At Sharkies, SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. We specialize in 1 on 1 attention with our students. We feel that having private attention and focus will help our students learn the fundamentals and master the skills of water survival in the most efficient manner, opposed to sharing time with another student. Once our students reach a personal level of confidence and comfort, we then transition and expand their skill set to master all swim strokes.
Don't be surprised if we ask for the student to come to their lesson completely dressed with tennis shoes, jeans and a coat for our infamous "safety lesson"!
This is one of the many aspects that set us apart and make us truly unique!
Meet Our Coaches!
Owner and Master Coach Rhett:
AKA "The Baby Whisperer"
Fun Facts: Army Ranger,
Youngest Certified diver in history,
Almost competed in the Junior
Olympics for the High Jump, his
foot is made of metal, he is covered in
tattoo's from neck to toe. Married to
the most awesome woman
ever. Has 3 daughters
and 1 girl dog named Sookie.
Senior Coach John:
AKA: "Scuba Expert" "Snickerdoodle"
Fun Facts: Majored in Biology and minored
in Organic Chemistry at UGA. (Go Dawgs!)
Played in a blues band. Applied for a job
as a Fitness Instructor at Sharkies. Lived in
Mexico for 3 months. Fluent in Espanol.
Owners couldn't survive without him.
Senior Coach Hannah:
AKA: Coach Banana
Fun Facts: Holds longest employment
at Sharkies. Did not know who Outkast
was until 2018. (The Owners introduced
them to her.) Taylor Swifts number 1 fan.
Has a cat named Tokyo.
Senior Coach Maquel:
AKA: Mah-Quel-in, Mackel
Fun Facts: Marine Scientist,
Published recording artist. Has
broken his toe attempting a trick
on a trampoline and fractured
his pinky while boxing
with latex balloons...
Sharkies Instructor Trainer!
Senior Coach Brennan:
AKA: Coach Bren
Fun Fact: Coach Bren has qualified
for the Olympic Games in swimming
and helped coach and train members
of the Olympic Tae Kwon Do Team!
Upon completing College in Florida,
Brennan Joined the elite US Army
Rangers and served as a Team member
for 3rd Ranger Battalion out of
Ft. Benning, GA. He was born and raised
in Australia! Currently serving as
Sharkies Chief Safety Officer!
Junior Coach Yvette:
AKA: Mama Bear
Fun Facts: Two Teenagers! Past life
as an Ultrasound Sonographer. Applied
for a Swim Coach position on a whim,
was one of the best things to walk in our
Junior Coach Honesty:
AKA: Our Rising Star!
Fun Facts: Officially our youngest
Coach at Sharkies but has impressed
us so much, that one day she might
be running the show! Has a passion
for marine life and wants to immerse
herself into the wonderful world
of scuba diving!
Junior Coach Renee:
AKA: Life Saver
She has a full time career running a
local landscaping company, but came to
us because she loves swimming and kiddos
and also wants extra money to travel
the world! (Can you blame her?!?!)
Junior Coach Kristen:
AKA: Head Nurse
Currently in Nursing School.
Can recite every word of "I'm on a Boat".
Came HIGHLY recommended from
a current parent whom Kristen
nanny's for! They were not wrong
about this girl, she is amazing!
(Since I can never get a pic of
Kristen, this sleeping baby will have to
Junior Coach Amber:
AKA: still working on that nickname.
Has a degree in Physical Education.
Always has her head held high and a
smile on her face. Could totally be
mistaken for a model. (I mean, have you seen
her on the gram??) A total asset to Sharkies!