has been coach of multiple Olympic Trials Qualifiers, State Record Holders, and State Champions

* Virginia Swimming Zone Team Long Course Head Coach 2007 (1st place team)

* Assistant Virginia Swimming Zone team coach Short Course 2006,2007

* Head Coach of Team Richmond Aquatic Club 2002-2004

* Assistant Coach/Interim Head Coach Atomic City Aquatic Club 2001-2002

* Swam for Clarion University of Pennsylvania 

          8 Time Div II Swimming and Diving All-American

          1997 Conference Champions

2015 Senior Coach of the Year



Amy Howard

Assistant Coach



  • ASCA Level 3 certified
  • Assistant Zones coach for VA Swimming, 11/12 girls, 2015 (1st place team)
  • Also serves as the head coach for River's Bend Swim Team in the Southside Swim League 
  • Under her leadership, RBST swam to league championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Previously coached at the Chester YMCA as both an assistant and the head coach


  • Swam for William and Mary as a backstroke specialist, 1982-86
  • Co-captain of the team her varsity year, 1985-86
  • Actively competes for Quest as a Masters swimmer


  • Graduated from William and Mary in 1986 with a BA in Psychology
  • Designated a Distinguished Military Graduate from ROTC
  • Commissioned in the US Army as a Military Police officer with a specialty in Public Affairs
  • Graduated from Troy State University in 1995 with a MS in Criminal Justice
  • Served from 1986-2001 rising to the rank of Major and earning the Parachutist badge 
  • Married to John with a son playing soccer at the University of Louisville

Brian Geiszler

Assistant Coach


Prior Swimming Experience

  • USA Swimming – Tritons of Petersburg, Virginia Association of Competitive Swimming, Poseidon Swimming
  • Collegiate – 4 year letterman at Old Dominion University
  • Accomplishments
    • Virginia Short Course Zones
    • Junior National Qualifier
    • Finals Qualifier National Independent Championship
    • Finals Qualifier Colonial Athletic Association Championship
  • Favorite events – 200 Fly, 400 IM, 500 Free, 200 Breastroke

Coaching Experience

  • Summer League - Meadowbrook Country Club, Chester Recreation Association, Ghent Square
  • Collegiate – Volunteer assistant Old Dominion University
  • USA Swimming - Quest


  • Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Old Dominion University
  • Married to Denise and have 3 wonderful children; two of whom also swim for Quest

Paul Adams Willard III

Assistant Coach


Coach Adam Willard is beginning his second year with Quest as a swim lesson instructor and Coach.

           Coaching and Swim lesson Experience

  • Teaching lessons for all levels for over 14 years.
  • Worked as an age group coach for the Virginia Gators 2012-2015.

            Other Experience

  • Extensive background in whitewater boating and rescue.
  •  Worked for and also been the river manager for the Boy Scouts of America’s rafting program in West Virginia.

Coach Adam is driven to help swimmers of all levels become proficient in all stokes as well as encouraging swimmers to dream bigger, and to be their best everyday.