Matt Johnson

Substitute Coach

Matt recently retired from the Air Force and lives in Arlington with his wife Laura. He is originally from Iowa, grew up an age group swimmer, attended Iowa State Univ, and has competed in multisport and open water events.

Logan Klinsky

Morning Coach - George Washington Rec Center
I started swimming when I was 5, and I swam for Miami University (OH) where I specialized in middle distance freestyle. I competed in the 2013 World Maccabi Games, bringing home a silver medal in the 100M FR. I've been coaching all levels for the past 10 years, but have been coaching (and competing with) master's swimmers for the past 3 years at Nashville Aquatic Club in Nashville, TN. I recently completed my master's in forensic psychology, and now work for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I dabble in stand-up comedy outside of the pool, have a chocolate lab named Pekka and love sharing my passion for swimming!
Tim Taylor -

Tim Taylor

Evening Coach

Tim holds Level 2 ASCA and Level 3 US Masters coaching certifications and has been coaching all ages since 2008. He has coached for both the Potomac Marlins and Nation’s Capital in the local area and has coached Alexandria Masters since 2012. As a swimmer, Tim is a short and mid-distance butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and IM specialist, and has a number of USMS National Top 10 times and Alexandria Masters team records under his belt.

Stephanie Gauzens -

Stephanie Gauzens

Substitute Coach

Stephanie has been swimming since she was five and started coaching when she was in high school. She hails from Florida and hates indoor pools. She is a Level 2 US Masters coach, holds four USMS All-American relay honors, and is currently the Chairman of the Potomac Valley LMSC board. She also serves on the USMS Elections and Legislation committees. 


As a coaching staff, we strive to provide guidance, instruction, and motivation for our swimmers. You are encouraged to talk to your on-deck coach about your personal goals with training in the pool. Please fill out this swimmer goal sheet and bring it to your regular coach to help facilitate that discussion. Read our training plan document to understand how our workouts help fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers, and triathletes/open water swimmers.