Coaches & Directors


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A look at our great coaches!


Leanne Sirup

Head Coach

Leanne is entering her 13th season as the Stingrays Head Coach.  She is an NCCP Level 3 Certified Sr Coach, an NCCP 101 Learning Facilitator, in training as an NCCP 201 Learning Facilitor, and the Head Coach for Aboriginal Team BC since 2004.


Brent Forsyth

Assistant Head Coach

Brent is entering his 4th season wtih the Stingrays as Assistant Head Coach.  Brent comes to us with a rich history in Coaching spanning 3 decades and being Head Coach at programs such as the Edmonton Olympians and most recently, the Island Swimming Club.  Brent is trained as an NCCP Level 3 Coach.


Bruce Clarke

Senior Coach

Bruce has been involved with the Stingrays the longest of any of our Staff starting with his 10yr term as Head Coach from 1986 - 1997.  Now in his 6th season as Assistant Coach, Bruce works with our D group instilling the love of the Sport to the next generation of Swimmers.  Bruce is an NCCP Certified Level 3 Sr Coach.


Chelsea Langelo

Senior Coach

Chelsea is entering her 11th season with the Stingrays and is an integral key to our Development & Diversity progam ie D group. 
Chelsea brings a wealth of experience from both a SwimBC & BCSSA background as an Athlete and a Coach.  Chelsea is certified as a Swim Instructor for both Red Cross and I Can Swim and also an NCCP trained Level 1 Coach.


Jody Hammerer

NEW Swimmer Intake

Jody comes to us with excellent experience in the Aquatics field spanning Red Cross, LifeSaving Society, and I Can Swim.  Jody is a Red Cross Instructor Learning Facilitator, LifeSaving Society Lifeguard Learning Facilitator, and an I Can Swim Certified Instructor. This is Jody's 4th season with us and we are excited to have her as our New Swimmer Intake Staff member as well as working with the newly formed SwimActive group.


Scott Noa

Strength Trainer



Megan Lewis

SwimActive Coach

Megan is a certified I Can Swim Instructor and Coached the Stingrays for 4 seasons. 
​​​​​​​We are thrilled that Megan has returned to DST following her 1st year at University and is our Lead SwimActive Coach as well as a Stroke School Instructor.


Sophie Paridaen vanVeen

Stroke School Instructor

Sophie is a certified I Can Swim Instructor and "in training" to complete her NCCP Level 1 Coaching.  Sophie is in her 4th season with the Stingrays.


Board of Directors

2019 - 2020 Season

Presidentpresident@duncanstingrays.comAmber Battie
Vice Presidentvicepresident@duncanstingrays.comColleen Mullin
Treasurertreasurer@duncanstingrays.comJoelle Boudreault
Secretarysecretary@duncanstingrays.comLeanne Schultz
Fundraising Chairpersonfundraising@duncanstingrays.comHeather Roach
Officials Coordinatorofficials@duncanstingrays.comLisa Helmer
Parent Liaisonparentliaison@duncanstingrays.comKendra Stiwich
Team Apparel Representativeapparel@duncanstingrays.comDenise Nakonechny
Team Travelteamtravel@duncanstingrays.comJulia Hoffman
Meet Managermeetmanager@duncanstingrays.comJoey Dahlstrom