In 2001, Paris helped start Machine Aquatics. She served as team manager and age group coach until 2009 when she stepped off the deck as a full time Machine coach to run the team operations. In addition to managing the team, she is also very active in USA Swimming.
Dan attended College at Old Dominion University where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He also swam Division 1 for ODU. That is where he had the honor to be coached on occasion by ASCA Hall of Fame coach Bill Peak. He was very inspired by him and his coaching philosophy.
During the summers Dan coached at Dunn Loring for three years before accepting the head coach position at Vienna Aquatic Club. Upon graduation from ODU he worked in the graphic design field for approximately 10 years, all along continuing to coach for VAC in the summer and coach USS for York Swim Club.
Dan started Machine Aquatics in 2001 with Christian Doud and his wife, Paris, and strives to be the best coach on the planet. He believes he will never stop learning to be a better coach. He is married to his best friend and partner Paris Jacobs. They have two beautiful children, Lilly and Daniel.
In 2008, Nancy was introduced to a family that had lost their son to a back yard pool drowning, which is when I found out about the Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) program. Shortly after that she participated and succeeded in the intensive 6-week certification training and has been teaching that year round in the DC area since then.
Brett’s previous jobs have included Camp Director at South Run Rec Center, teacher at Accotink Academy Therapeutic Day School, and coach for several different sports teams.
He was brought on to the Machine Swim School at the beginning of 2013, and is very excited to be a part of the rapidly growing company. Although most of his time is spent out of the water, you will occasionally see him filling in for classes!
While Brett thoroughly enjoys swimming, his true passions are soccer and music. He is currently a Boys Soccer coach at TC Williams High School and plays in a band, The OK Corral. His soccer team won the state title in 2014, and plans to put out a new album with his band in the same year.