2021 Coaching Staff

Catherine Fink- Head Coach 
Swam through HS (Peddie and Princeton Swim and Dive) and participated in Master's swimming. 
B.A. and M.A. in Special and Elementary Education 
Married with four children- All swimmers 
Seventh year of coaching 
Head Girls' Coach of TOPS Swimming. 
USA Swimming Certified 
ASCA- Level 2


Nikki Whitlock- Assistant Coach

Nikki was the Laurelwood's head coach for seven years

This is her fourteenth year coaching

Swimmer since the age of six through college (George Washington University)

Fifteen year career in Aerospace Industry

Coached at Bryn Mawr College for eleven years and was the Aquatics Director and on the faculty


Colin Bauer-Assistant Coach


Chris Burns-Assistant Coach

Married with a 11 month old son and another son due this summer

Special Education Teacher, Assistant Swim Coach, and Junior Class Advisor at Owen J. Roberts High School

B.A in Secondary Education History, M.A. in Special Education, M.A in Digital Leading and Learning

Swimmer from childhood through high school

HS Coach for four years (2 in Virginia and 2 in PA)

Won a state championship in 2014 coaching Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA

1st year coaching Laurelwood







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