Brian has been a full
time coaching for 33 years in BC from summer club coaching to
year round coaching. He has been instrumental in providing and a
high calibre club environment centered on personal excellence
wherever he has coached. Over the past 15 years LOSC has
had tremendous success with achieving high performance results for
individuals and the club. LOSC is one of the few clubs to
place in top 5 clubs at Sr. Nationals that is not a Center or
Brian started coaching
with the Hyack Swim Club in 1983-84 and the Surrey Summer Club in
for three summers 1982-1984. After starting his coaching as
an Assistant Coach with Hyack Swim Club he then moved to Victoria
to coach at the Victoria Amateur Swim Club as Assistant Head Coach
from 1984-1988. From there he went on to be Head Coach of
Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club (PSW) from 1988-2001. In 2001
Brian became the Director of Swimming and Head Coach for both
Langley Olympians & Abbotsford Olympians Swim
Over the course of his
career he has received numerous BC Coach of the year awards for his
accomplishments. Brian has won two golden boot awards that
what determined by his coaching peers for us successes. Brian is a
level 4 certified coach.
Over the course of
Brian’s career he has coached many top swimmers in BC and
- Olympic Team
Members - Jake Tapp (2008)
National Champions - Phillip Weiss, Katrina Walters,
Jake Tapp and Chelsey Salli
- National Age
Group Record(s) - Chelsey Salli
Record (s) - Phillip Weiss, Jake Tapp, Melanie Dodds
and Chelsey Salli, Bailey Herbert
- Past Senior
National Team Members - Jake Tapp, Chelsey Salli,
Kayla Rawlings, Melanie Dodds, Phillip Weiss and Katrina
- Past Junior
National Team Members - Jake Tapp, Chesley Salli,
Kayla Rawlings, Melanie Dodds, Katie Kotlowski, Rachelle Salli,
Spencer Landsiedel, Willem Hergeshiemer and Katrina
Brian has many BC
record holders not limited to those mentioned above as well as
National Record holders.
Assistant Head Coach WG Pool & Head MRC
Zach has been a
swim coach in Canada for the past 3 years, His experiences include
being Assistant Head Coach at the North Vancouver Cruisers Summer
Swim Club for the 2017 season and Lead Coach at the Vancouver
Pacific Swim Club from 2014-2017. He has worked with some mentor
coaches from Canada and the Philippines in gaining knowledge and
discussing how to best teach and coach swimming. He has been
successful in increasing swimmer participation in club activities
and is known by former swimmers and parents as someone fostering an
inclusive and fun training environment while still being able to
meet individual performance, psychological, physiological, and
social needs. His coaching philosophy stresses heavily on hard
work and effort, focusing primarily on condicting oneself in the
most disciplined fashion in pursuit of excellence. He is currently
NCCP 2 trained and hopes to work towards gaining more experience
coaching and making a positive impact to his
On a more personal
side, Zach was a former varsity swimmer during his high school
days. He recently graduated from the University of British
Columbia, double majoring in psychology and political
Assistant Coach - WG & WCB Pools
This is Martha’s second year coaching with the Langley Olympians.
Martha swam with the Olympians for 13 years reaching the National level before joining the SFU Varsity Swim Team. She swam with SFU for two years before retiring to focus on school and coaching. Over the years Martha has helped coach the Olympians stroke camps as well as coaching summer swimming in Coquitlam for two years. She is a certified NCCP level 1 coach with an extensive swimming background and is excited for the upcoming season!
Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool
This will be Meghan’s fourth year coaching with the
Langley Olympians. Her swim career began with the Langley
Flippers in 2006 where she competed at swim meets all across the
lower mainland, broke several club records, and medalled at both
the regional and provincial level. In addition to her
swimming experience, Meghan also competed for five years as an
elite water polo player with Fraser Valley Water Polo, trained for
a year with varsity level coaches as part of the Simon Fraser
Aquatics Program, and volunteered with various aquatic programs and
organizations including: Red Cross swim lessons, BC Special
Olympics, and Vancouver Canucks Autism Network. Having
competed for nine years as a swimmer, Meghan decided to retire so
that she may focus on coaching others in the sport she loved so
much growing up. She is currently WSI and NCCP level 1 trained and
also intends to obtain a BCRPA certification in personal
training. At this time, she is enjoying teaching classes in
recreation, fitness, and aquatics for the Township of Langley and
hopes to continue working with the community in the future.
Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool
2017-2018 season will be Mackenzie’s
second year coaching with the Langley Olympians. Mackenzie
competed with the Langley Olympians for 8 years reaching the
national level before deciding to become a volunteer coach in 2015.
Mackenzie is currently WSI certified and is working towards gaining
her NCCP 101 certification. Outside of swimming Mackenzie is
co-president of Walnut Grove Secondary’s Green Team and she
enjoys reading, running, and photography. Mackenzie is going into
grade 12 in the fall and she looks forward to having an
Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool
Nevena has swam with LOSC for 7 years and this will be Nevena's first year coaching.
She started swimming at the age of 7 and competed throughout British Columbia.
After she ended her swim career at the age of 14, she volunteer coached for almost 2 years.
Nevena is also a certified Water Safety Instructor, and she has completed several other lifeguard courses. She is excited to learn new skills as a coach and to help develop young swimmers.
Assistant Coach - WG pool
This will be Nadia’s first year as a swim coach for the Olympian Swim Team. She has been a coach for the Campbell River Killer Whales for the past four years. She is very excited to join a new team and start coaching a new group. Her swim career started in 2012 when she joined the Williams Lake Blue Fins, then transferred to the Campbell River Killer Whales, where she has been for the past four years. She loved competing and the atmosphere and cannot wait to continue in it. During those four years, she acquired her NLS training and began lifeguarding for her local swim team. Nadia cannot wait to start a new adventure and gain new skills coaching. She is very excited to work with the kids and help develop their love of the sport.
Masters Coach WG Pool
Kayla Rawlings swam competitively for over ten years. Kayla swam with the Langley Olympians Swim Club starting in 2003, then after graduating high school received a swimming scholarship for Oregon State University in Corvallis OR.
She finished school in March 2010, receiving a degree in Health and Human Sciences and majoring in Exercise & Sport Science. Kayla has returned home to BC and is a teacher within the Surrey School District. Kayla is excited to we working with our Masters swimmers!