2018 Calverton Chargers Coaching Staff
Our coaching staff brings a valuable mix of experience and enthusiasm to the pool deck, and we’re looking forward to a fun and competitive season. Coaches help our children become better swimmers, healthy competitors, grow in self-confidence and self-esteem. For the safety of our athletes, coaches must give their full attention to swimmers in the water during practice and meets. Parents are welcome to contact any coach at any time via email, or speak with him/her after swim practice or meets. Please keep in mind that in some instances additional age group practices may be scheduled immediately before or after your child’s practice.
Head Coach: Tony Murray
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A graduate of East Carolina University, Tony Murray returns for his 21st season to lead the Chargers as Head Coach in the 2018 Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). Tony is a former Charger and team record holder, lifeguard and swim instructor at CSC, and he continues to play a critical role in the local swim community. He is an eight time PVS Zones coach, formerly an age group coach for 16 seasons with Fairland Aquatics Swim Team (FAST), and for RMSC as the Advanced Senior coach. Tony is currently at All Star Aquatics where he coaches the Senior group and 10& U at the Bolger Center. As Head Coach for St. John's College High School in Washington, DC for the past 15 seasons, he leads the Cadets in the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim Dive League (WMPSSDL), and was awarded the 2010 WMPSSDL Coach of the Year. Tony is also a PE teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Beltsville and St. Mary's Catholic School in Rockville.
Assistant Coach: Abbey Holmes
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Abbey Holmes is a rising junior attending Assumption College where she is intending to pursue Graphic Design and Marketing. She first swam for the West Laurel Wahoos from age seven to age twelve, and joined the Chargers the following summer season. Abbey has been a member of Fairland Aquatics Swim Team (FAST) since 2005, swimming under Coach Tony Murray and now, Manga Dalizu. This is Abbey's second year as an Assistant Coach with the staff of the Chargers. She has enjoyed her time as a Coach-In-Training and her first season as an Assistant Coach, which helped give her a good foundation in order to advance in her coaching career.
Assistant Coach: Rachel Borczuch
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Rachel is a rising junior at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she is studying Musical Theatre and Communications. She has been swimming with the Calverton Chargers since age 7 and graduated from the team July 2017. She was a Coach in Training for 6 years prior to advancing as an assistant coach. She also swam for Fairland Aquatic Swim Team (FAST) for 7 years, 3 of those years under Tony Murray along with the several years with Calverton. She graduated from Paint Branch High School in June 2016 where she served as a captain and student coach for their swim team for 3 years. Rachel loved her time as a CIT and cannot wait to work with the coaching staff for another exciting year!
Pre-Team Coach: Kiely Hutchcroft
Kiely is a rising junior at James Hubert Blake High School where she is a part of the swim, field hockey and lacrosse teams. She has been a member of the Calverton Swim Team since the age of 4. This will be Kiely's first year as a Pre-Team Coach and she can't wait!!
Pre-Team Coach: Cynthia Stewart
Cynthia is a rising junior at Paint Branch High School where she plays basketball and lacrosse. She has developed an interest in the medical field and is a member of the pre nursing program offered at Paint Branch. She has been on the Calverton swim team since the age of 4 but this will be Cynthia’s first year coaching and she can’t wait:)
Coach in Training (CIT) : Jacqueline Bielec
Jacqueline Bielec is a rising Freshman at Coastal Carolina University where she is enrolled in the nursing program. She has been a Calverton Charger since she was 5 and has swum for Fairland Aquatic Swim Team since she was 6. This is Jacqueline's third year as a lifeguard at Calverton Swim Club and she is very excited for her second year as a Coach in Training.
Coach in Training (CIT) : Alexis Borczuch
Alexis Borczuch is a rising senior at Paint Branch High School. She has participated on their swim and track team. Alexis has been swimming for Calverton since she was 4. This will her her 3rd year as a CIT, and she can't wait!!
Coach in Training (CIT) : Makayla Bowen-Longino
Makayla Bowen-Longino is a rising junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. She joined the Calverton swim team two years ago and was also on her high school swim and dive team the last two years. Makayla also enjoys music and playing the bassoon.
Coach in Training (CIT) : Gabi Hernandez
Gabi Hernandez is a rising senior at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney. She has participated in theater and swimming throughout her time in high school. She is also the president of her school’s Anime Club. She has been a member of the Calverton Swim Team since she was 6, and swimming has always been her favorite sport (because you don’t feel sweaty).This will be Gabi’s first year as a CIT and she is looking forward to the experience.
Coach in Training (CIT) : Ana Idler
Ana Idler is a rising sophomore at Eleanor Roosevelt High School where she's part of the swim team and the volleyball team. She has been on the Calverton swim team for four years, but she's been swimming since she was seven. This is her first year as a CIT and she's really looking forward to it.
Coach in Training (CIT) : Olivia Roncaglia
Olivia lives in Italy and attends school at the International School of Florence, but spends her summers here in Calverton. She has been a Charger since she was about 8 and is now a 15-18. This year she participated several times in “Angeli per un Giorno” (Angels for a Day) in which students spend several hours of their day with kids from institutes who are less fortunate. Olivia has looked forward to summers in Calverton for as long as she can remember and hopes to be helpful and productive, as well as inspiring to younger swimmers.
Coach in Training (CIT) : Karissa Smith
Karissa Smith is a rising Senior at Spencerville Adventist Academy. She plays on the Women’s Varsity Basketball and Volleyball teams. Her swimming career began at age five and she’s been a member of a swim team every summer since then. This is her second year as a Calverton Charger and as a CIT. She is excited to be back for another summer as a Charger.
Coach in Training (CIT): Luke Smith
Luke Smith is a rising sophomore at Spencerville Adventist Academy. Luke began his swimming career as a Langley Wildthing when he was 4 years old, and is swimming with the Calverton Chargers for a second season this year. This year will be Luke’s first as a CIT, and he looking forward to working with the younger children, motivating them to work hard and have fun with their swim team experience.
Coach in Training (CIT): Alyson Penn
Alyson Penn is going to be a freshman at Blake High School in the fall. She joined the Calverton Swim Team four years ago, but has been swimming since age 6. She enjoys working with younger kids, and can’t wait to help them become stronger swimmers as a Calverton CIT.