Canada Games Centre Swim Academy Coaching Roster

The coaches of the CGC Swim Academy are committed to providing a safe atmosphere to build character and integrity through the development of fundamental movements skills in a welcoming team environment. Each of our coaches is passionate about coaching, water sports, and the health and enjoyment of all our Swim Academy athletes.

Position Name
Head Coach Lauren Ching
Swim Coach Victoria Chandler
Swim Coach Haley Fitzgerald
Swim Coach Carmen Fitzpatrick
Swim Coach Josh Jenkins
Swim Coach Sara Jennex
Swim Coach Hannah MacLean
Swim Coach Connor Mead
Swim Coach Madeline Whitehouse
Lifesaving Sport & Swim Coach Olivier Blais
Lifesaving Sport & Swim Coach Levi Brown
Lifesaving Sport & Swim Coach Wendy Sanajko
Water Polo Coach Natasha Rickards
Water Polo Coach Mark Pannell
Water Polo & Swim Coach Gabi Barton
Water Polo Coach Gwen Griffiths
Water Polo Coach Natalie Inamura
Water Polo Coach Lara Kesteloo
Water Polo Coach Maria MacLean-Guy

Head Coach – Lauren Ching

Lauren Ching joins the CGC Swim Academy with over 10 years of coaching experience in swimming, diving, water polo, and gymnastics. She has taught all ages, levels, and abilities in swimming; most recently coaching with the Halifax Trojans Aquatic Club and previously in New Zealand. As an athlete, Lauren competed in diving, water polo and lifesaving sport, as well as swimming competitively both in the pool and in Open Water events. She holds a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology degree from the University of Canterbury.




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