Our goal is to help you swim better. Every one of our swim instructors has been in the swimming world the majority of their lives and has been trained with our protocols. Our swim lessons are for swimmers of all ages and abilities. We want everyone to know how to swim, let's get started.

Dominic Latella

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In addition to his love for the sport, Dominic has been in the swimming world for over 14 years, and not just as a coach. Take a look at some pieces of his resume:

  • The only Level 4 US Masters Swimming coach in Virginia and DC (the highest level of certification available)
  • Head swim coach for Adaptive Swimming at Walter Reed
  • 2 time coach at USMS High Performance Camp
  • 10 yrs coaching experience working with swimmers of all ages and ability levels
  • US Masters Swimming Level 1-3 Certification Instructor
  • US Masters Swimming Learn-to-Swim Certification Instructor

Dominic’s straight to the point scientific approach helps you learn safe and efficient swimming technique. SwimBox's endless pool technology allows him to be able to stop you mid-stroke and make any needed corrections/adjustments. He’ll tell you exactly what needs to be done with your swimming to become more efficient, get faster, and swim injury free.

cynthia plasschaert

Cynthia is a Level 2 US Masters Swimming Coach and has been teaching swim lessons since she was 15 years old. In addition to coaching age group teams, she's also taught adaptive swimming and water aerobics. Cynthia swam at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) as a distance swimmer. She also works part-time as a coach for the Alexandria Masters swim team located in the Alexandria & Arlington areas. 

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Sydney just graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Kinesiology. She has been teaching swim lessons for 6 years while being a swimmer herself. Sydney swam for George Mason  University as a freestyle and butterfly sprinter. She currently holds the school record in three events and competed at the Olympic Trials in 2016. In 2017 she was awarded with the Student-Athlete of the Year award. Currently, Sydney is a coach with MAKOS where she focuses on working with children and building their techniques.

Eric Chestnut

A recent college graduate with a degree in kinesiology, Eric is a former member of the George Mason University varsity swim team. Growing up he swam for several local swim teams including NCAP and W.T. Woodson high school. Eric began his coaching career when he was 16 years old at Hunter Mill swim club, a team that's part of the NVSL. Additionally, Eric is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and sports nutritionist by the NSCA and ISSN, respectively.

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We collaborate with Fast Track Sports Medicine & Performance Center and work hand in hand with their staff to make sure our plan of action is suitable for you. Have a shoulder problem? We'll work with one of the physical therapists, massage therapists, sports medicine doctors, and strength & conditioning coaches to work through the issue and keep your swimming strong and safe.