Head Coach: Vanessa Clark
Hi everyone! Welcome back for the 2013 season! This will be my third season with the club, and I couldn’t be more excited to have another opportunity to work with our incredible coaching staff, and all our amazing swimmers!
I have previously coached with the Boundary Bay Bluebacks and the Winskill Dolphins, as well as the Winskill Otters. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing coaches over my years of coaching, and I can’t wait to welcome back our coaches, as well as welcome a new addition to the staff!
Summer swimming has been a very large part of my life since I was six years old, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Being part of a team like this feels like being part of a family, and that’s a really important part of summer swimming.
This past year I have been living on Vancouver Island, attending the University of Victoria. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with the hopes of completing a teaching degree after that! My time as a swim coach has made it easy to decide what my future career will be!
I know this season will be our best yet, and I’m so excited for it to start! It’s awesome to see so many returning members and so many new families as well! I hope you all feel welcome in the Stingray family!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on deck!
Assistant Head Coach: Coach Madeleine
As I begin my eighteenth year as a Ladner Stingray, I am excited to continue with the coaching staff for a fifth summer season. Last summer we enjoyed best times, club records, PQT’s, meet records, provincial records, many Senior group outings, new friends and endless sunny days in the outdoor pool. As a result of hard work, dedication and all those cheers, we saw great improvements in all the swimmers' abilities.
I am currently in my fourth year at Montreal's McGill University, pursuing a major in Neurophysiology and Neural
Computation. During the past four years I have competed for the McGill Alpine Ski Team and swum with the McGill University Masters Swim
Team. In addition I have done some coaching for the masters swim
group, and I run the fitness program for the ski team. This year I also spent a semester abroad at the University College London where I was able to experience the world-renowned Neuroscience program and proximity to the rest of Europe.
Get ready for Speedo tan lines!
This summer I look forward to coaching my "little minions", as well as the
Senior group for a third season. I was a member of this group for six years, and I enjoy using my experiences as a competitor as a guide in planning for the
Senior group - that, and countless hours on goswim.tv. I hold high expectations for all members
of the group, as I know how talented these athletes are from my time coaching and swimming along side them. Finally, as a longtime Stingray, I know all about that hiding spot at the edge of the dive tank, so expect to work hard!
Hi everyone and welcome back to the 2012 Ladner Stingrays Swim Season! I
am looking forward to coaching my 4th season with this great team. I also look
forward to meeting the many new people who have joined our club this summer – a
warm welcome to all of you!
This year I am coaching the Alligator group as well as
the Little Stingrays and could not be more thrilled! So many summer childhood
memories of mine came from being a member of this club, it is my hope that I can
create similar memories for your children this summer.
I first began swimming at the age of 3, joined the Ladner Stingrays when I was 7
and swam every summer with the club until I was 15. It was my love of the sport in
which I choose to take my swimming to the next level and so I joined the Winskill
Dolphins Swim Team in 2007 whereby I could train and compete year round. I swam
3 years with the team, eventually reaching the Age Group National Level in my
Breaststroke giving me the opportunity to join my teammates in representing our
team the “UBC Dolphins” in Saskatoon at the Western Canadian Swimming
Championships in February 2010. During my time swimming with the Winskill
Dolphins, I also worked on finishing all my advanced aquatic certifications and in the
summer of 2008, was thrilled to join the Ladner Stingrays once again, this time as a
Junior Coach. In September 2010, I was hired as a Lifeguard / Instructor at the
Winskill Aquatic Center in Tsawwassen. In September 2011, I was hired by the
Winskill Dolphins to coach the Conditioning and Technique group (12-15 years) as
well as the Gym and Swim program (ages 5-10 years).
I currently have the following certifications; Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, CPR C,
AED Certification, AWSI, WSI, LSI, NLS, OFA 1, Head Lifeguard Course, and NCCP
Swimming 101 coaching course. I feel fortunate to have been able to keep up my
coaching throughout the winter months, whereby giving the opportunity to learn
from other coaches within the Dolphins organization. I currently swim 3 – 4 times a
week between the Winskill Otters and Ladner Stingrays Masters team.
In the future I hope to become a child psychologist.
I hope everyone has a great summer with the Ladner Stingrays and I`ll see you
around the pool!
