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MAAC Coaching Staff

Michael Norment

Senior Head Coach

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Michael  Norment, Senior Head Coach

Coach Mike co-founded The Swim With A Purpose Swim School, LLC (SWAP) and The Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club, LLC ( MAAC). 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. Coach Mike is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of both the Swim With A Purpose and Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club curriculums. As the Director of Training and Curriculum for SWAP, he plays a lead role in training and hiring new instructors and, as the Senior Head Coach at     MAAC, Coach    Norment is responsible for curriculum development for all the team’s training levels. Having founded  MAAC in 2013, Coach Norment has 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 Education degree.  Mike resides in Lake Claire with his wife Nay and two children,  Assata and  Mozi.

 

Max Mitchell

Age Group Head Coach

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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.

Caitlin Martin

Age Group Competitive Head Coach

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Caitlin Martin was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Exposed to the water at an early age, she swam
competitively for Dynamo, Gwinnett Aquatics, and Georgia Southern. She has taught others how to
swim through private lessons since 2005 and more recently, through coaching. Interested in culture and
society, she has a BS in Sociology and a MSW in Social Work and Nonprofit Management. When not
coaching or swimming, Caitlin enjoys running, hiking, reading/listening to podcasts, drawing and
attending concerts.

Jacqueline Johnson

Pre-Competitive Coach

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Kathryn Groce

Pre-Comp Head Coach/Team Manager

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Coach 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 coaching, Kathryn works full time as a youth pastor in Decatur and enjoys movies,
cooking, and hanging out with her husband.