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Andy Zhu Head Coach

Hello Sharks family!

I am super excited to co-head coach this year with one of my best friends, Dylan Yin. I’ve swum with the Mountain Park Sharks ever since I was 7 years old. My favorite swimming memory was winning the 4x50 medley relay at High School State alongside Dylan Yin and fellow MPST swimmer, Joshua Kim.

I am a two-time team captain, State Champion, and a Gwinnett County Record holder. I’ve taught swimming lessons and coached stroke clinics at Gwinnett Aquatics for around 2 years (I also swim there year-round). Many of my greatest experiences have come from the pool, which is why I am thrilled to come back to where it all started as a Mountain Park Shark.

Out of the water, I graduated from Parkview High School as valedictorian. I just finished my first year of college at Washington University in St. Louis as a member of their swim team, where I hope to study Economics and Strategy. I like to do handstands and play other sports in my free time. It was a joy coaching this team last year, which is why I'm pumped to give it another go. See you soon!

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Dylan Yin Head Coach

Hello Sharks Family!

I am beyond excited to co-head coach again this year with my long-term teammate and friend, Andy Zhu. I’ve swam with this team starting from the age of 8. One of my favorite swimming memories is winning both the 200 medley and the 200 free relays at the 2016 and 2022 Summer League County meet. 

I was Parkview team captain my senior year of high school and a County and State Champion. I've taught swimming lessons and stroke clinics at Gwinnett Aquatics for around 1.5 years. With this experience, there is nothing I would rather do than bring it here with me and pass it on to our younger generation.

I am currently a sophomore at Emory University, majoring in Chemistry and Finance. Besides being a student, I also swim for Emory. As a freshman, I qualified for the NCAA DIII national championships, which is something that I worked all year long for. Throughout my year at Emory, I have gained so much experience from the intelligent people here, and I will continue to spread that experience. Coaching this team last year was such a blast, and I look forward to another amazing and fun season! See you all soon!!

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Jenise Waithe Assistant Coach

Jenise has swam as a Mountain Park Shark for a long time. She swam 4 years at Parkview and is currently continuing her swimming and academic career at Piedmont University!

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Alex Zhong Assistant Coach

Hi I'm Alex. I have been a swimmer at MPST for almost a decade and I go to the gym frequently. I have a car ornament named Jimothy. I am currently majoring in music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. If you like EDM or producing music, then I'm your guy. Last year, I focused on helping the swimmers get fit through dryland. Gains on land translate to speed in the water. Plus, it never hurts to build muscle and improve cardio.

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Sean Lin Assistant Coach

Greetings, I’m Sean. I have been a swimmer on MPST for nearly eleven years. I just finished my junior year at Parkview high school. I also swim for Gwinnett Aquatics, and I specialize in distance swimming. If you ever see me punching the air, it's because I'm training for boxing. Go sharks!

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Jeffery Xu Assistant Coach

Hello, I’m Jeff. I have been a swimmer on MPST for nearly eleven years too. I will also be a rising senior at Parkview High School. Like Alex, I enjoy lifting and getting big. Like my older brother Andy, I also like doing handstands and stretching for fun. (Jeff is a copycat--Andy)

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Anthony Pham Junior Coach

Hello, Sharks Family

My name is Anthony Pham. I’m a rising high school sophomore. I’ve been swimming for MPST since I was 7 years old. I’m happy to have the opportunity to coach the Summer League swim team that I have considered as my extended summer family. I’m a year-round swimmer at SwimAtlanta and in the last 5 years I have been ranked among top swimmers statewide in my age group. In Summer 2022, I was selected to represent Team Georgia at the Southern Zone Championship in Tulepo, MS. My favorite memory is when I stood on the podium with my brother Timothy to receive our medals during High School State Swimming Championship 2023. Away from the pool, I have been the top of my class academically in the last 4 years. I am also the President of 9th grade Student Council in my high school. Swimming at MPST has given me opportunities, friendship, and most importantly, lessons that I will cherish. I’m excited and looking forward to the new season. Go Sharks!

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