Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Brendan McElroy Head Coach
William Kirkner Aquatics Director/ Team Founder

In college, Bill swam for Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University) and coached summer league for the Worthington Valley Swim Club.  Most recently, Mr. Kirkner coached for the Carroll County YMCA (where he served as Aquatics Director).  In 2007, he and coach Audrey Callahan helped the existing JCC swim team join USA Swimming.  He is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer, and certified Aquatic Examiner. 

Mr. Kirkner is a member of the Maryland Swimming Board of Directors, serving as the Chair of the Safety and Diversity/Outreach committees.  In 2011, Coach Kirkner was appointed to USA Swimming's national Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion Committee, and has served as this committee's chair since January, 2013.  Mr. Kirkner graduated from Loyola College in Maryland, and earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an active member of the Bar of the State of Maryland, and is the Chair of the Maryland Swimming Board of Review. 

Trevor Rill Coach (Age Group)

Coach Trevor has worked on and off for the JCC since the summer of 2010 when he started working as a lifeguard. He has served as a coach for the JCC's year-round swim team and summer swim team since 2012.

Trevor graduated from Stevenson University with a BS in Liberal Arts and Technology and has a M.Ed. in Sports and Recreation Pedagogy focusing on Coaching Education from Ohio University.  Before college, Trevor was a member of the Carroll County YMCA Piranhas Swim Team and the Carroll Aquatics Tiger Sharks (CATS).

Trevor is an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Education Level 5 Coach and an Achievement Level 2 Coach. Trevor is certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI). Trevor is a volunteer on Maryland Swimming's Operational Risk Committee, having served as the Operational Risk Director for multiple state championship meets and serves on the Maryland Swimming Board of Directors as Coaches Representative.

Meghan Risper Coach (Senior Development)

Meghan Risper, a 2011 biology graduate from Spleman College in Atlanta, GA. Risper served as a volunteer coach at her alma mater, where she coached stroke groups and taught adult learn-to-swim. She spent summers coaching at a variety of different organizations focusing on distance swimming and stroke technique. Meghan Risper joined the JCC coaching staff during the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach over the Female-Only group. Risper began her swim career with Baltimore City Swim Club (BCSC) and has 15+ years of competitive swimming; swimming for North Baltimore Swim Club (NBAC).  Ms. Risper is a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, and teaches swim lessons for the JCC Swim School.  She also coordinates the Swim Team's summer SPEEDO Boot Camp program.

Stephanie McCown Coach (Age Group)
Board of Directors