Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Cherie Empson Assistant Head Coach

Cherie Empson coached three years for Tipp/Monroe Torpedoes in Tipp City, Ohio. Coached 8 and Unders for Summer Recreation League. She also coached two years for the Miami County YMCA Marlins 8 and Under program. She has two sons that have participated for 8 years in a swim program. Her youngest son, Tristan Empson, swims competitively for the Bluefins since 2012. 

Brittany Herndon Assistant Coach

Coach Brittany is a native from Carrollton, Georgia. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 2016 . Brittany started swimminng competitively in  swimming 2005. Coach Brittany swam for the Carrollton Bluefins for 11 years, Carrollton High School for 4 years and competed collegiately for 2 years at South Georgia State College. As a Bluefin Coach Brittany attended Age Group State, Senior State and GRPA State. She was also the 2016 GRPA state champion in the 100 free. After high school Coach Brittany went on the swim in college at South Georgia State College. While at South Georgia State College, Brittany set four school records, was two-time NJCAA Runner Up and two-time All American. 

Matthew Siniard Head Coach

Coach Matt comes to Bluefins with coaching experience at the high school, middle school, club, and summer league levels. He most recently coached at Northwest Georgia Aquatics and served as head age group coach. He also was the head middle school coach at Calhoun Middle School and an assistant with the Calhoun High School swim team. He served as head coach at Cartersville Cobias from 2015-2018. 

He is a 2016 graduate of Berry College. He was SAA All Conference First Team in 2016 for their school record setting 800 Free Relay with a time of 6:57.81. 

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