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Katarina Lechner Head Coach

Katarina is super excited to return to the Whales this summer. This past year, Katarina completed her final year at the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with a degree in Public Health Science and University Honors distinction. She has been a swimmer her whole life and had such a blast coaching the Whales last summer that all year she has been looking forward to returning to the team. Katarina’s favorite part of coaching is fostering an environment where she can help her swimmers find confidence and passion for a sport that has brought her so much joy. She is so excited for this upcoming season, and she hopes her swimmers are ready for another great summer of fun practices, best times, and lasting memories.

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Dora Kreitzer Assistant Coach

Dora Kreitzer is ecstatic to return to the Whetstone Whales this season. This will be Dora's second year as an assistant coach after coaching and graduating from the team last year. Beyond the Whales, she competed on her high school swim team and previously swam for the Joe Flaherty Dolphins. On top of swimming, Dora has also served as a karate instructor and field hockey coach. Dora just completed her first year at Bucknell University where she is studying Sociology. She can’t wait to have an amazing season and bring even more fun and spirit to the team

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Chris Crews Assistant Coach

Chris Crews is returning in his second year as an Assistant Coach. He was a Whetstone Whale from the age of 4 until he graduated off the team last year at the age of 18. During his time on the Whales, he was 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 just completed his freshman year at Virginia Tech where he is double majoring in aerospace and ocean engineering. He also swims competitively as a member of the Virginia Tech Club Swim Team. He is looking forward to a fun-filled summer and making memories!

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Abby Scheibel Pre-team Head Coach

Abby Scheibel has been a member of the Whetstone Whales since she was four years old. She has been an assistant pre-team coach for the past two seasons and a volunteer before that. Abby just graduated from Georgetown Visitation where she swam all four years and was one of the senior captains this past season. Abby also swam for RMSC, Joe Flaherty Dolphins, and FINS previously. She is very excited to attend Clemson University in the fall where she will major in Environmental and Natural Resources. Abby cannot wait for another amazing summer with the littlest whales! Go Whales!!

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Deacon Buchanan Developmental Coach

Deacon has been swimming with the Whetstone Whales since 2015 and he swam with RMSC and his highschool team. This year Deacon competed at the Maryland state Championship meet and the Metro highschool championship meet. Deacon has a lot of experience with swimming and the first job he ever had was being a swimming instructor at Goldfish swim school. He is a rising senior at Watkins Mill highschool. Deacon is looking forward to watching swimmers make progress and playing fun games on Friday fun day.

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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, and has loved every moment of it. She has been swimming on her high school swim team since freshman year. She is a rising senior at Georgetown Visitation. Maddie is spending her summer lifeguarding at Whetstone, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She really enjoyed last summer and is excited for a fun summer helping out with Pre-Team as an assistant coach again!

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