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.
Rich's first tenure was highlighted by several Junior National team championships, and outstanding individial achievements by athletes that Rich coached. Among the 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 Dynamo, Coach Murphy was an assistant coach at Auburn University for the Tigers during the 2006-2007 season. Auburn University won Men`s & Women`s Southeastern Conference Championships and Men's and Women's NCAA National Champions in the 2006-2007 season.
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 Club Wolverine`s High Performance group, coaching with Bob Bowman and Jon Urbanchek.
From 2001 to 2005, Rich was at Arizona State University. At ASU, he was Head Coach of Sun Devil Aquatics from 2003 to 2005, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club. 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 – 14th).
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.
C Brian Wrighton
Asst Head Coach; Alpharetta Senior 2
Lead coach for SR2 at Alpharetta. 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 swimmers.
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 4 year old son, Brian Jr., and one 15 year old miniature Schnauzer, Hershey.
Head Age Group Coach
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. In September 2015 he assumed the role of the Head Age Group Coach.
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 History.
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.
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.
AG3 Gold & Green, Home School Chamblee
Martha Wright serves as the Age Group 3 Gold and Green Coach at Chamblee. She also heads up the Home School Division at the same location. Martha has been an active member of DeKalb County community for more than 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 swimming.
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.
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.
Sam R Wilson
AG 2 Green, SR3 Green Chamblee
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.
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.
Michael P Kirkpatrick
AG1 Green & SR2 assistant Alpharetta
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
AG3 Gold & AG2 Green Alpharetta
Monica Dudziak serves as the swim coach for AG3 Gold and AG2 Green at the Alpharetta location. 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.
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.
Coach, Alpharetta SR3 Green
Adam coached high school aged kids as well as age groupers with the Birmingham Swim League in Birmingham, AL for more than 3 years. He swam for the Birmingham Swim League and attended the University of South Carolina earning a degree in Anthropology. He is currently in graduate school at Emory University studying Public Health. We look forward to having Coach Adam working with us at the Dynamo Alpharetta Pool!
Strength and Conditioning Chamblee
Brian Sibenaller is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has spent over 10 years pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia and Masters of Education in Kinesiology from Georgia College and State University, he has worked in multiple facets in the fitness industry. Brian’s recent employment includes working in the private sector as a Sport Performance Coach and Rehabilitation Aide for physical therapy clinics in Illinois and Florida; and Head Personal Trainer at a local personal training studio in Cumming, Georgia; and as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Brian is incredibly excited to join the Dynamo staff and to work with the amazing athletes at Dynamo Swim Club.
Dynamo Pool Management, CEO