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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, safety, or policy issues and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative issues such as dues, payments, etc. please contact Marie Cummings at mcummings95@gmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Susanne Cooper

Age Group Coach

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Head Age Group Coach

Susanne Cooper grew up in the water, swimming for summer and year round teams in Lynchburg, Va, where she also lifeguarded and coached summer league teams. She swam for the College of William and Mary. She oversees the age group squads, runs the Moore County Swim League, and serves as Open Water Meet Director for NC Open Water Champs, the Carolina Cup Open Water Invitational, and the Southern Zones Open Water Age Group Champs.  She is the head coach for the O'Neal Varsity Swimming.  She lives in Southern Pines with her husband, Kevin, and children Will and Amy.

Harry Traystman

Senior Coach

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Senior Coach Harry Traystman returns to North Carolina after coaching at Trinity University.  Traystman was a High School All-American and State Champion in Connecticut; in college (Indian River, Florida; and Queens, Charlotte), he was a two-time Team National Champion, eight Time individual National Champion, 17-time Collegiate All-American, and two-time team captain. His coaching career began at New South Swimming, where he served as an assistant and Head Coach. He then moved on to Trinity University in New Haven, Connecticut, to be the Assistant Men’s and Women's swim coach, where he helped coach their first NCAA Qualifier in over 35 years.

Miki York

Asst. Age Group Coach/Masters coach

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Miki York joins the Sandsharks as an avid Triathlete with a lifetime interest in swimming.  She assists with the Age Group squads, summer league, and masters groups.  The mother of 2 Sandshark swimmers and a soldier, she has been involved in the competitve swimming world for several years.  She lives in Southern Pines with her husband Brandy and two younger children.

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