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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to practices, meets, goal setting, and other swimming related questions, please contact coach Beth. 

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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 2019.  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 (11), Naomi (6) and Olivia (10 months and future swimmer).  

 

Ashley McCullough

Head Starfish coach, assist. Poolshark

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I am excited to be returning for my 6th season with the Venetian Poolsharks! I grew up in Key West, FL, swimming year round because when you're a kid on a tiny island, there really isn't all that much to do. Water babies unite! Through the awesome community that I met while swimming in college at Agnes Scott as a ferocious and totally nautical Fighting Scottish Terrier, I began teaching lessons with Scottie Swim, DAQ, and Venetian. I enjoy teaching swimming to children and adults, and I truly believe that it is the ONLY extra curricular activity that will ever save a life.  My favorite swimming race is the 100 backstroke. When not at the pool, I am very busy with my own children- Norah, 8 and Lucien, 5 and about a million other things that would just bore everyone to read, so just ask mer! I love making new friends! I can't wait to see how far each swimmer grows this summer- from the littlest Starfish to the fastest senior 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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I am a rising junior at Decatur High School. This will be my first year as an assistant coach at Venetian but I have been a Poolshark for 9 years. I swim year round at Dekalb Aquatics (DAQ) and at my high school. My favorite race is the 100 back or fly.

Theresa Han Glasgow

assistant coach

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I am a rising senior at Decatur High School. I have been a Poolshark for 11 years and this will be my first year as an assistant coach.  I swim year round at Metro Atlanta Aquatics (MAAC) and for my high school. My favorite swimming race is the 50 fly.  My favorite things to do are swimming, NHS, volunteering, habitat for humanity, and interning with elementary schools. I am looking forward to coaching this summer and am happy to do swim lessons.

Nathan Hall

assistant coach

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I am a rising junior at Decatur High School. I have been a Poolshark for 9 years. My favorite race is the 50 free. I swim year round at Dekalb Aquatics (DAQ) and at my high school.  I am going to be at Venetian alot this summer because I am a life guard at Venetian too. 

James Hardy

assistant coach

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I am a rising junior at Chamblee Charter high school. My brother Theo and I  have swum for Venetian ever since we were young. I swim for my high school swim team and spent a year swimming with Dynamo, a local club team. I participate in water polo, quiz team, and model UN. My favorite race is the 50 free. 

Charles Hudson Harper

assistant coach

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I am a rising sophomore at Lafayette College. I have been a Poolshark for 3 years. My favorite race is the 100 backstroke. I've been swimming since 6th grade, 3 years with the SAS fighting fish and 4 years with DAQ. I was also on my high school team my junior and senior year and was the captain my senior year. 

Mary Katherine Hill

assistant coach

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My name is Mary Katherine but most of the kids call me Coach MK, I’ll be turning 18 later in the season.  I’m a senior at Druid Hills High School and will be heading to Oglethorpe College in the fall. 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.  I swim for my high school and have been working as a swim instructor at Dynamo this year.  My favorite swimming race is the 100 free. This will be my 14th year as a pool shark. In addition I’ve been a coach in some capacity at this pool for 6 ears and I love to see the kids that I coach improving each week. I can’t wait to have an awesome season with all the new and returning swimmers! Go Poolsharks! 

Scott Eric Johnson

assistant coach

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I am finishing up his senior year at Decatur High School, where I am an active participant in their superb musical theatre program. I am headed to Furman college in the fall. While this is my third year coaching for Venetian, I have been swimming for Venetian for the past eight years. My favorite swimming race is the 100 breast stroke. Wednesday morning practice –“Fun Day” (although every day is “Fun Day” in the pool) – is among my favorite memories ofgrowing up on Venetian’s swim team, playing Four Corners, water polo, and Sharks andMinnows. These days, most of my time in the water comes from playing Water Polo for the Lakeside Vikings Water Polo, but swim team remains dear to my heart, and I am excited to coach!

Fiona Louise McElroy

assistant coach

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Hi, I’m Fiona McElroy and I am a rising eleventh grader at Decatur High School. I have been swimming at Venetian for 6 years (I’ve also coached for the past 4). I used to swim year round at Dynamo Swim Club but now I play water polo for Lakeside.  My favorite swim race is the 100 fly and my favorite swim team memory is watching the final relays of the night at meets. Everyone gets really excited.

Board of Directors

Marie Harper

Parent Coordinator

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Kelly Brooks

Parent Coordinator

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