Staff

Staff

Staff
Jon Matchette Head Coach

Jon was born in Monterey, California. He attended high school at Kenmore West in Tonawanda, New York, where he was a state-qualifying swimmer in freestyle and backstroke. He then attended Niagara University, a Division 1 school in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, majoring in Criminal Justice. Jon was an Academic All-American and All-Conference swimmer. He became captain his senior year and left holding three school records. Jon is still a top 10 all time performer for the Purple Eagles in multiple events.
Jon received his Master's in Criminal Justice Administration while being a graduate assistant coach with Niagara University's swim team. Later, as a coach for the 650 member Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club, Jon helped successfully develop their View Ridge site, and was their lead Age Group coach. Prior to SMAC, Jon also coached with the Manta Rays Aquatics Team. As Sailfish’s Head Coach, Jon will be shifting out of his previous career as a Corrections Officer, to follow his love of coaching.

Brody Heck Concord Coach

Brody was an age group swimmer and 14&U champ in the 50 &100 freestyle. While attending high school in Florida Brody was the 4A 50 & 100 freestyle state champion. Brody swam for Auburn Univserity for 2 years where he made the SEC team his sophomore year. Brody then transferred to Queens where he was the D2 NCAA champion in the 50 Freestyle and 5 relays his Junior year. One of the relays achieved an NCAA D2 record. 

Brody has coached at summer league teams throughout the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas. Along with coaching summer league, Brody also worked at a swim school where he taught entry level swimmers the basics. Brody has been able to coach and work with swimmers from all different levels and help them succeed.

Throughout his swimming career and coaching expereince Brody has found a passion for extending his swimming knowledge and positive experiences to the athletes that he coaches. Brody is excited and ready to help excel your swimmers to the next level and create a great environment in and out of the pool.

Jonathan Walters Stanly Lead Coach

Coach Jonathan joined Sailfish Aquatics in 2018. He swam
competitively as an age group and high school swimmer. After
graduating from Texas A&M in 2015 he returned to the sport to
coach.
Coach Jonathan has been coaching for 5 years. He has worked with a
large variety of swimmers of all ages and abilities, from beginner
10 and unders to state champion high school swimmers.

Coach Jonathan believes that swimming can teach life lessons that
extend far beyond the pool. He strives to share the things he has
learned, both as a swimmer and coach, with the athletes that he
works with.

Jennifer Newton Assistant Coach
Ada McCledon Assistant Coach - Stanly

Coach Ada joined Sailfish as a coach in February of 2022. Ada has over 17 years of competitive swimming experience and most recently swam 4 years at Pfeiffer University. In her senior year there, Ada was named team Captain. She has 4 years of experience coaching swimming and looks forward to adding more years under her belt!

Dwight Dickerman

USA Swimming Official | SAFE Sport Coordinator | CEO