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Marty Hamburger (Head Coach)

With almost 30 years of coaching experience, Coach Marty Hamburger has worked with every level and type of swimmer:  beginner to world ranked:  age four to 84:  training from 50 yards to 10,000 meters.  He has coached summer league, club, Masters and college teams.

Coach Hamburger brings to the Eagle Swim Club a passion for people and a holistic, process-driven approach to better, faster swimming.  He believes that “perfect practice makes perfect” and that the combination of many small things can lead to very great things, both literally and figuratively.

The sport of swimming can lead down a long, crooked road.  Coach Hamburger treasures the investment of hard work on that road, but never without smelling the flowers along the way.  While “fun” is not often intrinsic to the sport, he works hard to make the process challenging and enjoyable.  He encourages all of his athletes to find their passion and pursue it to the best of their ability.

Coach Hamburger lives in Decatur with his wife Amanda and sons Ellis and Reese.  He grew up in Iowa and has his BA from the University of Iowa (1991).  He loves reading, movies and music (he plays guitar and sings in the local band “Hot Tamale Ringwald”).

 

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall (Coach).

Chris Marshall, a former NCAA Division I swimmer, joined the Emory Eagle coaching staff in fall 2004 and has served as the Head Coach for the Clairmont Cudas Summer League team.

Marshall swam two years at NCAA Division I Lehigh (PA) before transferring to NCAA Division I Florida State University. He earned four varsity letters in high school at Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Since moving to Atlanta in 1997, Marshall has been involved with the Dynamo Masters swimming program. He began as a swimmer, but in 1999 became an assistant coach for Dynamo Masters.

Marshall graduated from Florida State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. He later earned a Master's of Science degree in manufacturing engineering from FSU in 1997.

 

Cindy Fontana

Cindy Fontana (Coach).

Since coming to Emory prior to the 1999-2000 season, Cindy Fontana has helped to lead the Eagles to unprecedented levels of success.  She has also served as a lead Coach for the Clairmont Cudas Summer League Team.

Prior to her arrival at Emory in the fall of 1999, Fontana spent three years as head coach for women's swimming and diving at Southern Connecticut State University. During the 1995-96 season, Fontana was the assistant coach for Kenyon College, which won both men's and women's NCAA team titles.

Fontana is a 1992 graduate of Kenyon (Ohio) where she was team captain and an NCAA competitor in the distance freestyle events and the 400 IM. Fontana received her master's degree in exercise science from Southern Connecticut in 2004. She also has coached Hopkins Mariners in New Haven, Conn.