Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Ben Lee

North Shark 3 Lead Coach

Phone: 704-654-2331


Joined SwimMAC staff: Summer 2015

I grew up in McLean, VA and swam club in the metro DC area. Prior to joining the SwimMAC family, I was an assistant coach for Trinity College's women's team and ran a local masters and age group program in the area.

I left coaching for a few years and founded two tech startups but after a short stint at the Swimming Hole in Davidson, NC last summer, I caught the bug once more and realized how much I missed being on deck. So when Coach David Marsh extended an invitation for me to join the SwimMAC family, I jumped at the opportunity.

I am a father, rock climber, and cyborg extraordinaire. I love disrupting the status quo and impacting people’s lives. I have a passion for innovation, a penchant for hard problems, and an obsession with processes. When I'm not on deck or running the swim taxi (my sons, Maddie and Aidan swim on Marlin 2), you can typically find me hanging off the side of a mountain, testing the limits of my titanium leg, running through the woods with my boys, playing ultimate frisbee, or serving on the production team at The Cove Church.

I believe that hard work, consistency, a willingness to pay attention to seemingly mundane things that are often overlooked, and a great attitude are essential keys for success. I expect swimmers to show up at practice ready to listen, do work, and have fun; I'm very excited about the opportunity to invest in their lives and grow alongside them.

Here's to a great season!

Coach Ben