John Galvin (Head Coach)

Hello Eagle Swim Club families!

My name is John Galvin and I will be joining Eagle Swim Club this fall as the head coach. I am so excited to meet all of the athletes and parents, and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I have been coaching swimming for more than ten years, at levels ranging from beginners to current National Age Group record holders and members of the USA National Junior Team. In addition to coaching for a local Atlanta Swim Association team and a USA Gold Medal Club in my hometown of Cincinnati, I previously led junior-high students on backpacking trips through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

I am familiar with the Emory community, having worked in Clinical Operations for Emory Healthcare and graduating from Emory University with a BS in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology. As an undergraduate student-athlete, I was a 2012-13 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention, qualified and competed at the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championship where the men's team placed second overall, and a 2015 University Athletic Association individual conference champion in the 200 Butterfly, among other accomplishments. I was also the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and campus chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

My coaching philosophy is to develop individual swimmers and the entire team in an enthusiastic and challenging environment, promote sportsmanship and team spirit, and instill a commitment to effort, perseverance, and responsibility in all of our swimmers.

You will see some familiar faces. Coach Cindy Fontana and Coach John Petroff will be with us again along with some of Emory’s varsity swimmers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].  Registration is now open. As you know, space is limited, and we will start a waitlist once we are full. I can’t wait for the fall season and I look forward to meeting you all soon!

See you on deck,

John Galvin

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.