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|Kim Fundora - Head Coach email|
Kim Fundora has resided
in Douglasville, Georgia since she moved from Connecticut in 1994.
She is married and has 4 beautiful children- Madison, Maycee, AJ
and McKinley. Kim is very involved at Shepherd of the Hills United
Methodist Church where she is a member of the Praise Band. She has
a passion for coaching and travels throughout the year to seminars
and trainings to further benefit her individual coaching
style and the club's growth and development.
Kim has over 15 years of
competitive swimming experience and has been teaching swim lessons
for over 17 years. Kim was the Assistant Coach to the West Haven
Wizards before she moved to Douglasville, Georgia in 1994. She
started and developed a local subdivision swim team called the
Chapel Hill Sharks in 2003 and has grown the summer only team into
a year round USA team. The Piranhas have been year round at the
Boundary Waters Aquatic Center since its opening in 2005 and have
also added an outdoor location for the summer at Tributary
Subdivision. The summer league team hit 150 swimmers this past year
and the team now has over 80 year round swimmers. Kim prides
herself on offering a competitive team that caters to a diverse
group of children who receive health benefits, fun factor, and
introduction to a team sport. Kim boasts the best group of swimmers
and parents who care for each other without effort!!! Piranha
|Matthew Johnson - email|
Born and raised in Atlanta into a large family of 4 children.
Being the oldest has taught me to be a leader which helped when I
became the team captain at my college. I have been swimming for 17
years and have trained with year round teams at Gwinnett Aquatics
and Summit Swimming.
In high school I made the state varsity team for the 100 free
and went on to place top 16 overall. I attended Darton College in
Albany, GA for two years where I switched from sprint freestyle and
butterfly to distance freestyle. I placed top 8 both freshman and
sophomore year in the mile (1650). My distance training continued
to Union College in Barbourville, KY where I placed 17th
and 13th in the mile.
My love for swimming brought me to want to know more about how
to help myself and others get better both in athletics and in life.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness in
2012. I have been the head coach of the Mountain Park Sharks (150
youth swimmers) for 4 years now and am extremely happy to be making
the transition to a year round swim team. My love for coaching is
unimaginably intense as I believe that the only way to get better
at your goals is to have a purpose. My purpose is to help coach
people to better themselves physically and mentally as they grow to
love the sport. Swimming has brought me a great drive to be the
best that I can be.
Favorite phrase: Never come to practice without a purpose. Come
ready to learn with an open mind, open ears, and a ready body. A
practice without a purpose isn’t hurting your coach, only
yourself. When you don’t give your very best in practice your
team mates know it first, your coach knows it second, and your
opponents know it third. Don’t lose your purpose or you will
lose the race.
Favorite super hero: 100% Batman now and forever.
Plans for the future: Help the West Georgia Swim Team improve
their personal and collective goals and share my swimming knowledge
with others. In September I plan to return to freestyle sprint
Thought to future swimmers: If you tell yourself
“you can” or “you can’t” do
something, either way you will be right.
|Philipp davydotchkin - firstname.lastname@example.org email|
Philipp Davydotchkin officially became a coach in 2004. As a
young coach he has achieved some impressive results. He is an
American Swimming Coaches Association level 3 and USA certified
swim coach. Spending two years at UGA and graduating from the
Moscow Institute of Physical Culture with a masters degree in
Physical Education, Davydotchkin has dedicated his life to the
sport of swimming.
From 2011- 2013 as the head coach at HYCAT in West Virginia,
under Davydotchkin, the team captured multiple LC and SC State
Championships. He had two athletes qualify for the 2012 USA Olympic
Trials, three athletes qualify for Senior Nationals and Junior
Nationals, as well as numerous YMCA Nationals finals qualifiers and
top ten USA Swimming rankings.
During 2007-2009 Davydotchkin was the assistant head coach of
the Marietta Marlins. During that time the Age Group Team won the
GA State Championships in the middle team division. Under
Davydotchkin, Andrew Tang was the number 1 ranked swimmer in the
USA as an 11 year old, and Kylie Stewarts finished 7that
2009 US Open and 4thin 2009 US Junior Nationals as a 12
year old as well as having number 1 rankings in the USA as 12 year
Davydotchkin has been in the pool since the age of five,
understanding the sport from the bottom of the deep end. As an
athlete himself in 2004 he was 3 time undefeated GA State Champion,
Junior Nationals 4thplace finisher and team member, 3
time Zone Champion and Georgia Team Captain. Member of the
2004-2006 University of Georgia team as well as ‘06-’07
Russian National team, Philipp has not lost his love for the sport
that has shaped his life. His passion for the sport has only
enriched his life as he continues to embrace everything the sport
of swimming has given to him.
Coach Phillip is excited and eager to share his passion and love
for the sport of swimming with the Piranhas as they prepare for
their 2013-14 season.
|Dennis Pacelli - email@example.com email|
Coach Dennis acts as a volunteer
coach plus a whole lot more to the Piranhas!
Dennis was born and raised in Schenectady,NY.He earned a
BA in Social Studies Ed. as well as a MS degree
in HS Administration and
taught high school 3yrs in Albany,NY. Dennis
coached freshman wrestling while
earning his Master's
degree. He then worked 3 yrs in middle management for the General
Electric Co. before enrolling in a pre-chiropractic program for
one year before entering chiropractic school in Marietta,Ga. Dennis
graduated with a
BS in Nutrition as well as a Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Dennis has been a DC for 27yrs.
He was a scholastic
junior college all-american wrestler. Dennis also competed in
numerous track meets and middle to long distance events
including qualifying for and completing 5 Boston and 3 New York
Can Dennis swim?Yes!Any
distance from 25m to 1500m
Coach Dennis has also had swimmers qualify for the
past 5 state championships in Al. and Ga!
Also,through WGSC, he feels his
coaching skills have gotten a lot sharper thanks to working
alongside Kim,Matthew and Phillipp!
|Alisha Jordan - firstname.lastname@example.org email|
Alisha Jordan currently
resides in Austell, GA with her husband and has a 5 year old
son CJ. She was born and raised in Connecticut and attended the
University of Miami from 1994-1998. She is a full time accountant;
however, shares her sisters passion for swimming and started at the
age of 8 swimming competitively. Alisha varsity lettered early in
her high school swim career and was Captain of her high school
team. She has taught swim lessons for over 15 years and is excited
to be a part of the Piranhas!
She teaches novice
swimmers and is happy to help out where ever she is