Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative matters, such as membership fees, safety, viewing BoD meeting minutes and financials, or policy issues, please contact the club office.

Board of Directors

President: (Kim Connell)

Vice President: (Barin Robertson)

Treasurer: (Michelle Gramatake)

Secretary: (Anthony Roth)

Marketing: (Karen Brown)

Operations: (James Lochrie)

Special Projects: (Lindy Kennedy)

Competitions: (Barry Windsor)

In the event you are having challenges contacting anyone you may also do so through the club office either via phone at 403-263-7946 or through email at

Coaching Staff

Dave Johnson

Director of Swimming & Head Coach


Coach Dave is back for his tenth season with the reigns of the Cascade technical program for 2014-2015. Clearly his impact>

Wendy Johnson

Assistant Head Coach


Another tenth year Cascadian, Wendy has over 20 years of coaching experience and a stellar international swimming resume. A former world record holder and two time Olympian, Wendy adds tremendous leadership and experience to our swimmers and our coaches. In addition to coaching groups within the Talisman Performance Programs, Wendy will also be working with and supervising the 10&Under and Age Group coaches and programs.

Ildi Deliu

Head Age Group Program Coach


Ildi is back with our Talisman groups with 25 years of coaching experience. Ildi was a great addition to our staff nine years ago and brings phenomenal technical knowledge to our swimmers and coaches. Ildi will be coaching swimmers in the Talisman Performance groups and will also be providing mentorship to our Olympic Way Program Coaches. 

Marc Tremblay

Head Age Group Program Coach


Marc is bringing his extensive 25+ years of coaching experience back to his third year at the Cascade swim club this season. Marc has coached some of Canada’s top-age group programs over the last two decades where he was the previous head coach of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club and before that the head coach of the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club. Marc has produced several swimmers who have gone>

Sandy Ferris

Age Group Program Assistant Coach


Sandy Ferris is back again this year assisting with the Age Group program after helming the 10&Under program for several years. This will be Sandy’s twentieth year of bringing her swimming and life wisdom to young Cascade swimmers...and parents! She will not>

Kristina Crook

Age Group Program Assistant Coach


Coach Crook is back again with the Age Group Programs heading our Senior Select and Senior Select XT programs this season. Kristina has more than 20 years of coaching experience with a variety of programs including UCSC, Summer Club, Masters, Triathlon programs as well as Para-Swimming working with both Swim Alberta and Swim Canada. Kristina has a Kinesiology diploma from Mount Royal College majoring in Athletic therapy.

Kimmie Kraft

Head Coach Olympic Way/Sessional Program


Coach Kimmie Kraft is back again looking after the Olympic Way and Sessional Programs at both Canyon Meadows and Acadia Pools. Coach Kraft and the Olympic Way coaching staff produced Cascade's first ever MQT qualifier out of the Olympic Way program last season and looking forward to many more this year.

Jasen Pratt

Club Manager


Coach Pratt is the Cascade Swim Club Club Manager coming to us by way of Regina, Saskatchewan where he was the head coach of the Regina Optimist Dolphin Swim Club and the University of Regina Cougar Swim Team for 7 years.  Previous to that Coach Pratt was the Assistant head coach of the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club for 4 years. Coach Pratt was the head coach of Team Saskatchewan at the 2005 Canada Games and the women's head coach for Team Sask in 2001. In 2003 he was selected as a performance coach for the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Most recently in 2009 Jasen traveled to work with mentor coaches>