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 




Senior 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 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!