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 OLIVIA GORE
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
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!
ASSISTANT COACH KRISTIN SARGENT
Kristin Sargent has been swimming for the Marlins since she was 5 years old. She absolutely loves the Marlin family and all of the traditions, energy, and inclusivity which comes with being a part of the team. Last year, Kristin was the Assistant Coach of the Future Marlins and is very excited is to be moving to the Marlin coaching team. On top of swimming for the Marlins, Kristin is a part of York Swim Club and a Captain of the McLean High School Swim and Dive team. Kristin has also been working for Norman Swimming over the last 4 years, and has served as the Manager for Norman the last 2. Kristin is graduating from McLean High School this year and will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall where she plans on studying International Business. Go Dawgs!
FUTURES AND GROUPS ASSISTANT COACH EVERLY (EVIE) JOHNSTON
Evie Johnston has been swimming for the Marlins since she was 6, and is so excited for her first year as Assistant Coach. She loves the spirit, passion, and love for each other that the Marlins have built and is looking forward to introducing new swimmers to the team. Swim has been a big part of Evie's life both in the pool and as a coach. In the pool, she swims for York Swim Club and McLean High School Swim and Dive as a Varsity Captain. She has coached for four years with the Future Marlins program and for five years with Norman Swimming. Outside of the pool she is graduating from McLean High School this year and will be attending Boston College in the fall to study International Relations. We are so excited to be adding Evie's expertise and enthusiasm to our pool deck this season!