COACH MAMIE GATES
We are happy to welcome Coach Mamie back this summer for her third year coaching the Sharks. She has been swimming competitively since age 5, when she joined Brookside Swim Team. She is a recent graduate from Central Davidson High School where she was a member of the swim team all four years. While there, she was all conference and a regional qualifier every year, and she swam at states her junior year. She specializes in breaststroke and IM. Her coaching experience began at Brookside where she worked primarily with the 6 & unders. She was an Assistant Coach for the Stingrays at the J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington (now TYDE) coaching age group swimmers. She also returns as Sapona Ridge's Pool Manager.
COACH HATTIE GREER
Hattie has been swimming at Sapona Ridge since the age of 4. She started swimming year round in 2009 at High Point Swim Club, where she also received training to teach swim lessons. In the fall of 2013 she started swimming at the YMCA in Salisbury on the RACY team. Hattie has a special way with children and enjoys teaching, especially the littlest swimmers. She was a volunteer Assistant Coach in 2013 and Head Coach in 2014 at Sapona Ridge. In 2015 she had to take a break from coaching to join her family in China for the adoption of her new sister. Again this summer she will be teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding at Sapona Ridge, as well as the J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington. We are delighted to have her back this year coaching.