Elvin D. Foreman Jr.
Oversees coaching for all ERSC ability levels
Coach Elvin Foreman brings a diverse set of skills and personal attributes to the sport of swimming. He is a dedicated coach that takes a personal and keen interest in each swimmer’s development – as a person and as a swimmer. He is approachable and has a kind, fun-loving demeanor; yet trains swimmers in a firm and disciplined manner to achieve positive results. He has many years of experience in teaching and guiding youth. He holds a Graduate Degree in Education Administration and Public Policy, bringing this strong educational background to his coaching practices.
Coach Elvin was also an accomplished swimmer including swimming for the DC Parks and Recreation and Potomac Valley Swimming , ranking 3rd in Breaststroke in Metro’s during high school, and breaking many high school swim records in his day. He also played on the Water Polo Club at the University of Maryland.
Coach Elvin has an extensive range of knowledge about swimming and over 15 years of experience as a coach. In addition to his own club Elite Rays swimmers, he coached for over 8 years at several local high schools and more than 13 years at various club swimming programs. He has also been an active coach for PMSL/ Princemont Summer League for 4 years and the NVSL/ Northern Virginia Swim League for 7 years. Some of Coach Elvin’s credentials are:
- Level 2 ASCA Certified USA Swimming Coach
- Short Course Zone Coach for Potomac Valley 2006
- Diversity Training Camp participation/ LaSalle University, PA
- Coached numerous swimmers to qualify for Sectionals
- Coached local summer league teams in Maryland and Virginia winning division titles and sportsmanship awards along the way
- Successfully started and continues to manage the fast growing Elite Rays Swim Club
Coach Christopher Manning Jr.,
Was born in Sumter, South Carolina and raised in Prince Georges County. He played multiple sports growing up ranging from basketball to tennis. He began swimming competitively in 2002 on a private team, Aquatic Rays Swim Club (now the Elite Rays Swim Club), as well as for Surrattsville High school. During this time he was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons at various Prince Georges County Parks and Planning pools.
He went to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University on a swim scholarship, where he received his BS in Economics with a minor in Business.
He currently lives in Clinton, Maryland and in addition to coaching he works in the District of Columbia for the Department of Transportation as an Asset Management/Information Technology specialist.
Having received a swim scholarship, Coach Christopher understands the many advantages to swimming that go beyond the pool. He enjoys passing on his knowledge of swimming to young people to help them make the most of their swimming experience both in the pool and in life.