Head Coach / GPS Varsity Coach
Coach Dahlke is a native of Chattanooga, TN and has been a part
of the Chattanooga swimming community since 1976. Coach
Dahlke started in 1995 as an age group coach with Scenic City
Aquatic Club (now McCallie/GPS Aquatics), became the McCallie
Middle School Coach, and then Head Age group coach. In 2012
he became Head Coach of the newly renamed McCallie GPS Aquatics and
in 2018 took over as Varsity Coach for the GPS Swim Team.
He lives in East Branierd with his amazing wife (Carrie) and two
fantastic kids (Christian and Lily Claire).
Blue Group Coach
Caroline joined the coaching staff in 2012, and has coached
all levels of our age group program. She brings years of coaching
experience to our club, working with swimmers of all ages and
abilities throughout the Chattanooga area. She has
coached in the Chattanooga Area Swim League (CASL) for
over 15 years. Caroline has been selected to be a Southeastern
Swimming Zones Coach for 3 years, and is currently serving
as the Southeastern Swimming Age Group Chair.
Caroline is a graduate of Girls Preparatory, where she was an
All-American and TN state finalist, and is a graduate of
Bernau University (GA). She is currently in the GPS Athletic
Hall of Fame, the Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame and the Lookout
Mountain Sports Hall of Fame.
Blue Group at McC / GPS MS coach
Kendall joined the McC/GPS coaching staff in 2011, and is
currently a Blue Group coach. She brings years of age group
coaching to the club, as she is the middle school head coach for
GPS, and in addition has coached for eight years within
the Chattanooga Area Swim League (CASL). Kendall has been selected
to coach the Southeastern Swimming All-Star Zone team for two
She began her swimming career within CASL for Stuart Heights,
and during her time she was a 3x High Point winner and
Jennifer Fugate nominee. Kendall is a 2004 graduate of GPS, where
she was a TN State Championship qualifier and finalist.
She was also a Southeastern Swimming qualifier and finalist
for McC/GPS (then Scenic City Aquatic Club). During her
collegiate years at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) she was
a Bluegrass Mtn Conference finalist and champion, team captain,
taught swim lessons, and coached the school's summer swim
Kendall loves coaching age group swimmers, because she can help
foster their love for swimming, and begin to set and reach goals,
in and out of the water.
Silver Coach at McCallie
Katie started coaching at Colonel Aquatics (now part of
Lexington Dolphins) in Richmond, KY. She also was
the head coach for Lafayette High School (Lexington, KY) and
Arlington Country Club (Richmond, KY). Currently, she is the
Co-Head Coach of Stuart Heights Swim Team (summer league) and
coaches Silver Group at McCallie.
Katie began swimming in Chattanooga for Stuart Heights when she was
seven, and then Scenic City Aquatic Club. She is a 2001 graduate of
GPS, as well as a State Champion and All-American, focusing on
breaststroke and the IM. Katie then continued her swimming
career at Transylvania University (KY).
She lives in Ooltewah with her husband John and sons Jack and
Ben (who swim in blue group and silver group, respectively).