Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Hilary Yager Head Coach

ASCA Level 4

  • 20 years with NAAC
  • Starting 9th season as Head Coach
  • Coached swimmers to the Junior National, Senior National and Olympic Trial level while at NAAC
  • Swam for the University of South Carolina as a distance swimmer 
  • Olympic Trial qualifier 
  • Been involved in the world of competitive swimmer for over 40 years
  • Degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences 
Andrew Rider Senior Group Coach
Brian Nelson Senior Group Coach
  • 6 years coaching experience
  • 5 years as the head coach of Chesapeake High School
  • 4 years as the Head coach of Chesterfield Swim Team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education from Towson University
  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America
  • Currently a FACS and PE teacher at Marley Middle School, Next year I will be the Culinary and Nutrition teacher at Crofton High School
  • Swam for ASC from 2010-2011
  • Coaching philosophy: Well-rounded approach where I focus on swimming, nutrition, and mental/emotional health. I believe without all being well rounded as an athlete you will never truly reach your full potential. I am very detail-oriented and love to study and learn about the sport from other coaches and athletes alike. I am always trying to learn and get better each day. 
Reb Cobb Junior Group Lead Coach

ASCA Level 3 

  • Member of Naval Academy Aquatic Club, age 13 to 18
    • Swam and Played Water Polo for NAAC
  • Member of U.S. Naval Academy Varsity Water Polo
  • Age Group Coach, Washington Athletic Club in Seattle
  • Masters Lead Coach, Washington Athletic Club in Seattle
  • Novice Group Coach and Water Polo Coach, 2002 to 2007, NAAC
  • Junior Group Coach, 2007 to present, NAAC
  • Currently teaches Science in Prince George’s County Public Schools


Mark Mangold Junior Group Coach
  • Annapolis Swim Club - 20+ years - Head Annapolis Site Coach for 10 years
  • Old Mill Swim Team - Head Coach 5 years
  • Crofton Swim & Tennis - Head Coach 5 years
  • Cloverfields Swim Team - Head Coach 3 years & current
  • Swimming History
    • Swam for Goucher College in Baltimore Maryland
    • Swam for the Naval Academy Junior Swim Club from age 9 to 18
  • BS in Business and a Masters in Education
  • Currently teaching at Magothy River Middle School seventh grade Mathematics
Kelly Boring Junior Group Coach

ASCA Level 2 

  • NAAC: Nov A Coach (2000-2001, 2012-2013); Pilates & Dryland Coach (2009-2013); TRX & Dryland Coach (2017-2020); Age Group (2021), Junior Group (2022)
  • Three years, St. Croix Dolphins Swim Coach (2014-17) Dryland Coach/Assistant Age Group Coach
  • Four years, Varsity Swimming at USNA
  • BS Political Science from USNA (1993)
  • US Navy, Naval Aviator (1993-2001)
  • Pilates Instructor (2005-Present)
  • ACE Personal Trainer 2008-present
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist 2013-present
Chris Swensen Age Group Lead Coach
ASCA Level 3 
  • 15 years , assistant coach, Naval Academy Aquatic Club
  • 14 years, Open Water Swim Chair, Maryland Swimming, Inc. LSC
  • ASCA and WOWSA Certified Open Water Meet Manager and Coach
  • Two years, assistant coach Maryland Suburban Swim Club
  • One year, assistant coach Brentwood High School (N.Y.)
  • Swim Team Captain at State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook
  • Swim Team Captain at Jamestown (N.Y.) High School
  • Masters Swimmer
  • 10 time finisher of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim (4.4 miles)
  • 1 time solo finisher of Swim Across the Sound (Long Island Sound, NY to CT, 18 miles)
  • 3 times Potomac River Swim (7.5 miles)
  • Competitive One-Design Sailor
  • BS in Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Director of Technical Services, New Dawn Manufacturing Company
Marc Czaja Age Group Coach
Megan Reiter Age Group Coach
  • 6 time finisher, Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 
  • Member of Naval Academy Aquatic Club, 2000-2011
  • Member of St. Mary's High School Swim Team, 2007-2011
  • Member of Loyola Club Swim Team, 2012-2015
  • Head Coach, 2015-2019; Assistant Coach, 2007-2014, Bay Ridge Marlins 
  • Masters Lead Coach, 2015-2018, Naval Academy Aquatic Club
  • Junior Group Assistant Coach, 2018-2019, Naval Academy Aquatic Club
  • B.A., Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Loyola University Maryland
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Currently working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Jill Springer Novice A Lead Coach

ASCA Level 2

  • NAAC coach since 2011
  • Lead Novice A Coach since 2016
  • Assistant Coach, MD Masters at Severna Park Community Center since 2011
  • Head coach, Chase Creek Swim Club (Arnold, MD) 12 years
  • Head coach, West Howard Swim Club (Woodbine, MD) 13 years
  • Masters swimmer since 1983 with state records and national top ten rankings
  • Eight-time finisher, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim
  • Graduated Towson University, co-captain women’s swim team
  • 50 plus years of competitive swimming from age-group teams to masters
Kristin Watson Novice A Coach
Laura Falsone Novice A Coach
Sandra Avery Novice B Lead Coach

ASCA Level 3 

  • NAAC Coach since 2014
  • Novice B Lead Coach
  • Former Diversity and Inclusion Chair, MD Swimming Board
  • Six years, Aquatics Director, Big Vanilla Athletic Club
  • Eight years, Primary Coach of 8 and Under Program, Annapolis Swim Club
  • Head Coach, Indian Hills Swim Club since 1998
  • Copy Writer and Reviewer for Champion Productions
  • BS, Harvard University, Biology
Kate Ganley Novice B Coach
  • Three years, Assitant Coach Naval Academy Aquatic Club
  • Five years, Head Coach, Admiral Heights Swim Club
  • One year, Assistant Coach, Annapolis Area Christian School
  • Eight years, member of the Naval Academy Aquatic Club
  • Special Education Teacher, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Masters in Teaching, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • BS, Penn State University, Hospitality Management
Catherine Wallace Novice B Coach
  • Elementary School Teacher, Naval Academy Primary School 2020-2022, Fairfax County Public Schools 2003-2007, 2009-2011, DOD Schools, Guam 2007-2009
  • Age Group Coach, Assistant Senior Group Coach, YMCA of Columbia Swim Club, Columbia, SC, 2013-2017
  • Senior Prep Coach, Arlington Aquatic Club, Arlington, VA, 2003-2007
  • Assistant Coach, Clemson Aquatic Team, Clemson, SC, 2001-2003
  • BA in Elementary Education from Clemson University 1999-2003
  • Clemson University Varsity Swimming
  • 3 time finisher of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim and current US Masters Swimming member


Board of Directors
Jerilyn Deitch NAAC President
Julie Zimmer NAAC Vice President
Sue Harada NAAC Treasurer
Greg Spraul NAAC Secretary
Amanda Malone Member At Large
Kelli Jones Member At Large