Welcome Salmon Kings! I’m thrilled to be back for a third year of coaching with the club I grew up in. Each season is full of fresh challenges and I’m very excited to see what 2018 has in store for us. CRSK and summer swimming as a whole has such a special balance of sweat and smiles that is undeniably a huge part of the person I am today. I’ve just finished the third year of my undergrad in the writing program at UVIC, and when I’m not at the pool this summer I’ll be working on my grad school portfolio. I’ve also set a pretty lofty goal this summer to get myself one of those coveted CRSK Best Time towels – for earning 10 personal bests at meets – so you might see me out in the moderate/slow lane during public swims. Of course, our swimmers come first, and our coaching staff has been working very hard on planning an unforgettable summer for the club. I look forward to seeing kids develop as swimmers and people over the next sixteen weeks, whether that shows in the form of best times, in leadership skills within their groups, or even being more comfortable in the water. It’s going to be a blast!
I began swimming with the Salmon Kings when I was just six years old. I discovered my love of swimming that summer and went on to swim for three summer seasons before joining the winter club and swimming competitively for six years. I started coaching when I was 17, and coached with the Killer Whales, taught swim lessons at Strathcona Gardens, and am happy to be in my second year of coaching for the Salmon Kings, because we have the most fun! Currently, I am a student at the University of Victoria studying anthropology and archaeology. I’m looking forward to having another fun summer with all the swimmers, and I’ll see you at the pool!
Coach 3 will be announced shortly! Then you can check here for all the details!