The York Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff
Bob York Owner

Coaches These Workouts:

OM2C: Oak Marr Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 4:30pm

YT2N: Yorktown Tues/Thurs 8:30 - 9:30pm

YT2A: Yorktown Tues/Thurs 5:00 - 6:00 pm

YT3A: Yorktown Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Coaching Experience:  1972-1981 - STARLIT AQUATIC CLUB, FAIRFAX VA - NUMEROUS JUNIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS, SENIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AND TOP 16 IN THE NATION QUALIFIERS AND RECORD HOLDERS (SWIMMERS AND RELAYS)
1977-1978 - STRATFORD RECREATION ASSOCIATION (SRA) MT, VERNON (NVSL) OVERALL NVSL ALL-STAR RELAY CHAMPIONS - 2 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - OVERLEE POOL, ARLINGTON VA (NVSL) DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS
6 YEARS IN A ROW
1980-1985 - HEAD COACH - OVERLEE POOL - ARLINGTON (NVSL) DIVISION 1
RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONS AND OVERALL ALL STAR
RELAY CHAMPIONS - 6 YEARS IN A ROW
1981-PRESENT - COACH YORK SWIM CLUB - NUMEROUS JUNIOR NATIONAL
QUALIFIERS AND TOP 16 IN THE NATION QUALIFIERS
1984 - ARLINGTON BETTER SPORTS CLUB - COACH OF THE YEAR @ 28TH
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
1988 - HEAD COACH OVERLEE POOL, NVSL DIVISION 1 RELAY CHAMPIONS
AND OVERALL RELAY ALL-STAR CHAMPIONS

Job(s):  

Description:  BOB WAS ONE THE FIRST TEEN-AGE COACHES (15 YEARS OLD) IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IN THE LATE 1960’s, ADULTS (OR VOLUNTEERS) COACHED THEIR CHILDREN IN BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL. THOUGH BOB SWAM ALOT EARLY IN HIS LIFE, HE LEFT SWIMMING FOR BASKETBALL AT 13 YEARS OLD, ONLY TO RETURN TO SWIMMING AS A COACH AT STARLIT AQUATIC CLUB IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, A 50 METER LONG COURSE POOL AND FACILITY, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND ON THE EAST COAST. HE LEFT THE NVSL FOR THE 1979 SEASON ONLY TO RETURN T0 THE NVSL, DIVISION 1 IN 1980 AT OVERLEE POOL IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. HIS TEAMS WON DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 YEARS IN A ROW WHEN NO PRIOR TEAM HAD EVER BEFORE GONE UNDEFEATED AND WON DIVISION 1 MORE THAN 2 YEARS IN A ROW. HIS OVERLEE TEAMS ALSO WON 6 CONSECTUTIVE DIVISION 1 TITLES AND ALL-STAR RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM 1980-1985. HE RETIRED FROM THE NVSL IN 1985 ONLY TO RETURN TO OVERLEE IN 1988 AND WIN THE DIVISION 1 TITLE AND ALL-STAR RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS AGAIN. HE RETURNED THE FOLLOWING SEASON TO OVERLEE FOR ONE FINAL YEAR. IN THE 8 YEARS HE COACHED OVERLEE IN DIVISION 1, HE LOST ONE SWIM MEET AND ALL-STAR RELAY CARNIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS VERY LAST IN EACH.
Footnote: His sister-in-law, Jenny, was a member of the team in 1989 that beat him. She doesn’t rub it in, however.
BOB HAS BEEN RETIRED FROM COACHING SUMMER LEAGUE SINCE 1989. HE HAS HOWEVER, MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH HIS BELOVED NVSL, HE HAS BEEN THE ANNOUNCER FOR BOTH THE NVSL ALL STAR RELAYS AND INDIVIDUAL ALL STARS FOR 18 YEARS. YES, THAT’S HIM IN THE GUARD CHAIR, ALL WIRED UP!!!!!!!!

