Open Coaching Position

As an Alexandria Masters Swim Coach you will help lead and inspire swimmers through
high-quality instruction that fosters a joy for developing and participating in the sport of
swimming. We are a USMS registered Masters team with over 180 swimmers of varying
levels swimming at 3 locations in Alexandria, Virginia. We train year-round, including an
outdoor program in the summer.
On a regular day you will conduct group practices, analyze swim techniques and
determine skill levels, develop individualized swimming programs, educate swimmers
on various techniques and styles, and oversee training.

Responsibilities include:
  • Lead structured Alexandria Masters practices focusing on stroke technique,competitive preparedness, relationship building, and collaboration based on the needs of the Alexandria Masters community.
  • Build and grow the Alexandria Masters program in conjunction with fellow coaches to include developing an engaging training program.
  • Write all practices for the Alexandria Masters swimmers.
  • Attend team events, and a selected number of swim meets each year (determined in coordination with coaches and the board).
  • Assist swimmers with swim meet, triathlon, or other competition training.
  • Potentially be available for more than one practice site running the Alexandria Masters program.
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to each practice to confirm swimmers’ U.S. Masters Swimming registration and current membership status with Alexandria Masters Swimming.
  • Keep detailed and accurate attendance records.
  • Maintain consistent, clear, effective and positive communication with the Alexandria Masters swimmers.
  • To thrive in this position you have coached competitive swimming and have a thorough understanding of stroke technique. You create skill-level appropriate work-outs and have excellent communication with swimmers, board members, and pool staff.
  • Strict adherence with safe sport standards.

  • Lifeguard or In-Water Skills certification and CPR (BLS)/First Aid certified*(required)
  • Pool operator certification* (preferred)
  • USA Swimming or USMS certified coach, ASCA certifications (preferred)* The Alexandria Masters Swim Team will pay for the following certifications for its regular coaching staff.
  •  Yearly USMS registration – 100% reimbursed
  • Lifeguard/CPR certification – 100% reimbursed
  • Pool Operator certification – 100% reimbursed
  • USMS Coaching certification classes – 50% reimbursed (Potomac Valley LMSC will also reimburse 50% once the request is approved)

Hourly rate: $28 for 60-minute practices, $42 for 90-minute practices

To apply, email your resume or CV to with “Coach
Application” in the subject line.

The Alexandria Masters Swim Team is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and
equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran’s status



Barb Gundred

Morning Coach - Franconia Rec Center

Barb has been swimming competitively since early childhood. Throughout the years she has been a multiple world record holder, Nationals record holder, All American, and National Champion. She has coached numerous age group teams, masters' teams, and high school teams. In addition to her work with Alexandria Masters, she is currently the head coach of the Little Hunting Park Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) team. During her tenure, the team advanced from Division 15 to Division 4.
She was awarded Coach of the Year for the NVSL in 2023. Barb also coached Alexandria City High School Swimming in 2016 and 2017. Barb has coached Alexandria Masters since 2017.
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.

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!
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. 

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.


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.