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Steve Bialorucki Head Coach

 

Steve has been the Head Coach of Old Dominion Aquatic Club for the past 26 years (July 1994 to present), and has been involved with competitive swimming for over fifty years as a swimmer and coach.

Previous to ODAC, Steve was the Head Coach of East Side Swimming in Pensacola, Florida (1992-1994), the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins in Cincinnati, Ohio (1988-1992), and the Jefferson City Swim Club in Jefferson City, Missouri (1984-1988)

He is currently the only coach in the area certified at the highest level attainable (Level 5 since 1991) by the American Swim Coaches Association. He has also taken his teaching skills to Colorado Springs as a frequent guest of USA Swimming as a staff member of swim camps at the United States Olympic Training Center. Steve continues to further his knowledge and understanding of the sport of swimming by working with swimmers at both ends of the swimming spectrum – from beginners, as the Program Director of the Swim America Lesson Program, to elite-level swimmers, as the Senior One Coach.

Steve believes that the Old Dominion Aquatic Club offers the best for any young person interested in furthering their skill and enjoyment within swimming.

Coaching Accomplishments:

Coach of record for Olympic Gold Medalist, multiple Olympic Trial Semi-Finalist, over 25 Olympic Trial Qualifiers, multiple Top 40 World Ranked Swimmers, National Team Members, National Junior Team Members, multiple USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 Swimmers, Junior National Champions and Qualifiers, over 100 High School All-Americans, High School Scholastic All-Americans, and High School National Record Holders.  Coach of multiple Junior National Championship Teams, Ohio LSC Age Group and Senior Championship Teams (4 years in a row), Virginia LSC Senior Championship Team, along with numerous Region and District Championship Teams.

Send e-mail to Steve
 

Karen Keenan GB Senior/Age Group Coach -Office


Karen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and started swimming at the age of five with the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins where she eventually became a Junior National qualifier. She was a multi-sport letter winner during her high school years in cross country, track and swimming. Her athletic prowess afforded her the honor of being elected to her high school Hall of Fame along with earning a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. After graduating with a degree in education, Karen began her coaching career and has been actively coaching for the past thirty years. Her first coaching experience was with the Cincinnati Marlins where she worked with Head Coach Steve Bialorucki.Karen lives with her daughter Jordyn.

Karen believes that swimming should be fun and enjoyable for swimmers to be able to commit to the hard work and positive attitude that are key components of successful swimming. She supports the ODAC philosophy of the swimmers staying in the sport for the long term and constantly looks for ways to make this available to each and every athlete.  Send e-mail to Karen at [email protected].

Kristen Kirkman Honey Bee Senior 2

Krissy has a long standing history with ODAC. She started swimming with the club in 1982 and trained with ODAC through her college years. Krissy attended Old Dominion University where she received a degree in Health, Physical Education and Driver’s Education. In 1990, Krissy was named the team’s MVP and still holds several top 10 times for the school.
Krissy has been coaching in the area with a local summer league team and High School teams since 1990. She joined the ODAC staff as an 8 and under coach 13 years ago. Last year she began working with the Senior 2 group where she remains today. ODAC has been such an important part of Krissy’s life and it gives her great satisfaction to continue to work with such a great club.  Send e-mail to Krissy at [email protected]

 

 

Shannon Koepp Honey Bee Age Group Coach

Shannon has been coaching with ODAC since 2006.  She started coaching in 1998 and previously coached for two other local swim teams.  Shannon graduated from Old Dominion University in 2004 with a BS in Sociology.  She married in 2005 and she and her husband now have two children.  Shannon is the 8 & Under Coordinator and is a certified ASCA Level 2 coach.  She coaches the 8 & Under Blue Group and assists with the 11-12 Age Group at the Norfolk Academy site.

