In 2001, Paris helped start Machine Aquatics. She served as team manager and age group coach until 2009 when she stepped off the deck as a full time Machine coach to run the team operations. In addition to managing the team, she is also very active in USA Swimming.
Dan attended College at Old Dominion University where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He also swam Division 1 for ODU. That is where he had the honor to be coached on occasion by ASCA Hall of Fame coach Bill Peak. He was very inspired by him and his coaching philosophy.
During the summers Dan coached at Dunn Loring for three years before accepting the head coach position at Vienna Aquatic Club. Upon graduation from ODU he worked in the graphic design field for approximately 10 years, all along continuing to coach for VAC in the summer and coach USS for York Swim Club.
Dan started Machine Aquatics in 2001 with Christian Doud and his wife, Paris, and strives to be the best coach on the planet. He believes he will never stop learning to be a better coach. He is married to his best friend and partner Paris Jacobs. They have two beautiful children, Lilly and Daniel.
In 2008, Nancy was introduced to a family that had lost their son to a back yard pool drowning, which is when I found out about the Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) program. Shortly after that she participated and succeeded in the intensive 6-week certification training and has been teaching that year round in the DC area since then.
Brett’s previous jobs have included Camp Director at South Run Rec Center, teacher at Accotink Academy Therapeutic Day School, and coach for several different sports teams.
He was brought on to the Machine Swim School at the beginning of 2013, and is very excited to be a part of the rapidly growing company. Although most of his time is spent out of the water, you will occasionally see him filling in for classes!
While Brett thoroughly enjoys swimming, his true passions are soccer and music. He is currently a Boys Soccer coach at TC Williams High School and plays in a band, The OK Corral. His soccer team won the state title in 2014, and plans to put out a new album with his band in the same year.
Jordan and his wife were married 6 years ago and moved to the northern Virginia area three years ago. They have two children (3 ½ year old daughter and 1 1/2 year old son). He has been working for 10 years as a middle school teacher and currently is employed in Fairfax County Public Schools as a 6th grade teacher. Jordan is passionate about education and making sure that every swimmer reaches their maximum potential in and out of the water.
Volunteer activities have included:
Child Safety Task Force, with Arlington County EMS, Arlington VA—planned and implemented numerous health fairs&child safety seat fairs.
School clinic volunteer, Greenbriar West Elementary School Centreville VA—clinic service, organization of annual mass vision and hearing screenings, clinic PTA liaison.
Vecinos Unidos, with Herndon Police--provided health&fitness education to Herndon children in underserved community, bike safety rodeos, vision&hearing screening, recruited free donations and health services for local children.
Red Cross CPR instructor.
Louise Archer PTA, Vienna VA—led Sunshine Committee: recognition luncheons for teachers, custodians, bus drivers with monthly staff birthday gift presentations, organized Thanksgiving Luncheon, annual custom built dollhouse raffle fundraisers.
Once Upon A Time, Vienna VA—taught complete dollhouse finishing&electrification classes in exchange for donated products used in charitable donations for Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, Students Helping Honduras (W&M), Students for Healthy Communities (W&M), Louise Archer annual dollhouse raffle.
Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Anacostia neighborhood of Washington DC—costume, set&prop construction for ice shows while my daughter is a volunteer instructor in the learn to skate program.
Costume Seamstress—Thoreau Middle School, James Madison High School, Harmonia School of Music&Art, Vienna Youth Players, Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Vienna Singing Princesses.
How I feel about swim—Water safety and comfort is essential early. My goal is to help kids reach their potential in a supportive environment.
Lori enjoys open water endurance events, cycling and running events and has successfully competed and placed top 2 overall in the sprint and international distance and top first, second and third in her age group in triathlons at Sprint, International and the Half Iron distances each year she raced. In 2014, she ran the Boston Marathon after qualifying in 2013 in her first marathon.
Lori is a full-time fitness and swim instructor. She also is certified and teaches Group Cycle, TRX Advanced Functional Training, Kettlebell, and Fit Circuit Group Fitness Classes.
Lori is a mother and wife, and has a degree in Early Childhood Education fully understands the cognitive and physical development of children.