2018 Dive Coaches
Head Coach (June 15 to July 27): Sarah Halperin
Sarah grew up in Bethesda and dove competitively through high school at Walt Whitman, and has a great deal of experience in dive coaching. Sarah is a graduate of Emory University (BA 2008) and the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work (MS 2014). She coached summer league at Old Georgetown Club for 12 summers, as well as a year of coaching the developmental program at Montgomery Aquatic Center. She loves working with children, as she spends the school year working at a before and after school program at an elementary school in DC. She is really excited to meet the divers at Little Falls and help them have a wonderful summer on the dive team!
Interim Head Coach (May 29-June 14): Ryan Blom
Ryan is a junior at Georgetown University where he is not only a student but also competes on the dive team. Ryan was our prior head dive coach at Little Falls, and we appreciate him filling in at the beginning of the2018 season while Sarah completes her school-year job duties.
Junior Coaches: James Marder and Grace Schwenker
James is a 9th grader at BCC High School, where he is on the BCC Varsity Swim and Dive Team. He also has been on both the swim and dive teams at Little Falls since he was 5 years old. James is excited to coach new kids to hopefully beat some of his records.
Grace is a 9th grader at Connelly School of the Holy Child. She is a member of their varsity dive team and has been a penguin diver for 7 years. Grace is so excited to coach our penguin divers!