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Geoff Schaefer Head Swim Coach

Coach Schaefer has been with the Sun Devils since the summer of 2000. In his 22 years the accolades are strong as they stem from Washington Post and Montgomery Gazette Coach of the Year to Division E titles, but the element where he hangs his hat is the one win in Division A during the summer of 2017. He has seen over 2000 swimmers and divers go through the CG system and treats all of his athletes and parents as his own family. Geoff teaches English at Walt Whitman High in Bethesda and recently retired from coaching high school swimming and volleyball so he could raise his two daughters better. He looks forward to the Saturday morning theme execution, Friday night pep rallies and the B meets that take less than two hours! PASL for life!!!

Phone: (301) 928-0305
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Jordan Gross swim coach

Jordan has been a proud Sun Devil since 2008, when he joined the team at the age of 6. Throughout Jordan’s career at Country Glen, he has held several team and pool records; been a regular participant in the Coaches Long Course and All-Star meets, and currently holds the MCSL 200 Medley Relay Record with his Country Glen teammates. Outside of Country Glen, Jordan is a rising junior on Georgetown University’s swim team, double majoring in Government and Economics with a minor in Business Administration. He specializes in the 400 IM, 200 IM, and 200 Butterfly and won the BIG EAST Conference Championships with his team this past February. Jordan will be returning for his fifth year as a swim coach, and he cannot wait for another Country Glen season full of amazing themes, fast swimming, and the most important thing: fun.

Phone: (301) 312-0729
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Bella Fenton Swim Coach

Bella has been swimming at Country Glen since 2015 and with MCSL since 2012. Throughout Bella's CG career, she has won the Coaches Award, set various records, and has been a regular participant in the Coaches Long Course and All Star meets. She graduated from Churchill High School this year and will be studying applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida in the fall. She was a captain of the Churchill swim and dive team and the girls and coed volleyball teams. Bella is super excited for her 8th year as a CG swimmer and her 2nd year as a coach.

Phone: (240) 383-0266
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Karim Elkassem Swim Coach

Karim has been on the Country Glen swim team since 2013 and is a second year coach. During his time as a sun devil, he qualified for many All Star and Coaches long course meets, received the highpoint award and the coaches award, and set multiple records. He was also a competitive swimmer for RMSC and a Churchill High school swim captain. He is now a second year business student at the University of Maryland. He is continuing his swimming career through the UMD club swim team and has also been invited to swim for the Moroccan National Team. Karim can’t wait for his 10th and final year as a Country Glen swimmer!

Phone: (301) 529-6347
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Casey Meretta Swim Coach

Casey has been swimming with the Sun Devils since 2008, and will be returning for his third year coaching with Country Glen. He has been a consistent Divisional and All Star swimmer since age 7, and swims year-round at the National level with All Star Aquatics. Casey’s accolades include being a multiple-time winner of the infamous paper plates “Cutest Couple” and “Harness the Power of the Sun,” and being known for having the best sunscreen game in MCSL. In the fall, Casey will attend Macalester College to study neuroscience and begin his collegiate swimming career. He looks forward to finally getting shaving cream sculptures right, cheering at halftime, and most of all, Monday Funday Donuts.

Phone: (301) 801-2825
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Ryan Quinn Dive Coach

Ryan has been a member of Country Glen since 2013. During that time Ryan has earned several team and pool records, placed 3rd at all stars twice, received several high points, and coaches award. Ryan started diving with Country Glen and he eventually joined a national training program where he competed in several USA Diving Regionals, Zones, and National events. He is returning for his second year as head coach for the Country Glen dive team and couldn’t be more excited! Outside of Country Glen, Ryan was an outstanding diver for Winston Churchill High School and is going to be attending The University of Tennessee in the fall.

Phone: (240) 707-7654
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Andrew Sidawy Swim Coach

After 13 years as a Sun Devil, Andrew is very excited to pay it forward and coach the next generation of Country Glen swimmers! When not at CG, Andrew can be found swimming for RMSC or the Churchill Swim Team. Among his favorite memories, Andrew will always remember receiving the CG Coaches Award. In addition to swimming, Andrew is a top-ranked varsity Cross Country and Track runner and hopes to use his skills to help his fellow teammates cross-train. Andrew is headed to the University of Maryland in the fall where he plans to study Biology and pursue a Pre-Med Track in the Scholar’s Program.

Phone: (301) 787-2774
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Brady Begin Swim Coach

Brady Begin has been on the CG swim team since 2009 and this will be his first year as a coach. He is following in the footsteps of his aunt and mom who were also CG coaches in the 80's and 90's.  Brady also swims year round for RMSC at KSAC  where he trains for distance events like the 1650, 1000, and 500 free which, unfortunately, are not MCSL events. He has found MCSL success over the years with many Coaches Longcourse and All Star meet swims and even has a 9-10 MCSL relay record which is still one of his favorite accomplishments.  He just finished up his sophomore year at Churchill where he had a successful first year on the swim team.  The highlight of the year was when the Churchill boys team, that is full of CG swimmers, won Metros and States. All year long he looks forward to being a part of the Country Glen Swim team because of the fun atmosphere where he can be on the same team as his younger brothers Charlie and Wes. Brady is excited to teach the youngest kids how to swim and how to do all of our team cheers. 

Phone: (301) 646-4789
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Tessa Meretta Swim Coach

Tessa began swimming with Country Glen in 2009 as a Little Devil, and she joined the swim team in 2010 when she was 5. She is a rising junior at Winston Churchill High school, where she plays soccer, lacrosse, and is on the swim team. She has two years of coaching experience at All Star Aquatics, where she is also a club swimmer. This is Tessa’s first year as a coach for Country Glen.

Phone: (301) 789-9345
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