Liz Badley is excited to join the Herndon Hammerheads Swim Team as the head coach in the summer of 2017!
She began her coaching career on the ice in 1996 as a junior coach for the skate-4-fun summer skate camp, coaching both roller blading and ice skating. She transferred her coaching skills to the water in 1998 and has coached or taught swimming for a USA swim club's Swim School, Worldgate Sport and Health, RSTA, Reston Association, NVSL, Herndon Community Center, Oak Marr Rec Center, South Lakes High School, Herndon Aquatic Club, and the Potomac Valley Zones Team. In 2001 she added dive coach to her resume, working with Chantilly High School (01-02), South Lakes High School (05-present), Herndon Community Center (06-present), and Oak Marr Rec Center (07-2015).
Liz doesn’t just coach swimming when she’s on the pool deck. She uses swimming as a place to practice life skills, such as goal setting, hard work, dedication, and confidence, which will outlast the swimmer’s time on the pool deck. She brings her passionate belief that every swimmer is capable of success to every practice and every interaction with the kids.
Outside of coaching, Liz loves running, open water swimming, photography, and her puppy Penny! The kids joke that they can hear Coach Liz underwater because her cheering is so loud at meets! She has worked full time for the Reston Association in the parks and recreation maintenance facility for the past 8 years, but will be returning to teaching in the fall of 2017.
Megan Wright is excited to be getting back into the swimming world as the Head Assistant Coach of the Hammerheads this summer! Megan is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and moved to the Reston area 4 years ago. Megan graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Exercise Science, upon graduation she started working at a physical therapy clinic when she decided to go back to school to become a teacher as she missed working with kids. Megan is currently a first grade teacher at Coates Elementary in Herndon. Growing up you could not get Megan away from the pool. Megan was on swim team year round from 5 years old until graduating at 18. The last few years on the summer team she helped coach the 6 and unders. Once old enough she became a lifeguard and swim instructor where she taught swim lessons for 7 years. Outside of swimming and teaching Megan likes to travel back to Delaware to spend time with family and friends as well as visiting the beach. You can often catch her relaxing watching a movie, going for a bike ride or walk.
Sarah Przybysz is a rising senior at Herndon High School and a seasoned Hammerhead. Since the age of 8, swimming for the Hammerheads has been the best part of her summer. Outside of swim team, Sarah enjoys running long distance track and playing violin in the Herndon High School Orchestra. She is very excited to be an assistant coach this summer, and is looking forward to another great season with the Hammerheads!
Christian Ginieczki is a rising senior at Herndon High School. He was introduced to the water and the sport of swimming at a young age and has fallen in love with the sport ever since. His competitive swimming career has consisted of swimming for Kingston Chase of the Herndon Swim League in the summer, as well as competing for Machine Aquatics National Team. He’s developed an overall love for the sport and the competition of racing. Outside the pool he enjoys the outdoors, playing other sports, and spending time with friends and family.
He’s excited to take over the Assistant Head Coach position and begin his first year as a Hammerhead!