Staff

Coach Alexandria

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Alexandria is a college student at SCAD. She has been working with kids for several years, and has enjoyed every second of it. Alexandria new to SWAP but is passionate about giving your child a fun experience and life skill set they can look forward to. She is excited about teaching not only children, but adults as well, always happy to meet someone new. Alexandria is a fun- loving, energetic and passionate teacher who can't wait... Read More

Coach Brittany

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Brittany began swimming at an early age. She swam in high school (mainly sprints) for Arlington Aquatic Club in Arlington Virginia. Brittany has been lifeguard since she 15 and has been teaching group and private lessons for the past 3 years. She is now a rising senior at Spelman College with a major in Comparative Women's Studies with a concentration in Women's health and a public health minor.

Coach Kourtney

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Coach Kourtney comes to us from another area swim school where she was teaching for 3 years.  She has been swimming for over 15years and currently in school pursuing her Nursing Degree.  Coach Kourtney will teach our Baby and Me class all the way up to our most senior adult.  Coach Kourtney is fun, energetic and passionate about teaching.  She will be a great asset to the team!

Coach Demetrius

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Coach Demetrius was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He is a rising senior studying Economics and Public Health at Morehouse College. As a child, Demetrius swam competitively for the Chicago South Swim Club and continued throughout sophomore year high school. He has over 6years of experience as a lifeguard, duties including Learn to swim and water aerobics. He has a solid enthusiasm for working with children and developing their swimming... Read More

Coach Maddie

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Pic Coming Soon!!!Madison is returning to SWAP this summer. She’s a rising sophomore at The Georgia College and State University and is majoring in environmental science. She was a competitive swimmer for 8 years and has been teaching private lessons for 4 years. She is now the assistant coach for the Pangborn Swim Club. She has loved working with kids these past years and is excited to continue doing so!  

Coach Nick

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Coach Gemma

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Gemma is a former competitive swimmer, having competed for 5 years and high school varsity swimming at St. Pius X all four years. She has been coaching summer league swimming for 5 years and this will be her second summer working at SWAP. Gemma is a rising sophomore at Louisiana State University, majoring in mechanical engineering and is also a manager of the LSU Swimming and Diving team. Gemma is great at connecting with our young swimmers... Read More

Coach Brittany

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Brittany began swimming at an early age. She swam in high school (mainly sprints) for Arlington Aquatic Club in Arlington Virginia. Brittany has been lifeguard since she 15 and has been teaching group and private lessons for the past 3 years. She is now a rising senior at Spelman College with a major in Comparative Women's Studies with a concentration in Women's health and a public health minor.

Coach Jennifer

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Jennifer was the kid who wouldn't stay on the wall during swim classes, she was so eager to just go swim already! She started teaching swim lessons as soon as she could get certified, and taught for seven years at her local YMCA. She has since taught private lessons at the Jewish Community Center of Washington, D.C., in Chicagoland, and even in hotel pools of Cote D'Ivoire! She looks forward to working with you to develop the skills that... Read More

Coach Tiffany

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Coach Ellie

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Ellie is a rising Senior at Dunwoody High School. Ellie has been teaching lessons for 3 years and is another veteran at SWAP. She’s a competitive swimmer and is a member of the Dunwoody High School Varsity Swim Team. Ellie is a volunteer coach with the Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club working the 7 year old and under swimmers. She is awesome with children and we are excited to have her on the team again this summer.

Coach Shawn

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Coach Shawn is another coach that we have been working with for the past two years. We have coached summer league with her for the Decatur Gators, worked at the YMCA together, and have coached along side her at our year round USA swim team, DeKalb Aquatics. Shawn is an excellent coach with over ten years of experience. Although Coach Shawn had to go through training, she been just as much the teacher as she has been the student. Coach Shawn... Read More

Coach Carlos

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Carlos was a four year varsity letter swimmer for Southwest DeKalb High school before competing on the collegiate level at Wingate University. As a sprint butter flyer, Carlos helped lead the Wingate Bulldogs to winning a conference championship three years in a row. During Carlos’s collegiate career, he was an All-Conference performer in the 100 Butterfly and several relays. For the past four years Carlos has also worked as a swim coach... Read More

Coach Tyler

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Coach Tyler has been with SWAP since last summer. He has a strong passion for working with kids and guiding them to becoming better swimmers. He was born and raised in Georgia and is pursuing a degree in Information Technology and Finance at Georgia State University. He has over five years of experience with teaching children and was a part of swim team early on in life. Tyler has 3 years of experience as a life guard and is CPR and First Aid... Read More

Coach Ashley

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Coach Liz

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Elizabeth has been a part of the SWAP family for few years. Liz is a valuable member of the Dunwoody High School swim team and is one of our former swimmers. Coach Liz has a clear understanding of water safety and is great at motivating her students to overcome their fear of the water. Liz is a great stroke technician with a keen understanding of the process of developing her swimmer’s skills. Coach Liz has two years of experience as... Read More

Coach Nara

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Coach Nara Pyne was born and raised in Dunwoody GA. She has been a competitive swimmer since age 4 and will be swimming for Bethel University in the fall. Besides swimming, Nara does volunteer work at her church and helps out in the Special Education rooms at Dunwoody High School. Nara loves swimming and wants to share that love of swimming with other people.

Coach Nathan

Head Coach/Director of Operations
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Coach Nate”, as he is affectionately know by so many students, co-founded Swim With A Purpose in 2010. Born and raised in Atlanta, Nathan swam competitively in high school and earned a spot on the University of Miami Men’s Varsity Swim Team. Coach Nate went on to earn many honors and accolades as a collegiate swimmer and graduated with a degree in Sports Management from the University of Miami (GO CANES!!!). As the company has grown, Coach... Read More

Coach Mike

Head Coach/Director of Instructor Training and Curriculum Development
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Coach Mike co-founded Swim With A Purpose with Coach Nate. Michael is originally from New York and Philadelphia. Coach Mike has been a USA Swimming Coach for 10 years and had a successful swimming career at the University of Georgia. Mike swam professionally after his tenure as a collegiate athlete, qualifying for two USA National Swimming Teams. Coach Mike is a former world ranked swimmer and 8 time NCAA All American with a career as a... Read More