18 & Under World 100s
Georgia Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 100

Week of September 15

15 September 2014                www.dynamoswimclub.com
Week of 15 September Newsletter
If you missed the Welcome Newsletter (August 16), click here as there is a lot of information to help get you started this season!
Dynamo Mission Statement

Mission Statement:To Pursue Excellence in Competitive Swimming


Vision Statement:To Be the Model 18 and Under Club in all operations in the USA, and therefore the World!

USA Swimming Junior National Team
Congratulations to Kylie Stewart, Knox Auerbach and Michael Taylor on being named to the USA Swimming Junior National Team, based off performances this past summer.   These athletes will be eligible for camps in Colorado Springs, and are among the fastest 18 and unders in the world.  Congratulations to these Dynamo Athletes!
Congratulations to our own Beth Winkowski, Coach of the Year!
Dynamo is pleased to announce that our own Coach Beth Winkowski has been named the FFT/ASCA  Age Group Coach of the Year at the  ASCA Convention in Jacksonville.  This is a national award, as Beth was chosen by a panel of 


Beth has been a mainstay at Dynamo for 10 years.   When Beth arrived, stability was in short supply, and she has more than provided that.   In addition, Beth has coached, and mentored, hundred and hundreds of Dynamo athletes, with innovative ideas, clear communication and great passion for the sport.  Selflessly giving herself to Dynamo, Beth has served many capacities, including running the Dynamo Swim School, in her ten years here.   I think every staff member of the past 10 years would agree:  All ideas and decisions at Dynamo run through Beth, as she is able to see things that most others can't.  She is supremely intelligent.  


We are so pleased for Beth to be recognized in this fashion, and for others to know what we've known at Dynamo for the past 10 years:  Beth is a darn good coach, and even better person.  

USA Swimming National Team
Congratulations to Jay Litherland and Gunnar Bentz on being named to the USA Swimming National Team for 2014-15.  Both Jay and Gunnar qualified in the 400 IM, from their performances at Nationals in Irvine this past August.   Congratulations Gunnar and Jay on this awesome achievement and honor!
23 Dynamo Athletes achieve Scholastic All-American Status!
Congratulations to the 23 Dynamo Swimmers for being named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team.  Dynamo had the fourth most qualifiers in the nation, and has long valued the program and our place within its history.  In order to qualify, athletes have to swim at the Junior National level, as well as maintain a 3.5 GPA.   Information on the program can be found here.  
Dynamo's 2013-14 Scholastic All-Americans:


  • Samuel Bray
  • Katie Christy
  • Kathleen Cook
  • Danny Cooney
  • Derek Cox
  • Erek Cox
  • Patrick Cusick
  • Cash Deloache
  • Jeffrey Durmer
  • Julia Durmer
  • Grace Ferry
  • Jackson Ford
  • Madison Graham
  • Isabella Issa
  • Gwynnie Lamastra
  • Morgan Lyons
  • Basil Orr
  • Kelsey Prince
  • Sarah Smith
  • Karin Soweja
  • Derek Wu
  • Emily Yang
  • Braxton Young
Capital Campaign/Construction Update
Construction is continuing on the expansion project at the Chamblee Facility.  After some initial challenges, the concrete slab (floors) have recently been poured, and the walls and steel going up now.   The progress should be quick from here on out, with a projected finish date of early December for occupancy.   

Brick Sales

With the Dynamo Expansion project having a finish date of early December, we are afforded a little more time to sell commemorative bricks that will be displayed as part of that expansion.   It is the one area of the fundraising that we have fallen a little short, and encourage anyone who hasn't yet, to purchase a brick with inscription.   Please fill out the brick form, and return it to Ceci Christy.


The new due date for Brick orders is 6 September 2014


Go Dynamo!

Coach Cecelia is moving...

We've all heard the saying "too good to last". We're currently faced with one of those moments. Coach Cecelia has resigned and is moving back north closer to family and friends. Friday September 12th will be her last as a "Dynamo". Cecelia was very impactful in her time at Dynamo.  Her ability to communicate effectively, as well as make everyone around her comfortable will be missed.   We wish her well as she opens a new chapter in her life.  We will all miss that smile, and how quick to laugh Cecelia is.


