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Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Paris grew up swimming for Dynamo Swim Club, one of the top 5 teams in the country. She began her coaching career in Atlanta at her summer league pool as an assistant coach. She moved to the Northern Virginia area in 1993 attending boarding school. She attended Georgetown University & George Mason University studying Business.
 In 2000, Paris began her Northern Virginia Coaching career at York swim club where she coached for 2 seasons.


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 started swimming when he was 4 years old for his neighborhood team, the Marlbank Mudtoads in Yorktown, VA. He swam AAU/USS for Coast Guard Blue Dolphins in Yorktown, VA until the age of fourteen when he moved to Northern Virginia. Dan then swam for Solotar, Oakton High School, and The Vienna Aquatic Club (VAC) GATORS. He started coaching in 1985 as a developmental assistant at VAC and assistant coached there until he graduated from Oakton in 1986.


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. 

As a child, Nancy began what would become a life-long love for the sport of swimming. She swam for her local summer swim team, USS Club teams, and her high school swim team. As an adult, she has continued with the sport in many fashions. Before having children, she coached summer swimming and taught swim lessons at the local pool.
As a mother of six children she was a stay-at-home mom until her last child entered school. She ran an in-home daycare service at that time taking care of many neighborhood children. When her oldest showed interest in swimming she became involved again. Nancy started coaching summer swimming in 1997 and then moved into USS coaching in 2001. She has taught traditional lessons each summer while coaching. 

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 has spent many years around pools, whether it’s swimming, doing maintenance, and even building them! He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and the University of Mary Washington where he earned a degree in Business Administration.


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.

Lizzie started swimming when she was 6 years old for the Sequoia Farms Swim Team and later joined the Chantilly National Swim Team, where she was coached by Nancy Monaghan and has been swimming ever since. She was a familiar face on the pool deck while working as a lifeguard and an assistant coach for the Chantilly Bluefins during summers off in college. While coaching Lizzie fell in love with teaching the little kids how to swim and was given the challenging task of breaking down and teaching the swimmers how to swim her favorite stroke, butterfly.
Lizzie went to Radford University where she studied Athletic Training and was a member of the Radford University Swim Club, where she competed against other swim clubs up and down the east coast.
Lizzie joined Machine Swim School in the fall of 2013 as an instructor while working as an aide for OrthoVirginia Physical Therapy. She now works at Machine full time while she works toward a masters in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion at George Mason. When Lizzie is not here, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, doing crafts, shopping and spending as much time outdoors as she can!
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 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.
Sam started swimming when she was six years old. She swam on a summer swim team under Nancy Monaghan until she was 18 years old. She now swims recreationally. She became interested in teaching swimming when she started nannying and was teaching those children how to swim. Sam also would give private swim lessons in her free time. Currently she is in her second year of a doctorate program to become a clinical psychologist. She joined Machine Swim School in early 2014 and is very excited to be a part of the staff. When Sam is not in the pool she enjoys spending time crafting and hanging out with friends.
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 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.  She swam for Madison High school her Freshman year 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.
Maggie Nelsen grew up in Vienna, Virginia and attended The Potomac School in McLean. Throughout her high school and college years she lifeguarded and taught swim lessons at Potomac’s Summer Programs. After graduating from Connecticut College, Maggie was a middle and high school teacher in Malaysia for two years. She has recently moved back to the area and is excited to continue working with children and adolescents at Machine.
Coach Heather starting swimming competitively at the age of 5 for the Elyria YMCA/USS Swim Club in the Lake Erie LSC. Her favorite events were the 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, and 500 Freestyle.
Coach Heather starting helping with the 8 & Unders on her swim team when she was 14yrs old and started teaching swim lessons at 16 yrs old. She is a certified Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor with the American Red Cross. She started her USA Swimming coaching career in the Georgia LSC with the West Georgia Swim Club in 2005.
In 2009, she moved to NOVA and coached with the Blue Waves Swim Team.  She has served as a PVS Zone Coach for two short course and two long course trips. Currently, she serves at the Coaches Representative to the PVS Board of Directors. She loves working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. Currently, she works with the Age Group High Performance Group and Age Group Session Program at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Also, she teaches Private Lessons, Semi-private Lessons, Group Lessons, and Competitive Private Lessons (Video Analysis) at the Machine Swim School.
2015 is Jordan's third year coaching with Machine Aquatics. He grew up in the Annandale area, competing in NVSL in Division 1 with Wakefield Chapel. Jordan swam for York for quite a number of years before his parents moved him away during high school to Hong Kong, China.  Ever since then, Jordan has been a world traveler, seeing the world and living in many different countries.
Jordan swam in a D3 program for a large Christian college in Michigan where he earned All-American status in 3 events. He has head-coached for many age group programs and teams around the world. During the summer, Jordan is a head coach in the NVSL for the Oakton Otters.


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.

Registered Nurse, focus emergency. Current certifications in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Former division I collegiate track and field and field athlete, triathlete, marathon runner
Current member US Masters Swim, enjoys open water swims including Great Chesapeake Bay Swim recent three years
Mother of four/grandmother
Sponsor of Vienna Singing Princesses and Vienna Business Association’s first junior entrepreneur, a children’s entertainment service

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 is a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard and has taught swimming since high school. She teaches swimming to all ages from 6 months to 90+ years and is proficient with all strokes. Her students have all swimming levels and abilities and range from beginners to competitive swimmers and triathletes seeking to become faster and learn new strokes. Her interest in the biomechanics of swimming has led to Seal and Marine candidates seeking her instruction concerning military strokes.

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.

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