Meet  your 2022/2023 COACHES

Fynn is the Saanich Peninsula Piranhas Swim Club Head Coach!
 
He has been with the club for 7 years, and has worked through every level from Junior Coach up to Head Coach, and has worked with athletes from Mini Piranhas to our Masters program.
 
Prior to coaching with Piranhas, Fynn swam and coached with a local winter swimming organization, Island Swimming. During his seven years as a coach with Island, he attended several coaching conferences, coached at regional 10 and under camps, and became a trained CSCA Level 1 Coach.  He has also completed the Master Coaching Course run through CSCA
 
He is currently studying Kinesiology at Camosun College, and enjoys applying his physiological learnings at school to his coaching with Piranhas. Fynn's ultimate goal is to create a positive and inclusive environment for all swimmers to learn and grow as athletes. Through emphasizing the fun and joyful component of competitive swimming, Fynn hopes to increase athlete’s level of enjoyment in sport and foster a sense of belonging for all in sport.
Ethan
Assistant Head Coach

Ethan has been the Assistant Head Coach for the Sidney Piranhas Swim Club since 2021. He is now in his fifth summer season of coaching and began as a volunteer back in 2018.

 

Ethan has been a lifelong swimmer. Currently he competes as a varsity athlete on UVic’s swimming team. His best events include the 200 m Backstroke and the 1500 m freestyle. Notable accomplishments include being a finalist in the 200 m backstroke at the 2022 Canadian Swimming Trials, 4th Place in the 1500 m at the Canada West Swimming Championships, Silver medal winner in the 200 m Backstroke at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games and a competitor in the 2019 FINA/CNSG 10 km Marathon Swim World Series. He has been able to incorporate various coaching styles and techniques from his 6 years on the Swim BC provincial team and from his other experiences as well.

 

Outside of the pool, Ethan is graduating from UVic’s Honours in Chemistry for the Medical Sciences program and plans to start a Master’s degree in the fall. He also serves in various volunteer positions including as the BCSSA Provincial Coaches Representative, UVic’s representative on the CanadaWest Student-Athlete Engagement Committee, Vikes Swimming Varsity Leadership Council Rep, and as the student-athlete representative on the UVic Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Emma
Senior Coach

Erik
 Coach

 Sophie
 Coach
Hey everyone! My name is Emma and I am so happy to be coaching with the Piranhas again this Winter!
 
When I’m not coaching at the pool, I’m working at a preschool in Victoria! This year I will be heading to Camosun to study Early Learning & Care.
 
I have always loved swimming and this will be my tenth year with the club! I have also worked with Island Swimming and SD63 in their elementary school swim club program.
 
My main goal as a coach is to create an environment where kids can have as much fun as possible while also improving their skills in the pool!

Hi everyone! My name is Erik, and I am super excited to be coaching with Piranhas this winter!
 
I have been swimming with Piranhas for the past 8 years and I coached with Piranhas last winter and summer. I’m super excited to be able to coach again this winter. I have loved swimming for as long as I can remember and I'm super glad that I can help share and encourage this passion in other young swimmers!
 
As a coach my goal is to make sure the swimmers are always having fun and doing the best they can, while still making sure that swimmers can achieve their goals.
 
Can’t wait to see you all on deck!
Alexa
Coach

Hi Everyone,

 

As a lifelong Piranha, I am excited to join the club for the 2022 summer season!

 

I started swimming with Piranhas when I was six years old and swam competitively in winter and summer clubs, and collegiately at Florida International University. I am now “retired” from my competitive swimming career and have transitioned everything I learned into now competing in CrossFit and coaching.

 

 

I started coaching over a decade ago with Island Swimming and Piranhas, and over time have worked with kids of all ages, all over Greater Victoria. Throughout my time coaching I have earned my NCCP Swimming 101 and Swimming Canada Coaching Master’s Swimming credentials. I am also a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and have a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and will be completing my Master’s in Nutrition and Functional Medicine this summer.

 

 

I have a passion for all things health, fitness, sports, and wellness and love sharing this with others. Summer swimming has always held a special place in my heart as it is where I got my start in the sport that gave me so much. I can’t wait to share my love for swimming with each one of you and to foster a positive relationship with sport and movement. I am all about positivity and growth in and out of the pool and I can’t wait to see everyone excel this summer.

This will be my second season coaching with Sidney Piranhas and am looking forward to my first full season.

 

I am a varsity swimmer for the university of Victoria and have just finished my second year of school.

 

My coaching background is with Pacific Coast Swimming here in Victoria and with the Polar Bears swim club in the Northwest Territories.

 

I am looking to motivate kids to achieve their goals and have fun getting there.

Pyper
 Coach

Pyper swam competitively for around 10 years and is now continuing her involvement in the sport through coaching.

 

She loves that swimming creates a great team environment while being competitive and fun. Pyper has been coaching with Piranhas for two years and is stoked to coach her first summer season with them. She will be assisting Red 2 during morning practices!

 

Her experience swimming through high school, as well as having her level 1 through CSCA, will help Pyper push red 2, simultaneously understanding what they are going through and empathizing!