VERNON KOKANEE SWIM CLUB

VKSC has been a competitive swim club since 1967!  We are currently planning for our new season starting this fall.  If you are interested in joining the club use the Contact Us button (above).  Check out our programs by clicking the Programs tab which includes swim schedules and fees (new season currently under construction).  Please email your child's info and we'll be in touch.  Some of our programs are currently full with a waitlist.  

Directors of VKSC

Jason McIntyre                                                                  Josh Clark

President                                                                             Vice President

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Mackenzie Kroes                                                              Ian Adair

Secretary                                                                             Treasurer

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Alanna Simms                                                                    Dawn Goldie

Director – Administration                                             Director – Club Development

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Kara Williamson                                                                Marina Brandner

Director – Meets                                                               Director – Social

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Roger Lore

Director – Ways and Means

Email: [email protected] (has an underscore).

 

Sara Orr

Past President

 

Coaches of VKSC

Steven Vander Meulen

Head Coach – After 21 years of competitive swimming, including 8 on the Canadian National Team, Steven started up coaching swimming. This is Steven’s 28th year in coaching and is the coach for Tiers 1, 1A, 2 and oversees the club programs. This is Steven’s 14th year as a swimmer and coach with the VKSC.

Email: [email protected]

Renate Terpstra

Assistant Head Coach

Renate was born in The Hague, in the Netherlands. As a Teacher Physical Education, teaching and coaching has always been a big passion for her.

After a cycling trip in 2000 on the Kettle Valley Railway from Castlegar to Penticton, Renate and her family fell in love with the beautiful nature in Canada. In 2002, together with her husband Dirk and their two sons Wouter and Floor, they immigrated to Canada.

Both boys started swimming with the VKSC in 2005 and both swam with the club between 8-10 years.

Being a coach with the VKSC from 2006-2015, Renate developed a passion to coach swimmers with a physical impairment. Many of the swimmers ended up swimming for Team Canada at the Paralympic Games, Para Worlds and the Para Pan Am Games.

In 2019/2020, Renate came back to help the VKSC for a period of six months as an Interim coach.

From 2015 - current, Renate is coaching swimmers with a physical impairment.

Renate is very excited to be back as a coach with the VKSC and happy to coach Tier 3 and 4 and to work together with Head Coach Steven.

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Morgan Mardiros

Assistant Coach – Morgan is in her 4th year of coaching with the VKSC. She is currently studying at post-secondary. As a VKSC swimmer from a very young age through to graduation she will provide direction and expertise to Tier 6 and Grassroots swimmers.

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Grassroots Coaching

Kerry Miles

Head Grassroots Coach – After a successful swimming career that included Canadian Records, Olympic Trials racing and top ten rankings in age group swimming in Canada, Kerry is now coaching our youngest, newest swimmers. Kerry is a certified at level 2 NCCP and will be directing coaching staff at the Grassroots level of VKSC.

Email: [email protected]

Tima Coad

Grassroots level 1 Coach – Hi I’m Coach Tima. I love everything in the water from surfing to swimming to scuba diving. I’ve taught learn to swim programs for 15 years as well as instructor development. I am always learning and I’m loving coaching in the club environment. My favourite stroke is freestyle. My favourite stroke to teach is breaststroke.

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Genevieve Diakow

Grassroots level 2 Coach - Gen has been swimming and coaching for the past 40 years. Learning to swim in the Cayman Islands and Vancouver with the Canadian Dolphins. Gen has done long distance open water swimming around Vancouver and area. 

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Emily McWilliam - Coach with Grassroots 1. Emily has been a Vernon Kokanee and now coaching with VKSC.