Age Group Coach
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.
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.
Asst. Age Group Coach/Masters coach
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.