DV Sharks Coaching Staff
Head Coach Reid Owen
Reid started swimming at age five in Knoxville, Tennessee, and he's been in the water ever since. Through high school he swam for Pilot Aquatic Club where he specialized in sprint butterfly and mid-distance backstroke. He then attended college at UNC Chapel Hill where he was named most improved as a freshman, beginning to specialize in distance freestyle events. By his junior year he was an honorable mention All American in the mile and qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials where he finished 16th in the 1500 free. As a senior he was a team captain, but a recurring shoulder injury cut short his competitive pursuits.
Since graduating from UNC, Reid has continued to stay around the pool. After moving to the DC area, he began his coaching career for the Potomac Marlins starting in 2005. Over the next decade he continued to coach part time in Alexandria while he worked as a banker, attended law school, and spent five years as public defender in Maryland.
Eventually the allure of the pool drew Reid into coaching full time. In 2015 he was the head site coach for the Potomac Marlins at Central Park Aquatic Center. His swimmers set more than two dozen team records and were a vital part of the team finishing fifth place at the 2016 PVS Junior Olympics. He is now the National Team coach for Occoquan Swimming. Coach Reid can be contacted via email.
2018 Coaching Staff
If you're interested in coaching the 2018 DV Sharks summer swim team, we will be posting a coaching application here. Please contact Coach Reid to make sure you're on his distribution list for an application.