5900 Executive Blvd N.Bethesda MD 20852.        240.777.8070

 

Site Administrator - Christa Krukiel 

Administrative Coach - Dave Crocker

 


Fall '17/Winter '18 Flyer

Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

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 - KSAC Team Information

Registration - The majority of registration information can be found on our flier.  If you are transferring clubs please click here to visit the PVS website and complete the online athlete transfer form.

Meet Entry Procedures -

Meet announcements are posted on the RMSC bulletin board with entry due dates.

Coaches will notify the athletes of which meets your group will be attending. They will then let you know if the coach will sign the swimmers up or if the swimmers should sign themselves up. If the swimmers are asked to sign up on their own, they should go to the bulletin board to review the entry procedures and deadline. Then go to the back counter of the front desk for meet sign up sheets. Put the swimmers name, age, and the events they would like to swim, including event numbers. Those sheets, once filled out, should be placed into the locked wooden box which is sitting on the back counter of the front desk.

 


Meet the RMSC-KSAC Lead Coaches

 

National Training Group

Scott Vekeman

Head coach of the National Training Group at KSAC since 1997. In that time coached athletes from Sectional level to international competition including the 2008 Olympics, 2003 Pan American Games, 2001 World Short Course Championships, 2001 World University Games, 2000, 2001, 2012 National Junior Team members, USA Swimming National Championships, USA Swimming Junior National Championships, and NCSA Junior National Championships. Numerous athletes have gone on to qualify and score at NCAA Championships.

Prior to his time at KSAC, he worked for RMSC from 1984 – 1997 at MLK where he helped to develop and implement the National Developmental Group. Also during that time at MLK he worked with all ages and all groups from minis through senior practice.

 

Advanced Seniors

Jamie Grimes

Jamie has been coaching at KSAC as the lead of the advanced seniors group since 2004.  Jamie started his swimming career in 1986 with RMSC and was an ALL American in the distance events at the University of Virginia.  He qualified for Olympic Trials in the 1500m freestyle in 2000 and 2004.  Jamie is also the coach of the Walter Johnson High School swim team since 2003, where he also teach science.

 

Senior Training Group + Seniors

Chris Verboncoeur

Coach Chris grew up swimming in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) as a member of the Tallyho Foxes. Chris started swimming for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) in 2000 where he swam for Mini's. Chris progressed to the Advanced Juniors, National Development Group (NDG), Advanced Seniors, eventually making it into the National Training Group (NTG). At the High School level, Coach Chris was a senior captain of the Winston Churchill High School swim team where he was the 2010 METRO's Champion in the 100 Butterfly. Chris also was named RMSC NCSA Junior Nationals Captain for the NCSA Junior National Meet in Orlando, Florida as well as earning Second Team ALL Metropolitan in 2010. After High School, Coach Chris continued his swimming career at Virginia Tech and later finishing his career with the College of Charleston in South Carolina where he became a standout at the 200 Butterfly earning All Conference Selection in 2012. Chris started his coaching career as an assistant coach with River Falls in 2013 and continued as an assistant with Tallyho in 2016 after graduating from college. Chris started his coaching career with RMSC as an Assistant in 2016 working with the National Development Group, Seniors and Mini’s. Chris continued with his coaching by accepting the Head Coach position at Tallyho for the 2017 Summer season. Chris is looking forward to working with Senior Training Group swimmers and helping them reach their personal goals.

 

 

Seniors

Kevin Mejia

National Development Group

Dave Crocker

Dave started his coaching career at the MCSL's Cedarbrook Swim Club in 1992 and coached there until 2014. He was the head coach of the Good Counsel Falcons swim team from 1997-2007. During his time at Good Counsel, Dave won ten straight Metropolitan area championships, was named All-Met coach of the year twice and National Catholic coach of the year three times. He began coaching in USA swimming in 1996 with Joe Flaherty's Dolphins. There he coached the Mini and Senior groups. At the end of 2001, Dave made the move to RMSC as an assistant with the National Developmental Group. In 2003, he became the head coach of the NDGs and soon thereafter began working with the National Training Group. He continues with those groups today.

 

Advanced Juniors

Kent Williams

Kent has been coaching at RMSC-KSAC since 1993. During his first year at KSAC Kent was the head coach of the Junior Group and an assistant for the Advanced Junior Group. The following year under Kent’s suggestion the Mini Group was created for all our 8 and under swimmers and he became the head coach of both the newly formed Mini’s and the Advanced Junior Group. In addition to his work at RMSC, Kent spent time coaching in the CCSDA at Lakewood and in the MCSL at Upper County, where both teams saw growth and improvement. While at RMSC Kent has been on the PVS zone team staff, trained at the Olympic Training Center and has been twice honored as ASCA PVS age group coach of the year. During his tenure at RMSC he has been fortunate enough to coach future Olympians, US National and Junior National Team Members and numerous athletes who have continue swimming into college. Though the Advanced junior Group has had more than its fair share of nationally ranked swimmers, Kent and his staff’s real pride lays in building a foundation for growth and future success, both in and out of the pool, at RMSC and beyond.

 

Juniors

JoAnn Mullenholz

JoAnn started as a swimmer for RMSC-MLK in 1996 as a Mini and ended in the Summer of 2009 as a senior.  In that time she also swam MCSL with the Aspen Hill Dolphins, and her last 4 years with the Connecticut Belair Gators. JoAnn swam all four years of high school with the Sherwood Warriors. From there she started coaching juniors for RMSC-MLK that Fall. She was the assistant for Minis, Junior 1/Junior 2, and the Advance Senior group, while also working with the SwiMontgomery program at the MLK site for 4 years before switching to the KSAC site. In addition to RMSC, JoAnn has also been the assistant coach at Connecticut Belair and Regency Estates, and Head Coach for Diamond Farm. JoAnn will start her second year as the Northwood High School Swim Coach next month.

 

Minis

Jenn Williams

Jenn Williams began coaching for RMSC back in 1993 at the MC-Germantown site.  In those early years Jenn graduated from University of Maryland and then from Johns Hopkins with a masters in education.  Her coaching career with RMSC has included the head coach of the Junior group, assistant coach for the Advanced Junior and the NDG groups and has been the Minis head coach since 2003.  She has attended numerous coaching clinics including the Age Group Coaches Conference at the Olympic Training Center.  She has over 13 years of experience coaching MCSL at Tilden Woods.  Under Jenn's tudelidge many RMSC and MSCL records have been broken by RMSC-KSAC minis.  When not on the pool deck, Jenn has spent 13 years teaching second grade for Montgomery County Public Schools and currently raising her little one.  Her favorite part of coaching is teaching her swimmers the skills necessary to have a fun, solid and rewarding swimming future!