Coach’s Corner

Co-Head Coach – Brandon Bronson

I am going into my 3 rd season coaching the Saltspring Stingrays! I grew up in Oshawa Ontario, where I swam and coached with the Oshawa aquatic club for 13 years. I then moved to Burnaby to study Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, along with competing in Canada’s only NCAA school. I then transferred to University of Victoria to pursue a career in education. I have just finished my first year in Uvic’s Music Education Program along with finishing my 4th year of varsity swimming with the Vikes. Throughout my swimming career I have been part of regional, provincial, and National teams, have had many opportunities to travel, and-most importantly- discovered my passion for coaching and teaching!

 

 

Co-Head Coach – Finn Page

Hi I’m Finn Page and I am originally from Cortes Island.  I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years, and I have been coaching for 5 years. I started swimming in Campbell River, then later moved to Victoria where I continued swimming. Throughout my time as an athlete I travelled all around Canada, the U.S.A., and I even went to the Cayman Islands to swim an open water 10km event! When I was 16 I started swimming with the High Performance Centre in Victoria. Here, I trained alongside Canadian national team members and Olympic medalists. During that time I was able to work with some of the leading sport staff in the country, learning all about the science behind swimming technique, sports nutrition, as well as mental performance training. I am currently a student at Camosun College where I am studying to become an athletic therapist. Swimming is one of the best sports in the world, and I am happy to share my knowledge of the sport with others who are just as enthusiastic as me!

 

Coach – Cassidy Fraser

This summer marks my 14th summer as a Salt Spring Stingray! Although I have been coaching for the last five years, this is only is my second summer as a coach.

After high school I took a year and worked for seven months, then travelled Europe for four months. I then moved to Vancouver to continue my schooling. I just finished my second year at Langara College in the Criminal Justice program. I am thinking about pursuing a career in mediation and/or restoration. Throughout my years as a summer swimmer I have been a regional record holder and provincial champion, as well as a NAIG Team BC member. Swimming has taught me many things, including how much I enjoy teaching kids and how to blow a perfect bubble ring!

 

Junior Coach – Nigel Bisnar

I’m super excited to be back with the Stingrays! This will be my 11th year as a swimmer on the team and my 3rd year coaching. I have lived on Salt Spring all my life and I am currently in grade 12 at Gulf Islands Secondary School. I love being a Stingray and I’m really stoked to be a part of this team. I hope to have a successful and spicy season! #StaySpicy #GoUs