Our Coaches

Head Coach & Director of Swimming: Peter Schori





Junior National & Dryland Coach: Ryan Thornley

​ Ryan is a University of Lethbridge graduate with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and  Psychology. He swam with the Pronghorns from 2009-2014 and served as team captain from  2011-2014. During his varsity career he was Pronghorn Athlete of the Year (2012), a five-time  CIS finalist, CanadaWest medalist, and multiple record holder. Ryan is also a three-time  Olympic Trials qualifier and continues to train with LASC.

 Ryan is an NCCP level 1 swim coach and has been coaching and teaching swimming since 2005.  He is also a NCCP Weightlifting coach and a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer working with the "High Performance Center" at the University of Lethbridge. Ryan takes care of the Strength and Conditioning for the National group, as well as the Pronghorns Swim team.

Senior Group Coach & OW Mentor Coach: Cole Midtdal




Provincial Coach: Kara Declark 







Jr. Horns Coordinator: Mackenzie Hanna 

 Mackenzie graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2013 with a B.A. in    Psychology, and  is  currently working on a second degree in Education. Mackenzie came up through the  LASC program as an age group swimmer and qualified to compete  at the Western Canadian  Championships level. She competed as a varsity swimmer for  the Pronghorns from 2008-2013,  representing the team at the CanadaWest level in addition to serving as women's team captain  from 2012-2013. 

 Mackenzie is NCCP 1 certified and has coached with LASC since 2008, working with developmental swimmers in both  the I Can Swim and competitive programs. In addition to LASC, Mackenzie has coached with  the  Lethbridge summer swim club as well as University of Lethbridge swim camps. 


Olympic Way Coach: Cole Midtdal/Sarah Broen/Adam Stromberg