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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Steve Bialorucki

Head Coach

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Steve has been the head coach of Old Dominion Aquatic Club since July of 1994. He has been involved with competitive swimming for over thirty years as a swimmer and coach. Previous to ODAC, he was the head coach of East Side Swimming in Pensacola, Florida, and the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently the only coach in the area certified at the highest level attainable (Level 5) by the American Swim Coaches Association. He has also taken his teaching skills to Colorado Springs as a frequent guest of USA Swimming as a staff member of swim camps at the United States Olympic Training Center. Steve continues to further his knowledge and understanding of the sport of swimming by working with swimmers at both ends of the swimming spectrum – from beginners, as the program director of the Swim America Lesson Program, to elite-level swimmers, as the National Team coach. He believes that the Old Dominion Aquatic Club offers the best for any young person interested in furthering their skill and enjoyment within swimming. Send e-mail to Steve
 

Craig Bialorucki

Head Age Group Coach

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Craig has recently returned to ODAC.  Craig grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He swam for Old Dominion Aquatic Club for over a decade, swam and lettered as captain for Kempsville High School for four years and also swam as a collegiate athlete for Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia.  Craig has experience in many different areas in the swimming world including Swim America Swim instructor for 15 years, Swim America Site Supervisor for 4 years, ODAC assistant coach for 3 years,Virginia Zone Coach 4 times, Head Coach of OBX Swim Club for 3 years & Head Age Group Coach of Carolina Aquatics.  Craig has had the privilege of working with some of the best swimmers in the Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina LSCs and he has returned to develop these swimmers again.  Craig believes that with hard work, commitment, discipline and motivation: young athletes can achieve what they put their minds to.  Technique is of utmost importance & training is another top priority for Craig with challenging sets, intense regiments of interval training and pushing the boundaries of swimmers’ comfort levels through training zones.  Craig is pleased to be back with Old Dominion Aquatic Club where he will strive to develop the best young athletes the sport of swimming can offer.

Karen Keenan

Head Site Coach - Suffolk

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Karen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and started swimming at the age of five with the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins where she eventually became a Junior National qualifier. She was a multi-sport letter winner during her high school years in cross country, track and swimming. Her athletic prowess afforded her the honor of being elected to her high school Hall of Fame along with earning a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. After graduating with a degree in education, Karen began her coaching career and has been actively coaching for the past eighteen years. Her first coaching experience was with the Cincinnati Marlins where she worked with Head Coach Steve Bialorucki.Karen lives with her daughter Jordyn.

Karen believes that swimming should be fun and enjoyable for swimmers to be able to commit to the hard work and positive attitude that are key components of successful swimming. She supports the ODAC philosophy of the swimmers staying in the sport for the long term and constantly looks for ways to make this available to each and every athlete.  Send e-mail to Karen at
 karensundahl@swimodac.com.

Krissy Joy Kirkman

Assistant Senior Coach

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Krissy has a long standing history with ODAC. She started swimming with the club in 1982 and trained with ODAC through her college years. Krissy attended Old Dominion University where she received a degree in Health, Physical Education and Driver’s Education. In 1990, Krissy was named the team’s MVP and still holds several top 10 times for the school.
Krissy has been coaching in the area with a local summer league team and High School team since 1990. She joined the ODAC staff as an 8 and under coach 4 years ago. Last year she began working with the Senior Select group where she remains today. ODAC has been such an important part of Krissy’s life and it gives her great satisfaction to continue to work with such a great club.  Send e-mail to Krissy at kkirkman@norfolkacademy.org

Shannon Koepp

8&U Coordinator / NA 8&U Blue & NA 11-12

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Shannon has been coaching with ODAC since 2006.  She started coaching in 1998 and previously coached for two other local swim teams.  Shannon graduated from Old Dominion University in 2004 with a BS in Sociology.  She married in 2005 and she and her husband now have two children.  Shannon is the 8 & Under Coordinator and is a certified ASCA Level 2 coach.  She coaches the 8 & Under Blue Group and assists with the 11-12 Age Group at the Norfolk Academy site.

