Congratulations to our Fair Oaks Sharks,

2021 Division 3 Champions!


Coaches and Swim Team Committee

Coaching Staff
Peter McDonough Sharks Head Coach

Coach Peter has been coaching and teaching children to swim in Northern Virginia for over 25 years.  He has coached NVSL, CSL, high school and USA club swim teams, and is currently the assistant coach at Chantilly High School, where he is also a special education history teacher specializing in Emotional Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This will be Coach Peter's sixth season with the Sharks and he is excited for another fun-filled summer teaching swimmers to be great in and out of the water!.  He lives in Chantilly with his wife Emily, and their two children Josephine and Finn.  

Ava Jones Senior Lane Coach

Ava has been swimming since the age of 5 years old. She started swimming competitively with the Mason Makos at the age of 7. Recently she switched to Machine Aquatics at Oak Marr. She is a member of the Oakton High School Swim and Dive team. She enjoys swimming IM and Backstroke. She has been coaching young children on Fairfax Frogs, Thunder Aquatics, Swim Smart and Swim with Beth for 5 years. She is very passionate about swimming because she has had amazing coaches along the way and loves to help swimmers fall in love with the sport as much as she has. She cannot wait for her first season with the Fair Oaks Sharks to provide lasting summer memories.

Payton Wozny Senior Lane Coach

Payton has been a member of the Sharks since she was 4 years old and loves spending her summers in the pool. One of her favorite swim memories was breaking the 8 & under relay record. She just graduated from Oakton High School where she was a member of the cheerleading team and an editor-in-chief for the school newspaper. She will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall to study health sciences. She is excited for another great season with the Sharks!.

Maya Sardar Lane Coach

I have been swimming with the Sharks since I was 8 years old. I used to swim for Fish when I was younger and also used to swim for Fairfax Foxes. I swam all four years on Potomac School’s Swim and Dive team. I volunteered and coached Jr Sharks for the past 4 years as well. My favorite strokes are backstroke and butterfly. I have loved spending my summers at the pool. My favorite memories have been cheering during meets and getting to swim with my friends. Besides swimming, I am a currently a senior at the Potomac School and I play field hockey. I can not wait to be coaching this summer and I’m so excited to see everyone again! 

Matthew Bowman Junior Lane Coach

Matthew has been swimming on the Sharks since he was 8 years old. He swam competitively on the York Swim Club, the Fairfax Foxes, and currently on the Mason Makos. Matthew is a rising sophomore and is an athlete on the Oakton High School Swim and Dive team. His favorite events to swim are freestyle and IM. Matthew has vast experience in swimming and is passionate and committed to help others learn. He cannot wait to begin coaching and helping fellow teammates.

Ryan Seo Junior Lane Coach

I have only been swimming with the Sharks for one season, but I love the competitive and friendly atmosphere. I used to swim competitively at Moons Aquatic’s Club, but have switched to Machine Aquatics. I also swim for Chantilly High School, where I am a rising Junior. My favorite strokes to swim are freestyle and backstroke. I am excited to spread my passion for the sport and to help others improve.

Ellie Jones Junior Lane Coach

Ellie has been swimming since she was 5 years old. When she was first beginning to swim, she swam competitively for Mason Makos for many years and then switched to Machine Aquatics. Ellie goes to Oakton High School where she is a rising sophomore. Ellie has done summer swim with different teams in the past such as: Penderbook Piranhas, Fairfax Frogs, & Fair Oaks Sharks.  Her favorite strokes are butterfly and backstroke. She has taught kids how to play softball and to swim. Ellie cannot wait to teach the kids on Fair Oaks Sharks to help them improve even more and to get them excited to swim.

Kendall Lokay Bridge to Sharks Head Coach

Kendall has been swimming on the Sharks since she was 7 years old and was once a Junior Shark herself! One of her favorite swim memories was watching the kids she coached as a Junior Shark swim in their first Shark meet and seeing their huge grin after completing the race. She also loves cheering on her teammates and getting too much food from the Shark Shack! Besides swimming, Kendall plays travel soccer and is planning to attend UVA next fall. She is super excited to coach Bridge to Sharks this year!

Swim Team Committee
Dana Wozny A Meet Representative
Stacey Manning A Meet Representative
Jessica Cooley B Meet Representative
Patricia Lewis B Meet Representative
Wendy Peterson Operations
Kathy Yangas Volunteer Coordinator