Blue Level Instructors

Eric Ross

Eric Ross

Eric Ross was born into a swimming family, the son of two swim coaches. He started swimming competitively way back in the fall of 1997 and kept at it until 2012. He has experience swimming at the club, high school and college level. Since 2019, he has been the coach of the Holmes Run Acres NVSL swim team, and is looking to help out any Hurricanes who want some additional technique work (starts, turns, or strokes) this summer!

Red Level Instructors

Annabel Sullivan

Annabel Sullivan

Annabel Sullivan is a recent graduate of Falls Church High School who has been swimming competitively for 12 years for the Holmes Run Hurricanes, has swam for VLAC swim club for 5 years, and the Falls Church HS Varsity team for 4 years (swimming up to state level and as captain her senior year). Annabel has been coaching young children for 6 years and is currently a coach for Holmes Run as well as the adult swim club Masters Swim. She would love to work with anyone from little kids learning to swim up through competitive swimmers looking for technique work.

Caroline Forde

Caroline Forde

Caroline Forde is going into her Senior year at St. Andrews School in Delaware. She has been on the Holmes Run Hurricanes for the past 12 years and on various club teams for the past 8 years. She has been a Junior Coach for the Holmes Run Hurricanes for the past 5 years and it’s one of her favorite things to do! She is lifeguard and CPR/AED certified. She loves teaching all ages how to be comfortable in the water but her specialty lies in helping already established swimmers improve their technique! She hopes to see you soon!

Casey Tripp

Casey Tripp

Casey Tripp has been a part of the Holmes Run Pool community for 14 years, and the HRA swim team for 13 years. She is an authorized Swim Instructor. Casey has been a junior coach for 6 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 graduate of Falls Church High school, and a resident of Holmes Run Acres.

Erik Judy

Erik Judy

Erik Judy is a swimmer for the Holmes Run Acres swim team and the Falls Church High School swim team. He has had 12 years of experience swimming competitively, and 5 years of coaching. Erik has swam for the VLAC club team during the winter season for nearly 6 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 fully certified as a lifeguard and CPR certified. He is a rising freshman at George Mason University and would love to teach members how to swim or get better at the sport.

White Level Instructors

Joseph Gallacher

Joseph Gallacher

Joseph Gallacher is 16 years old and an All-Star swimmer on the Holmes Run Hurricanes swim team. He is a hands on instructor by getting in the water to demonstrate and thrives in teaching stroke technique to moderate swimmers.