Hi Stingrays and welcome back to the 2011 season, one I can tell is going to be our best yet! This season will be my 3rd as a coach and my 8th as a swimmer. Words cannot describe how excited I am for the season to begin! I'm currently in grade 11 at DSS, and next year I will be graduating. I'm still not quite sure as to what I plan on doing career wise, but I am planning on studying social sciences and psychology in University, and seeing where things go from there. I also plan on traveling to Australia for a couple of months after I graduate as well.
I'm looking forward to yet another awesome season with the Stingrays, and I'm super excited for May to roll around! This past winter I completed my NLS, so I am now qualified to be on deck by myself; I'm also currently working towards my NCCP level one.
I hope everyone is as excited for this season as I am, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
See you on deck!
Hey Stingrays! Who is ready for Summer 2013! I am very excited to be coaching my first year with the Stingrays. I have been swimming with the Ladner Stingrays for most of my life and have loved every minute of it and am so happy to be apart of the coaching team this year.
I have coached Stingrays Winter Maintenance before and you may have seen me around at the Ladner Leisure Centre lifeguarding or teaching swimming lessons! Stingrays have always been important to me and been a huge part of my life so I am very excited to be able to give back to the club.
This past school year I have been living out in Antigonish, Nova Scotia attending Saint Francis Xavier University. I am in my first year and am studying Human Kinetics Bachelor of Science hoping to further pursue a career in Sports Therapy.
I can’t wait to see all of the returning faces and want to welcome all of the new ones! Welcome to the Stingray family! Lets make this season unforgettable!
Bring on the tan lines!
Hi Stingrays! This season I will be starting my first summer as a technical and assistant coach for the Seniors and Piranhas groups. I can't wait to get to know the swimmers and all the amazing people involved in this club even better! I started swimming with the Ladner Stingrays when I was 7 years old. I have so many memories from my many years with this club! I currently have Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid CPR C, AED Certification, and am in the process of completing my NCCP 101 and NLS.
In September 2007, I started swimming year-round with the Winskill Dolphins in Tsawwassen. Here, I achieved several Age Group National qualifying times, as well as my Senior National qualifying time in the 200m butterfly. In September 2010, I started training at UBC. I was lucky enough to train with the varsity team and taught by many great technical coaches. Some of the greatest memories I have of swimming with this team include: swimming at four Grand Prix meets around the U.S. where people like Michael Phelps, and Ryan Lochte were competing; winning medals at Provincials and Nationals and going to the 2012 Olympic Trials! I know that the Ladner Stingrays club and coaches had a huge influence on me and gave me the opportunity to pursue swimming at this level.
In April I finished my first year at UBC studying Kinesiology. This program focuses on subjects including anatomy, physiology, exercise science, fitness planning and nutrition. I am already finding the classes I took this year to be very helpful with my coaching. In the future, I hope to pursue some type of Physiotherapy.
I can't wait to see you all at the pool!
Hi everyone, I am one of the Little Stingrays coaches for the 2013 season. I am super excited for my first year coaching for the Ladner Stingrays and to meet new families and children who are eager to learn.
For as long as I can remember, I have been involved in swimming. I started competitive swimming at the age of five, swimming with this team every summer until I was thirteen. In September of 2008, I decided to take my swimming to the next level and join the Winskill Dolphins Swim Team, choosing to train and compete year round. I reached an Age Group National Level in the 1500m freestyle as well as a Western Canadian Standard. These experiences taught me important life lessons, such as hard work, dedication, sportsmanship and being a team player. Last year I decided to pursue getting my Advanced Aquatics Certifications and my NCCP 101 coaching course. I am currently graduating from Delta Secondary School and plan to attend Simon Fraser University for the fall semester.
I hope everyone has a great summer with the Ladner Stingrays this season and I will see you at the pool!
My name is Megan Clark and I will be the Master's coach for the 2013 summer season! I have been fortunate enough to coach the Stingrays and Masters winter maintenance this year and I cannot wait to continue throughout the summer!
Swimming has always been a major part of my life and has provided me with many amazing opportunities. I was a member of the Boundary Bay Bluebacks until I was 16 when I decided to join the Winskill Dolphins. After graduating from high school, I moved to Las Vegas on a swimming scholarship to compete with the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels. During my four years as a division one student athlete, I competed at the Mountain West Conference Championships as well as the annual Canadian National Championships, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Trials. I graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and have recently applied for a master's in Physical Therapy.
I am very excited to coach this summer and to have the opportunity to pass along the knowledge I have acquired throughout my swimming career. I am hoping to challenge all of you and have some fun along the way!
See you all on deck!