I started year round swimming with DeKalb Aquatics in middle school and continued with Stephenson High School's swim team. I am now a student at Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia.
Swimming has always been apart of my life to the point that I plan on doing it for the rest of my life. I want my swimmers to gain the same experience that I gained from the sport of swimming; having fun learning the sport, and developing a love for the sport that will last a lifetime.
Hey Guys, this is Steven Johnson. I am co-head coach of The MPST Sharks along with Coach Reena. Almost my entire life I have been involved with this team; from being on the team as a five year old till my final year as a senior swimmer at age 18; to working my way up from junior coach, assistant coach, to my current job as co-head coach. I love swimming with my whole heart and coaching even more than that.
I am currently attending the University of North Georgia and sadly there is not a local swim team that I can join, so sadly I have to find a new way to express myself athletically. Thus the beginning of my obsessive long-distance running. Everyone needs a way to stay strong and fit throughout the school year, if a pool is not accessible. You can lose a lot of muscle mass and speed between seasons if all you do is sit inside and play video games.
Swimming is a great sport that is both individualistic and team related. Yes, you are improving your own times to get better but at the same time you are remaining loyal to your team. The faster you go, the better your team does. I cannot wait for this 2018 season to start. I am really excited and can’t wait to see everyone. Good luck with the rest of your school year. Finish strong, school always comes first. J
Swimming has been in my family for as long as I can remember. It
started with my oldest brother Matthew, a previous swimmer and head
coach at the sharks, when his baseball coach told my mother he should
stick o swimming. He introduced every one of my siblings to the water at
an early age, throwing me in the water at 4 years old. I swam every
summer with the Mountain Park sharks from age 4 to 18.
was 14 I was blessed enough to make my high school swim team and that's
when I just absolutely fell in love with the sport. I wanted more. I
wanted to be better. I wanted to be the best I could be. Shortly after
my Sophomore year started I joined year round swimming, highly
recommended for swimmers who wish to take the next step in this sport,
and I found life long friends and a new sense of self worth. One thing I
learned at GAGA, my club team, that will always stick with me is you
can give out motivation like candy. You must find it within yourself and
you will only do so by doing what you love.
My club team got me
to where I am now as I am in my first year of swimming at SGSC as one
of the top athletes at the school. I'm a three time high school State
qualifier, two time GCPS County finalist and four time qualifier,
multiple top ten and top 20 swims in the South East section of the
united states (EZ Sectionals), and multiple top 10 finishes at Senior
State, and a potential top three in multiple events at NJCAA's. My life
has revolved around swimming for most of my life and I am proud to say
it started at MPST. I would not be the man I am today if I never swam at
MPST. MPST is my home and the people here are my family.
Daniel Johnson (the last of many)
Hello Sharks! I’ve been proud to be a part of the Sharks family for 9 seasons and am so excited to add another this upcoming season. I started swimming on the Sharks at the age of 7 and it was also my first competitive swim team. I currently swim for Stephenson High School, and have swam for many different swim teams. I’m excited to be a part of the Sharks team and I am looking forward to working with new and old faces this up coming summer.
I have been swimming on the Mountain Park Sharks summer league swim team since I was 7 years old. I quickly gained an extreme passion for the sport. Once I started high school, I knew I wanted to swim on the Parkview high school swim team. I swam the first two years of high school without any problems. Then at the beginning of my junior year of high school, I found out I would need to have shoulder surgery. I recovered from the surgery and was able to swim that next summer. I started my senior year happy I was able to swim. Then halfway through, I found out I would need a second shoulder surgery. I have had that second shoulder surgery and I am now ready and very excited to be able to swim in my final summer league season. I am also very excited to coach all of the swimmers and hopefully be able to get them to have as much of a love for swimming as I do.
My name is Sahil Khatri, I am 17 years old and am going into my senior year at Parkview High School. I have been swimming summer league since I was eight years old; in the eighth grade I joined the year round team Gwinnett Aquatics and have been swimming since. I have 6 county cuts and 2 state cuts throughout my high school career.