Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Rodney Sellars Head Coach

Rodney was a Swimmer and Diver at University of North Carolina at Charlotte until graduation. He is one of the original staff members at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center (MCAC) that opened in June of 1991 and currently holds the position of Recreation Coordinator Supervisor.

Rodney's exposure to aquatics began at age 5 in Winston-Salem, NC with the Winston Salem Park and Recreation Department. Winston Salem Parks and Recreation summer programs gave Rodney a chance to compete in swimming, synchronized swimming and diving. At 14 Rodney became a lifeguard. At 16 he became a Water Safety Instructor that led to Lifeguard Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, leading him to teach swimming at the MCAC, UNCC, JCSU and Barber Scotia College. Rodney led Harding 

Amy Monroe Coach

Coach Monroe, originally from White Plains N.Y., attended Auburn University where she received her BS in Education, majoring in Exercise Science and Special Education. During her time at Auburn she did her student/teaching under David Marsh and worked with top swimmers in preparations for the upcoming Olympic trials. In 2007 Swimmac hired Coach Monroe and brought her to Charlotte, NC. During her 8 years with Swimmac she was head Nova Coach, Marlin Division Lead Coach, Director of JSL/Homeschool/ Stroke Club, Director of Community Programming. She presently coaches at Queen City Dolphins.

Coach Monroe was and is very active with the Swim with Wendy's Program, having performed water safety clinics for thousands of young people across the Carolina's. To further combat drowning Coach Monroe has partnered with A Child's Place, Wendy's and Johnson C. Smith University to provide swim lessons to 200 children identified as at-risks of drowning. Coach Monroe was selected by USA Swimming as the manager of the 2010 Diversity Select Camp held at the Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs, Co. In 2012 she was selected as an assistant coach by The Western Zone for their Diversity Select Camp at University of California-Berkeley in Berkeley, Ca. She became an Adjunct- Professor for JCSU in 2015. Coach Monroe’s love and knowledge of the sport has carried her across the country allowing her to work with people of all ages and levels in swimming.

As an athlete, Coach Monroe played basketball at Auburn University. During Amy's career Auburn finished 16th in NCAA tournament twice. Due to a severe injury Amy's basketball career was cut short which gave room for her passion for swimming to grow. Coach Monroe has been coaching swimming since 1987.

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