Coaching Staff

Ryan Westhafer Head Admin/Gold II & Bronze II Coach

Coach Ryan will be entering his third season with NCAP and is the primary coach for Gold II and works with the Bronze I/II goups. Before coming to NCAP Ryan worked at The FISH Swim Team for 6 years coaching groups from Age Group through Senior Athletes. Coach Ryan has spent the last five seasons as an assistant with the Mid-Distance group and George Mason University. During the 2019-2020 Ryan helped lead the Men’s Team to their first A-10 Conference title in program history.

Coach Ryan swam all four years in high school where he represented Bayard Rustin High School at the PA State Meet in the 100 Breaststroke Final for 3 years. Ryan completed collegiately at Towson University under Coach Pat Mead before starting his coaching career in 2013. During his fifth-year Ryan was a student assistant for Towson University where he helped the Women’s Team earn their sixth conference title in seven years.

Coach Ryan  believes that swimming is about fun, technique, and speed, but most importantly the life lessons and relationships you build along the way. Outside of the pool, Ryan enjoys running, lifting, sports, and spending time with his family.

Pete Morgan Head Coach/ Gold I Coach

Coach Pete Morgan helped start the Club in 1978. Coach Pete's coaching career began with the Solotar Swim Team, (1975-78).  He has been the Head Coach of the Club since 2004. Pete was named to the USA National Team Staff from 1986-1989 and from 1998 to 2013. He was an Assistant Men's Coach for the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, the Head Men's Coach for the Inaugural 2006 Junior Pan Pac in Hawaii and the Assistant Men’s Coach at the 2007 World Championships in Shanghai, China. He is an ASCA Level 5 Coach, and he was inducted into the American Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

Kim Spina Bronze II&III Coach
Don Tucker Gold III Coach

Coach Don has been involved with swimming since he was 8 years old. Starting off with the Chase Club Sharks, Coach Don found early success in the sport by winning CSL All-Stars in the maximum 3 events just 2 months after learning to swim. Shortly after his first All-Stars, he began swimming year-round with the Mason Makos. Longing for something more, Coach Don switched teams at age 12 and has been involved with NCAP ever since. He is a 15 year BRSC veteran who has held club jobs such as Weight-Room attendant, Kids Camp Counselor, lessons coach, lessons coordinator, lifeguard, and NCAP coach.

Coach Don started his coaching career as a junior coach for the Chase Club Sharks. Over the course of the next 5 years, he worked his way up to assistant coach and then to Assistant Head Coach. Later in his career, he was named to the Washington Post "All-Met" teams his sophomore, junior, and senior years of highschool. Coach Don is also a former multi-time Academic All-American, as well as regular All-American. His favorite events are 50 freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, and 200 IM

Jake Anderson SG3 & Bronze II/III Coach

Coach Jake Anderson is entering his second season with NCAP and will be coaching Silver II AM, Bronze 1, and Bronze II/II AM for the 2022-2023 season. Jake started with NCAP at Burke Racquet and Swim Club back in 2007-2008 when he was just a Silver-level swimmer himself. He continued his training here until graduating high school, going on to be a Jr. National gold medalist and earning himself a scholarship at St. Andrews University where he would be a NAIA National finalist in the 50 Free and 100 Breast.

            Coach Jake’s passion for coaching began as a high schooler at his neighborhood pool, Rolling Forest, where he first coached the Tidal Waves as Assistant Head Coach from 2010-2014. His first experience coaching with USA Swimming came in 2013-2014 at college where he took on a part time position assisting in the creation of a brand-new team—the St. Andrews Sand Sharks, taking on the 11-14 year-old practice group. After graduating college, Coach Jake has been thrilled to have the opportunity to return to his roots in our sport of swimming: returning as a coach for NCAP over the last three years and Head Coach for the Rolling Forest Tidal Waves for the last two Summers.

Jason Adler Silver I/II Coach
Ken O'Sullivan Bronze II/III Coach

Ken O’Sullivan has coached swimming at the Nation’s Capital Swim Club and its predecessor club, Curl-Burke, for 30 years.  He began as a “stroke and turn” coach, moved on to Senior-level groups, and subsequently spent decades as the primary Age Group coach for swimmers at the Intermediate/Prep level.  He retired from full-time coaching in 2019 but continues to work with NCAP’s youngest swimmers at the Burke Racquet & Swim Club.

Ken began swimming with the Knickerbocker Swim Club in Metro New York where he was a member of the team that captured the National Junior Open Water Championship.  He swam at the collegiate level at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he specialized in middle-distance freestyle events.  He holds a Master of Public Service degree from Western Kentucky University as well as his undergraduate degree from the Academy.  Ken, a Vietnam veteran, retired from the US Army after serving more than 21 years.  

Sean Martin Gold III Assistant

Sean Martin has coached swimming at the Nation’s Capital Swim Club and its predecessor club, Curl-Burke, for 24 years.  He began coaching the 8 and unders in the fall of 1998.  After a couple years, Sean began coaching the Senior Prep groups.  In 2006, Sean stepped away from coaching his own group.   In 2021, Sean decided that he wanted to be more involved at the Burke facility and began helping out more.

Sean swam for Coach Pete at Curl Burke Swim Club and swam at the collegiate level at Old Dominion University where he specialized in distance freestyle events.  He holds a Criminal Justice degree from Old Dominion University. 

Ben Viellieu Gold III Assistant

Ben Viellieu is a retired Naval Officer who has been coaching part time with BRSC age group and Master's programs for over 20 years.  During his military career he was involved with various youth and adult swim programs at numerous duty stations worldwide both as a coach and swimmer.  During his time in Northern Virginia he coached 15 years with the FCPA Para-Swim Team, 10 years with Lane 4 Masters, and most recently 2 seasons with Falls Church High School.  Ben currently resides in Burke, Virginia with his wife Shari.  They have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.