Meet the Competitive Swim Instructors
Jason is in his third season with Machine Aquatics. Jason leads the National Prep Groups at both Oakmarr and Madeira while continuing to assist the National Team. He also coaches two evenings per week with the Madeira Age Group program. Prior to joining Machine, Jason spent 2 ½ years with Nitro Swimming in Austin, TX, 7 years with the Darien YMCA Piranhas in Darien, CT, and 3 years with the Whippany Waves in NJ. Throughout his career, Jason has coached swimmers ranging from beginners to Olympic Trial Qualifiers. He also spent this past summer Head Coaching the Hunter Mill Sharks of the NVSL. In 2016, Jason was selected by USA Swimming to be on the staff for the National Diversity Select Camp at the OTC in Colorado Springs, CO.
Jason believes in a positive approach and enjoys motivating swimmers to not only reach their goals, but to surpass them. He hopes to accomplish this through hard work and an ALL IN commitment to the team! Outside of the pool he spends his time watching sports and cheering for the NY Giants, NY Mets, NJ Devils, WVU Mountaineers, and Notre Dame Football! He have an identical twin brother who is also a swim coach.
From Triangle, VA, Shannon started swimming competitively at the age of 6. She swam for PWSL in Prince William County and swam year round for Occoquan Swimming until the age of 14. At 14, she made the transition to Machine Aquatics where she swam with Christian Doud and then later on with Dan Jacobs and qualified for Junior National meets and Arena Pro Series Meets. During her high school career, Shannon swam for Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, VA where she was the 2011 VA AAA State Champion in the 200 free.
Shannon eventually went on to swim Division 1 at James Madison University. During her time there, she was a 6x ALL-CAA swimmer. Her senior year she was the CAA conference champion in the 200IM and part of winning relays. She graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science concentrating in Public Health Education. Shannon has worked with Machine Aquatics since 2013 at the swim school and is excited that she will be on deck as well as continuing working at the swim school.