Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Joel Getis Head Coach

Coach Getis is excited for the season and looks forward to continuing to focus the team on having fun, achieving self-improvement, and displaying great sportsmanship throughout the season.  Coach Getis is the head swim coach and a math teacher at Riverside High School.

Christian Szilagyi Coach

Hi everyone! My name is Christian Szilagyi, and I can't wait to coach for Lightning this summer. My family has been a part of Lightning since its start in 2004, and I joined when I was 7 years old. I also swim for Nations Capital Swim Club (NCAP) in their Gold 1 group and have been a 3x states swimmer at Riverside High School. I am super excited to have the opportunity to pass on what I've learned, and hope to have the same positive influence on the kids that previous Lightning coaches have had on me.

Sadie Bryant Junior Coach

I am a junior at Riverside High School and I have swam since I was 5.  I am also on the Crew team and love to travel.  Can't wait to have a great season!

Dylan Byer Junior Coach
Isabel Elias Junior Coach

Hello. I'm a rising senior at Riverside High School and very excited to return as a Lightning coach for a second season. I've been a swimmer for the Lightning since I was 5 years old and still enjoy the team spirit. I swam for SNOW and NCAP for multiple seasons and have been on the Riverside Rams varsity swim team for 3 seasons, qualifying for the State Championship twice. I'm also a swim instructor for Fastlane Swimming and have worked as a lifeguard at Claude Moore. I look forward to coaching the Lightning again this season.

Lauren Farman Junior Coach
Justin Iglesias Junior Coach

Hello everyone! My name is Justin Iglesias and this will be my third summer coaching! (2nd year on Lansdowne Lightning, one year on Fastlane).  This will be my 11th summer on lansdowne lightning, and I have swam for Virginia Tech's club team, Riverside High school's varsity team competing at the State level twice and being captain my senior year.  I also swam year round for NCAP and Blue waves!  Ever since I was little I always looked up to the older coaches, and I hope to be the same influence those previous coaches had on me to everyone this summer.  I am so excited for this summer to start see you all soon!

Matthew Iglesias Junior Coach
Matthew Sporre Junior Coach
Charlie Steinman Junior Coach
Henry Tragle III Junior Coach
Board of Directors
Matt Johnson Board Chairman
Yenvi Murphy Board Vice Chairman & Team Rep
Carrie Wright Treasurer
Kathryn Cossa Communications Chair
Ric Elias Official's Chair
Melissa Coelho Concessions Chair
Kurt Nappi Computer Operator
Elissa Seweryniak Fundraising Chair
Shannon Freeman IT Chair
Zoe Byer Volunteer Coordinator