16605 Georgia Ave Olney MD 20832.

240-777-4995

Site Administrator - Christa Krukiel

Administrative Coach - Dave Kraft

 

Fall '17/Winter '18 Flyer

Olney Swim 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 - OSC 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.   To enter a meet, fill out a meet sign up sheet, which is located on the table in the lobby directly below the bulletin board.  Entry slip must include: swimmer’s name, event numbers, and name. Place slip in the wooden box on the table below the bulletin board by the posted due date.

 


Meet the RMSC-OSC Lead Coaches

National Training Group

Dave Kraft

Dave has been coaching at RMSC-Olney since 1996. He has coached the NTG group since 2013, after a 13-year run as NDG coach. Over the years, his athletes have recorded over 300 nationally-ranked swims and over 130 1st place finishes at 14&U Champs, and have broken 80 PVS records and 2 National Age Group records. Dave's NTG and NDG alumni have continued to excel, as over 60 have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, and he had six compete at each of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Dave won the ASCA PVS Age Group Coach of the Year Award in 2005, and became the first two-time recipient of the Award in 2009.

In his younger days, Dave swam for RMSC, and then at Washington College. He is also the coach at Mill Creek Towne in the summers. When he's not coaching, he teaches Calculus at Magruder High School, and spends time with his wife Kelly and daughters Amanda and Allison (sometimes in the stands as an RMSC parent).

National Development Group 

Matt Cohen

Matt  has been coaching RMSC since 2001. after swimming for the team for 12 years. He has coached 6 different MCSL teams, including his current stint as Head Coach for the Hallowell Hurricanes. Over his time coaching RMSC, he has developed some of the most prominent swimmers in the area, ranging from 8 year old team record holders to Junior National qualifiers. Matt has coached every training group at RMSC Olney at one time or another, and is currently running the site’s NDG and Junior 2 groups.

 

 

Advanced Seniors

Brad Coyle

Brad was a swimmer with RMSC-Olney during his high school years, spending a year each in the Senior and Advanced Senior programs before finishing his last two years in NTGs. Brad has been coaching since 1999 in various positions, including learn-to-swim programs, MCPS high school teams, summer swim teams, and USA Swimming programs. Brad started coaching for RMSC in 2006 at the Germantown site and was also an assistant coach for NTGs at MLK before moving to Olney. In addition to his time with RMSC, Brad has also coached at the Upper-Montgomery County YMCA and with Bluefish Swim Club in Massachusetts.

 

 

Advanced Juniors + Minis

Jessica Prorok

Jessica has been coaching at RMSC-Olney since 1997.  She has worked with most levels of swimmers at Olney ranging from Minis up to Advanced Seniors, as well as the SwiMontgomery program.  In addition to coaching with RMSC, Jessica has also been a head MCSL coach at Hallowell for many years.  When she's not at the pool coaching, you can find her at Arcola Elementary   school, where she teaches third grade.

Seniors + Junior 1

Eric Ng

Eric began coaching with RMSC in 2012.  He started off his coaching career by teaching lessons, then coaching at Montgomery Stroke and Turn Clinic for the past two years before beginning with RMSC.  In addition to Junior 1 and Seniors, Eric helps coach other Junior groups, as well as Advanced Seniors.

Eric started off his swimming career for the Hallowell Hurricanes’ pre-team, and also swam at the Aspen Hill Club. In high school, he swam for John F. Kennedy High School for three years and graduated in 2010.

Junior 2

Emily Rawson

Emily had an excellent career as an RMSC swimmer and as a collegiate swimmer at Washington College.  She has coached for RMSC for several years, and is currently the coach of Montgomery Blair High School Swim Team and of Daleview in the MCSL.  Emily is also a teacher at Piney Branch Elementary School.