Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting,and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For Swim America Learn-to-Swim lessons please contact Nancy Knowles, the Program Director. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, click the "Policies" tab or please contact Andy or Nancy Knowles.

Coaching Staff

Percival A Knowles

President & CEO


Olympic swimmer and 6 time Olympic coach for The Bahamas. Level 5 Distinguished International Coach with ASCA. Swimmers include numerous medalists at all of the regional championships, finalist and medalists at PAN AM Games, finalists at SC World Championships and semi finalist at the Olympics.

Nancy C Knowles

Administrator and Program Director


Swim America Program Director. Level 2 coach with the American Swim Coaches Association. Certified Royal Life Saving Association and Surf Life Saving Association instructor.  Over 35 years of teaching/coaching experience.

Stephanie L Sands

Swim America Site Supervisor


ASCA Level 2 coach and Swim America Site Supervisor at St. Andrew’s School Pool. Stephanie runs the Learn-to-Swim programme at Summit Academcy and assists St. Andrew’s School with their primary school swim program. She offers private and semi-private lessons for children of all ages and adults. Stephanie attended her first ASCA World Coaches clinc in Las Vegas September 2008.