Luke Nelson

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Coach Luke is a Richmond area native, and started swimming for NOVA in 1999 at age 5.  Luke qualified for Eastern Zones 3 times before making NCSA Junior Nationals at age 15.  After high school, Luke went on to attend Virginia Commonwealth University.  He graduated with a Bachelors in both French and Spanish, as well as a minor in Arabic. Coach Luke has been a part of the NOVA staff since 2009, where he was an integral part of the swim lessons program.  He worked with Age Group Prep for 2 years, and Age Group Silver for 1 before becoming a full time coach Fall 2015.