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Coaches

Meet Your Somerset Dolphins Coaches!

Kristina Lennox, Head Coach

Kristina Lennox is looking forward to her second season with the Somerset Dolphins, now as Head Coach. Kristina is a 2007 Villanova University graduate, receiving a double major in Communications and Spanish as well as a Business minor. She was a top Division I swimmer all four years and ended her collegiate career as Big East Champion in the 200 Butterfly. After graduation, Kristina represented Puerto Rico, swimming in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 Rome World Championships. She still owns four country records in the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m free and 400m free. Currently, Kristina is a Project Manager at Georgetown Day School. She can be reached at 847-708-6020 and is available for private swim lessons. 

 
 
 

Manali Neeck, Assistant Coach

Manali is excited to be back for her fourth summer as a Somerset coach. She has just completed her sophomore year at American University and is looking forward to a great swim season. She can be reached at 202-320-4698 for private lessons. 

 
 

Jessica Khanna, Junior Coach

Jessica is excited to be back for her fourth year as a Junior Coach. She attended Somerset Elementary, Westland and graduated from B-CC in 2017.  Jessica swam for the Dolphins for 14 years! She just completed her sophomore year at Hamilton College where she is a part of the swim team.  Jessica can be reached at 240-216-0023 for private lessons. 

E-mail address:  jesskhanna20@gmail.com

 

Danny Brown, Junior Coach

Danny is an upcoming senior at B-CC High School. He has been on the swim team for 11 years, originally as a mini. Danny is happy to give private lessons and can be reached at 301-525-4913 or at dannyabrown1@gmail.com. He is excited for a great year as a swimmer and a coach on the Somerset swim team.

 

Kesh Khanna, Junior Coach

Kesh is a rising senior at BCC High School and this will be his 12th year as a Dolphin.  He started as a Mini and has been a summer swimmer every year.  Kesh can be reached at 202-304-9104.  He is looking forward to another great year as a junior coach and swimmer. 

 

Mikey Panner, Junior Coach

Mikey is excited to return for her 8th year as a Dolphin.  Mikey has been a committed swimmer since the age of 6, swims year round for Nations Capital Swim Club and also for her high school swim team at Sidwell Friends School. She has been a mini coach or junior coach for the past 4 years.  She is an experienced swim teacher and loves giving private lessons.  She can be reached at 301-412-4363 or mpanner20@sidwell.edu.

 

Nicole Vanderzon, Junior Coach

Nicole is excited to be back for her 12th year as a Somerset swimmer and her second season as a junior coach. She attended Somerset and Westland and is now a rising senior at B-CC, where she is also on the swim team. She swims year round for Nation’s Capital Swim Club. Nicole would love to give private lessons, and she can be reached at 301-318-0039 or marievdz@gmail.com

 

Berret Yuffee, Junior Coach

Berret is very excited for her second year as a Somerset coach after 11 years of swimming with the Dolphins. Berret was a mini coach for 3 years before becoming a junior coach, and has had 9 years of competitive winter swimming experience with SDS, Tollefson, and NCAP. She is a rising senior at Georgetown Day School, where she is also a member of the swim team. Berret would be happy to give private lessons throughout the summer and can be reached at 301-318-3733 if needed.