Education:  HIGH SCHOOL - BISHOP IRETON
COLLEGE - GRADUATE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC
BACHELOR DEGREE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Mathieu Campet Head Coach

Coaches OMUM/OM6M

Oakmarr/Reston Mornings M/T/W/Th/F 4:45-6:30 am | Oakmarr SAT  6:00-8:00am 

 

Coaching/Swimming Experience:  

  • 19 yrs coaching with York Swim (Age Group & Seniors)
  • 15 yrs coaching with DCCL (River Bend Country Club)
  • 9 yrs coaching in the NVSL (Poplar Heights and Truro Homes Association)
  • Club Swimming at JMUN
  • NVSL Swimmer from 1985-1999

From Coach Mat

Hello York Families!  We are so glad you have decided to join our family.  I am the Head Coach of the club and would be happy to help you with any questions that you may have.  If you need to get in touch with me please email me at [email protected]  I have been coaching for York for 19 years.  I have a wife and 3 kids, all who swim for York.  We suggest you get involved by coming to practices to meet other parents, volunteering at meets, and please make sure your kids participate in our social activities like the Sock Hop, Senior Lock In, Bowling and Senior Retreat!  I am proud to say that York offers a unique experience in that we have competitive programs and practices as well as a family like atmostphere where any swimmer of any ability WILL FEEL WELCOME!  

 

Shelley Gesker Head Age Group Coach

Coaches: OM3A

Oak Marr:  M/W/F 4:30-5:30 PM 

Oak Marr: Saturday Add On Option, 6:00-8:00 AM

 

Coaching Experience:

*22 Years coaching York Swim Club; 20 years as Head Age Group Coach

*6 years as a PVS Zone Team Manager, Asst.

*2 years as a PVS Zone Team Coach 

*1 clinic as a coach for US Swimming, Racing Camp for PVS

*2 years as age group coach for Solotar Swim Team

*2 years as an Asst Swim Coach at Providence College

*10 years asan  Asst Coach for Paul VI High School Swim & Dive

*10 years (and counting) as Head Coach of International Country Club Swim Team (DCCL)

*1 year Asst Coach Washington Golf & Country Club
*5 years as Head Coach of Greenbriar Swim Team (NVSL)
*11 years as Head Coach of Fox Mill Woods Swim Team (NVSL)

Swimming Experience:

*4 years Providence College Women’s Swim Team (full scholarship athlete & team captain Sr year)                                          

*3 years Varsity Athlete & relay All American at Paul VI HS                      

*I’m an Army brat – so I swam with the summer league wherever we were stationed (did swim 4 years at Greenbriar & 4 at Fox Mill Woods-  NVSL)

Education:

Degree in General/Special Education, Providence College, '93

MA in Educational Conseling, Providence College, '95

Hello and welcome to York!  We are happy you’re here and are part of/joining the York Swim Club family. Coupled with my years teaching for FCPS, (going on 28), I can say that I am very familiar with the area, the opportunities, challenges, pace of life and everything that comes with being a resident of Northern VA.  In that time, I have truly come to believe that York is the most successful at helping our athletes achieve a healthy school (work)/life balance.  With athletes at every level of the sport, we work together to challenge and encourage your athlete to achieve on and off the pool deck…so fast swimming, fun and love of the sport and life is what will continue to propel them forward to achieve their goals.  Age Groupers – do you want to…. get an A time, make an A meet for you summer club, make finals at a meet, qualify JO’s, qualify for NCSA’s, get a best time, try a new event…we’ve had swimmers do all of that and keep going on the Sr. level…we can get you there too!  Let’s go!

 

Heather Tomasek Head 8 & Under Coach

Coaches 

OM2A (Oak Marr T/TH 4:30-5:30 PM)

OM2B (Oak Marr W/F 4:30-5:30 PM)

 

Swimming Experience
13 years NVSL at Lee Graham
12 years USS at YORK

Coaching Experience
NVSL Lee Graham Swim Team-6 years
USS YORK-14 years
VHSL Oakton High School-8 years                                                                                                                      HSL Head Coach Foxfield Flyers-7 years

Education
BA Psychology James Madison University 1998
BS Dietetics Kansas State University 2011

Employment

Personal Trainer, FitOne Personal Training 2000-present

Head Coach, Foxfield Flyers 2017-present

PE teacher, Montessori School of Fairfax 2018-present

Vacationeer, Ear To There Travel 2019-present

I started swimming competitively in the NVSL at Lee Graham when I was 6 years old.   A year later, in 1983, I joined YORK swim school and the YORK swimming family.  I continued swimming through high school and began coaching swim school during my junior and senior years.  


During summer breaks from college and the years following graduation, I returned to my summer team and coached for 6 years at Lee Graham working with all age groups.  After graduation, my path led back to the winter deck and YORK where I worked with the 12 &unders for 8 years.  During this time I also had the opportunity to coach at Oakton High School and had 8 great years there.

