18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds MD 20841. 240.777.6830
Administrative Coach - Bill Shechtman
RMSC is a year-round, United States of America Swimming (USAS) affiliated, age group and senior swim team. The team competes through Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS), which is our local swim committee (LSC) for USAS. RMSC offers a rewarding training and competitive experience to swimmers of all ability and interest levels through a schedule of flexible practice times.
Swimmers new to the program must attend a skill assessment and group placement evaluation at the pool of their choice the first week of practice. Coaches will assign practice groups depending on skill level. Newcomers may not begin to practice with their designated group until all registration forms have been completed and all fees have been paid in full. Entry into advanced level groups is available by coaches' invitation only. Those who participated in the program last year may register only for the group with which they practiced last year. No swimmer may change group assignment unless instructed by coach.
RMSC - GISC Team Information
Registration - The majority of registration information can be found on our flier. If you are transferring USAS clubs please click Here to visit the PVS website and complete the online athlete transfer form. Please do not transfer clubs unless requested to do so.
Meet Entry Procedures -
Meet announcements are posted on the RMSC bulletin board with entry due dates. Coaches will email their groups with a registration forms. Swimmers are to fill out the form and submit it.
Meet the RMSC-GISC Lead Coaches
National Training Group
Bill has been coaching for 34 years in which 26 years have been for RMSC. He has coached in Northern California for 6 years and was the head coach of the Upper Montgomery YMCA in Gaithersburg. He coached Country Glen for 10 summers, Indian Spring Country Club for 8 summers, BCC, Churchill, Sherwood, and now Northwest High School. He started the Rockville Masters progam and proudly started the Partnership swimming program for the Special Olympics which went on for 7 years. Throughout his career in coaching, he has coached one swimmer to the World Championships in Rome as well as many Sr/Jr National swimmers. He has coached many promising athletes and looks forward to coaching more.
It all began in the year of 1987. Not only did the Washington Redskins end up winning the Super Bowl, but Ryan Yuen was born.
Ryan began working with RMSC in the fall of 2010 as an assistant coach. While primarily with the Advanced Senior group, he also assisted with the Mini, Junior, Advanced Junior and Senior groups. In the spring of 2011, he became the head coach of the Advanced Senior group.
In addition to RMSC, Ryan has been a long time member of the MCSL. After swimming with the Middlebridge Marlins, for 13 years, he immediately took over the head coach position after graduating. He coached at Middlebridge for 6 years until he took his talents over to King Farm in 2013. Ryan was a 4 year varsity swimmer for John F. Kennedy High School as well as a member of the Towson University Men's Swim Team.
National Development Group
Family lore has me taking my first strokes at 3 in a saltwater pool in Puerto Rico while on vacation. I guess I’ve never really looked back since. I grew up in the RMSC program starting not many years after RMSC began so I’ve been around a long time. I swam alongside a few Olympians and World record holders along my RMSC journey. I finished my time with RMSC as part of the National Training Group. I swam for Montgomery College where I was a multiple conference champion and JUCO National Qualifier. I finished my college swimming at East Carolina University where I was part of 2 Conference Championship teams. Since “retiring” from swimming I have been in the pool a little bit, first swimming USA Masters and competing at Masters Long Course Nationals and training for and swimming the Chesapeake Bay Bridge 4.4 mile Open Water race.
I love this sport and I love coaching. RMSC is like a family to me. I’m coaching alongside teammates of mine and those who coached me. What could be better than that? I’ve been coaching with RMSC since 2005. I have coached for RMSC at every level in the program, from Mini’s all the way up to assisting with the NTG’s. This sport builds on fundamentals from 1 level to the next and having had my feet in all of it has allowed me to gain a broad perspective on the evolution of a swimmer that I feel has been immensely helpful in my own evolution as a coach.
Since starting with RMSC I have had the Opportunity to coach 6 US National Teams; 3 Pan American Maccabi Games and 3 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. The World Games are the 3rd largest International Sports Festival on the Planet with more than 10,000 participants representing almost 90 Countries in Olympic Style competition. These opportunities have allowed me to coach and interact with 4 legendary US Olympians, World Record holders, multitudes of Olympic Trial Qualifiers, US Open Qualifiers, US National Team Members, NCAA Qualifiers and Champions as well as some incredibly brilliant coaches from all around the world. Prior to coming to RMSC I coached MCSL at Ashton many years ago and had the good fortune to have 3 Olympic Trial qualifiers and 1 Pan American Games double Gold Medal winner as part of that team. I also helped coach the UMD Club Swim Team and occasionally the RMSC Masters. These experiences have allowed me insight into the minds of champions and those who have helped make them. The conversations I have had and the lessons I have learned from all of them has been invaluable and at times humbling.
