Mujahid "MJ" El-Amin II
Coach MJ was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Following a family tradition of athletic swimmers, he aspired to be the unsurpassed early on. At age 3, he started the Learn to Swim Program with the City of Atlanta Dolphins (CAD) Swim Team. During his childhood career, Mujahid obtained recognition as a star athlete for the City of Atlanta and the state of Georgia. At the age of 9, he ranked first in his age group. El-Amin holds countless records which include the 1997 and 1998 Joel Ferrell Award and identify him as the most outstanding swimmer of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics. For three consecutive years, El-Amin managed to achieve the title of Georgia State Champion in the 100 meters and 100 yards Butterfly. Through his adolescent years, Mujahid established national age group records in the breast and butterfly strokes by setting 10 unprecedented state records in long and short course events.
Additionally, he received the honor of setting 3 southern zone records for four successive years representing the state. Subsequently, in 2003, Mujahid was named as the most outstanding swimmer for the state of Georgia for three consecutive years. In 2004, El-Amin was named to the prestigious United States Swimming Junior National Team with which he traveled to Brisbane, Australia for competition, where he coined the nickname MJ. This was an astonishing achievement in his swim career, as he qualified for the 2004 Olympic trials. For his dedication and accomplishments in the sport of swimming, the Atlanta City Council proclaimed, on February 16th, the, "Mujahid El-Amin Day." Mujahid was awarded a full swim scholarship in 2006. He attended Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) majoring in Education. During the same year, MJ was granted the most outstanding swimmer for the North Eastern Conference Men’s Swimming and Diving. In 2007, he became the captain of FAMU's swim team. By his sophomore year (2008), MJ had broken all swim records for the university and was awarded the team’s most valuable player. Currently, El-Amin continues to train for future endeavors and is a member of the Killer Whales Masters Swim Team.
Assistant Head Coach:
Patrick "PJ" Jones
Shark Pups Head Coach:
Coach Steph is from the Athens area and swam competitively year-round for ten years. She still holds team records with the Athens Bulldog Swim Club as an anchor in both the 200 medley and 200 free relays. She was formerly a coach with the Shamrock Seals summer swim team, where she swam growing up. She also taught swimming as an instructor with the Athens Bulldog Swim Club Learn-to-Swim Program and has taught private lessons - both learn-to-swim and stroke technique work. She loves inspiring children to enjoy swimming and to work together as a team!
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