Martin's Landing Dolphins

Venla Harkonen is in her 2nd year coaching with the Dolphins. She swims is in the HP group at Swim Atlanta. She has been swimming for 9 years for the Dolphins and is a rising sophomore for the Centennial Knights. She charges $15 for a 30 minute lesson and $20 for a 30 minute combined lesson. The best way to contact her is through email (coachvenla(at)mldolphins.org) or by phone (number available at the pool).

Joe Peak is in his 4th year coaching for the Dolphins and his 15th year swimming for the Dolphins. Joe swims at Swim Atlanta Roswell in the High Performance Group. He graduated from Centennial High School this year and was a varsity/state swimmer on the Centennial Swim Team. Joe will be swimming at the Colorado School of Mines next year.  He charges $15 for a 30 minute lesson or $20 for a 30 minute combined lesson. The best way to contact him is through email  (coachjoe(at)mldolphins.org) or by phone (number available at the pool).

Anna Teodorescu is in her first year coaching as a volunteer for the Dolphins. She swims in the Advanced Age Group (AAG) at Swim Atlanta She has been swimming for the Dolphins for ten years. Anna will be starting her freshman year at Centennial high school in the fall. She is charging $15 for a lesson (30min) and $20 for two kids at the same time. She can also do these lessons at the Lakeview pool. The best way to contact her is through email(coachanna(at)mldolphins.org) and her number posted at the pool.

Rachel Taylor is a Martin's Landing Dolphins coach who attends the University of Georgia. Rachel is in her 13th year with the Dolphins as a swimmer and her fifth year as a coach. She is also a lifeguard for the neighborhood. Rachel loves to work with kids, and has a lot of experience with children ages 14 and under. She charges $15 a half hour for a private lesson and $20 a half hour for a combined lesson (2 children).  The best way to contact her is through email  (coachrachel(at)mldolphins.org) or by phone (number available at the pool).

Kristen Redmond Robbins is in her 24th year with the Dolphins and her ninth year as head coach. Kristen graduated from Clemson University where she swam on a swimming scholarship. She is currently teaching math at Dunwoody High School. She has had a lot of experience with children ages 2-18 and has given private swim lessons for 10 years.  She charges $25 a half hour for a private lesson and $30 a half hour for a combined lesson (2 children).  She is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30.  Please contact ahead to schedule.  The best way to contact her is through email (coachkristen(at)mldolphins.org) or by phone (number available at the pool).

Carolyn Shipley is in her fourth year of coaching for the Dolphins and in her 13th year as a swimmer for MLD.  She is a rising senior at Blessed Trinity with lots of experience with young children.  She charges $15 for a 30 minute lesson or $20 for a 30 minute combined lesson.  The best way to contact her is through email  (coachcarolyn(at)mldolphins.org) or by phone (number available at the pool).

If your child is not yet ready to be on the swim team, or if you just would like them to have extra instruction, the Martin’s Landing Swim Team will be offering swim lessons again this summer. The swim instructors are all past and present Martin’s Landing Dolphin coaches.

The Dolphins are located in the Martin's Landing neighborhood in Roswell, GA (9205 Martin Road). All lessons will be given at the Martin's Landing pools.

We have posted the biographies, rates, and emails for the coaches who are giving lessons. Contact information will also be available at the pool. Please contact the coach that you prefer to set up lessons.

For more general information, please contact a  Team Representative.

Elizabeth Shipley is beginning her first year of coaching for the Dolphins and her 11th as a swimmer for MLD. She also swam year-round for Swim Atlanta for a total of 6 years. Elizabeth is also a rising freshman at Blessed Trinity with much experience handling young children. She charges $15 for a 30 minute lesson or $20 for a 30 minute combined lesson. The best best way to contact her through is through email (coachelizabeth(at)mldolphins.org) or text  (number available at the pool).

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Eemil Harkonen is in his 3rd year coaching for the Dolphins and his 9th year swimming for the Dolphins. Eemil also swam at Swim Atlanta Roswell. He is a rising senior and a varsity/state team swimmer at Riverwood High School. He charges $15 for a 30 minute lesson or $20 for a 30 minute combined lesson. The best way to contact him is through emai(coacheemil(at)mldolphins.org) or by phone (number available at the pool).