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This class is taught by:

Kevin Baynes

Kevin has always been in the water for one reason or another. He learned to swim at the age of 4. At age 6, he began to swim for the Chantilly National Bluefins under Nancy Monaghan until the age of 18. After his last year of swimming competitively, he began to lifeguard for NV Pools for the next three years where he taught group and private swim lessons throughout the summer. In 2010, Kevin was the assistant coach of the Stone Ridge Sharks. He is currently enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College where he is studying engineering and is planning to transfer at the end of Spring ‘15. Kevin joined Machine Swim School in Spring ‘13 and has enjoyed his time working here. When Kevin is out of the water, he likes spending his time watching TV, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends and family.

Kim Ellis

Kim started swimming at age five but it wasn’t until she was 10 years old that she began swimming competitively. She was a member of the North Suburban Aquatics Club (Northbrook, IL) for 3 years and swam competitively through high school. She is now a US Master’s swimmer and triathlete. Kim began teaching swim lessons when she turned 16 and has been teaching ever since. She is married and has three daughters to whom she has passed on her love of swimming.

Robin Liddell

Robin is a mother of five who enjoys swimming. She has been a swim instructor at Oak Marr Recreation Center and started teaching at the Machine Aquatics Swim School in 2013.
During the summers her children swim for the Oakton Otters, an NVSL team, and she coaches the club’s Masters group.
Robin lives in Oakton, but is originally from Alexandria. She has two B.S. degrees in Finance and Management from VA Tech.  She worked for First Virginia Bank for eleven years before coaching swimming full time. 

Claire Bell

Claire started swimming when she was 8 years old with Hunter Mill Swim, and started swimming competitively at 12.  She coached Hunter Mill’s Mini Sharks, and taught private lessons. Claire Continued to swim recreationally but decided to dedicate her time to volleyball and swim recreationally after that. Claire and her father started Vienna Youth Volleyball and Vienna Elite volleyball club, and Claire has been an active coach and referee ever since.   She got back into swimming when she came to work with Machine at the front desk in the Summer of 2015. Claire studies Kinesiology at George Mason University. While she hopes to one day get her masters in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and continue to work with Children.   When Claire isn’t in the water or at the front desk she enjoys spending her time playing beach volleyball or hanging out with her two dogs, her family and her friends.

Molly Monaghan

Molly grew up swimming for Chantilly Country Club as well as YORK and Riptide.  She starting coaching and teaching swim lessons at Chantilly Country Club at the age of 15.   Molly graduated from Westfield High School in May of 2015 attended NOVA this past fall, even though she has not decided on a major she know she wants to work with children, she is also a Nanny 3 days a week for two little girls.  Her special connection to Machine Swim School is she is Coach Nancy's daughter.   
AGES 4 - 5
An intermediate level class for swimmers able to swim freestyle and float on their backs independently. Students are working on effective side breathing, developing backstroke technique, and increasing the amount of consecutive strokes. Children should be able to swim at least 10 strokes of both freestyle and backstroke before entering this class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:00 am with Peyton Moore
  • Sat Oct 21 11:00 am - 11:30 am with Erica Demson
  • Sat Oct 21 11:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kevin Baynes
  • Sun Oct 22 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm with Colin Ackleson
  • Sun Oct 22 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Kim Ellis
  • Sun Oct 22 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Kim Ellis
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kevin Baynes
  • Tue Oct 24 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Robin Liddell
  • Tue Oct 24 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Erica Demson
  • Tue Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Claire Bell
  • Tue Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Erica Demson
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Molly Monaghan
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Claire Bell
  • Wed Oct 25 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Erica Demson
  • Wed Oct 25 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Colin Ackleson
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Claire Bell
  • Thu Oct 26 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Robin Liddell
  • Thu Oct 26 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Kevin Baynes