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October 15, 2017 Newsletter
 
 
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Vision Statement: To pursue excellence in competitive swimming and to be the model 18 & Under club in all operations in the USA, and therefore the world!
 
 
Congratulations to Addie Farrington (SR1 Alph) and Ian Grum (SR1 Cham) on being selected for the 2017 National Select Camp!  They are joining 96 other speedy 14-16 year-olds who will spend four days at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  Coach Ian Murray was also selected as the head coach of the women's camp.  The women's camp will be held from October 19 - 22, with the men's camp following October 26 - 29.
USA Swimming invites the top three swimmers nationwide in every event based on times from September 1st, 2016-August 31st, 2017.  An additional six women and six men are added to the roster based on individual IMX Power Point scores. 
 
Swimmers and invited coaches will attend talks with industry professionals. Topics for swimmers include drug and supplement education, practical psychological training skills and race strategy, while coaches might learn about bio-mechanical tools or video analysis.
 
 
Athletes:  Please bring your swim bags and backpacks out of the locker rooms during practice and place on the pool deck (out of major walk-ways).  Unfortunately, there have been some recent incidents of someone going through swimmer's bags while they are practicing. 
 
 
 
Stroke & Turn Officials Training 
Wednesday, October 18th  
7:00pm - 9:30pm
(attend from the comfort of your own home)
 
Please join Clarice Wasmuth, Dynamo parent and USA Trainer, as she goes over USA Officials, how to become one, and the rules to all four strokes. This web based, interactive, online S & T Officials Class is great way for individuals to learn the rules of USA swimming.  Clarice will also cover the benefits and next steps in becoming a USA S & T Official (Wet Official).  It's a wonderful way to give back to a sport and team that gives all our children lifelong skills both in and out of the water.
 
For questions or to RSVP for the training, contact Clarice Wasmuth:
 
 
NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT FOR DYNAMO PARALYMPIAN
 
 
 
Check out this ABC News Article and video about Dynamo's McClain Hermes and Swim Atlanta's Grace Bunke: Friends in and out of the pool who 'just keep swimming' while supporting and encouraging each other.  
 
COACHING ASSIGNMENTS
Effective Monday, October 2
 
On September 28, Head Coach Ian Murray announced the following coaching assignments for the season, effective Monday, October 2nd:
 
ALPHARETTA 
Senior 1 - Brian Wrighton 
Senior 2 - Nick Graves 
Senior 3 Gold - Nancy Williams 
Senior 3 Green - Joji Castillo 
Age Group 1 Gold - Nick Graves 
Age Group 1 Green - Michael Kirpatrick 
Age Group 2 Gold - Nancy Williams 
Age Group 2 Green - Michael Kenny 
Age Group 3 Gold - Michael Kirpatrick 
Age Group 3 Green - Joji Castillo 
Assistant Coach - Andrew Callahan 
 
OAKHURST 
Lead Coach - Lauren Jordan
 
CHAMBLEE 
Senior 1 - Ian Murray (Sam Wilson assisting)
Senior 2 - Beth Winkowski 
Senior 3 Gold - Cecelia Tripp 
Senior 3 Green - Sam Mashburn 
Age Group 1 Gold - Beth Winkowski 
Age Group 1 Green - Matt Bishop 
Age Group 2 Gold - Cecelia Tripp 
Age Group 2 Green - Sam Wilson 
Age Group 3 Gold - Martha Wright 
Age Group 3 Green - Martha Wright & Grace Huseth 
Assistant Coaches - Andy Deichert, Alex Perry, Juliana Cartwright 
 
Matt Bishop comes to Dynamo from Moraga, California. There he coached with Campolindo High School and Moraga Ranch Swim Club. He attended San Diego Mesa College. 
 
Lauren Jordan most recently served as the Lead Developmental Coach for the Phillips 66 Splash Club in Oklahoma. Prior to that she coached at Razorback Aquatic Club. She was an NCAA All-American swimmer at the University of Arkansas. 
 
Sam Mashburn is coming to Dynamo from New Bern, North Carolina, where he served as the Head Coach of the Twin Rivers YMCA. He has experience as the club and collegiate level. Sam did his undergraduate work at Mars Hill University and received a Masters in Health/PE from Union College. 
 
Alex Perry is a former Dynamo athlete and is currently attending Georgia State and is studying Journalism. 
 
Juliana Cartwright is also a former Dynamo athlete and is currently attending Georgia State and is studying Kinesiology.
 
 
DYNAMO BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
FOR 2017 - 2018
 
 
On September 25, Dynamo held its annual meeting and Board of Directors election.  Dynamo's directors for the 2017/2018 year are:
 
Barbara Coats, President
Mona Murray, Vice President
Jun Xiao, Treasurer
Alex Whelan, Secretary
Gina Cook
Tim Goudie
Alan Grottle
Doug Kintz
Tanya Uherka
Clarice Wasmuth
 
NEW DYNAMO SWAG
 
 
New shirts for the 2017-2018 year have arrived! AG3 (Chamblee) has some fun trying them on.  All swimmers should have received shirts from their coaches this week. 
 
 
Upcoming Meets 
& Deadlines
 
October 12, 2017
Volunteer Job Sign-Ups open for the Fall Special and Mile Meets
 
October 21, 2017
(Chamblee)
 
October 21, 2017
(Chamblee)
Swimmers need to provide their own Timer and Counter
 
November 4-5, 2017
Age-Group
(Chamblee)
 
 
November 4-5, 2017
Seniors
(Charlotte, NC)
 
 
November 4-5, 2017
(Gainesville, GA)
 
 
November 5, 2017
(Chamblee)
 
 
BIG NEWS for Current and Alumni Dynamo Swimmers!
 
 
Ryan Showfety,  SR1(Alpharetta), and Johns Creek High School senior, has verbally committed to swim for the University of North Florida.
 Congratulations, Ryan!
 
 
 
Congratulations to
Brooks Merkle, SR1 (Chamblee) on his commitment to swim at Auburn University.  
War Eagle!
 
 
 
Congratulations to 
Dynamo Alums
Kylie Stewart and
Jay Litherland 
(both swimming at UGA) on being named Female and Male SEC Swimmer of the week!
 
 
Support for Coach Beth's daughter Ceara
 
 
 
Over the summer, Coach Beth Winkowski's daughter, Ceara Hughes, experienced an unexpected and still somewhat unknown health crisis that is preventing her from experiencing life to its fullest right now.  Click on 
this link to make a contribution to help cover medical and rehabilitation costs.  
 
 
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