Sandsharks Swim Team New Coaching Staff

Marie Cummings
We are pleased to announce that   COACH HARRY TRAYSTMAN has transitioned to the Sandshark Head Coach position as of Aug 2020. Coach Harry will assume responsibility for the overall team programming and operations, with his coaching expertise remaining with the older swimmers. Harry's background as an elite swimmer truly adds to our program.
 
Coach Susanne Cooper has been accepted to graduate school at NC State, and will devote her time to pursuing her dream. She is majoring in Climate Change and Society through the School for Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.  We are extremely grateful for all Susanne has done for Sandsharks, especially with the transition to the Southern Pines pool. We truly could not have done it without her perseverance and community connections. We wish her great success!!
 
We are excited to officially announce that   TAYLOR COOPER AND CASEY COOPER  (no relation to Susanne!) have accepted the positions for our age group coaching and programming. Taylor has been a national level coach for many years developing young swimmers from age groupers to All American/Olympic Trial level. Casey, his daughter, was a stand out swimmer with Sandsharks (Backstroke!) , and continued on to swim for NC State. She has been coaching younger kids at St.  Andrews most recently, and will be instrumental in developing our programs as well.   We will provide more complete bio's in upcoming days. 
 
JULIA LATTARULO will continue to run our Lessons Program. Julia, a former Sandshark and Catholic University grad, does a great job managing that important aspect of our program.
 
Please welcome our coaches!! .We are positioned to expand this year, and hope that you can let your friends know that they can come visit prior to REGISTRATION to meet or observe. Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you for your patience during this transition, and we look forward to a great year!
 
 
 
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