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If your questions are related to practices, meets, goal setting, and other swimming related questions, please contact coach Beth ([email protected], phone: 404-630-1440).

The Coaches, assistant coaches and junior coaches listed on this page are the ones who have committed to working in 2021.

For all administrative questions such as registration, team events, volunteering duties, Team Gear, or policy issues, please contact one of the following people:

Coaching Staff

Beth Timmons Lewis

Head Coach

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I am thankful and excited for the opportunity to be the head coach of our Venetian Poolsharks this Summer 2021.  Swimming has been an integral part of my life, from growing up swimming in the glacier formed Fingerlakes of Ithaca, NY, to being a captain at the University of Georgia, to today coaching my own children Isaiah (13), Naomi (8) and Olivia (3). Go Poolsharks!

 

Ashley McCullough

Head Starfish coach, assist. Poolshark

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I am so excited to be rejoining our Venetian Poolsharks family for the 2021 season!  Swimming has been a part of my life from my childhood in Key West, FL to swimming in college at Agnes Scott and teaching/ coaching with Scottie Swim, DAQ, Dynamo, and (of course!) Venetian.  My favorite swimming race is the 50m backstroke, but these days I get far more excited watching my kids (Norah, 10 and Lucien, 7) develop as swimmers.   I love teaching swimming to children and adults, and I truly believe that it is the ONLY extracurricular activity that will ever save a life.   I can't wait to see how each swimmer grows this summer- from the littlest Starfish to the fastest senior  Poolsharks !  GO POOLSHARKS!!! 

Jessica Mayer

line-up coach

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I am a teacher at Decatur High School (DHS) and club lacrosse player at GT, and head girls lacrosse coach a DHS. While I was at GT, I studied Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  My favorite race is the doggie paddle. I may not know swimming, but I am really good with computers. 

Quinn James Cattanach

assistant coach

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Hello! I'm Quinn Cattanach, a senior at Decatur High School with intentions to study at Georgia Tech this fall. I've been a Venetian Poolshark for 11 years. I have also swum for Dekalb Aquatics and my high school's team. My favorite individual event is the 100 butterfly, but by far my favorite race is the freestyle relay because it's right at the end of the meet and always the most exciting to both swim and cheer. I can't wait to have a great season this year with all of the new and returning poolsharks! 
 

Theresa Han Glasgow

assistant coach

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Hi my name is Theresa Glasgow and I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. I have been a Poolshark for 13 years and my favorite race is the 50 fly. I can’t wait for another season and the opportunity to coach you all this summer!
 

Nathan Hall

assistant coach

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I am a senior at Decatur High School and have plans to attend University of Georgia in the fall. I enjoy swimming and have been a part of Dekalb Aquatics year round team and the Venetian team for many years. I love helping kids of all ages learn how to be the best they can at swimming and have worked my way up from junior coach to assistant coach over the many years I have been at Venetian! I hope to have a fantastic season this summer with many new kids of all ages joining the team and becoming the new Poolsharks!

James Hardy

assistant coach

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Hi! I'm James Hardy, a senior at Chamblee Charter High School, and I've been with Venetian for more than 10 years. In my free time, I swim for my high school team and play water polo. I missed swim season a lot last year, so I'm looking forward to a great summer!

Mary Katherine Hill

assistant coach

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My name is Mary Katherine but most of the kids call me Coach MK.  When I’m not swimming I’m reading a book by the pool or getting involved in other sports like lacrosse and volleyball at my school.   My favorite swimming race is the 100 free. I’ve been a coach in some capacity at this pool for 8 years  I’m a rising junior studying Psychology and Sociology at Oglethorpe University. I’m hoping to see some familiar faces this summer and I can’t wait to see how our COVID year swim team will work out!

Mary Katherine Hill
Oglethorpe University ‘23

 

Phinehas Matthew Johnson

assistant coach

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Hi, my name is Phin Johnson and I am a rising senior at Decatur High School. I’ve been swimming at Venetian for 10 years now and I am so excited to be an assistant coach! In my free time I love to rock climb and play soccer with my little brother. My favorite stroke is backstroke and I can’t wait to swim this year with the rest of the team. Go Poolsharks!”
 

