Message from Coach Brian


Invitation to join the Stonegate Serpents Swim Team 

Hi, I'm Brian Cheng, head coach of the Stonegate Swim Club's youth swim team, the Stonegate Serpents. I and my fellow coaches would like to personally invite you to join our swim team family. 

The Stonegate Serpents team has room in all age groups for new kids! We offer lessons for beginners age 4 and up, to pre-team for new swimmers, to regular swim team for swimmers up to age 18. The only requirement to join the swim team is membership in the Stonegeate Swim Club. 

Our summer swim team is so much more than swim meets, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. From M-F practices that are always fun, to social activities on summer days and evenings, to bbqs and potlucks, the swim team is a warm, welcoming way for your entire family to enjoy their summer.  

At the same time, we've taught so many individuals how to swim and progress through many levels of swimming. We've also become one of the best community swim teams in the area. From competition to meeting new people to just generally have fun, Stonegate is a great place to spend your summers!  

All of our coaches are experienced swim instructors, and our lead coaches are lifelong educators. During the school year I am the physical education teacher at Twinbrook Elementary as well as the administrative coach for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) at Martin Luther King, Jr.. Swim Center. I am a newlywed, and my wife Danielle and I are happy to be a part of the Stonegate swim team family. I am a graduate of Good Counsel, University of Maryland and I have coached all levels of swimming for the past 25 years.  I'm proud of the Stonegate swim team family we have built over the last 15 years. My sister Anna Cheng joins me as assistant coach, and she is the kindergarten teacher at St. Jude Regional Catholic School and an RMSC coach. Anna also coaches at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center. Anna brings a lot of experience and enthusiasm to the team!

If your kids are new swimmers, here is information about swim lessons for members of Stonegate Pool: 

Stonegate Group Swim Lessons:
Starts Monday, June 17th
Each Session is 8 group swim lessons over the span of two weeks
The group swim lessons will run from 11:30am-12:00pm
Session 1 - June 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28
Session 2 - July 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19
$85 per session
Please see the lifeguard on duty at the front desk to sign up. Sign up will be available when the pool opens on May 25th.
Class Description:
For ages 4-8; swimmers will learn to be comfortable in the water and enjoy being in the water; Goal - for swimmers to learn how to float on their stomachs and some basic freestyle skills

For information about private swim lessons at the pool, contact

If you would like more information about joining the Serpents swim team, please email me at