Coaches & Directors


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For any questions concerning NEW INTEREST 
​​​​​​​we hold monthly Zoom sessions to highlight what our Team can do for you. 
To receive your invite, please contact learntoswim@duncanstingrays.com

For all of your other needs, please contact leanne@duncanstingrays.com 
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For all questions related to safety, or policy issues, etc please contact our volunteer Board of Directors at executive@duncanstingrays.com

Coaches

A look at our great coaches!

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Leanne Sirup

Head Coach (co) & Administrative Director

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 is working towards her Advanced Coaching Diplomma aka NCCP L4. 
Leanne is also the Head Coach for Aboriginal Team BC since 2004.​​​​​​​

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Brent Forsyth

Head Coach (co) & Technical Director

Brent is entering his 4th season with 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.

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Sophie Paridaen van Veen

Senior Coach
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Sophie is a certified NCCP 101 Coach and an I Can Swim Instructor.  Sophie is in her 4th season with the Stingrays and is Lead Coach for our SwimActive group as well as our Solo Stingrays program.  Sophie has a background in both the BCSSA and the SwimBC organizations as both an Athlete and a Caoch.

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Chelsea Langelo

Senior Coach

Chelsea is entering her 11th season with the Stingrays and is an integral key to our D group & Masters program. 
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 2 Coach.

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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, an NCCP Level 1 Diving Coach, 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 working with our newest members.

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Scott Noa

Strength Trainer

Scott is our Team's dedicated Strenth & Conditioning Coach working out of his own gym: Road to Recovery.
Scott has been with our program since 2014 and continues to work closely with our Staff in developing the Strength program for our Sr Swimmers as well as assisting in the development of the Dryland program for both our Sr & Jr Team members.

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Carley Battie

Stroke School Instructor

Carley is in her 3rd season as a Stingrays Stroke School Instructor.  Carley is trained as an NCCP 101 Coach as well as being certified as an I Can Swim Instructor​​​​​.​​
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McKinley Thomas-Perry

Stroke School Instructor

McKinley is in her 3rd season as a Stingrays Stroke School Instructor.  McKinley is trained as an NCCP 101 Coach as well as being certified as an I Can Swim Instructor.  
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Tiegan McDevitt

Stroke School Instructor


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Trevin Buckland

Stroke School Instructor

Trevin is in his 1st season as a Stingrays Stroke School Instructor.  Trevin is certified as an NCCP Community Sport Coach as well as an I Can Swim Instructor.​​​​​​​

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Koen Hales

Stroke School Instructor

Koen is in his 1st season as a Stingrays Stroke School Instructor.  Koen is certified as an NCCP Community Sport Coach as well as an I Can Swim Instructor.

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Mary Paridaen van Veen

Stroke School Instructor

Mary is in her 1st season as a Stingrays Stroke School Instructor.  Mary is certified as an NCCP Community Sport Coach as well as an I Can Swim Instructor.






Board of Directors

2020 - 2021 Season


POSITIONEMAILMEMBER
Presidentpresident@duncanstingrays.comAmber Battie
Treasurertreasurer@duncanstingrays.comLeanne Schultz
Director at Largedirectorjoey@duncanstingrays.comJoey Dahlstrom
Technical Directorbrent@duncanstingrays.comBrent Forsyth
Administrative Directorleanne@duncanstingrays.comLeanne Sirup
Fundraising Chairpersonfundraising@duncanstingrays.comHeather Roach
Family Liaisonfamilyliaison@duncanstingrays.comKendra Stiwich
Team Apparel Representativeapparel@duncanstingrays.com

Jennifer Fairweather
​​​​​​​& Colleen Mullin

Team Travelteamtravel@duncanstingrays.comJulia Hoffman
Meet Managermeetmanager@duncanstingrays.comJoey Dahlstrom
Officials Coordinatorofficials@duncanstingrays.comLisa Helmer
Grants Coordinatorgrants@duncanstingrays.comPeter Lake