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Coaches & Private Lessons



Cailin Van Nevel

Hi Cudas! My name is Cailin Van Nevel and I’m so excited to be the head coach for Carderock this summer! I grew up swimming in MCSL for the Diamond Farm Stingrays and coached there for 4 years. I also swam for Poolesville High School during my 4 years there and just finished my senior season swimming for Mount Holyoke College. I’ve taught private lessons for folks aged 2-22 at a wide range of skill levels. I love reading, traveling (I studied abroad in Scotland last spring), and hanging out in my hammock. After this season ends, I’ll be moving to Wilmington, Delaware to tutor middle schoolers during a year of service for AmeriCorps. MCSL has been a huge part of my life since I was 9, and I can’t wait for another summer of swim team fun and lots of fast swimming!


Katie Long 301-335-5595

I have been part of CSSC for over ten years, and thankfully I still have two more seasons left to swim for the team. I have played many other sports including soccer, softball, and alpine ski racing, and I can honestly say the camaraderie, spirit, and support on the Cudas is unlike any other team. Additionally, I swim for my high school, Stone Ridge, during the winter and enjoy volunteering for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. I have coached pre-team, mini-cudas, and private lessons for the past two years. I am also a lifeguard for the pool. I have many siblings and cousins on the team and love to work with kids of all ages.

Audrey Garrett 202-680-8453

Hi My name is Audrey Garrett, and I have been swimming for Carderock for the past 11 years. As well as being an assistant mini cudas coach the past 4 summers I have lifeguarded and taught private lessons at Carderock. I have just completed my junior year at St.John's college high school were I have swam competitively on varsity since freshman year. Carderock has filled my summers with great memories from swim team to Lifeguarding to coaching and I can't wait for another great swim season! Go Cudas!!


Matthew Lindstrom 301-908-9021

I've been on the Cuda's since I was six years old. I have three younger brothers all on swim team, and I babysit frequently around the neighborhood. I'm a rising sophomore at Walt Whitman High School. I play soccer and I wrestle at Whitman. I struggled immensely when I first joined swim team and I'm excited to help kids reach their potential in the way my coaches helped me reach mine.


In addition to the coaches listed above, the following 8 and under, pre-team, and Mini Cuda coaches are also available for private lessons.

Isabella Bravo 240-281-3798,

Katie Carroll 240-723-6549

Hi, my name is Katie Carroll. I have just finished my senior year at Walt Whitman High School. I have swum competitively year round for NCAP, and am planning to swim next year in college. I have worked for Carderock for three years as a Pre-Team coach, as well as swimming here for six. When I am not swimming, I volunteer at Sibley Hospital and sing for as many choirs as I can find.

Peter Cashmere 301-957-5309

Hi, I’m Peter Cashmere and I’ve been swimming for the cudas for 12 years, as well as coaching for the past 3. I am a rising senior at Gonzaga College High School in DC where I’m a captain of our water polo team and a 3-year member of our swim team. I’m very excited to get back on deck coaching this year and hope for a great season.

Kyle Cho 240-888-9685

Hi, I'm Kyle Cho, 17 years old and a rising Senior this summer. I've previously worked with Carderock kids as a Summer Fun counselor and as a volunteer assistant coach for the Mini Cudas. This will be my 8th year swimming for the Cudas, after my 3rd high school swim season for Whitman. If I'm not swimming or at the pool, you can find me playing frisbee with some friends or walking my dogs. 

Halle Cho 240-506-6030,

Hi, I’m Halle Cho and I’ve been swimming with the Cudas for 7 years. I’ve been swimming year round for almost 5 years while also playing high level soccer. I participated in both sports during the high school season at Whitman. I’ve previously worked with kids at Carderock during Summer Fun or helping out with Mini Cudas last year. I also have experience babysitting around the neighborhood.

Natalie Goldstein 301-801-4550

I am a well-known babysitter around the Carderock neighborhood. For my swimming experience, you should know that I have swum all year round since the 4th grade and beginning in high school I have been on a club team (ASA) and my high school team (Whitman). Learning from my winter coaches, I have been taught very useful techniques with strokes and speed improvements that are beneficial to kids all ages. I have coached young children in the past and I am excited to continue this on. Whether it is just small things that need to change or a larger scale switches, I am more than welcome to help out!

Jonathan Lindstrom 202-503-6636,

Lauren Long (301) 906-2803,

Molly McPhaul 240-204-2548

I started my career as a Cuda at the ripe old age of 4, and I’ve enjoyed every summer since then, swimming with my siblings, friends, and making memories- especially looking forward to water polo and donuts every Friday morning! For the past two years,  I have been a Winter swim coach for Tuckahoe Recreation Club in McClean, Virginia, coaching all levels of swimmers ranging from ages 5 to 15. I look forward to working with the future of the Cudas.

Jasmine Wong (301) 275-2809,

Tima Beisenova 240-204-0444,


Rates for swim and dive lessons are set by the club. Lessons are a private arrangement between you and the coach. You pay the coach directly at the time of the lesson.

1 person private lesson, $25 for ½ hr (swim only)

2 person semi-private lesson, $30 for ½ hr ($15 each - swim only)

1 person private lesson, $40/hr (swim or dive)

2 person private lesson $50/hr. ($25 each - swim or dive)

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