Fiona Louise McElroy

assistant coach

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I’m Fiona McElroy and will be a freshman in college this fall. I have been swimming at Venetian for 7 years (I’ve also coached for the past 6). I used to swim year round at Dynamo Swim Club but now I play water polo for Lakeside and swim for my high school team.  My favorite swim race is the 100 fly and my favorite Venetian memory is watching the final relays of the night at meets.

Madelyn Glyde McElroy

assistant coach

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Hi, my name is Madelyn (or Maddy) McElroy. I’m a rising junior at Decatur High School and I have been swimming competitively since I was 7. I currently swim at MAAC and am on the swim team at Decatur. In addition to swimming I also play soccer and play the trumpet! My favorite event is anything butterfly. My favorite Venetian memory is playing games on Wednesday practices after winning a meet the night before. 

Kathleen O'Shea

assistant coach

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Hi! My name is Kathleen O'Shea and I am a rising junior at St. Pius X. I have been swimming at Venetian for 11 years. I swim and play lacrosse for my high school and enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing ukulele, and hiking. Summer league swim team at Venetian is always my favorite part of the year! My favorite event is the 100 IM or 50 Free. I am so excited to coach for Venetian! Gooooo Poolsharks!

Morgan Pope

assistant coach

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My name is Morgan Pope and I will be a freshman in college in July at the University of South Florida. I have been on the Venetian team since I was six and the Decatur high school team since freshman year. My favorite event is the 200 free relay because they are so much fun to watch and cheer for. I can’t wait for our season this year! 

 

Owen F Blount

junior assistant coach

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Hi, my name is Owen Blount and I have been a proud poolshark for over 10 seasons now, and am very excited for my first season as a coach. I swim year-round at DeKalb Aquatics, and I go to Druid Hills High School as a rising 10th grader. I also run cross country for my school, and enjoy riding my bike whenever I can (specifically over to Venetian for morning practice). My favorite event is the 50 Breaststroke, and of course, the relays are always amazing. I am very excited to coach this seasons, and Go Poolsharks!! 

Knox Carter Boudreau

junior assistant coach

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Hey my name is Knox Boudreau. I am a rising sophomore at Decatur high school. I have been swimming at Venetian since I was 4 years old. I love to play games and do relays at practice. My favorite stroke is freestyle. I can’t wait for the season to make new friends and have tons of fun!

Adele Frances McKean Dieser

junior assistant coach

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Hello, my name is Adele Dieser, however it is not like the singer. I will be a senior this fall at Marist Highschool. I have been swimming for all my life for many different teams and at many different places, including my school, but Venetian is where I feel most at home. I am so excited to be working to help out the coaches this year and to help make venetian feel like home for someone else. My favorite strokes are butterfly and freestyle. I love playing games and cheering people on during the meets and I cant wait to makes lots of noise for our team this year. Go Poolsharks!!

 

Jacob John Fjelstul

junior assistant coach

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Hi, my name is Jake Fjelstul and I am a rising Sophomore at St. Pius X. I have been swimming since I was four. My favorite event is the 100 free. Outside of swimming I enjoy watching football and computer programming. I always look forward to the Venetian swim season and I can’t wait to meet new people.
 

CJ Fucile

junior assistant coach

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Simeon Macy Hartman

junior assistant coach

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Hello, my name is Simeon. I am a rising sophomore at Paideia. This is my second season as a Poolshark but I’ve been on a swim team since I was 5. In addition to swimming I love playing basketball and ultimate frisbee. My favorite stroke is freestyle. I’m super excited to coach for Venetian this year! 

 

Liam Michael McCarthy

junior assistant coach

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Hi, my name is Liam McCarthy. I am a rising sophomore at Paideia. I have been at Venetian for the past three years and have enjoyed every year more and more; I have been swimming summer league since I was five. I also swim for DeKalb Aquatics and play club soccer. My favorite events are the 50 breaststroke and the 100 IM. I love competing for my team and I am very excited to work with all the Pool Sharks this summer.
 

Jackson Cole Pillow

junior assistant coach

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Hi, I'm Jackson Pillow, a rising junior at Decatur High School. I've been a Poolshark for around seven years, and I also swim year-round for DeKalb Aquatics. Additionally to swimming my daily life consists of playing guitar and a lot of video games. My favorite stroke is backstroke, but I do also enjoy butterfly. I'm excited to work with all the Poolsharks this year and hopefully make a lot of great memories!