Clay Britt, Head Coach
Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (Tuesday, Sunday)

Clay has been a competitive swimmer for 50 years and a swimming instructor since 1989. As a swimmer, he has held American and World records both in USA Swimming and as a Masters Swimmer.  As a coach, Clay has led the Mariners for more than 27 years and most enjoys helping swimmers improve their stroke technique. Click here to see news coverage about Clay's swimming career.

Tom Denes

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (Sunday)

Tom swam competitively at Oshkosh North High School -- yes, there really is an Oshkosh -- as well as at the University of Wisconsin. After a long hiatus, Tom began Masters swimming in 1990 and coaching soon after. He enjoys working with swimmers of all levels, including the many triathletes on the team. Tom received his Level 1 and 2 American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certifications in 2013.  He also teaches strength training to swimmers. Tom is the author of The Waterproof Coach, The Waterproof Triathlete, and The Armchair Athlete. Tom is excited to have just published his newest book The Waterproof Swimmer: More Swimming Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes.
Peter Johnson
Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (Thursday)
Peter played football and baseball throughout High School. He was in the Coast Guard for five years and during that time served for a year onboard a cutter performing search-and-rescue missions. He has coached junior level basketball and baseball. He joined the ANCMs nine years ago and has been coaching the team four years.

Cathy Gainor
Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (Friday)
Cathy has been swimming since she was 8, when she joined Twin Farms in the Montgomery County Swim League. She began swimming with Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club (the kids who swim on the other side of the pool Sunday mornings) when she was 12, first at Piney Branch and then at MLK when it opened. She swam high school at Paint Branch and taught lessons at MLK for several summers during college. Cathy joined the ANCMs in September 2003 after swimming on her own for 18 years, making up her own workouts along the way. Cathy received her Level 1 and 2 American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certifications in 2013.

Leon  Wells
Martin Luther King Swim Center (Monday, Wednesday)

  Leon swam competitively at Tennessee State University. He became involved with Masters swimming through Walter Meares and Alfonzo Allen, coaches of the DC PR Masters Swim Team and, for more than ten years, he has coached the DC PR's team. He also coached the Rockville Masters for a few years and the Virginia Masters at Chinquapin Aquatics Center. He assisted John Flanagan at Haines Point during the summers and sometimes coached those practices on his own. Leon joined the ANCM coaching staff in 2009.

Pat Liegey
  Olney Swim Center (Thursday)

 Pat spent summers at Jones Beach and going to her local town pool. She swam for her grammar school's CYO team, her town's swim team, and her high school swim team. Pat was a lifeguard and taught swim lessons for town and county pools during high school and college summers. She taught lifeguarding and swimming for the Red Cross as an Instructor Trainer for more than 25 years. She began swimming Masters as a member of the Rochester Carps team in 1984 and with the ANCMs in 1995.

Ed Dulin
Olney Swim Center (Saturday)

Ed has been teaching and coaching swimming for more than a dozen years. Like many Masters swimmers, he learned the competitive strokes when he was growing  up but spent several years away from the sport after high school. He enjoys crafting workouts that build balanced swimmers. Ed joined the ANCM coaching staff in 2009.

David Cheney
Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (Tuesday)

New to coaching in 2018, David has a long history as a swimmer. He was an age-group swimmer in Austin, Texas, and competed at junior nationals as a 17-year old. He swam for Brown University during 1974-1977, competing mostly in butterfly and breaststroke events. After a long gap, he began Masters swimming at the Silver Spring YMCA in 1996. David joined the ANCMs in 2002. He competes regularly and has posted a few USMS "top ten" times, mostly in events like the 200 fly that sane people don't swim.

\Leslie Anchor
Olney Swim Center (Tuesday)

Leslie is a Level 1 and 2 Certified Masters Swimming Coach with a passion for swimming and triathlons. She loves helping adults with swim techniques to become more confident, comfortable, and efficient, particularly in tackling the open-water swim portion of triathlons.

Kathy Kirmayer
Olney Swim Center (variable)

Kathy was a pure sprinter back in college (Div III), but when she returned to swimming years later, she embraced the open water. She's done swims around Key West, across Long Island Sound, and completed "3 Seas in 3 Days" in Israel. She retired her goggles a few years ago but still loves recruiting new swimmers to the sport and happily fills in as needed at Olney\
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