Jason A Turcotte
Jason Turcotte joined the Dynamo organization September, 2006 as
the club`s 8th head coach. Jason coaches the SR1 Group at Chamblee,
as well as the development and direction of Dynamo Swim Club and
its programs. He will oversee both swim facilities, Alpharetta
& Chamblee and their respective programs. Coach Turcotte has
previously coached at the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins, Stanford
University, Assistant Coach, and most recently as the Head Coach of
the Naperville Riptide Swim Team. He has experience coaching the
Olympic elite athlete as well as developing age grouper swimmer. He
has been touted as one of the `best young coaches in the country.
Lead Coach-Cham/Associate Head Coach
Coach Beth began coaching at Dynamo in the fall of 2004. She is
responsible for the Senior 2 swimmers as well as the development
and direction of the Chamblee Staff. Prior to Dynamo she was the Head
Coach for 12 years at Portland Aquatic Club in Portland, Oregon
where she began her professional coaching career. Beth has coached
state, sectional, and zone champions at an individual and team
level. She also assisted several swimmers in earning National Top
16 rankings, Junior and Senior National qualifying times.
Coach Beth’s coaching strengths include: detailed and
analytic stroke instruction with an eye towards body awareness, a
creative and demanding training regime, and good communication with
parents and athletes. She accomplishes all this while recognizing
the athlete as a whole person who benefits from the permanent life
lessons learned by children who participate in organized
SR I Alpharetta Coach
Rich Murphy returns to Dynamo after a couple of years as
Head Coach for the University of Houston Women's Swimming and
Diving Team. During Rich's time in Houston the Cougars
achieved their best NCAA finish and dual meet record of the
previous five years.
In Rich's first tenure at Dynamo his time was highlighted by
several Junior National team championships, and some outstanding
individial achievements by athletes that Rich coached.
Amongst those standout performers were Olympian Matias Koski,
World Jr. Championships swimmers Allen Browning and Jay Litherland
and the following Olympic Trials qualifiers: Kevin Litherland, Mick
Litherland, Sam Lewis, Emily Ranzau, and Lexi Weber.
Prior to Rich's first stint at Dynamo, he was an
assistant coach at Auburn University for the Tigers
during the 2006-2007 season. Auburn University was Men`s &
Women`s Southeastern Conference Champions and Men's and
Women's NCAA National Champions for the 2006-2007
Before Auburn, Rich spent the 2005-2006 season at Bowling
Green State University as women’s assistant coach. At BGSU,
Rich assisted the Falcons to a 4th place finish in the Mid-American
Conference championships – their highest finish in the last
three seasons. During Rich`s time in Ohio, he also volunteered with
the University of Michigan men`s team and Club Wolverine`s High
Performance group, with Bob Bowman and Jon
From 2001 to 2005, Rich was at Arizona State University. At
ASU, Rich was Head Coach of Sun Devil Aquatics from 2003 to 2005
– a Gold Medal Club as recognized by USA Swimming, at the
time. During Rich`s last season with the club, he coached a Mexican
National Record, and had two athletes that were #1
nationally for their best event(s) and age-group. Rich was a
Graduate Assistant Swim Coach for Arizona State during the
2002-2003 season (NCAA finish: Women – 11th, Men –
10th) and Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Sun Devils during the
2001-2002 season (NCAA finish: Women – 10th, Men –
Rich is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 5 certified
coach and is a World Swim Coaches Association Member. Rich has also
coached at Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (formerly Palo Alto Swim
Club) and at Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club.
AG3-GN, AG2-GD Masters & SR1 Alph
Nancy Williams joined the Dynamo coaching staff in the 2004-2005
season as the Senior III Coach at the Alpharetta Facility, and
coaches Age Group 2 and Senior 3, as well as morning
masters at Alpharetta. Nancy, a native of Georgia, started swimming
at a very young age through high school. Nancy attended
Lenior-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC on a softball scholarship.
Coach Williams studied physical education & athletic training.
She received a graduate assistantship as an athletic trainer at the
University of Mississippi while taking graduate studies in Exercise
Science. She entered the coaching world in 1999 in Jackson, MS with
the Sunkist Swim Team for 2 1/2 years and also coached for Swim
Atlanta for 2 1/2 more years. Coach Williams has performed
duties as an assistant coach, head age group coach, masters coach,
as well as start up programs & clinics. Nancy is the Alpharetta
Masters coaches for the Monday, Wednesday & Friday Group at
Coach Amanda has over 15 years experience as a swim coach and
instructor. She joined the Dynamo Swim club coaching staff in 2007,
and is the lead coach for the Jr. program at the Chamblee facility.
In addition, she has coached in the Dekalb Summer Swim League for
the past 13 consecutive years. Amanda’s passion is
introducing kids to swimming and facilitating a love for the sport.
Amanda was born and raised in Lilburn, GA and began her swimming
career in the Atlanta area. She was a top-16 qualifier in
1996, and later swam in college for the Division I University of
Kentucky Wildcats. It was there that she obtained her Bachelors
degree in Nursing and Social Work as well as her Masters in Social
Work. She is currently working part-time as a Registered Nurse for
Emory University Hospital, specializing in Neuropsychiatry.