My personal swim journey began in 1982.  Along the way I have had the chance to work with some amazing coaches, swimmers and families.  I am thrilled that I can continue to share the magic that is York Swim Club with my kids and family.

Laura Branton Coaching Staff

Coaches OM2A, OMUM/OM6M

Oak Marr Mornings M/W/F 4:45-6:30am | Oak Marr SAT 6:00-8:00am 

Oak Marr Afternoons T/Th 4:30-5:30pm 


Swimming Experience:

  • NVSL - Oakton Swim & Racquet Club – 2003-2015
    • 5-time NVSL individual All-Star winner
    • 12-time pool record holder
  • USA Swimming - York Swim Club 2004-2012, Nations Capital Swim Club 2012-2015
    • 4-time NCSA Qualifier
    • 3-time NCSA Finalist
    • 2-time Long Course Junior National Qualifier
    • 1-time Long Course National Qualifier
    • 1-time Short Course National Qualifier
  • VHSL - Oakton High School Varsity Swim Team 2011-2015
    • 1-time individual State Champion 2013
    • 4-time 200, 400 Freestyle Relay State Champion 2011-2015
    • 3-time Washington Post All-Met qualifier as honorable mention, second team, and first team
  • NCAA - Georgia Institute of Technology 2015-2019
    • 5-time team record holder
    • 3-time ACC finalist
    • Multiple NCAA B-times

Coaching Experience:

  • Oakton Swim & Racquet Club as a junior coach/private coach – 2011-2015
  • Oakton Swim & Racquet Club as Head Coach – 2021 - present
  • Oak Marr Rec Center Master Instructor – 2013-present
  • York Swim Club – 2020-present

Education:

  • B.S. Business w/ Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain - Georgia Institute of Technology 2019
  • M.Ed.  Education for Biology – George Mason University (in progress)

From Coach Laura

Hi all! This will be my 3rd season coaching for York Swim Club and my 13th year being affiliated with the team. Swimming has always been my passion and I look forward to sharing it with your young athletes. Having participated in a variety of different swim programs, I believe York has always done an amazing job providing a place for EVERY level of athelete. York has always been a home for me and I am very happy to extend you all an incredibly warm welcome. GO YORK!!

Doug Burns Coaching Staff

Coach Doug, here, checking in for what I believe is my 13th (14th?) year of coaching with York! (Full disclosure: I did take about a 13 year hiatus between stints!).  I also had a 30 year career coaching Summer League- once upon a time, with the (now-defunct) Lake Barcroft and Ft. Myer teams in the Colonial League, and, much more recently, at Overlee (1995-2000) and Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet (2001-2017).  

In my other life, I teach English at Wakefield HS--where I have been since 1993!!

So excited to work with all of our Swimmers- Go York!!!

Daniel Callahan Coaching Staff

Coaches OM3N

Oak Marr T/TH 8:00-9:00 | W 7:30-8:30

Coaching/Swimming Experience

  • Lake Braddock Secondary School Swim, Assistant Coach 2017-Present
  • Parliament, NVSL,  2018-Current
  • York Swim Club, 2019- Present
  • NVSL swimmer 1990-2004
  • Swam at W.T. Woodson, Team Captain as Senior

From Coach Dan

Hi York families! I am excited to back for another season with the club.  Swimming played a big part in my family's life, so I am excited to be able to give back to the sport that I have gotten so much out of.  During my time with York, I have coached both Age and Senior swimmers.  I relly believe that their is a group at York for everyone,  Please feel to reach out at [email protected]

Taliesin Dunne Coaching Staff

Coaches YT2A

Yorktown Tu/Th 5-6 PM

Coaching/Swimming Experience

  • York Swimming 2021-2022
  • Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet 2015-2018

From Coach

I'll take every chance I can get to teach young children how to swim breaststroke. It is simply the best stroke! Of course, the other strokes are good too - I'm really looking forward to the swim season!

Jessica Early Coaching Staff

This  will be my first year coaching at York Swim Club. I’m at Yorktown Tuesday and Thursday at 3-4 pm & 4:15-5:15 pm with the 8 & Unders. I started swimming at the age of 6 for Sleepy Hollow Recreation Association. I swam for York ages 12 to 17. I attended Falls Church High School and swam on their State Team. I also played soccer at Radford University my first year in college. I am currently an Assistant Coach at SHRA during the summer.