Send Shannon an email [email protected]

Jay Smith Honey Bee Senior/Age Group Coach

Coach Jay is a Graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics, and recently a Masters in Mathematics Education! He is a Math Teacher at Princess Anne High School; an ASCA Level 3 Coach for USA Swimming at the Old Dominion Aquatic Club (ODAC); Virginia Swimming Zone Coach 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014. Coach of the Year for Princess Anne HS in 2004.  Most recently, in February 2014 and February 2017, Coach Jay led Princess Anne High School to the Virginia State Championship. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 his team Three-peated as the Conference and Regional Champs, but fell short in years 2015 and 2016 at States, placing 2nd at States to Thomas Jefferson HS in 2015 and to Menchville HS 2016.

This will be the 32nd year coaching USA Swimming, 23rd year as Head Coach of the Greenbrier Seahawks and 25th year for Head Coach of Princess Anne High School Team. for Coach Jay. He has helped introduce summer league swimming to hundreds of swimmers. In the 30+ years, Jay loves to coach all levels of swimming from the learn-to-swim to the top level swimmer who competes at the top of their age-group, locally or throughout the state.  He enjoys helping the swimmers learn throughout each season, setting goals in the water and at school and then working toward achieving them.  Favorite quote is "Swim smarter, not harder".

Kristen Zielinski Honey Bee Age Senior/Group Coach

Kathie Jones Honey Bee Age Group Coach

John Lockwood Honey Bee Age Group Coach

John swam year round for 10 years and has been coaching for over 8 years for both summer league and year round clubs.  He is currently the head coach for the Indian Lakes Stingrays summer league team.  Teaching kids the skills and knowledge they need to perfect their swimming abilities has been a passion of his for many years and will continue to be for many more.

Chester Holloman Great Bridge Age Group Coach

Chester joined the Old Dominion Aquatic Club in August 1999. He began his coaching career with the City of Norfolk Aquatic Program. Prior to ODAC, Chester spent eight years as an assistant coach for the Chesapeake YMCA Aquatic Team (CYAT). While coaching the USS and YMCA swim teams at the Chesapeake YMCA he enjoyed helping young swimmers improve and enhance their swimming skills. He had the pleasure of coaching many outstanding swimmers who continue to do well in the sport. The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certified him in 1996. Chester was a coach for the 1999 Virginia Zone Team. In addition to coaching, Chester is a Health and Physical Education teacher for the City of Chesapeake. He has enjoyed watching young swimmers develop into outstanding athletics at the state and national levels. Send e-mail to Chester

Robin Morse Great Bridge Age Group Coach

Coach Robin has over thirty years of experience in aquatics.  She began as a lifeguard, water safety instructor, and pool manager at a variety of pools in the Tidewater area.  In 2003, Coach Robin joined ODAC as both a parent and a coach.  Her daughter, Hailee, swims on the team.  Currently, she coaches the eight and under swimmers in the afternoon at Great Bridge Swim and Racquet Club. In the summer, she coaches the Carolanne Farm Swim Team.  In addition to coaching, Robin graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and graduated from the George Washington University with a Master’s degree in Administration/Supervision.  She continues to work for the City of Chesapeake as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.  Coach Robin believes that swimming promotes discipline, listening skills, cooperation, motivation, goal setting, and sportsmanship, but most of all that swimming should be ENJOYABLE!  

Andreana Malkin Great Bridge Age Group Coach

Beth Brant Suffolk Age Group Coach

Alex Locklear Suffolk Age Group Coach

Andrew Vice Honey Bee Age Group Coach

Elizabeth Ray Great Bridge/Honey Bee Age Group Coach

Johanna Milchuck Great Bridge Age Group Coach

Alex Hakim Honey Bee Age Group Coach

Alex has 6 years of swimming experience. This is her first year coaching. She is so excited to become a part of the ODAC family to help cultivate excellent swimmers while making swim team enjoyable!

Kacey Pool Suffolk Senior Two/Age Group Coach

James Riley Great Bridge Age Group Coach

Marynna Abraham Honey Bee Age Group Coach

Board of Directors
Brian Faulkner President
Josh Gerloff Vice President