ED SPENCER (Head Coach)

   Ed Spencer has been a Master Coach Consultant with USA Swimming from 2005 to 2020, During that time he visited over 330 of the best swim teams in the country and mentored coaches and gave talks to each and every one of the training groups on those 330 teams.

Ed was the Head Coach of the Dynamo Swim Club from 1998-2004. While there, he led the Dynamo Swim Club to several 18 & under National Championships, six consecutive years as Southeastern Senior Sectional Champions and three consecutive Gold Medal second-place finishes (2002-2004) in the USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program. Dynamo had three Senior National Champions during this period. 

 Prior to coaching at Dynamo, he was the Head Coach at the Reno Aquatic Club (1992-1998) where he also had several National Champions.

Ed was the distance and IM coach (1979-1983) and Head Coach at the Industry Hills Aquatic Club (1983-1992) where his swimmers set more than 10 American Records and won more than 20 USA Swimming Senior National titles. His swimmers represented the USA on the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams.

Ed was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in September of 2018.

Three secrets shared by all of the great swimmers.

1) Come to practice! Be on time ready to start on time with all your equipment.

2) Listen to your coaches! They're feedback is essential to your improvement and success.

3) Be a great teammate! Teammates make teammates faster.

When Ed asked Michael Phelps what he felt helped him become as successful as he had become. He said those three secrets.


Cindy Fontana

Cindy Fontana (Coach).

Since coming to Emory prior to the 1999-2000 season, Cindy Fontana has helped to lead the Eagles to unprecedented levels of success.  She has also served as a lead Coach for the Clairmont Cudas Summer League Team.

Prior to her arrival at Emory in the fall of 1999, Fontana spent three years as head coach for women's swimming and diving at Southern Connecticut State University. During the 1995-96 season, Fontana was the assistant coach for Kenyon College, which won both men's and women's NCAA team titles.

Fontana is a 1992 graduate of Kenyon (Ohio) where she was team captain and an NCAA competitor in the distance freestyle events and the 400 IM. Fontana received her master's degree in exercise science from Southern Connecticut in 2004. She also has coached Hopkins Mariners in New Haven, Conn.