Emily Borders has over 10 years of experience teaching as a certified Red Cross Swim Instructor, as well as five years lifeguarding, and three years coaching a summer swim team. Emily was a competition swimmer from age 7 through high school and swam at the state championship level. She coached and taught swimming throughout college and grad school, including for Fairfax County Park Authority. She has continued her own learning through US Masters Swimming as an adult. She has two children on the HRA Hurricanes and is a certified stroke and turn judge. She has worked professionally as an occupational therapist for FCPS for 15 years. Emily's academic background (BS in kinesiology/ psychology; MS in occupational therapy) had grounded her in the detailed study of human movement, so she is well-equipped to help swimmers looking to hone techniques, such as starts, turns, troubleshooting DQs, breaking down stroke techniques, streamlining and efficiency.
Brian Benny (Benny) is a Holmes Run lifeguard. Benny was a competitive swimmer on his high school team for 3 years and is a former Open Water Survival Trainer for the U.S. Marine Corps where he was on active duty for eight-years. Benny is Ellis certified for Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. He is a rising Junior in College. I am 28 years old, I was a Active duty Marine for 8 years. Benny has a 5 year old daughter who he enjoys teaching swimming. He is also an experienced surfer.
Angie Arquette-Overman was a swimmer at Holmes Run for 13 years and a junior coach for 7 years. She was a varsity swimmer at Bishop Ireton High School for four years where she was a captain for two. Angie was a lifeguard at the pool during the summers of 2016 and 2017. She currently attends the College of William and Mary where she studies Kinesiology and Biochemistry along with playing club water polo. Angie is incredibly excited to give lessons at Holmes Run this summer.
Matt Quandt was a swimmer for the Holmes Run Hurricanes, and a lifeguard at the pool. He currently attends George Mason University, where he plays underwater hockey. Matt is excited to be back at the pool this summer working with the younger swimmers.
Erik Judy is a swimmer for the Holmes Run Acres swim team and the Falls Church High School swim team. He has had 9 years of experience in swimming competitively, and 2 years of coaching. Erik has swam for the VLAC club team during the winter season for nearly 3 years. He has participated in the Junior Olympics winter meet as well as NVSL All Stars. Erik is certified in advanced child care and is currently working on being certified as a lifeguard and CPR certified. He is a rising sophomore at Falls Church High School and would love to teach members how to swim or get better at the sport.
Casey Tripp has been a part of the Holmes Run Pool community for 12 years, and the HRA swim team for 11 years.. She is a newly authorized Swim Instructor. Casey has been a junior coach for 4 years during the summer and winter season. Casey loves to work with the Tropical Storms and younger swimmers but also enjoys working with the older kids. She is Ellis certified for Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Casey is a rising junior at Falls Church High school, and a resident of Holmes Run Acres.
Annabel Sullivan is a certified lifeguard at Holmes Run pool. She is a member of the Holmes Run Hurricanes swim team and has been swimming competitively for nine years. She also swims for Falls Church High School and VLAC swim club in the winter. Annabel has been coaching year round for two years and greatly enjoys working with kids; helping them to both learn to swim and work on stroke development and technique. Annabel has an Ellis certification in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Annabel is a rising sophomore, and is very excited to be working with you this summer!