Meet the Coaches

NOTE: If you would like your swimmer to have private lessons, please reach out to one of the coaches listed below. Thank You.


This summer will be Riley’s fourth as Head Coach of the Marlins. A lifelong Marlin, Riley grew up in McLean, swimming for York Swim Club and Langley High School before attending the College of William and Mary. After graduating from William and Mary in 2020 with a degree in government, Riley accepted a full-time coaching position with 757Swim where he primarily worked with age group and developmental swimmers. This past winter, Riley helped coach athletes to nineteam records, as well as numerous state qualifying times. When he is not coaching, Riley is probably playing Catan or working his way through a crossword puzzle. 

2021 will be Riley’s final season with the Marlins, as he is headed back to school in the fall to earn his master’s degree in education. He is excited to lead the Marlins for one summer, and create an unforgettable summer filled with fun, friendship, popsicles, pancakes, pep rallies, and a little swimming too. #FEAST



Brenna was born and raised in Charlottesville, VA where she began swimming for a local summer league team at age four. She swam year-round for the Piedmont Family YMCA (CYAC) from ages 7-18. She attended Denison University where she specialized in the butterfly, breastroke, IM, and sprint freestyles. She was a 12x NCAA All-American, a 2x NCAA Academic All-American and a 4x Individual NCAC Conference Champion. The Denison women's team placed both second and third in team finishes at NCAA's during her tenure. She was voted team captain her senior year and graduated from Dension University in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology and Biology.

During the summer break from Denison, she was both a Head and Assistant Coach for her summer league team as part of the Jefferson Swim League (JSL) in Charlottesville. She was hired with Machine in the fall of 2015 and spent two years as an assistant coach to the National group, as well as coaching age groupers. She took over as the Head Site Coach at Tuckahoe in the Fall of 2017. She was previously the Heat Associate Coach at Overlee from 2016-2020 and is beyond excited to join the staff, team and community at MSTA! #FEAST

Hi Marlin Families! My name is Olivia Gore and I am so excited to Coach Future Marlins and Group lessons this summer! I have been on the Marlins since I was seven and have been an assistant coach for four summers. I graduated from McLean High school in 2019, where I was a member of the Swim and Dive team. I also swam for York Swim Club for many winters starting in elementary school. Currently, I am a sophomore studying Elementary Education at James Madison University, where I also play club water polo. Marlins is a huge part of my summer and I have so many fond memories, and I hope to make some new ones! I am looking forward to a great season with your children this summer!

This will be Anna’s 15th year on the Marlins, and her 7th year coaching Future Marlins, group lessons and private lessons. This will also be her 5th year as an assistant coach for the Marlins Swim Team. Anna graduated from McLean High School in 2018, and now studies history, political science, English and legal studies at the University of Delaware. Anna has swum for McLean High School Swim and Dive, as well as for York Swim Club. Anna is very excited to be working with the Marlins, and looks forward to a great summer! #FEAST

Ellison Soobert is coming up on his 14th season with the McLean Marlins. Since he was a wee lad, his summers have entirely been focused on the team and NVSL. He was a lane leader two of the three years that he coached the Future Marlins, and he also was selected to provide semi-private swim lessons. When Ellison is not bringing energy and hype to the Marlins, he is busy leading Langley Swim & Dive as a Team Captain. Langley went undefeated to win Districts and Regionals in the 2020-2021 school year. Ellison also plays an integral role in managing the Marlins social media outlets, website, and creating each end of season slideshow. Next year, he will be attending the University of Michigan, where he plans to pursue engineering. Please welcome Ellison as an Assistant Coach. We are truly lucky to have all his energy and institutional know-how on deck!

Michael Luebke has been a Marlin since he was 10 years old. He loves the sense of spirit, pride, and family that comes with being a Marlin, and is excited to impart these important traits to the younger swimmers and new members of the team. He was a Future Marlins Coach for 4 Years, and a Lane Leader for 2 of those years. When Michael isn’t coaching or swimming for the Marlins he is playing lacrosse at Langley High school where he is involved in the mentor/mentee program. He is also currently in the Leadership class at Langley High school. Let’s give it up for Michael Luebke and welcome him to the Marlins as a new Assistant Coach!

Ryan Campbell has been a Marlin since he was 6 years old. He knows anything there is to know about being a Marlin and F-E-A-S-T exhibited by earning Most Spirited, Most Dedicated, and the Coaches Choice Award. He is also a 5 time NVSL All-Star competitor. In addition to swimming for the Marlins, during the winters he swims with York Swim Club and McLean High School’s varsity swim team. Clearly this guy prefers water over land! He has been coaching Future Marlins and Group Lessons since he was 13 years old. He has also coached at Norman Swimming for the past three years. We are excited that Ryan is joining the Marlins for his inaugural year as an Assistant Coach. Welcome!!