This is Alaina’s first year with SOC as the new Head Coach! She started college at James Madison University in the Fall of 2019 where she studies Kinesiology with a minor in Pre-Physical Therapy. She also swims for the JMU Dukes Division 1 NCAA team. Alaina graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2019 as a dual varsity athlete in basketball and swim. She was the 2019 All-State finalist in 100 Back & 200 IM and an All-American in the 200 Free & 200 Medley relays. After only swimming for them for one year, she holds multiple swim team records for Lake Braddock and the Potomac Marlins. She also holds records at her former summer pool, the Cottontail Cobias. She has attended numerous NVSL All Star meets and was a four-time USA Swim Eastern Zones & Futures qualifier. She loves to swim backstroke and IM but she swims a variety of different things for JMU! This summer she is really looking forward to getting to know and coach everyone, cheering super loudly, and having a ton of fun and spirit!! She couldn’t be more excited to become a SOC Stingray!!
Laine Schappert began her passion for swimming as a young toddler. She joined the Stingrays when she was 7-years old and started year-round swimming at NCAP. She continued swimming year-round in Guam and Hawaii while moving with her military family. After returning to Northern VA in 2014, Laine rejoined the SOC Stingrays and began swimming year-round with Machine Aquatics. Laine graduated from Woodson High School in 2019 as a 4-year Varsity Letter Athlete with 3 Patriot District Conference Champs under her belt. During her first few quarters at the University of South Florida, Laine still spent much of her time in the water. She is looking forward to her third summer coaching at SOC with her Stingrays!
David has been swimming on a summer swim team since he was 7-years old and has been swimming for SOC for 5-years. He spends his winters in the pool with the Mason Makos and the W.T. Woodson swim team. He is excited to coach the team this summer and can’t wait to hype up the team as Super SOC. His favorite stroke is butterfly.
Natalya has been a swimmer for 10 years, starting in minis. She is now in the 15-18 age group and has been coaching minis for the past 3-years. She previously swam for the Mason Makos but has recently switched to the Fairfax Foxes. Natalya made the Woodson varsity swim team her freshman year and had so much fun. She is so excited to help grow with the team and can’t wait for the summer.
Reid has been a swimmer on SOC since he was 8-years old. He’s always loved SOC, not just because of swim, but for the people within it. Currently, he's swimming for the W.T. Woodson Swim Team and Fairfax Foxes. One of Reid’s swim achievements is earning the award of point leader at SOC for 3-years in a row. Now as a rising sophomore, he’s becoming a junior coach on the swim team as well as a lifeguard. Hoping to have a fantastic season, he will stop at nothing to help SOC win meets and have fun.