Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Susanne Cooper Head Coach/Age Group Coach


Susanne Cooper MEd

Head Coach, Open Water Meet Director, Board Member for 10 years

Susanne Cooper, holds a Masters in School Counseling from UVA and has spent over 20 years working with students and swimmers ages 5-18.  She swam competitively for the Lynchburg Piranhas and William & Mary; her two children are on the Pre-1 and Senior squads. She has been involved in the local swimming community for 12 years. She has coached the Elks summer league team, growing it from 5 to 75 swimmers, and coached the age group swimmers at Sandsharks, both as an Assistant and Head Age Group Coach. She coached high school swimming for 4 years.  

Harry Traystman Senior Coach

Harry Traystman BS

Senior Coach

High School All-American & State Champion in Connecticut; in college (Indian River & Queens), a two-time Team National Champion, eight-time individual National Champion, 17-time Collegiate All-American and two-time team captain.  He served as Assistant and Head Coach for Age Group and Senior swimmers at New South Swimming before moving to Trinity University in New Haven, Conn. to be the Assistant Men’s and Women’s swim coach, where he coached their first NCAA Qualifier in over 35 years.


Board of Directors
Lindley Fleury Board Member, President
Ed Hill Board Member
Marvin Milkowich Board Member
Mandy Grimshaw Board Member