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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 7th 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.  

Payton Wozny Sharks Asst Coach & Jr Sharks Head Coach

Payton has been a part of the Sharks since she was 4 years old! She graduated from Oakton High School last summer and this will be her fourth year as a Fair Oaks Coach. Payton recently finished her first year at the University of Rhode Island, and is excited for another great season with the Sharks!

Justin Brady Sharks Assistant Coach

Justin has been swimming since he was 5 years old. He started with swim lessons at a local rec center and liked it so much that at 7 he joined a summer swim league.  He joined the Sharks when he was 8 years old and swam on the team up until he graduated in 2020.  The same year he joined Fair Oaks Sharks, he began swimming year round with the Mason Makos. He also swam on the Chantilly High School team throughout his four years in high school as a distance swimmer and backstroker.  He currently attends the University of Virginia and is a member of the club swim team there. He is excited to be returning to the team and is looking forward to a great season!

Maya Sardar Lane Coach

Maya swam with the Sharks since she was 8 years old and additionally has swam for Fish, Fairfax Foxes, and on Potomac School’s Swim and Dive team. She volunteered and coached for the Jr Sharks program in the past, and her favorite strokes are backstroke and butterfly. Besides swimming, she currently attends William & Mary. She can not wait to be coaching this summer and is so excited to see everyone again! 

Matthew Bowman 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 Junior and is an athlete on the Oakton High School Swim and Dive team. He also is a coach on the Oakton Swim Club, Oakton’s special olympics team. His favorite events to swim are breastroke 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.

Ellie Jones 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.

Graham Evers Lane Coach

Hey Sharks, my name is Graham Evers and I am excited for an amazing final season on the Sharks.  I have been swimming for 15 years and competitively for the Mason Makos for 11 years.  I am a senior at Oakton and plan on attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville studying microbiology with a minor in pre-med in the fall. I have coached swimming for all different ages and levels most recently for the Mason Masters Program and I offer private lessons. I cannot wait to help every kid out this summer!  If you need me you can catch me on the sidelines cheering at every meet!

Swim Team Committee
Stacey Manning A Meet Representative
Jessica Cooley A Meet Representative
Patricia Lewis B Meet Representative
Kristine Brady B Meet Representative
Wendy Peterson Operations
Cristina Kang A Meet Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda Baxter B Meet Volunteer Coordinator