Coaching Staff
Bronwyn Pasloski Head Coach; Silvertips, Kodiaks

Born and raised here in Whitehorse, Bronwyn is a native Whitehorse Glacier Bear swimmer, swimming since she has been five years old. During her time as a Bear, Bronwyn was fortunate enough to earn a spot on team Yukon, team BC and both Junior and Senior Canadian Teams. 

After graduating from high school, Bronwyn earned a scholarship to swim and study at NCAA Division I school, Indiana University. While there, she was varsity captain, Big Ten Champion and honourable All American. She completed her studies with a bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, majoring in Exercise Science.

Bronwyn retired from swimming after the 2016 Rio Olympic Canadian Trials and moved back home to Whitehorse. Since then, she has found her way back to the pool, but this time as a coach.

Bronwyn is excited to be back with the Glacier Bears as Head Coach and is motivated to help young swimmers experience some of the great opportunities she had herself.

Hayleigh Conway Kodiaks & Polar Bears

Hayleigh's love of competitive swimming started with the Regina Dolphins in the early 90's, and she never looked back (or learned how to play any other sports...).

She swam with GO Kingfish in Ottawa for 10 years, and competed at EOSA, Provincials, and Team Champs. She once famously hit Olympian Alex Baumann in the face with her paddle while he was visiting her swim club (Alex, if you're reading this: I'm so sorry). She went on to swim varsity at the University of Guelph for 4 years, and was a team captain in her final year.

Hayleigh retired from swimming in 2012, and really missed the smell of chlorine. She's always been drawn to water and is so excited to be back on deck as a coach. She's thrilled to be supporting the Glacier Bears in achieving their goals and talking about all things swimming. 

When not at the pool, Hayleigh makes maps, enjoys exploring the Yukon in a canoe, from a bike, and on foot, and is swimming again with the Graylings! 

Spencer Edelman Polar Bears

Spencer Edelman grew up in Whitehorse and started swimming full time with the club when he was 13 (played hockey, baseball and swam summer club before). From 13 to 17 he qualified and competed at divisionals, provincials, Canada Summer Games etc.

From 2005 to 2010 Spencer swam for the University of Lethbridge and specialized in short distance fly, sometimes swimming free and back. During a few of the summers, he would swim for the Whitehorse Glacier Bears at provincials and other meets. Spencer graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 2010 and a graduate degree in Health Sciences in 2012.

Spencer now has a wife and 3 younger children, swims and races the Yukon River Quest every summer

Chelsey MacDonald Brown Bears & Polar Bears
Like many Aussies she took up swimming to learn basic survival skills as most people in Australia either have swimming pools in their backyards or spend lots of time down the beach. She ended up loving the sport so much at a young age she eventually began training and following that infamous black line up and down the pool.
She swam with one of Victoria's top swimming clubs, Melbourne Vicentre, which even had several swimmers go on to compete at Pan Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. During her career she competed in numerous swimming competitions across Australia, medaled at Shell All Junior and State Age Championships, qualified and competed at Australian Age Nationals.  Represented her school as House Swimming Captain for 5 years and dabbled in Water Polo & Rowing.
Her parents owned a swimming pool business teaching children of all ages and abilities, to swim, including water aerobics for adults.  When not coaching her and her husband are usually running around after their dogs. She misses the Australian summers and cannot wait to get back for a visit.
Charles Noyen Black Bears

Charles Noyen has been around the pool for much of his life and is excited with the opportunity of joining the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim team as a coach this season. Charles was a national level swimmer out of Edmonton, AB and swam with the University of Alberta Golden Bears. While attending post secondary education, Charles coached a local summer swim club for 2 seasons and also holding the position as Head Coach. 

He moved to Whitehorse in 2011 and joined the Yukon Graylings Master Swim Club, both as a swimmer and coach. Charles has recently competed at BC Masters Provincials and remains a swimmer with the Graylings.

The 2023/2024 season will mark his first year as an assistant coach of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears and will be coaching Black Bears. 

Alexa Mannen Black Bears, Teddies 1 & 2

Alexa has been part go the club since she moved to Whitehorse in 2011. Alexa loves being in and around the pool. You can find her at the pool most days between coaching and life guarding she practically lives there. 

Alexa was a swimmer for 10 years and she was an avid mid distance freestyler.  She started coaching for the club about 4 years ago. She started being buddy coaching with the teddies and has moved up to coaching almost every group on and off.  

She has been off at university for the past two years becoming an elementary teacher. Working with kids is a great passion of hers and she is very very excited for the new season. 


Shereen Hill Cubs 1 & 2

Shereen has been a part of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears on and off for 25 years. She started as a swimmer from 1977-87.  She started coaching right out of High School in 1988. She coached Mackenzie Downing when she was a cub at 6 years old.  She has always had a passion for swimming and coaching.  She said "It is a pleasure to be out there coaching swimmers of all ages".  She took a break for a few years while she went to school to become a teacher.  It was during this time that the club was transitioning from a summer club to a winter club. 

She coached the Indigenous Games 2003 & 2023 swim teams.  We had 9 swimmers attend the event in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Her goal as a coach is to ensure that all her swimmers try their best and have fun.  If they compete, it is always about setting personal goals for each swimmer and being a good team player.  She sees many parents that she used to swim with back in the day, that now have their own children in the club.

She started back with the winter club in March 2012 and has really enjoyed her time with the swimmers.  Shereen says, "see you in the pool or on the deck…"

Gina Anderson Teddies 3 & 4
Gina is Whitehorse Glacier Bears alumni from way back in the day!  She swam with the club as a kid and then coached when she was a teenager. It could be the case that she coached Coach Bronwyn and Coach Spencer! 

Gina loved being a member of the club and fondly remembers long greyhound bus trips to swim meets and making up cheers that are still shouted by glacier bear swimmers on the pool deck today.  

With her daughter now joining the club, Gina is excited to start coaching again.  She wants to focus on building team connection, creating a positive environment and having lots of fun.  You'll be able to see her on the deck on Saturday mornings with our Teddies groups.

Stephanie Main Teddies 3 & 4
Kayla Yeulet Coach

Kayla was born and raised in Whitehorse, but began swimming at the age of 6 when she lived in Yellowknife. Once back in Whitehorse at the age of 10, she began swimming with the Glacier Bears and spent many of her days at the pool, either swimming, coaching or lifeguarding.  In highschool, Kayla completed her NCCP coaching certification for swimming, as well as her lifeguarding certifications.

Kayla went on to swim for the University of Calgary after graduation, before becoming a developmental coach with the Calgary Dinos swim team. Kayla coached for the Dino's for four years in Calgary, before returning home to Whitehorse where she worked as the Assistant Head Coach of the Glacier Bears under Head Coach Stephanie Dixon. Kayla is excited to be back on deck with the Glacier Bears after a few years away, and looks forward to seeing her swimmers develop into the best swimmers they can be. 

When not on deck, Kayla works for the Yukon Government and loves outdoor rock climbing (and is also an ACMG certified rock climbing instructor), mountain biking, split-boarding, camping, general mountain adventuring and hanging out with Nomic, her adventure pup.

Corey Bradbury Coach

Corey has been a part of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears as a coach for 13 years now. Hailing from St. John's Newfoundland he has been coaching swimming for just over 25 years. Starting as an assistant coach with the St. John's Legends swim team, moving and moving on to numerous different clubs and teams he has worked with every level of swimming from pre-competitive to University all the way to senior masters swimmers.

Outside of swimming Corey enjoys camping, mountain biking, basketball and fly fishing.