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If your questions are related to practices, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact  the Youth Director Charlotte Freeman at  cfreeman@macgregordowns.org.

Coaching Staff

Gregory Hall

Head Coach

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Gregory has been swimming competitively since the age of three for summer league teams and year-round club teams around the area. He was the Assistant Swim Coach for his neighborhood team last summer, and a Junior Coach the summer before that. He is lifeguard/CPR/AED certified and has worked as a lifeguard the past two summers  He is currently a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Sports Administration and Journalism, and is also a part of the club swimming team. He is a huge sports fan and a fan of the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Charlotte Hornets. 

Keri Cleary

Assistant Coach/Swim Team Admin

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Keri Cleary was born and raised in New Hampshire and attended school at Simmons College in Boston, Mass. At Simmons, she earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and swam all four years for Simmons. Simmons participated in both the GNAC and NEISDA conferences where Keri was a multi-time conference champion and record holder for Simmons. Keri received GNAC swimmer of the year her freshman, junior and senior year. She was captain at Simmons both junior and senior year and also received the Simmons Athlete of the Year award her Senior year..

Keri has over fourteen years of coaching experience where she has started learn to swim programs, coached summer league and has coached year round swimming. Keri has been on staff for several North Carolina Swimming camps. She has had swimmers who have been state champions, have been selected for swim camps, zone teams and have also had swimmers break North Carolina State records..

Keri is married to her husband Devin and they have a son Carter and daughter Elia. She loves being a mom and has a passion for the sport of swimming. Her ultimate goal is that every swimmer is confident in the water!

Julianne Strickland

Assistant Coach

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Julianne graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May where she majored in Business Administration and minored in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  On campus she was involved in the campus ministry, Cru, as well as club swim and club cross country. She was also on the JV Rowing team her freshman year.  Julianne's Tar Heel pride runs deep. She LOVES basketball and even road tripped to Houston, TX to watch the Heels play in the 2016 Final Four and National Championship. 

 

Julianne has been swimming competitively since the age of 6.  She began as a Dutchman Downs Dolphin and soon progressed to swimming year-round. She has been an assistant coach for the Dolphins for two years then head coach for the two years following. Julianne loves games and finds so much joy in working with little kids! 

Will Ritchie

Assistant Coach

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Will first began his swimming career when he was seven for his neighborhood summer league team. From there, he has continued his love for the sport, participating in club, high school, and collegiate swimming programs. He attended Apex High School where he was co-captain of the swim team his senior year. He currently attends Villanova University, studying Marketing and Business Analytics. As a rising junior on Villanova’s swim team, he also serves as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative. Will is very excited to be joining the coaching staff this summer and is looking forward to a great season!

Points of Contact

Helen Monteith

Past Chair

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Lindsey High

Co-chair

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Kelly Weaver

Volunteer Coordinator

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Julie Thompson

Volunteer Coordinator

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