Breanna Hendriks (Coach for Silver, Gold 1 and Gold 2)
Head Coach Breanna Hendriks swam competitively for a total of 19 years. She began swimming at the age of 5 with the Cochrane Piranhas Summer Club, and the Cochrane Comets Winter Club. She swam for the University of Calgary Swim Club from the age of 11, up until August of 2013. During that time she has represented the UCSC Swim Team, U of C Dino’s, and Team Canada on a Collegiate, National, and International level, under coach Mike Blondal, and Jan Bidrman. While swimming at the University of Calgary Breanna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2013, and then went on to achieve an EMT certification in March of 2016 from PMA,and became a registered EMT in July of 2016. Breanna began coaching in 2012 as an assistant coach for the developmental program at the University of Calgary. From Sept 2013 to April 2015 Breanna was head coach of her own group of 11-12 boys at the University of Calgary, and has been Head Coach for the Cochrane Masters Swim Club for the past three and a half years! She is now very excited to start her third year as Head Coach of the Cochrane Piranhas Swim Club!
How to contact Breanna: In person at the pool after workout, or by email
Duncan Swedlo (Coach for Yellow bellies and Silver backs)
I have been swimming competitively since early grade school. I swam for 2 yearsthe Memorial university of Newfoundland varsity swim team the Sea hawks. Ive been coaching with the piranhas 4 years, as well as being a ¨junior coach" for two years prior. I am also a lifeguard at the JBAC so expect to see me around alot! I have a large repertoire of tips and tricks to make my kids excel. I am very excited for the upcoming season and especially to host the first summer swim meet actually held in Cochrane!
Stephanie Gross (Coach of Red bellies)
This is my 11th year swimming competitively, and 3rd year as a junior coach. I am also a multi-sport athlete who specializes in hockey over the winter and several school sports. I love swimming in the summer to keep me in shape and make new friends! My favourite thing about being an assistant coach is watching all of the swimmers improve and how happy they are! I look forward to what this season has in store for us and to watch everyone improve drastically this summer!