Amanda married Joel Tarpley in July 2005, and they currently
reside in Lilburn with their daughter Kathryn, new baby Olivia and
two dogs Maddie and Dooley.
C Brian Wrighton
Lead Coach Alpharetta/Asst Head Coach
Brian has been coaching all levels
of competitive swimming for the past 20+ years. Most recently
Brian was the Head Coach and Program
Director for the Birmingham Swim League in Birmingham, AL.
During those 7 years Brian developed many
Junior National/National/Olympic Trial/World Championship Trial
level athletes that swam to several National Top 10 rankings, while
at the same time growing the team from 150 to over 200
Prior to this, Brian was the Head Age Group
and Masters Coach of the Birmingham Swim League for 9 years.
His experience coaching this level is noteworthy as well with
several National Top 10 rankings (age group and masters),
Southeastern record breaking athletes and one relay National Age
Group record. During his tenure at BSL, Brian was also highly involved with Southeastern
Swimming serving as its Age Group Chair, Administrative Vice Chair,
and Laws and Legislation Chair.
Brian is from Louisiana originally and swam
at the University of Alabama and graduated with degrees in
Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. He is
married to the former Suzanne Black who grew up in Winston-Salem,
NC and swam at Southern Methodist University. They have one 3
year old son, Brian Jr., and one 14 year
old miniature Schnauzer, Hershey.
AG1-Gold and SR3-Gold Alpharetta
Nick Graves joined Dynamo in the fall of 2011 at our Chamblee
location. During his first season he worked with Dynamo Juniors,
Senior 2, Senior 1, and was the lead coach for AG2 Green. Since
spring 2012 he has coached in Alpharetta as the lead coach for AG1
Gold and as an assistant with Senior 1. Since Fall of 2014 he has
also served as the lead coach for Senior 3 Gold.
Prior to joining Dynamo Nick spent two seasons coaching in
Tallahassee, Florida with the Maclay Northside Dolphins.
Prior to coaching Nick swam competitively for 16 years. In
college Nick swam at Florida State where he focused mainly on
distance freestyle events. While at Florida State Nick swam for
former Dynamo coach Alex Braunfeld during his sophomore year. Under
coach Braunfeld he achieved Honorable Mention All-American status
in the 1650 freestyle and placed 14th in the 1500m
freestyle at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. During
Nick’s junior and senior year he swam for Gary Taylor, also
a former Dynamo coach. Nick graduated from the Florida
State University in the Spring of 2011 with a degree in
Chamblee AG1 Green, SR 3 Gold
joined the Dynamo staff in 2012 and currently coaches Senior 3 Gold
and AG1 Green and also serves as Dynamo's meet director. He
swam for Gardner-Webb University located in Boiling Springs,
NC. He was a 3 time All-Conference selection for the CCSA and
a 4 year Academic All-American. Collin captained the Men's
Team for the 2012 season and led them to a 3rd place conference
finish in 2012. He graduated in May of 2012 with a Bachelors
in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Health Science.
is a Georgia native, growing up in Lilburn, GA. He currently
lives in Atlanta with his German Shepherd, Maverick.
Stephanie N Sarandos
Coach, AG2-Green, Home School SR1
Stephanie comes from Florida State University where
graduated in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science. While at
Florida State she was an essential member of the Florida State Swim
and Dive Team. During her time on the team she competed
at the highest level of competitive swimming including
NCAA’s, Olympic Trials, and even competed internationally at
Greek Nationals. She is currently the school record holder in the
200 backstroke, was named MVP three years in a row, and also
received numerous other awards for her academic and athletic
Born and raised in
Wisconsin, she swam on Waukesha Express Swim Team where she led
them to five State Championships. Throughout her college
and high school life she has dedicated 17 years of her life to
competitive swimming but not without giving back to the swimming
world. She has taught swim lessons for Swim America for
four years, volunteered coached with Club Seminole, and has also
given private lessons to both children and adults. She
has an inner passion for health and fitness and an even deeper love
for helping people.
AG3-Green, Home School Chamblee
Martha Wright will be joining the Dynamo coaching staff this
season as the Age Group 3 Green Coach at Chamblee. Martha has been
an active member of DeKalb County community for 24 years, where she
began her swimming career. She swam competitively through age group
and senior level with Dynamo Swim Club and club at Winthrop
University and Georgia State. She continues to compete
competitively in triathlons, half, and full marathons and is a
proponent of healthy lifestyles and living.
Martha began coaching in 2006 as Assistant Coach to the
Ragin’ Rays team where she has been the Head Coach since
2012. She went on to become the Head Coach for the DeKalb County
State Team where they placed third at the GRPA Championships. In
2013 Martha founded the Echo Ridge Masters Swim Team where she
continues to introduce and train adults in competitive
Martha has been working with kids her entire life, tutoring and
mentoring individuals at all ages. She worked for the American
Youth Literacy Foundation teaching phonics and training tutors. Her
goal is to inspire individuals to achieve their greatest potential
and to encourage them to learn and grow as athletes.
