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Katarina Lechner Head Coach

Katarina has been an avid swimmer her whole life. She grew up swimming for several teams including the UMCY, Joe Flaherty Dolphins, RMSC, and the North Creek Neptunes. She also has ample experience coaching, as an assistant coach with the North Creek Neptunes for two years and as a two-time swim team captain for Poolesville High School. These experiences reminded Katarina of her passion for swimming and for coaching the sport she loves. She has just completed her junior year at the University of Maryland where she is studying Public Health Science and has aspirations to become a dental hygienist. She hopes to help foster an amazing spirit this summer by creating fun sets, reestablishing a fun environment, and bringing a new perspective to the Whetstone Whales. Katarina has high hopes for the season and is excited to instill a love of swimming in her team.

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Dora Kreitzer Assistant Coach

Dora Kreitzer has been a member of the Whetstone Whales since she was five years old. She also competed on her high school swim team and previously swam for the Joe Flaherty Dolphins. On top of swimming, Dora has been a karate instructor for four years and has been coaching field hockey for two, in addition to leading KOA PE Pods and summer camp during COVID. Dora just graduated from Poolesville High School and will be attending Bucknell University in the fall to study Sociology and Business Management. She is so excited to step into a new role with the Whales this summer and can’t wait to bring even more fun and spirit to the team.

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Chris Crews Assistant Coach

Chris Crews has been a member of the Whetstone Whales since he was four years old. During his time on the Whales, he has been a competitive swimmer, Pre-team volunteer, and B Meet volunteer. Chris was a two year captain and four year member of his high school varsity swim team. He was also a three year team captain for the varsity lacrosse team. In his roles as a team captain, he taught his teammates to improve their skills and helped them to work together as a team. Chris graduated from Watkins Mill HS in the International Baccalaureate Engineering program and will attend Virginia Tech to study aerospace and ocean engineering. He is looking forward to a fun-filled summer and making memories!

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Maggie Scheibel Pre-team Head Coach

Maggie Scheibel is super excited to return as Head Pre-team Coach and work with our littlest whales! She has swum for Whetstone since age 4 and has been a pre-team coach for three years. She is a rising sophomore at the University of Notre Dame and has loved her experience there so far. She looks forward to a busy summer filled with lifeguarding, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, but her favorite part of each summer is coaching Pre-team. She hopes to make it a fun-filled season and can’t wait for practices to begin. Go Whales!!

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Sarah Martin Assistant Development Coach

Sarah is so excited to return as a coach for the Whetstone Whales! She has been swimming for the Whales since she was 4 years old, and was an assistant pre-team coach in 2019. She is a rising senior at the Stone Ridge School, and has competed as a member of the school's swim team since 6th grade. Sarah has also played soccer since age five, and currently plays for her club team, Liverpool FC. She looks forward to spending her summer lifeguarding, practicing both soccer and swimming, and coaching for the Whales! She is so excited to watch the swimmers grow and develop their skills this year, and can't wait to spend time coaching!

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Abby Scheibel Assistant Pre-team Coach

Abby Scheibel is thrilled to return as one of the Assistant Pre-Team Coaches this summer. She has been a proud member of the Whales since she was 4 years old. Abby is a rising Senior at Georgetown Visitation, where she has swam for the past 3 years, as well as playing volleyball, tennis, softball, and cross country. Abby also swam competitively for RMSC for 3 years, as well as FINS and Joe Flaherty Dolphins for a year each. Abby’s favorite season is summer because she loves spending her days lifeguarding and hanging out with her friends and family, but especially because she loves coaching pre-team! She is super excited for an amazing summer, working with the youngest members of the team! Go Whales!

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Maddie Milota Assistant Pre-team Coach

Maddie Milota has been a member of the Whetstone Whales since she was six years old. She also swims on her high school swim team and plays field hockey. She is a rising junior at Georgetown Visitation. Maddie is spending her summer lifeguarding at Whetstone, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is excited for a fun summer helping out with Pre-Team as an assistant coach!

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