COACHING STAFF

Brendan Elford HEAD COACH
Brendan was a competitive swimmer for over 15 seasons in the Edmonton area, ending on the University of Alberta Varsity Swim Team. He specialized over the years in the longer distance freestyle and butterfly. While studying business at the U of A, Brendan started coaching summer club; 3 seasons as Assistant Coach and 2 seasons as Head Coach. After graduating, he worked for 2 years as Head Age Group Coach with the Olympian Swim Club.

His goal is to provide swimmers with a fun and positive training environment, where coaches will help swimmers work on improving their skills in the water, giving them all the tools they need to swim their best.

Kai Thoresen ASSISTANT COACH - NCCP Level 2
 

Kai has been a swimmer for over 15 years in Northern Alberta, specializing in distance freestyle events, in which he was able to achieve podium placement at provincials. Kai looks forward to coaching new and returning Triton swimmers and hopes to spark a lifelong love of swimming for all swimmers. Kai is currently attending The King's University in Edmonton for a Bachelor of Arts in History with the goal of eventually attaining a Bachelor of Education after-degree. He is excited to be working with a solid team of coaches and hopes that this year will be amazing for swimmers, parents and coaches alike.

If you see Coach Kai on deck, feel free to stop and say hello or ask him any questions!

Lauren Eusanio SENIOR NOVICE COACH - NCCP Level 1
 

As a previous competitive swimmer for over 10 years, Lauren swam at a number of different levels including Alberta Provincials, Alberta Championships, Alberta Summer Games, and Western Canadian Championships. Lauren is currently attending the University of Alberta in the Bachelor of Science in Physiology program and is thrilled to be a part of the coaching staff this season. With previous coaching experience from Young Aquatic Club and Devon Dolphins Summer Club, Lauren is excited to continue sharing both her knowledge and passion for the sport of swimming with her swimmers. By placing an emphasis on the technique of all four strokes, Lauren hopes to support her swimmers by giving them the tools they need to progress through the swimming program. Being recognized as a balanced swimmer in all four strokes herself, she is eager to continue educating younger athletes on all that encompasses the sport of swimming while keeping things fun and exciting over the course of the season.

 


Levi Dickson

Before starting to coach this season, Levi was a competitive swimmer for 12 years. For his last year of swimming he swam as a member of Team Triton where he went to the Provincial championships. His favourite strokes are backstroke and butterfly. He is very excited to be one of the coaches this season and to be a part of our team. He says that Triton is truly his favourite team and why he keeps coming back!