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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.

 

Kimberlee John-Williams

Assistant Coach

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Kimberlee John-Williams

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Kim has competed competitively from the age of 6. She has represented Trinidad and Tobago internationally, notably being the nation’s flag bearer at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. She is a multi time national record holder, in addition to being a part of the National Independent School 200 freestyle relay for the Baylor School. A recent graduate of the University of Georgia, Kim is a 4 year letterman for the women’s swimming and diving team, and a part of two NCAA and SEC winning squads. After wrapping up her swimming career, Kim served as an assistant coach for Athens Bulldog Swim Club under the tutelage of Harvey Humphries and Jonathan Foggin. She will be working with the mid distance, butterfly and backstroke groups. When Kim is not on deck, or fulfilling her duties as a Marketing Intern at Rubicon Global, you can probably catch her googling exciting new recipes to cook or napping.

 

Shawn Campbell

Advanced Age Group Head Coach

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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.  Welcome Back Max!

 

 

Annie Zhu

Assistant Coach

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Annie Zhu

Annie is a highly decorated breastroker hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Annie graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She holds multiple national age group records in both SCY and LCM, in addition to being the school record holder in the 200 yd breastroke for UGA. Annie is a multi-time NCAA All American in the breastroke and IM events and comes with a wealth of experience both as an athlete and a coach, having assisted her parents run SwimSafe NY and serving as a coach for the Athens Bulldog Swim Club. As a member of the USA Swimming Junior National Team from 2009-2013, Annie was a multi- time medallist in the breaststroke events. At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Zhu returned for a final in every event swam. She finished 9th in the 200m breaststroke, 12th in the 100m breaststroke, 12th in the 200m IM, and 17th in the 400 IM. In keeping with her specialties, Annie will be working with the breastroke and IM groups. Since graduating, Annie has assumed a role as an Administrative Assistant for the Boston Consulting Group. She is an avid sale hunter, dairy lover, and mother to two potted plants.

 

Natalie Hinds

Assistant Coach

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Coach Nat comes to us from the decorated Florida Gators, where she swam under the legendary Gregg Troy. Natalie made history at the 2015 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, being a part of an all African American podium, along with Olympic gold medallists, Lia Neal and Simone Manuel. In her own right, Natalie is a 20 time NCAA All- American, 3 time SEC Champion and school record holder in the 50 yd, and 100 yd freestyle along with 4 school relays for the Gators. She will be working with the sprinters and will focus on technique and race execution. Since graduating, Natalie has moved to Atlanta, from Midland, TX and is now an intern at Turner Communications. Natalie enjoys eastern cuisine and can be found at a Thai restaurant or enjoying a bowl of Coach Kim’s curry.

Brittany Hayes

Assistant Coach

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Coach Brittany is originally from the Washington D.C. Area and recent Spelman College graduate. She began swimming at the age of three quickly transitioning from swimming lessons to Arlington Aquatic Club (AAC), a team very similar to MAAC by age six. Brittany began practicing with AAC’s High School Sprint Team in the eighth grade before transitioning to her high school’s team. Coach Brittany began teaching group and private swim lessons at sixteen during her summers consecutively until joining Swim With a Purpose Swim School, LLC in 2016. During her time away from the pool Brittany serves as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University while perusing her Masters of Public Health.

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