Piranhas – Coaches
Meet the wonderful coaches of the Parklawn Piranhas!
- GYPSY ROBERTS — UPDATED FEB 14 2018
- Gypsy is returning for her 5th year as Head Coach. She began swimming at the age of four at Parklawn and swam competitively for USA Swimming clubs and high schools in the area. She is the Lead Coach for Arlington Aquatic Club (AAC)’s Age Group Prep program and an Assistant Coach for AAC’s Sunday Gators program. Gypsy loves coaching the summer swim team because everything about summer swimming is fun! It gives kids of all ages and abilities the opportunity to improve and feel team camaraderie. It also builds a sense of community among the kids, parents, volunteers, and supporters.
- John Gullickson
- John grew up in the Mount Vernon area where he swam at Mansion House and the Mount Vernon Yacht Club. Later, he swam at FBST, AAC, Mount Vernon and West Potomac in addition to Club Swim & Water Polo at James Madison University. Also known as Mr. G. in Alexandria, Coach John teaches K-8 PE at St. Mary’s School and is the Varsity Head Swim, Dive and Water Polo Coach at Bishop Ireton High School (in addition to coaching club with the Potomac Marlins). With 30+ seasons of coaching experience, Coach John is looking forward to working with the Piranhas this summer and having a fun, fast and exciting team time!
- Michele Montgomery
Michele has swum for the Parklawn Piranhas for the past 14 years, starting at 4 years old. She is returning to the team this summer as a coach after finishing her first year at college. She is an enthusiastic and experienced swimmer, and holds team relay records. Her favorite memories from Parklawn are winning the division and relay carnival in the same season as well as cheering at meets and having Friday night pep rallies with the team. Michele is looking forward to having another successful and fun year with the Piranhas.