Anna Nowak is a Senior at Georgia College and State University and is majoring in Mass Communications. She started swimming at age 6 for her summer league team, Echo Ridge and went on to compete for Dynamo Swim Club soon after. She has been swimming ever since and has competed in many State Championships for Dynamo and qualified for Nationals her Junior year of high school. She has coached and taught private lessons since age 15 working with infants, children and adults. She swam all four years at St. Pius X and qualified for State all four years. In college she continues to compete with her universities’ swim team; she was the Vice President her sophomore year and is now the President. She has competed in the College Club Nationals Meet for the past three years and will continue to compete throughout college. Anna has coached for the Briarwood Barracudas for the last 2 summers. She is looking forward to working with the team again this summer and taking on the role of head coach.
Kate Nowak is a recent graduate from Emory University where she majored in European History. She has just started a full time position with Bondurant Mixon & Elmore as a litigation assistant. She has been a competitive swimmer for 16 years starting as a summer league swimmer at age 6. She grew up swimming at Dynamo Swim Club and Echo Ridge and at age 15 began coaching for both teams. She attended St. Pius X high school where she was a member of the swim team, qualifying for State Championships all four years. In her first year at Oxford College, she founded their club swim team, acted as the president for two years and competed in the College Club Nationals Meet where she finaled in her events. She has been coaching the Briarwood Barracudas for the last 4 years and she is looking forward to another great season.
Nicholas Nowak is a rising senior at St. Pius X Catholic High School. He has been swimming since he was 7 at both Echo Ridge and Dynamo Swim Club. He has enjoyed swimming year-round since then. He is also a member of the St. Pius X varsity lacrosse team and spends most of his time on the field when he isn’t in the water. He has been a member of the St. Pius X varsity swim team for the last three years and plans on swimming with them for the rest of his high school career. He coached for the Briarwood Barracudas for the last 3 summer and is looking forward to another great season.
My name is Georgia Brieske and I am a rising freshmen at UGA. I have been on a summer league swim team since I was 5 years old. This is my seventh year being a coach at my neighborhood pool. I was also on the Pius varsity swim team and competed at the high school state meet the last 3 years. I also run varsity track and cross country.
Coaching swim team is my favorite part of the summer and I am so excited to be a part of the Briarwood family for a second year. Go Barracudas!
My name is Christa Brunner and I am a rising senior at St. Pius X. I started swimming when I was 5 years old. Every summer since, I've looked forward to swim team! I also do cross country and track for my school as well as travel soccer. I love spending time with the kids and because this is my first year at Briarwood, I am so excited for this years swim team!
My name is Lauren Natsch and I am a rising senior at St. Pius X. I started swimming when I was 5 years old. At St. Pius I run cross country and play for the varsity basketball team. This I say first year coaching at Briarwood and I am so excited to meet and get to know all of the kids!