Meet the Coaches


NOTE: If you would like your swimmer to have private lessons, please reach out to one of the coaches listed below. The coaches' private lessons rates are listed underneath their titles. Thank You.
 

HEAD COACH NEAL McELHATTAN
nvmcelhattan@gmail.com

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!


FUTURE MARLINS & GROUP LESSONS HEAD COACH / MARLINS ASSISTANT COACH
OLIVIA GORE

ojg4143@gmail.com
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 junior 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!





ASSISTANT COACH ELLISON SOOBERT
esoobert@gmail.com

Ellison Soobert is coming up on his 14th season with the McLean Marlins, and 2nd season as an Assistant Coach. He was a lane leader two of the three years that he coached the Future Marlins. Ellison was a Team Captain of the Langley Swim & Dive team that went undefeated and won Districts and Regionals in the 2020-2021 school year. When Ellison is not bringing energy and hype to the Marlins, he is pursuing an electrical engineering degree at the University of Michigan. He is an active member of Michigan's club swimming team, and is currently treasurer on the club's executive board. Ellison competed at the College Club Swimming national meet, where Michigan's national team placed 15th in the country. Ellison also plays an integral role in managing the Marlins social media outlets, website, and creating each end of season slideshow. We are truly lucky to have all his energy and institutional know-how on deck and thankful to have him back for his second year as an Assistant Coach.




ASSISTANT COACH MICHAEL LUEBKE
michaeluebke01@gmail.com

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. 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! Let’s give it up for Michael Luebke and welcome him back to the Marlins as an Assistant Coach!





ASSISTANT COACH RYAN CAMPBELL
rclion23@gmail.com

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 Machine Aquatics and is a Captain of 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 has coached at Norman Swimming since 2018. Ryan loves the Marlins spirit shown during pep rallies, team cheers, and the Lane 7 Pep Squad. Ryan will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall and will be majoring in Biological Sciences! We are excited to have Ryan back with the Marlins for his second year as an Assistant Coach!




ASSISTANT COACH ATTICUS GORE
atticusgorie@gmail.com
 
Atticus Gore is so excited to join the coaching staff for their 14th season on the McLean Marlins! 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 coaching for Norman Swim and York Swim club along with being a captain of the McLean High School swim and cheer teams! Atticus will be attending the College of William and Mary in the fall and plans to pursue a degree in Public Policy!








FUTURE MARLINS & GROUP LESSONS ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
KRISTIN SARGENT

kristinsargent9@gmail.com

Kristin Sargent is coming up on her 13th season with the McLean Marlins. She loves the spirited and kind community which comes with the Marlins and is always excited to meet new swimmers each year and bring them into the Marlin family. Kristin began coaching for the Marlins when she was 13 as a Futures and Groups coach and was a lane leader in the 2021 season. When it is unfortunately not Marlins season, she works for Norman swimming, swims on Machine, and is on McLean High School's Varsity swim team. Kristin loves spending every day on the pool deck with the Marlins, and is so excited to be brought onto the staff this year to work with the Future Marlins!