Richard Early Coach

This will be my 9th year of coaching for York. Currently I am at Renaissance T/TH 3-4pm & 415-515pm, Saturdays 6-8am, and OakMarr W/F 430-530. 

I have enjoyed coaching many youth sports, including swimming, soccer, and basketball. I attended JEB Stuart High School and George Mason University. As a 7 year old, I began swimming in the NVSL with Sleepy Hollow Recreation Association. At the age of 12, I joined York Swim Club.

It is my goal to pass on the joy of swimming, and York, to all the children in my groups.

Mike Grill Coaching Staff

Coaches OM4N

Monday 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Thursday 7:30 - 9:00 PM 

Coaching/Swimming Experience

  • York Swim Club - 5 yrs, Coach 
  • Cardinal Hill Swim and Racquet Club (NVSL) - 10 yrs, Head Coach
  • USMS Swimmer w L4 Masters - 20 yrs
  • College of William and Mary Men's Swim Team - Team Captain, CAA Scholar-Athlete, CAA Semi-Finalist
  • North Penn High School (PA) - Academic All-American, Team Captain, State Semi-Finalist

From Coach Mike:

This will be my 5th year coaching with York, but my swimming career began a LONG time ago on the outskirts of Philly, where I grew up. My competitive swimming career has now spanned 5 decades, beginning when my parents signed me up as an 7-year-old for summer league to shed a few pounds through to the present-day, as I still swim most mornings with a masters team to...shed pounds. In the intervening years, my swimming career took me to the College of William and Mary, where I swam for 4 years and captained the men's varsity team.  

My coaching career began back in 1987, when I took the reins of my first summer league team and continued through college. I made the (very smart) decision to not coach my own daughters but, once their swimming careers ended, I became the head coach at Cardinal Hill in Vienna, where I've spent the last 10 years coaching in the NVSL. All told, I've spent more than 20 years coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities. 

After all of this time going up and down the pool, I'm convinced that competitive swimming should be more about having a good time than doing good times. If you enjoy coming to practice because you're having a fun with your friends, you're going to improve and become a faster swimmer. So, when I'm coaching on deck, my number one goal is for the kids to have fun. (I also promise to never make them do something that I would hate to do when I'm in the water!)

I feel very fortunate to coach at YSC, where the coaches always prioritize the well-being of their swimmers and am excited to, again, coach the great kids who make up our Oak Marr Night Group (OM4N)!

When I'm not on deck or in the water, you can find me teaching at Wakefield High School in Arlington, where I've spent the last 28 years teaching Social Studies.

Margaret Guilfoyle Coaching Staff

Coaches RC2A

Reston, M/W 7:00-8:00 PM

Coaching/Swimming Experience 

  • Westwood Country Club - Age Group Coach - 2014-2017
  • Lake Shore Swim Club - 8 years 
  • Westlake High School - 4 years

From Coach Maggie

Hi York! This will be my second season coaching with York, but in the past I've coached / swam in Ohio. I've been passionate about swimming since I joined my first competitive team in kindergarten and I'm excited to pass that on to all our swimmers.I graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Environmental Engineering and work as an Enviornmental Consultant. Looking forward to working with all of you in the pool this season!

Melissa Holly Coaching Staff

Coahes Swim School

Yorktown M/W/F 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Swimming Experince

  • PVS - 13 years
  • NVSL - 15 years
  • College - 4 years

Coaching Experience

  • Mantua Marlins 
  • York Swim Club

From Coach Melissa

Hey York Families! This will be my seventh year coaching with York Swim Club and 20th year affiliatted with the team. I began swimming at a very early age, and I have worked with all age groups from learn to swim-senior championship level swimmers. I am very excited about working with the swim schoolers this year and look forward to meeting a lot of new faces. When I am not coaching with York I am working at NVPools as the training director. 

Andrew Koons Coaching Staff

Coaches RE4M/SAT

MWF 5-6:30am; S 6-8am

Coaching Experience

  • York Swim Club (2018-present)
  • 757swim (2015-16)
  • High Point Pool (2021-present)
  • Overlee Community Association (2017-2020)
  • Indigo Park Pool (2015-16)
  • Canterbury Woods Swim Club (2012-13)
  • Madison High School (2019-present)
  • Riverside High Schiool (2016-18)
  • New Kent High School (2015-16

Swimming Experience

  • NCAP Alexandria - 12 years
  • Hayfield Farm (NVSL) - 14 years
  • Thomas Jefferson High School - 3 years
  • William and Mary Swim Club - 5 years
  • Reston Masters Swim Team - 6 years

From Coach

Hey York families! Though my early love of swimming came from success in the pool, my passion today comes primarily from coaching and giving back to the sport that has given me ten-fold what I could have ever dreamed. In addition to York, I am currently the Head Coach at High Point Pool and Madison High School. I've also been an avid Masters Swimmer since 2016, and enjoying traveling around the country for the yearly Masters Nationals meets!

