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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, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Shane Gau

Head Coach

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Head Coach Shane Gau is entering his 27th year with the Camrose Swim Club and we are pleased to once again have him back.  Coach Gau originally joined the club as a swimmer in 1980 and has been with the club as Head Coach since 1991.  He is a teacher and administrator in the Battle River School Division with over 20 years’ experience, currently as the Vice Principal at Bawlf School.  This combination of teaching, coaching and swimming experience allows him to connect with swimmers and impart information and skills in a highly effective way.

Coach Gau believes in building a culture of sportsmanship, empathy, inclusion, personal development, and an environment where each swimmer can reach their own personal best through fitness, nutrition and fun. Coach Gau has built an atmosphere where swimmers can reach their own personal fitness and competition goals with great sportsmanship and personal development.

Jana Gau

Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coach Jana Gau has been coaching with the Camrose Sea Serpents for 15 years and was a swimmer with the club from the age of 6.  She is our Lead Coach for Group 1 in May and June bringing extensive coaching and swimming experience to all of our swimmers.  Coach Jana is also an educator who been teaching for 8 years and is currently a grade 1 teacher at St. Pats school in Camrose.  This combination of teaching and swimming experience makes for great coaching and ability to impart information to our swimmers in a way they can clearly understand and translate into reality in the water. Coach Jana also believes in both personal and athletic development for our club.   She works with all of our swimmers on stretching and flexibility through the year as well, holding yoga/stretch class during the summer months.  This adds to our swimmers experience and success by rounding out their training.  

Camryn Gau

Jr. Assistant Coach

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I have been in the swim club since the age of 4. I was a mentor coach for 2 years and have been an assistant coach for 4. I am currently a kinesiology student at U of A’s Augustana campus. I have been focusing my studying on human physiology, youth sport, motor development, and coaching & leadership theories. It is my goal to then pursue an after degree in Education focusing on elementary level students. As a coach I try to emphasize fair play through positive environments and relationships in order to encourage constructive mental and physical improvement in and out of the pool.

Carter Rolston

Jr. Assistant Coach

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I have been with the Camrose Sea Serpents as a swimmer for 12 years, beginning at the age of 6. This will be my second year coaching with the club. My previous coaching experience stems from the Camrose Tsunamis, disciplining in competitive lifesaving. I also have 2 years’ experience as a lifeguard and instructor at the Camrose Aquatic Centre. Currently, I am a second year Bachelor of Science student at the University of Alberta Augustana with aspirations of becoming a pharmacist. I strongly believe that swimming encompasses far more than just athletic ability in the water. Outstanding sportsmanship, work ethic and dedication are all attributes that swimmers obtain throughout their training. It is this character building which makes swimming the most rewarding sport to be a part of!

Board of Directors

Gail Cunningham Flemming

President

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Peggy Snydmiller

Vice President/ Meet Manager

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Cathy MacKenzie

Secretary

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Nick Beach

Treasurer

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Kirsten Bergstrom

Board Member/Bottle Drive

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Herb deHoog

Board Memeber

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Natasha Dewald

Board Member/Casino Chair

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Lucy Ernst

Board Member/Bottle Drive

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Lauren Hoyme

Board Member

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Brian Marsili

Board Member

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Miriam Rookmaker

Board Member

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Paula Searle

Board Member/ Fun Run

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