2023 DV Sharks Head Coach & Program Director

Head Coach - Chase Miller

Coach Chase can be reached at [email protected].

 

Program Director - Nicole Linn

Coach Nicole Linn is coming to us with 12 years of teaching and coaching experience primarily focused on Elementary and Middle school age kids. She grew up in sunny south Florida where she swam competitively. Nicole attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 2007. After graduating, she moved to the middle of the state where she taught Kindergarten and 2nd Grade and began coaching both a high school team and a year-round competitive team. Nicole then moved to the Florida Keys, where she got her Montessori and Special Education teaching certifications and taught 2nd and 3rd grade Montessori, as well as a year of middle school.

She began swimming with the Masters Swim Team and found a passion for open water swimming. In Nicole’s words, she planned to “live the mermaid life forever” until she met her husband Jeremy Linn while competing in an Open Water Race. Jeremy, who is an Olympic Medalist and former World Record Holder in the 100M Breaststroke, lived in Northern Virginia as Head Coach for Nations Capital Swimming (NCAP). So, Nicole left the island life behind and moved north. In 2013 Nicole began teaching 1st Grade in Warrenton and coaching with Jeremy at NCAP. Nicole and Jeremy welcomed a baby girl, Goldie Linn, in November of 2018, who is the light of their lives! Nicole now coaches full time with NCAP with a focus on 8-12yr old swimmers.

Nicole works hard to build confidence in young athletes and to provide them with the tools and skills to help them become successful both in and out of the pool. She believes in creating a positive environment to allow young athletes to learn as much as possible, have fun, and take risks. Nicole is very excited to be working with the coaches and families at Dominion Valley this coming season!

GO SHARKS!

 
If you're interested in coaching the 2023 DV Sharks summer swim team, we will be posting a coaching application here. Please contact Ted O'Shea to make sure you're on his distribution list for an application.