Outside of coaching, I keep my feet dry during the day as Biology and AP Environmental Science teacher at Madison. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, socializing with friends, and baking (something my friends have greatly appreciated during pandemic). In my fifth season with York and second season with the Renaissance morning group, I'm elated to get the season underway and look forward to working with each and every one of your swimmers!

Natalie Leake Coaching Staff

Coaches RC2A 

(Reston M/W 7:00-8:00 PM)

Swimming Experience:

  • NVSL - Lee Graham 1997-2011
    • 3-time NVSL record holder
    • 17-time pool record holder
    • Olivia Aull Memorial Scholarship Award
  • USA Swimming - York, Mako, NCAP 199-2011
    • 2-time NCSA Junior National finalist
    • 4-time NCSA Junior National qualifier
    • Scholastic All-American Team 2007-2010
  • VHSL - Centreville High School 2006-2010
    • 2-time Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention
    • 4-time school record holder
    • 6A Disctrict, Region, and State medalist
    • Multiple All-American Consideration times
  • NCAA - Virginia Tech 2010-2014
    • 3-time Virginia Tech Invitational gold medalist
    • Athletic Department Honor Roll member 2012-2013

Coaching Experience:

  • Lee Graham Pool Swim School Coach 2007-2008
  • York Swim Club Coach 2016-present

Education:

  • B.S. Human Development – Virginia Tech 2010-2014
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (Early Childhood Education) – George Mason 2017-2019

Employment:

  • First Grade Teacher – McNair Elementary School 2020-present

From Coach Natalie:

Welcome to York Swim Club!  I am so excited to begin my 7th season coaching for this incredible, family-oriented team!  I grew up swimming competetively for the Lee Graham Dolphins and York Swim Club.  After many years of competing year-round as a USA swimmer, I continued my career through high school and college at the Division I level.  I was a memor of Virginia Tech's Swimming & Diving Team all 4 years and have been swimming for a total of 17 years.  Outside of swimming, I am a First Grade Teacher at McNair Elementary School in Fairfax County.  Working with young children (both in and out of the water) brings me so much joy!  I look forward to meeting you all and sharing my love & expertise for the sport with your up-and-coming swimmers! GO YORK!

 

Kaitlin Luncher Coaching Staff

Workouts: YTUM/YT6M/SG1B

Septempber - May (Short Course)

YTUM/YT6M - Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Yorktown 5am - 630am + Tuedsay, Thursday: Renaissance 445am - 630am + Saturday: Yorktown 6am - 8am

May - August (Long Course)

SG1B - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: Vienna Woods 445am - 630am + Wednesday, Friday: Chesterbrook 445am - 630am

Swimming Experience

  • 13 years NVSL at Arlington Forest Club
  • 6 years York Swim Club - Sectionals Team (2014/2015)
  • 4 Years Swim at Yorktown High School (Captain Senior Year) - States Team (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 4 Years swimming at the University of Mary Washington (Captain Senior Year)
    • Top 8 finalist at CAC in 100 Free, 100 Fly, 50 Free all 4 years

Coaching Experience
NVSL Arlington Forest Club 2011 - 2020

USS YORK 2020 - Present
VHSL Yorktown High School 2020 – Present

Education
BS in Business Admin/Data Analytics- University of Mary Washington (2019)


Employment

I grew up swimming competitively at Arlington Forest (NVSL) for 13 years and York Swim Club,  for 6 years. She was the captain of Yorktown high school’s swim team and a 4 year varsity letter holder where she went to compete at states for 3 out of the 4 years. After high school, I attended the University of Mary Washington where she competed on the varsity swim team all 4 years and was the captain her senior year, where she specialized in sprint freestyle and butterfly.

I began coaching in 2011 with Arlington Forest for the Mini Tiger group and then continued to serve as an assistant swim coach for the main swim team from (2016-2018), head coach in 2020, conducting socially distant practices. Additionally, I coached year around for Lou Sharp Competition Swim Clinic for 2 years starting at the age of 16 working with technique and devleopmental swimmers ages (5-12). 