Sue M Jaescke
Sue is an accomplished swim coach with 9 years of
experience. Initially, while attending Georgia Southern
University, her coaching career began as a developmental level
coach for a team in Statesboro, GA. From there she worked at
all levels of competitive swimming coaching swimmers from state and
zone champions to national qualifiers.
Swimming has been a huge part of Sue’s life since she was
a little girl; she began to compete on a small YMCA team in her
hometown of Northampton, MA at age 3. Her career continued
through high school placing top three in the state Freshman-Junior
year in breaststroke and I.M. Sue did not compete her senior
year due to a serious shoulder injury. Sue recovered from her
surgery and was able to compete on the collegiate level receiving a
She competed for two years in college, in NH, while breaking
multiple school records within the ECAC conference. Her specialties
were 100 Breast and 200 I.M. unfortunately; complications with her
previous shoulder injury ended her college career prematurely.
Sue has since been able to compete at Masters' Nationals placing
top five in the nation in multiple events. She is also USA
Swimming Coach certified and ASCA Level 3 certified. Sue
enjoys the technical aspect of teaching strokes, turns and starts.
She is eager to meet and work with all Dynamo swimmers.
Michael P Kirkpatrick
For over 23
Mandi has been
teaching and coaching swimmers at the USA, summer league, high
school, and Masters levels. She grew
up in Nashville, Tennessee and swam competitively as a
“top-16 swimmer” and Senior National Qualifier for
Nashville Aquatic Club. As a
mother of four young children, she now limits her swimming to
open-water competitions in such places as Key West, the Bahamas,
and the more opaque lake waters of Altoona, Ackworth, Winder, and
Sam R Wilson
A recent graduate of Gardner-Webb University, Sam interned with
Dynamo during the summer of 2013 under Coach Beth Winkowski. He
spent two months working with the AG1 gold and Senior 2 group.
During his four years at Gardner-Webb University, Sam was a six
time CCSA All-Conference team member specializing in distance
freestyle events. He also served as a 2013-2014 team captain.
Before coming to Dynamo, Sam was an assistant coach of the Twin
Rivers YMCA in New Bern, North Carolina, his hometown. The
sport of swimming has taught him many things, but he believes the
three most important things are discipline, patience, and having
fun. Swimming is a unique sport that requires not one but all
of these things. Sam hopes to teach and inspire these qualities
into the hearts of his swimmers, and is looking forward to a great
future with the Dynamo program.
AG 3 Gold Alpharetta
Monica Dudziak is starting as the new swim coach for AG3 Gold at
Alpharetta. She graduated from Georgia State University with
Exercise Science, B.S.. She first interned with Dynamo at
Alpharetta under Coach Nancy. Monica swam 10 years through age
group and senior level with Swim Atlanta and Dynamo Swim Club. Due
to knee injuries, Monica could not compete further in swimming.
That did not stop her love and dedication to the sport. The
discipline, companionship, and good times is what makes swimming
great. Hopefully, she can spread that around.
AG2 Gold, SRI asst Chamblee
Mary Buzeta is excited to be joining the Dynamo staff this season. Mary spent the summer of 2008 training at Dynamo-Chamblee prior to her senior year at Emory University. At Emory, Mary was co-captain of the swim team, achieved All America honors in freestyle events each year, and graduated with a B.A. Degree in Psychology. She returned to Dynamo in the spring of 2009 for a few months as a volunteer assistant to Coach Jason and his Senior 1 group. In the fall of 2009, Mary officially began her USA coaching career as an age group/ masters coach at SwimAtlanta-Roswell and a volunteer assistant at Emory University.
Most recently, Mary has been the head site coach at SwimAtlanta-Hamilton Mill. During the last 5 years, the Hamilton Mill location has grown significantly and the site has more than doubled in age group state and sectional level qualifiers; producing multiple state champions and several GA records.
Mary is originally from New Hartford, NY and is sister to former Dynamo coach, Cecelia Tripp. Mary and her husband Federico live in Suwanee with their two golden retriever mixes, Emory and Brisa.
Grace E Huseth
AG3 Green Chamblee
Grace Huseth coaches the Age Group III Green coach at Chamblee. Grace fell in love with the sport during summer league and has been swimming ever since. She has worked for Dynamo Swim School and swam for Dynamo, Tucker High School, Georgia Southern's Swim Club, and now trains with the Master's program. Her goal is to help children develop a balanced perspective on health and fitness from an early age and master a sustainable sport for lifelong well being.
Dynamo Pool Management, CEO
Chrys Randolph has always been passionate about
aquatics and aquatic management beginning as a
California summer league teammate of Olympian Matt
Biondi. She began coaching swimming at age 18 and was a
4 year Varsity swimmer at Willamette University in Oregon where she
received All American honors, was a National Champion and was named
the University’s Woman Athlete of the Year.
Chrys has been involved
with Dynamo for over 18 years, as the parent of three Dynamo
athletes, the first Dynamo Swim Club sponsored Coordinator for
DeKalb Swim League, a Dynamo Coach, and most recently as
Director of Human Resources for Dynamo Pool Management, Inc.
Chrys' current responsibility is continuing her committment to
excellence at Dynamo by assisting in Team account inquiries,
information and billing.