Until we find the right coach it's necessary to adjustment the practice schedule as well as some of the coaching assignments. Obviously the SR2 and AG2 green squads will feel the greatest impact. To satisfy their needs we will combine SR2 with the SR3 Gold. Nick will assume leadership over both squad utilizing Coach Michael to assist. Although combined, each squad will adhere to their current schedule with SR3 Gold finishing before SR2. AG2 Green will be covered by Coach Franz. AG2 Green DL will switch to Mon & Wed. This change will be in effect Monday, Sept 15th. For the remainder of this week we will adhere to the current schedule as published.


All the best to you, Coach Cecelia.

meetschedule2014-15 Meet Schedule





September 20

Eric Shanteau Swim for your Life

Lake Lanier

check with coach





October 4-5

Dynamo Pentathlon



October 24

Dynamo Mile Meet



October 25

Rays Spooktacular

Mountain View Aquatic Center

AG3-Gd/AG2-GN/AG3-GD/AG3-GN (11 and Under)

Nov 1-2

Dynamo vs. SwimMac SR Duel



must qualify

Nov 1-2

Dynamo vs. SwimMac AG Duel

Huntersville, NC


must qualify

Nov 1-2

Lanier Aquatics Fall Invitational

Gainesville, GA

SR3-GN/AG1-GRN/AG2-GN/AG2-GD (11 and up)

Nov 15-16

MOR Fast Five Meet

Raleigh, NC


Nov 14-16

Beach Blast

Greenville, NC

SR3-GN/AG1-GRN/AG2-GN/AG2-GD (11 and up)

Nov 16

Dynamo Turkey Trot



Dec 5-7

GA Senior State

Georgia Tech

all qualifiers

Dec 7

Dynamo Winter Special



Dec 11-13

USAS Winter Junior Nationals

Federal Way, WA

all qualifiers

Dec 12-14

Woodie B Malone 



Dec 27 - Jan 4

DYNA/Palo Alto Stanford Training Trip

Colorado Springs, CA

Qualifiers (24 Dynamo SR athletes)

Jan 3-4

ABSC Senior Circuit Meet

Athens, GA


Jan 4

Dynamo New Year Special



January 16-18

Stingrays Coaches Invite

Mountain View Aquatic Center


January 17-19

Dynamo Eastern Classic


qualifiers (published after Woodie B Malone Meet)

February 5-7

Georgia High School State Meet

Georgia Tech


February 6-8

Lanier Winter Invite

Gainesville, GA

all Age Group

February 13-15

GA Age Group State (hosted by Dynamo)

Georgia Tech

all qualifiers

February 12-14

Orlando Grand Prix

Orlando, FL

Winter Juniors Standards

March 6-8

Metro Divisionals


All 11 and over

March 5-8

ESSZ Sectionals



March 13-15

ESSZ Age Group Sectionals

Georgia Tech

all qualifiers 11 and over

March 22

Warren Stephens 10 and Under Championships


All 10 and under

March 17-21

NCSA Junior Nationals

Orlando, FL


Spirit Wear
 All proceeds from various Dynamo Spirit Wear apparrel and gear go directly to theCapital Campaign. Visit Spirit Lane to purchase Dynamo shirts, bags, towels, chairs etc.   Spirit Lane will be set up during practices at Alpharetta location on 9/22 and 9/23, and at Chamblee on 9/29 and 9/30.   Other than that Spirit Lane will be available at during meets or by contacting Vallee at [email protected].
Dynamo Parkas can now be purchased online directly from the manufacturer, Truwest.   Highest quality Kelly Taslan shell with 100% fully lined hood. Gold truArctic polar fleece. Lining extends completely to zipper, cuff, and hem. Triple stitched stress seam construction. Welt pockets are 9 inches deep with heavy duty bartack reinforcements. Extra long 30 inch YKK two way zipper. Custom Twill lettering on the back ARCHED: DYNAMO in block 3" GOLD/WHITE Letters. Additional enhancements may include the swimmers name, this is optional and can be added to the front left chest for additional cost of 4.00 per word. Please note: S. Smith is one word. Adding the members first and last name will be $8.00 extra. Truwest proudly makes all swim/polo  parkas  in the USA. 
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swimmingworldCheck out the July Swimming World, with Kylie Stewart on the cover!  Dynamo families can get a 25% discount on the subscription price, by inputting the code "SWfriend" during checkout online!