Once graduating college in 2019 I was working my first job, I wanted to continue to keep swimming in my life even if I couldnt do it competeively, so I began coaching my first year of club coaching with York Swim Club. Additionally, I am the assistant coach for the for my alma mater, Yorktown High School, where we won the 2021 VHSL Girls 6A state championship and 2022 VHSL Boys & Girls 6A Region Champions.

Out of the pool I works for an Intelligence/technology firm doing Talent Acquisition and Data Analytics work, that supports the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. 

This will be my year third coaching for York Swim club and couldn’t be more excited for the season. Being able to teach the sport that is so important to me is a huge passion of mine and am here to support all of our athletes and their goals. We are so excited to welcome you to the York Family!

Let’s go York!

Paul Mumford Jr. Coaching Staff

Coach Carsen grew up in Newport News, Va and first started swimming when he was 9 years old. He First started swimming when he was 6 on a summer league swim team and then began swimming Club in 4th grade for the Cost Guard Blue Dolphins.  he swam club until he graduated High school at  Hampton Roads academy where he swam for the varsity team from 7th grade to his senior year of  high school.  After High school he swam collegiately for the University of Mary Washington Eagles.  He swam Breaststroke, backstroke, and IM.  He starting coaching Summer league swimming in Newport News, Va in 2017 and 2018, then went on and coached for the RAY’s Swim Club in Fredericksburg, Va.  He has also coach lessons with groups varying from younger kids to adults.  His favorite part about swimming and coaching is the relation ship he can build with his teammates and swimmers in the pool and out.  He currently works for Universal Service Administrative Company in Washington, DC as an auditor.  

Torin Ortmayer Coaching Staff

Workouts: YTUM/YT6M/SG1B

Septempber - May (Short Course)

YTUM/YT6M - Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Yorktown 5am - 630am + Tuedsay, Thursday: Renaissance 445am - 630am + Saturday: Yorktown 6am - 8am

May - August (Long Course)

SG1B - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: Vienna Woods 445am - 630am + Wednesday, Friday: Chesterbrook 445am - 630am

Competitive Experience

  • 13 years NVSL at Dominion Hills/Overlee
  • 4 Years Swim/Water Polo Gonzaga College High School
  • Occidental College Men's NCAA Varsity Water Polo

Coaching Experience

  • NVSL Overlee 2007 - 2012, 2014
  • Mayfield Senior School (Pasadena, CA) 2011 - 2016  
  • Gonzaga College High School Water Polo 2017 - 2021
  • VHSL Yorktown High School 2017 - Present
  • USS YORK 2018 - Present
  • NVSL Tuckahoe 2019 - Present                                                                                                                                           

Education

  • BA Occidental College 2016
  • HS Gonzaga College High School

Employment

Aquatics Director, Tuckahoe Recreation Club, 2020 - Present

I started swimming in the NVSL at Dominion Hills in 2000 and moved to Overlee in 2006 when I began coaching in our winter swim program in 2007 and coached in the summers from 2010 - 2014. I attended Gonzaga College High School and played water polo and swam, serving as team captain for both programs my senior year. In 2011 we won the WMPSSDL and METRO championships, and I was selected to the Washington Post 1st Team All-Met and NISCA All America Teams. I attended Occidental College and was a member of the Men's Varsity Water Polo Team.

While in college, I began coaching high school swimming and water polo at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA. After moving back to the area, I began coaching water polo at Gonzaga and swimming at Yorktown High School, where we won the 2021 VHSL 6A state championship.

In addition to coaching various senior groups at York Swim Club since 2018, I have also done strength training for a number of swimmers in the area, most notably coaching Torri Huske through the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

I am passionate about coaching and working with young people in our community and enjoy helping kids set and reach goals no matter how big or small, in and out of the pool!

 
 
Evan Owens Coaching Staff

Workouts:

Oak Marr Tue, Thru, 8:00-9:00, Wed 7:30-8:30

  

 

 

Swim Experience:

NVSL: Vienna Woods

9-time team record holder

All-time point leader

Club: York, NCAP

2-time NCSA Junior National Qualifier

High School: James Madison High School

Team Captain ('12-'13)

2-time All-American Consideration

Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention ('12), 2nd Team ('13)

College: George Mason University

Team Captain ('16-'17)

Job:

Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Education:

George Mason University: BS in Finance with a Minor in Economics

Description:

After swimming with York for many years, I am very excited to return to the family as a coach. GO YORK!

