Bayside Marlins Swim Team

​​​​​​​Welcome to the home of the Bayside Marlins Swim Team! This is your resource for meet schedules, results and coach information. Have a great season!

Meet Your Coaches



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Austin has been swimming competitively for over 10 years. He started swimming with the Larkspur Lasers of the VBSL and quickly progressed to swimming for various year round teams. He is currently a senior at Kempsville High School on the varsity swim team. He has competed at regionals the past three years. His advice to swimmers is to get out of their comfort zone and don’t be afraid of failure.


Kent McKee

Kent attended Penn State University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kent swam competitively throughout high school and college. Kent has coached in our program for the better part of twelve years, most of that time with Bayside. Kent is also a founding coach in our water polo program. His hobbies include swimming, sailing and watching soccer. His advice to swimmers is to "Have fun and work hard!"


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Garrett started swimming for a summer league team in York County, Virginia at age 6. When Garrett turned 8 he joined the year round club team Fort Eustis. Garrett also swam for South Eastern Virginia Aquatics and Typhoon Aquatics throughout his high school years. After high school Garrett swam competitively at Old Dominion University specializing in Butterfly and Backstroke. After moving from York County to Virginia Beach Garrett started coaching the Great Neck Gators, last year he helped the with the inaugural Williams Farm Wahoo’s season. Garrett is excited to become a Marlin!


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Nicholas joins our league as a substitute coach.  He started his swimming career with the Bow Creek Barracudas several years ago.  Nicholas helped his swim team at Green Run High School make it to Regionals.  When Nicholas is not swimming he can be found playing tennis or fishing.  His advice to swimmers “Don’t be afraid to take a leap into something new.’



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Matthew a.k.a. ‘The Otter’ does not remember a time when he couldn’t swim.  Matthew swam competitively in high school for Ocean Lakes.  He has coached and trained summer league teams, naval seals, and open water swimmers.  Matthew coached the Bayside Marlins and Kempsville Sting Rays a few season before becoming full time in 2017.    This is Matthew’s first season as a Swim League Representative; we are excited about the experience he brings with him to our family.    


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Welcome to our 2019-2020 swim league season!  You will see me around at swim meets and league events helping out.   I was born and raised in Williamsburg, swam competitively through high school, part of college, and on a Masters Swim team.  I have coached year round competitive teams and recreation leagues.  I have enjoyed several years of helping young swimmers with a wide range of abilities experience improvement and success.


Bayside Swim League Supervisor: Matthew Warnock
Swim League Coordinator: Karen Connolly