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Shaynah Jerrell

Head Coach, CEO, Lead Coach Pre Senior 1

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Shaynah began swimming at the age of 12 and continued to participate in swimming in college and at the masters level. She has been coaching at ATOM since 2005 and was named Head Senior Coach in 2012 after working as the Head Age Group Coach for 7 years. She joined ATOM after being the Assistant Senior Swim Coach at the Chapel Hill YMCA Swim Club and the Head Coach for Radbourne and Wynfield Swim Teams in Charlotte, NC. She has coached numerous National qualifiers, Nationally ranked swimmers, state champions, Y National qualifiers, top 5 finishers in the state, and members of the NC Select Camp & North Carolina Zone team. She was a coach at the North Carolina Swimming Select Camp for 4 years and a member of the coaching staff for the North Carolina Zone Team for 4 years. Shaynah has also had the opportunity to speak at coaching clinics, and encourage young female coaches to become involved in the sport. She holds a Masters of Arts in teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill, and taught Social Studies at Ashbrook High School for six years.  Shaynah and her husband have two young children, Aiden and Layla, who are full of energy and already love the water as much as their mommy.

Jeremy Augustus Gregory

Head Senior Coach

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Jeremy comes to ATOM with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sport.  His experience allows him to reach across all levels of the sport to help guide athletes to a have a great experience in the sport he loves so much.  Jeremy was fortunate enough to be accredited as a high level athlete, obtaining a scholarship to Auburn University and competing for a NCAA Division I National title.  In 2004 he was appointed on the USA Open Water World Championship Team where he competed in the 5k race.  Jeremy placed 19th in the world that summer.  He has been teaching swim lessons since he was in high school, and volunteering for local club teams in the area.  Jeremy is looking forward to working with the ATOM family.  ‘’What I look forward to most is helping the children of today, become the leaders of tomorrow; both in and out of the pool’’

Stephanie M Toth

Head Age Group Coach

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Stephanie has over 17 years of coaching experience and is familiar with North Carolina Swimming having coached at High Point Swim Club, Swim MAC and most recently at NCAC in Chapel Hill.  She has coached swimmers at all levels of the sport including numerous state, sectional and zone champions as well as record holders at each of those levels.  She has also coached swimmers to the Junior National level and several USA top 10 swimmers.  Coach Stephanie also adds a wealth of experience with developing curriculum for swimmers to help them smoothly transition from one group to the next, as well as an attention to detail and strong technical foundation. 

Meaghan P Holloway

Lead Coach - Pre Senior 2

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Meaghan grew up in Yorktown, VA where she started swimming at the age of 10 years old.  Through her swimming she achieved state titles and performed on the Jr and Sr National level. She received a scholarship to swim at Virginia Tech where she was captain for her final 2 years. After graduation she pursued her Master’s degree at a neighboring college, Radford University. She assistant coached for their D1 Women’s program until the program was cut from the school. Throughout her career she has coached summer league, assisted with club and college coaching, and has coached the masters level.  Meaghan moved to Charlotte in June of this year for a job with Carolina’s Healthcare System and wanted to stay involved in the swimming/coaching world. “I love using my career and knowledge of what I have learned from the sport to help others achieve their goals. Swimming has been a part of my life more than it has not and I’m not ready to separate from it now.”

Dan St. Pierre

Lead Coach - White and Black Groups

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Dan St. Pierre has over 20 years of coaching experience, the last 13 of which he was the head coach of teh Casco Bay YMCA in Freeport, ME.  Here he developed a program from 60 swimmers to an anverage of 120-140 swimmers.  He had at least one swimmer qualify for YMCA Nationals each year since 2006.  In 2015 and 2016 he was selected to be the 10 & under Maine Zone Coach.  In 2014 he was the Maine YMCA Swimming Coach of the Year. 

During his time at the Casco Bay YMCA the team won the Maine YMCA Age Group Championship in 2008, 2010 and 2012.  In 2014 and 2016 they won a Combined Age Group Champioship. 

Dan prides himself on building relationships with team member, coaches and parentsto help build champions in and out of the water.  Dan and his wife, Cindy, live in Charlotte with their dog Tippy and two cats Tinkerbelle and Peeve

Erica Kappert

Lead Coach - Purple Group

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Erica joins ATOM as our instructor for our ATOMites swim school.  She has a wealth of swimming experience and competed at the collegiate level at Radford University.  Erica enjoys teaching young swimmers the basic foundations of the sport in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.