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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, please contact your child's coach.  If your question is administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues please contact Denise Sturman at  [email protected]  If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out.  Coach Denise is our team administrator and coach who will walk you through any areas that aren't fully understood.  Our team phone number is 678-521-9450.  Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Coaching Staff

Mike Wardwell

Head Coach / Owner

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Cathy Copeland

Age Group Elite

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Cathy has 13 years of coaching the Berkeley Aquatic Masters Team, 6 years with the Rutgers University Masters, and  19 seasons with the Peachtree City Pacers/Pirates and SCAT.  Cathy swam competitively in high school, college and masters.  She is married with 2 children and lives in Fayetteville. This will be her 19th season with the team. Email Cathy: [email protected]

Rebecca L Noonan

Bronze and Silver Coach

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Becky has been a SCAT parent for the past four years. We are excited to have her join us for the 2018-19 season. She swam competitively in high school, worked as a lifeguard, and as a water safety instructor. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband and two daughters.

 

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Denise A Sturman

Coach Admin

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Denise brings energy and enthusiasm and an all around awareness of what it takes to make a swim team grow.  Denise competed as an age group swimmer, college and masters swimmer in WI, NY, MD, GA and now Florida.  She has coached developmental, age group and masters swimmers at different points during her career. She joined the SCAT staff in 2008. Denise has attained her Level 2 Certification through ASCA as well as her USMS Level 2 Certification.  She also enjoyed her opportunity as a coach for Georgia Zone Championship Team in 2013.

Denise has worked with our Seasonal program, Head Age Group Coach for Silver and Bronze and assistant coach on our Senior Team.  Due to an move out of the area, we have kept Denise on as our Team Administrator.  Although she will no longer coach on deck, she handles all billing, registration and team communications.  She is a great resource for our families as much of our work is handled by phone and computer. Denise is available for questions you have regarding admin issues or “on-deck” swimming questions.  Please feel free to contact her @ [email protected] or 678-521-9450.

CJay James

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Assistant Coach

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CJay began swimming competitively at age 10 and competed for several teams in the Savannah area. She attended Gardner-Webb University, where she swam for four years, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. As a type 1 diabetic and a retired swimmer, it is her goal to show athletes that no matter the obstacles they face, they can overcome anything to reach their goals. 

Andy Lynch

Natioanl Develeopment Assistant Coach

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Andy Lynch will be assistant coaching for SCAT with the National Development and Seniors teams, and helping with Gold and Silver where needed. Andy swam competitively from the age of 8 to 18, and then took a break from swimming to play collegiate volleyball and continued to play recreational hockey throughout. 

 

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Andy currently lives near Starr's Mill High School with his wife Ashley and two children Kate and Jack. Kate is a competitive cheerleader for The Rock gym, and Jack is currently on the SCAT Gold team. 

 

In his spare time, Andy enjoys going to the beach with his family, playing with the family dog, Heidi, hiking and camping. 

Hugh Cooper

Dryalnd Coach

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