Riley Pfadenhauer Coaching Staff

Coaches YT2N

Yorktown Night Group- Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-9:30pm

Coaching & Swimming Experience:

  • York Swim Club, Age Group & Senior Coach: 2021-Present
  • McLean Marlins, Head Coach, 2018- Present
  • 757Swim, Age Group Coach: 2018- 2021

From Coach Riley:

Hello York families! My name is Coach Riley and I am thrilled to return to York after competing for the club growing up. I graduated from Langley High School in 2016 where I was captain of the swim team my senior year. After graduating I went down to Williamsburg to attend William & Mary where I graduated in 2020 with a degree in government. While in college I coached for a local USA swimming team where I worked primarly with age group athletes.  Currently, I'm in graduate school at American University, and also coach for the McLean Marlins in the NVSL. 

When I graduated from William and Mary and moved back to the area, I knew I wanted to continue coaching, but was not sure which club to coach for. Ultimatley, I chose York because I know from experience that the coaches on York always put the well-being of their atheltes above all else. I am excited to continue to contribute to a culture where coaches are encouraged to support athletes both in and out of the pool. 

When I'm not on deck or in the classroom, you can find me either winning a game of Catan, struggling through a crossword puzzle, or trying to stay physically active through a variety of activites. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to shoot me an email! 

Alexandra Simonson Coaching Staff

Coaches YT2A

Yorktown Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6pm

Coaching/Swimming Experience

  • YORK Swim Club Coach 2021-Present
  • Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Head Coach 2019-Present
  • Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Assistant Coach 2017-2018
  • Bishop O'Connell High School Varsity Swim Team Member 2012-2016
  • ACC Swim Club Swimmer 2008-2013
  • Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Swim Team Member 2003-2016

Education: 

  • BS in Biology Shenandoah University (2020) 
  • Bishop O'Connell High School (2016) 

Employment:

  • MedStar Georgetown Transplant Insitute Kidney Transplant Coordinator

From Coach Alex

I am excited to be back coaching for York for a second season. Growing up swimming in Northen Virginia I am well aware of the different bennifits that swimming competitively has on both the growth of a young swimmer but also a young athlete and person. As a coach my goal is to push every swimmer to get better but also teach them lessons they can take with them beyond the pool deck. I currently work for the kidney trasnsplant program at Georgetown Univeristy Hospital with pre kideny trasnplant patients but my favortie job is coaching young athletes. I look forward to sharing my love for swimming!

Marisa Sims Coaching Staff

Coaches Oak Marr M/W/F 4:30-5:30pm

Coaching/Swimming Experience

  • 2nd year coaching with York Swim
  • 6 years coaching in the NVSL (Woodley, Brookfield, & Camelot)
  • 7 years swimming with York Swim
  • 4 years swimming for Falls Church High School 
  • 13 years swimming in the NVSL

From Coach Marisa

Hello everyone! I grew up in Northern VA and started swimming at the age of 5. I swam for the NVSL for 13 years and am also a York alum! I attended Falls Church High School where I was a part of the swim, field hockey, and soccer teams. I then went to Bridgewater College, where I played field hockey, and graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Coaching. 

Throughout my college summers, I returned to the pool to coach various teams in the NVSL (Woodley Warriors, Brookefield Breakers and more recently, I was the head coach for the Camelot Knights). Following graduation, I went on to Frostburg State University as the Assistant Field Hockey Coach, while I obtained my Master of Education in School Counseling. 
Currently, I am an elementary school counselor in FCPS and am excited to start my second year coaching with York! 
Patrick York Coaching Staff

This will be my 5th year coaching with York Swim Club! I grew up in Northern Virginia and went to Bishop O'Connell High School and James Madison Universtiy. Grew up around swimming and have loved getting back into and coaching! As I got older I sort of faded away from swimming and started to get into lacrosse, baskeball, and soccer. Coaching swimming has reignited my passion for it and I couldn't imagine not having my groups, 5 years later. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

Email: [email protected]

I currently coach all age groups 

Reston:

Mon/Wed 7:00 - 8:00pm 8:00 - 9:00pm

Renaissance:

Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00 - 6:30 am

Tues/Thurs 4:30 - 6pm, 6 - 7pm, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Oak Marr:

Wed/Fri 4:30 - 5:30 pm

 

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