Christine Haslem

Head Coach

Christine Haslem Head CoachCoach Christine is joining the Kingsbrooke family this season and has been coaching with Occoquan Swimming for the last 3 years. She has coached every age of swimmer from 5-55. She is married with 2 children and loves to paint, run, and travel. On the family bucket list is to visit every continent!

Additional coaching experience includes 4 years with Prince William Swim Club. Coach Christine was the Assistant Head Coach from 2017-2020. Additionally, she was the head coach of both the Veterans Park Summer Swim Team and Unity Reed HS Cross Country/Distance Track Teams. In 2020-21 she was appointed an assistant coach at the Olympic Training Center & National Diversity Select Camp. In 2022 she was also appointed assistant coach at the Eastern Zone Select Camp.

Her swimming career began supposedly before she could walk. That’s her mom’s story and she’s sticking to it. Mom taught lessons in the backyard pool in Florida and Christine snuck out every chance she got to "assist" her. While she was playing to the point of annoyance at USF during her older brother’s swim practices, the coach said how about we throw her into the pool too. So, at 6 years old she began to swim on a team. Christine swam year-round from 9-20. In high school, she was a state finalist all 4 years in butterfly/freestyle and relays. Additionally, she was an All-American. Later, competing for the University of Alabama, Christine qualified for Olympic Trials and finished 3rd at the 2000 US Open in the 400 Medley Relay. Due to injuries related to swimming, Christine stopped swimming after her sophomore year of college.

Those injuries and lack of technical advice have shaped her philosophy as a coach. She's a huge fan of quality technical tips to swim efficiently and injury-free, and includes sets that are FUN and swimmers never thought they could complete. Her favorite aspect of coaching is watching swimmers grow into compassionate, hard-working people, with extensive knowledge/love of the sport over the years.


Nicholas Kuhlick

Assistant Head Coach

Nicholas Kuhlick Assistant Head CoachCoach Nick started his swimming career in summer swim when he was 9 years old and almost every year since has been involved with summer swim as either a swimmer or coach. He is also a coach at OCCS where he primarily works with 11-13 year olds.

Nick enjoys using the sport to teach swimmers to become more confident in themselves and to overcome challenges that they didn't think they would be able to. He believes an essential part of a team’s success is that every teammate supports each other and that the swimmers are working toward a common goal and creating a positive, fun environment for everyone. One of the most exciting parts is when those swimmers get older, many of them take on roles to be an active leader on the team either through being a swimmer coach or supporting in some other capacity that inspires the next group of young athletes.

Coach Nick is looking forward to having lots of fun this summer at practices, meets and Fun-day Mondays!


Matt Hazelworth

Assistant Coach

Coach Matt spent ten summers as a Kingsbrooke Sea Lion. During his time training and racing with the team, he also spent multiple summer helping with Kingsbrooke’s swim pups’ developmental program. After which, he dedicated an additional three summer seasons and winter swim programs to help keep the team going strong while attending college.

Since aging out of the program, Coach Matt has lead and assisted multiple groups for Occoquan Swimming for over six years. These groups range from all ages and experience levels from JO competitive to non-competitive fitness programs.


TBD - Developmental Coach