Olympian Swim Club Staff
Head Coach, High Performance
Coach Lesley has been coaching with the Olympian Swim Club since 2010, and has since helped to reshape all areas of the OSC technical programming. Since joining, the club has improved performances on all levels from novice to National. Her attention to focus on an IM based program has turned Olympians in to a well rounded swim club.
Lesley's ability to teach progressions have been fundamental to coach swimmer improvement. Lesley takes pride in the mentorship program that has seen the Olympian staff to grow and deliver a detailed technical program through all stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan.
Since becoming Head Coach, Lesley has had the privilege to be involved with several Swim Canada Select teams over the last 12 months. She was selected to take part in a technical Breastroke camp as well as a distance freestyle camp thanks to her athlete development in these aspects of the program. Lesley also was selected to be a part of the National Select Coaches sessions for the 2020/2021 season where she was able to discuss stroke progressions with the top coaches in the country. Finally, she has also had the privilege to be selected to be a part of the Women in Coaching group, which the top female coaches in our sport an opportunity to collaborate and dicuss how to continue to move women forward in our sport.
"I have been blessed to have been given the opportunity to coach amazing young athletes, including 4 Olympic Swimmers along my coaching journey!" Lesley is a Level 3 Trained coach, and looks forward to helping her staff and swimmers be the best they can be.
OSC Technical Staff
Baylee Munro, ChPC
Assistant Head Coach, Performance
My name is Baylee Munro, and I'm excited to be a part of OSC's awesome coaching staff! I'm entering my 9th season of coaching, after my previous experiences at the Nanaimo Riptides and the Nanaimo White Rapids. Over my last two seasons as an Assistant Head Coach of the Riptides, I developed multiple regional-level swimmers into provincial champions and first in the country for their various age groups. At the White Rapids, I was fortunate enough to coach the same group of swimmers from Grade 8 to 12, and several of those swimmers are now competing at the varsity level at schools like UVIC and UBC. My proudest coaching accomplishment is guiding a swimmer through the pandemic to their eventual qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. I am in Swimming Canada's 2022 Select Coaches Group, as well as Swim Alberta's 2022 Future Coaches Group. I am NCCP Level 3 / Senior Coach Certified, and I'm also enrolled in the Advanced Coaching Diploma through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. I am a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) with the Coaching Association of Canada, which makes me eligible to coach major international meets.
I'm currently enrolled in UBC's High Performance Coaching program, where I have the opportunity to learn from some amazing coaches and sport leaders on a weekly basis as I work towards my master's degree in coaching. Prior to that, I did my undergraduate degree in Computer Science (with a minor in Business) at the University of Victoria, where I also swam on the varsity team for 5 years. Although I was not the best swimmer on the team, I was a 4-time Vikes Honour Roll recipient. Before university, I swam for 7 years with the Nanaimo Riptides where I was an Age Group National finalist. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to a variety of coaching styles throughout my swimming career, which I feel gives me a balanced perspective in my coaching.
As a coach, I base my training programs on the previous work of the most successful club and high-performance coaches in both the U.S. and Canada along with my own innovation. Effort and engagement are the cornerstones of my coaching philosophy. You have to be willing to use effort to get everything you want in swimming, from technique to fitness to speed. However, swimming should be an adventure, not an ordeal. It's an amazing sport that teaches you how to set and achieve personal goals. I will teach the swimmers that I work with to be relentless but respectful competitors both in and out of the pool.
Head Age Group Coach, Age Group Performance
Shane has been coaching full time professionally over the last 9 years with a total of 13 years of coaching experience. He has worked with swimmers ranging from a grassroots level to being qualified for Canadian Swimming Trials. As a swimmer, Shane reached the Senior National level and competed at Junior Pan Pac’s in 2010. After retiring from the sport, he discovered his love for coaching when he started working with the Calgary Swordfish Summer Swim Club. Shane then made the decision to pursue coaching professionally and moved to Langley, BC to become the Langley Olympians Swim Club Assistant Head Coach for 4 seasons. While there he helped swimmers achieve Lower Mainland Region, BC Provincial and Canadian National time standards. He then moved out east to Collingwood, ON to become the Head Coach of the Collingwood Clippers Swim Club for 5 seasons. While coaching with CCSC he created consistent programming that enabled the club to grow substantially. The swimmers were able to reach new heights breaking many club records and achieving Huronia Regional, Ontario Provincial and Canadian National time standards. Shane has an optimistic and structured approach to coaching and strongly believes in developing technique for long term success. He believes that constructive feedback and positive reinforcement is key for developing swimmers. Currently, Shane is NCCP Level 2 certified and NCCP Level 3 trained. He is very excited to step into the Head Age Group Coach role.
Mini O's Program Coordinator
Kathryn is a former OSC athlete and coach who is happy to be returning for another season with OSC. She swam for OSC for 9 years, competing at both the provincial and national level as a distance breaststroker and IM'er. Kathryn's hard work and dedication to swimming and the club continued outside the pool. In addition to mentoring the team's younger athletes and motivating the team at competitions, Kathryn personally fundraised over $10,000 for the OSC DIstance Challenge fundraiser over the years. She is also the 2016-2017 Stella M. Pullam award recipient. Since her time as an athlete for OSC, Kathryn competed as a Panda on the University of Alberta varsity team. Retiring after her first year as an athlete, she came back to the club to coach JOW from 2018-2021.
Kathryn has recently completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree where she majored in sport psychology. She looks forward to returning to OSC and continuing to help foster young athletes' love for the sport of swimming.
MacEwan University Satellite Pool
MacEwan Lead Coach
JOW & JD
University of Alberta Satellite Pool
UofA Lead Coach
Terwillegar Satellite Pool
Terwillegar Lead Coach
JAG & OW
Mini O's Coaches
Our Mini O's programming runs out of the University of Alberta, Clareview Community Recreation Centre and the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.
Clareview & UofA
Bon Joon Koo
Clareview & UofA