Our Leadership

General Manager

Ryan Smith
President and Co-Owner


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Ryan is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business where he majored in Business Management.  Ryan started working with SwimAtlanta Pool Management in the Roswell office as a lifeguard when he was 15 years old and continued to work in many other positions while attending UGA.  Upon graduating, Ryan started as a Regional Director and later became Director of Business Development in the SwimAtlanta Pool Management - Roswell office.  In 2008, Ryan was promoted to President of SwimAtlanta Pool Management – Gwinnett.  Ryan is a Certified Pool Operator and resides with his wife Kelly in Decatur.

About Our Team

SwimAtlanta Pool Management - Gwinnett  provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across greater Gwinnett.   

We operate in the following areas: Duluth, Suwanee, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Dacula, Tucker, Gainesville and surrounding areas. 

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Matt Jackson 
Director of Operations


Matt is a Gwinnett County native and has been with SwimAtlanta since 2007.  Matt has worked as a lifeguard, swim coach, pool manager, and regional supervisor before beginning his current role as the Director of Operations.  He is also an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.  Matt graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with a degree in Marketing.

Our Safety Advisors

As part of The Pool Management Group network, our customers and employees receive the expertise of our internationally renowned Safety Advisors, Dr. Tom Griffiths and the team at Aquatic Safety Research Group. Their expertise is instilled throughout our risk reduction techniques and lifeguard training.  

Dr. Griffiths was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a Paragon Safety Award winner for his water safety efforts. He has been awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Distinguished Aquatic Service Award for a lifetime achievement and designated a European Lifeguard Academy Friend of the Academy for significant contributions to preventive Lifeguarding. Dr. Griffiths has also been named to  “Who’s Who in Aquatics- The Top 100”, and “Power 25- Top 25 most powerful aquatics professionals in the World”, by Aquatics International Magazine.

Dr. Griffiths has authored more than 300 papers that have been published in scientific, professional and popular journals. He is an external reviewer for the American Red Cross Swimming and Diving publications. 

The Pool Management Group

Our parent company, The Pool Management Group, and the 16 other companies in The Pool Management Group support SwimAtlanta Pool Management - Gwinnett in our operations. In fact, the employees at headquarters don't run any pools directly. Instead, they're solely dedicated to assisting the various locations in our family of companies. 

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