Senior Head Coach
Coach Mike co-founded The Swim With A Purpose Swim School, LLC
(SWAP) and The Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club, LLC (MAAC) in 2013.
Michael is originally from Hempstead, New York. Coach Mike has
been a USA Swimming Coach for 11 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 (2) USA National Swimming Teams. Coach Mike is a former
world ranked swimmer in three swimming events and earned eight (8)
NCAA All-American designations with a career as a competitive
swimmer spanning 20 years.
As the Senior Head Coach at MAAC,
Coach Norment is responsible for curriculum development
for all the team’s training levels. Since 2013, MAAC and
Coach Mike have produced five (5) GA High School State
Champions, 6 Junior National Qualifiers, 4 collegiate scholarship
recipients, and an Olympic qualifier.
Mike is a Georgia Bulldog through and through, having graduated
from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in
Mike resides in Lake Claire with his wife Nay and two
children, Assata and Mozi.
Assistant Head Coach
Max is a native son of Georgia from Stone Mountain, GA.
He’s no stranger to our program, having served as an
assistant coach with MAAC during the 2015-2016 season. Max is a
former member of the Florida State Varsity Men’s Swimming and
Diving Team and a former NCSA Jr. National qualifier in five
events. He graduated from FSU with a degree in sports management
and is now pursuing his graduate degree in athletic administration,
while interning with the LEJ Sports group. Coach Max is an
incredible coach with an excellent eye for detail and a passion for
motivating our swimmers. He returns with a year of college coaching
experience under his belt, serving as a member of The University of
La Verne Swimming and Diving coaching staff during the 2016-2017
college swimming season. He’s a movie aficionado, enjoys
cooking and doesn’t understand the hype behind sushi.
Coach Carmen comes to MAAC with 13 years of coaching and lesson
She is the current headcoach of the swimmer league team Lake
Claire Wahoos and has been with the Wahoos since 2011. She also
coached Grady High School from 2017 - 2019. Coach Carmen grew up in
Fayette County just south of Atlanta. She swam growing up in high
school and on the GA Tech Club team.
She earned a doctorate degree in Teaching & Learning and
currently works at Georgia Tech in the BioMedical Engineering
Department. She is an avid garden and nature enthusiast.
Coach Justin is entering his first full season with MAAC joining
the club in October 2019.
Originally from Dubuque, Iowa, Yuan began swimming competitively
at age 10 with the local YMCA before finishing his swimming
career at Luther College in 2017. Yuan’s main discipline
while swimming was IM and Breastroke with a mix Butterfly and
- All-American, All-conference, and State record holder in high
- IIAC All-Conference in 200 IM, 100 BR, and 200 BR
Yuan graduated from Luther College with a BA in
Biology/Chemistry and a MS in Biomedical Sciences from ISU. He
is looking to pursue a nursing degree in the near
future. During his free time, Coach Justin likes to train for
triathlons, photography, and travel.
Kathryn comes to the MAAC team with over 17 years of swim
coaching and lesson experience. Kathryn grew up in Miami,
Florida, where she spent her summers on a league team,
then transitioned to a year-round competitive club team
(Flying Fish Swim Club) in 6th grade. In college, Kathryn swam
NCAA Division II for Hillsdale College in Michigan, where she
competed in the 1650 and 1000 free.
After college, Kathryn moved to Denver, Colorado where she
received her graduate degree while coaching and teaching
swimming for private teams, focusing on younger athletes new to the
sport of swimming.
When she isn’t working with MAAC or coaching Summer
League, Kathryn works full time as a Youth Pastor in Decatur and
enjoys movies, cooking, and hanging out with her husband Jon
and daughter Eliza.