For over 28 years, Coach Mandi has been teaching and coaching swimmers at the USA club, summer league, high school, and Masters’ levels.  She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and swam competitively as a “Top-16 Swimmer” and Senior National Qualifier for Nashville Aquatic Club. Her specialty is in helping children and adults overcome their fear of water and in developing good stroke technique.

Coach Mandi is the founder of Swim Beyond LLC, a premier swim school in Atlanta that teaches children and adults how to swim and promotes the sport of competitive swimming. She also works with children who have visual and physical impairments. Coach Mandi founded Swim Beyond the Boundaries Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance for swim lessons to children and adults with disabilities and to children of low-income families in 2016.

During the summer, you can usually find Coach Mandi at the Avondale Estates Swim and Tennis Club. She has been the head coach for the Tidalwaves for the past 9 years.  She was awarded ASA Coach of the Year award in 2014. During the school year, Mandi coaches the Atlanta International School’s Varsity and Junior Varsity Swim Teams and helps with the Chamblee High School swim team.