Meadowbrook Swim Team creates an atmosphere of opportunity and encouragement in competitive swimming which develops mental discipline, honesty, and teamwork in the pursuit of excellence.
John began his coaching career in 1980 while still in high school at Loyola Blakefield. John coached at every level of NBAC from 1980 until 2017. In addition, he coached four years at Archbishop Curley High School winning two MSA “B” Conference Championships and one MSA Level II meet championship (without a pool). From 2007 until 2017, John directed the NBAC Swim Camp which attracted swimmers from 34 states and 18 foreign countries. He also served as host to 30 national team coaches’ apprenticeships at Meadowbrook for the IOC and USOPC funded International Coaches Enrichment Certificate Program from 2008 until 2016. He has coached summer league at the Roland Run Club (1983-87) and Meadowbrook Swim Club (2005-6). John currently coaches masters swimming and the swim practice groups at Meadowbrook, where he is the general manager. Since 2008, John has served as chair of the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame committee.
Kailey is excited to help launch the Meadowbrook Swim Team. She joins our program after spending 8 years starting the Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club located in Stamford, Connecticut. At Chelsea Piers, Kailey was the Head Age Group coach and Director of the Swim School. Kailey has worked with all levels of the swim team from children just starting out in the competitive swimming world to CT State Champions, USA Swimming Sectionals qualifiers, USA Swimming Junior National qualifiers, and a four-time USA Swimming National Age Group Record holder.
Before moving to Connecticut in 2012, Kailey spent two years (2010-2012) coaching with North Baltimore Aquatic Club. She worked with various age groups within the club working with children between the ages of 12 and 16. From 2010-2012, Kailey also coached with Loyola University Maryland. In her two years with the Greyhounds, the Men’s team became the Metro Athletic Conference Champions (2011). In addition, Loyola had both a male (2011 and 2012) and female swimmer (2012) named Swimmer of the Year for the conference.
As a swimmer at Penn State, Kailey was a three-time NCAA qualifier and three-time honorable mention All-American. In multiple events, she ranks in the top five in Penn State’s history. She is a graduate of the Smeal College of Business where she majored in marketing and was a two-time academic all-big ten. As a former member of North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Kailey was ranked in the top 50 in the world in the 200 Butterfly. She competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials in multiple events where she finished in the top 25 and the 2009 World Championship Trials where she swam in the Consolation Finals in multiple events.