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HEAD COACH NEAL McELHATTAN
Neal grew up in Vienna, VA where he swam in the winter for York Swim Club on the National team and spent his summers swimming in the NVSL for the Dunn Loring Dolphins. He attended George C. Marshall High School, where he was a 3x VHSL State Finalist in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, received the Most Outstanding Player award for Men’s Swimming his senior year, and still holds the school record in the 100 Fly. After high school, he attended Old Dominion University where he continued to swim as a NCAA Division I athlete, earning his spot on the 400 medley and 200 medley relays which came in 3rd and 2nd at the CCSA championships, and being voted team captain his junior and senior year. He graduated from ODU with a B.S. in Finance in 2022.
Neal began coaching with his summer league team, first as a mini’s coach and then as an assistant coach. He is a USA Swimming Coach for Machine Aquatics and has been a NVSL head coach for the past two summers. He is ecstatic about being the new Head Coach for the Marlins and absolutely cannot wait to meet all of you! GO MARLINS!
SENIOR ASSISTANT COACH
Hi Marlin Families! My name is Olivia Gore and I am so excited to coach the Marlins for this season! I have been on the Marlins since I was seven and have been a Marlins assistant coach for five summers and Future Marlins and Lessons Head Coach for 2 years . 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. I graduated from James Madison University with a major in Elementary Education in May 2023 where I also played club water polo. The Marlins are always 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 swimmers this summer!
FUTURE MARLINS & GROUP LESSONS HEAD COACH / MARLINS ASSISTANT COACH
Atticus Gore is so excited to be back for their second year as an Assistant Coach and first year as the Head Coach of the Future Marlins and Group Lessons. Atticus loves the inclusive environment and positive role models the Marlins have introduced into their life, and is ecstatic to have some fast swims, good laughs, and a whole lotta’ fun with the whole Marlins family! In the less eventful 10 months of the year, you can find Atticus attending the College of William and Mary studying public policy and serving as an integral member of the Tribe Cheerleading Team! Go Tribe! This is Coach Atticus's 15th season with the McLean Marlins!
ASSISTANT COACH MICHAEL LUEBKE
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. We are excited to have Michael back for his third year as an Assistant Coach. Michael is a 2021 graduate of Langley High School where he played lacrosse and was involved in the mentor/mentee program. When Michael isn’t bringing the fun and coaching the Marlins he is studying Finance while attending the University of Mississippi. Hotty Toddy!
ASSISTANT COACH RYAN CAMPBELL
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 the Virginia Tech Hokie Club Swim Team. He has been coaching Future Marlins and Group Lessons since he was 13 years old. He has also has coached at Norman Swimming for 4 years. Ryan loves the Marlin spirit shown during pep rallies, team cheers, and the Lane 7 Pep Squad. Ryan is Virginia Tech where he is studying Biological Sciences! We are excited to have Ryan back with the Marlins for his third year as an Assistant Coach!