Send Shannon an email shannonkoepp@gmail.com

Thess Escobar

GB 8&U Blue / GB 11-12

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Thess has a long history in swimming and with ODAC. She was a medalist at the Asian Games,Southeast Asian Games, and won a gold medal at the Asian and Southeast Asian Age Group Meet. Thess is a former Age Group National in the Philippines, Asia and South East Asia. She was a bronze medalist at the International Junior Olympics held in Japan and trained with ODAC in preparation of the South East Asian Games held in Manila, Philippines in 1981.
Along with Thess’s swimming experience, she has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education and an Associates Degree in Computer Science Information. Thess is an ASCA Level 2 Coach and has been coaching for eight years and she will be starting her sixth year with ODAC. Thess currently works with 8 and Under Blue at Great Bridge as well as the 11-12 Group at Great Bridge.  Send e-mail to Thess at
swimcoach777@yahoo.com.

Chester Holloman

GB 9-10

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Chester joined the Old Dominion Aquatic Club in August 1999. He began his coaching career with the City of Norfolk Aquatic Program. Prior to ODAC, Chester spent eight years as an assistant coach for the Chesapeake YMCA Aquatic Team (CYAT). While coaching the USS and YMCA swim teams at the Chesapeake YMCA he enjoyed helping young swimmers improve and enhance their swimming skills. He had the pleasure of coaching many outstanding swimmers who continue to do well in the sport. The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certified him in 1996. Chester was a coach for the 1999 Virginia Zone Team. In addition to coaching, Chester is a Health and Physical Education teacher for the City of Chesapeake. He has enjoyed watching young swimmers develop into outstanding athletics at the state and national levels. Send e-mail to Chester

Ashlee Guerrero

Head Site Coach - MHS

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Amber R Bialorucki

NA 9-10

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Amber grew up in Virginia Beach where she started swimming at the age of 8.  Her swimming achievements led her to accepting a swimming scholarship at the University of Virginia where she became a NCAA qualifier and part of the 2008 ACC champions.  Amber graduated from UVA in December 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Master's Degree in Secondary Education.  Her coaching experience include summer league coaching for Carolanne Farms Swim Club, high school swimming head coach, and currently coaching the 9-10 age group with ODAC.  Amber thoroughly enjoys working with kids in the water and in the classroom as a high school math teacher for Chesapeake Public Schools.  Additionally, Amber is happily married to Coach Craig Bialorucki with one dog and two cats.  Send email to Amber at arb8x@virginia.edu

Chrystina Marie Locher

GB 9-10 AFT / 8&Under Blue AFT

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Robin Morse

GB 8&U Yellow

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Coach Robin has been coaching at ODAC since 2001.  She works with the 8 and under swimmers (3 day a week) at the Great Bridge site.  Coach Robin is an ASCA Level 1 certified coach, and has been a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor for over twenty five years.  She began her coaching career at Carolanne Farm Swim Club in 2000.  Coach Robin truly enjoys working with ODAC's youngest swimmers, ensuring that they focus on proper technique while having fun!
Coach Robin received her BS degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University and her MS degree in Administration/Supervision from the Goerge Washington University.  She has been a Special Education teacher for the City of Chesapeake for over twenty five years. Send e-mail to Robin at
poolhed@cox.net

Board of Directors

Steve Bialorucki

Head Coach

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Bonnie Johnson

President

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Ron Carson

Treasurer

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Wendy Bender

Secretary

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Kelly Hollowell

At - Large

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Drew Kubovcik

At-Large

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Valerie Pyron

Accountant

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Lisa Mauldin

At-Large

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Ron Eubanks

At - Large

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Mark Clemente

VP for Facilities & Operations

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Jeff Kauffman

VP for Long Range Planning

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Cheri Bialorucki

Swim America Director

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