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2018 DV Sharks Coaching Staff

Head Coach Reid Owen

Reid started swimming at age 5 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 5 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.

For the past two years Reid has been the lead national team coach for Occoquan swimming.  There he worked with top tier athlete helping more than a dozen earn college scholarships for swimming.  In addition to setting numerous team records and finishing in the top 10 as a team at Junior Nationals, Reid has helped grow the most successful national training group in Occoquan history.

This is Reid’s second year with the Sharks, and he’s excited for an awesome summer.  He can be reached via email at reid.owen@gmail.com

Assistant Coach Paul Marron 

 

Coach Paul started swimming at the age of 7 on the Wellington Dolphins summer swim team.  He now has 12 years of summer swim experience and 8 years of club swim experience, where he spent the last 3 of those years in Occoquan's National Training Group.  After starting his college education at Northern Virginia Community College, he transitioned from swimming to coaching, and has spent the last two years leading Occoquan's IMR-Prep group.  Paul is now graduated from NVCC with his associates in Business Administration, and is transferring to James Madison University in the fall with plans to graduate with a degree in Psychology.  This is his first year being with the Dominion Valley Sharks and he looks forward to sharing everything he's learned, as well as becoming apart of a new team!

 

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.