Coaches and Staff

Coaching Staff
Mark Minier Head Coach

Groups: Senior Perfromance, Senior Development, Pre-Senior Performance, Age Group Performance 

ASCA - Level 5 (Performance & Education)  International Coaches Association -  Level 5

Other: Certified Pool Operator & Certified Pool Manager

U.S. National Team Meets & Coaching Staff Appointments

  • U.S. National Team Coaching Staff (2007-2009)
  • U.S. World Championship Team Assistant Coach (Rome, Italy - 2009)
  • U.S. National Junior Team Assistant Coach (2008)
  • Olympic Finalist - Kathleen Hersey (2008, 2012)

Coaching Recogition

  • Georgia Senior Division Coach of the Year (2007, 2008)
  • Lake Erie LSC Age Group Division Coach of the Year (1996)
  • Lake Erie Zone Team Coach (1995, 1996)

Coaching Acheivments

2003-2009 Kathleen Hersey 2008 & 2012 Olympic Finalist
1992-1996 Mark Gangloff 50m Breast W.R. Holder, 2004 Olympic Finalist, 2008 Gold Medalist, 
Champions 5 USA Swimming National Champions
  3 National Age Group Top 16
Record Holders 1 Age Group National Record
  12 Georgia State Record
  15 Lake Erie State Record
All-Americans 3 NCAA Division I
  2 NCAA Division III
  35 High School All-Americans
  8 High School Academic All-Americans
Finalists 5 YMCA National Championships
Appointments 4 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Naval Academy
Qualifiers 45 U.S. Nationals
  10 NCAA Division I
  4 NCAA Division III
  65 U.S. Junior Nationals
  22 YMCA National Championships
  85 National Age Group National Top 16
  89 YMCA National Top 16
  1 North Carolina Zone Team
  14 Georgia Zone Team

Swimming Acheivements

Westiminster College (Westminster, PA) - B.S. Communications, minor English  

2 x NAIA All-American, 3 x NAIA National Qualifier, Varsity Record Holder (200/400 FR), Team Captain

Kathleen Hersey & Mark Minier

Val Scott Assistant Coach/Swim Lessons Admin

STROKE INTRO, STROKE DEVELOPMENT, Private Instruction, Swim Academy Coordinator

Jen Au Assistant Coach/Home School Coordinator

MS/HS PREP, STROKE INTRO, STROKE DEVELOPMENT, Stroke Performance, Private Instruction

Ethan Levinson Pre-Senior/Senior Associate Coach

Ethan Levinson started his swimming career at Nomad Aquatics almost two decades ago, and has been actively involved in the sport of swimming at all levels—from summer league to collegiate competition—ever since. After swimming for Davidson College and coaching at Washington University in St. Louis while pursuing a graduate degree, he has returned to Charlotte and is pleased to join the Evolution Aquatics staff to help coach the Senior and Pre-Senior groups.

Truth Freeland Dryland Coach
Jessica Minier Team Administrator
ASCA Level 5 (Education) ASCA Level 4 (Performance)
Kenyon College - 9 time NCAA DIII Champion (1650 x 4, 500 x 2, 800 FR x 3), NCAA Division III Record - 1650 yd Freesytle, 1000 yd. Freestyle
Head Coach - Agnes Scott College, Emory University (Interim), Assistant Coach - Emory University, Florida Atlantic U.
Leigh Brown General Manager/Swim Team Administration