I have a holistic approach to swimming. What I mean by this is that I’m looking at the whole package not just what happens in the water. What we do is hard. It’s the most physically and mentally demanding of any sport, don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. It provides the opportunity to learn a great deal about one’s self. It’s that durability, self knowledge that I gained from swimming that has helped me to tackle life head on. If I can help build strong, adaptable, resilient young men and woman able to handle anything life throws at them I’ll be satisfied. If they happen to become great swimmers along the way that’s icing on the cake.
Christine Marie Troilo (Crissi) comes from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. Born on September 24, 1959 in a small town called Vandergrift, PA, presently residing in Frederick, MD. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received a B.S. in Elementary Education as well as an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. She also participated on the Varsity Women's Swimming team at IUP in 1978-1980.
Crissi began her teaching career at St. Gertrude Catholic School from 1981-1999, serving as Assistant Principal in the last 2 years. Presently, she teaches fifth grade at Rachel Carson Elementary School in Gaithersburg, MD. This is her 34th year teaching. Crissi began my coaching career as a summer league coach in 1977 and coached that team until she left in 2000. From 1981-1996, she coached boys and girls varsity swimming at Kiski Area High School in Pennsylvania serving as an assistant from 1981-1984 and taking over as head coach in 1984. In 1986, Crissi became the founder and head coach of The Cavalier Swim Club, a United States Swimming sanctioned age group team producing several All Star swimmers, state finalists & champions, and national-level swimmers including national finalists. She had the honor of representing Allegheny Mountain Swimming Zone Team as a coach on 3 different occasions. Presently a certified level 3 coach by the National Swim Coaches Association. I started coaching for RMSC in 2008.
Also, she is an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan.
Staci has been with RMSC since 2012 where she is the lead coach for Seniors and has also assisted with minis, juniors, advanced juniors, and NDGs. Swimming has been apart of Staci's life for as long as she can remember and began her coaching career at the age of 17, where she became head coach for her summer team, North Lake. Although never a winter swimmer, Staci was a 4-year varsity swimmer at Seneca Valley High School and swim for the club team while at the University of Maryland. During the summer, she coaches alongside of Pat Tozzi at Darnestown during the summer! During high school season, you can find her alongside of Todd Garner at Quince Orchard!
Staci graduated from the University of Maryland in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, but after graduating couldn't give up coaching. In April 2017, Staci graduated with a second Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education/Special Education so she can teach during the day and continue her love of coaching in the evenings. Currently, Staci teaching fourth grade at Lake Seneca Elementary School in Germantown. Staci looks forward to being on deck each and every day and bringing her love of the sport to the kids. She is excited to be coaching with RMSC and help transfer the love of the sport to the kids in the club.
Zoe’s experience with RMSC started in 2010, after transferring from the Frederick County YMCA with her sister Claire. She swam in the NTG group at GISC. Zoe was a four-year Varsity Swimmer for Urbana High School, as well as a Maryland State Champion in 2011. She swam for St. Mary’s College of Maryland for four years. At SMCM, Zoe was voted Athlete of the Month two times in 2016, was on the All-Capitol Athletic Conference Team 11 times, and is listed among SMCM’s “TOP FIVE” swim times for the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle. She broke SMCM’s 200 free record 5 times, and was part of the 800 free relay team that broke the school’s record 6 times.
Zoe graduated from SMCM with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Minor in Education. She is currently working at Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown as a para-educator, and will be going back to school to work on her Master’s in Education.
Zoe began coaching with RMSC in 2016. She assisted with many groups. Since 2015, she has been the Head Coach for her neighborhood swim team, the Villages of Urbana Seahawks. She loves teaching stroke technique to developmental swimmers, and is very excited to continue coaching with the Minis group. She hopes to instill a love for the sport, as well as encourage the swimmers to try new events, and most importantly, have fun.