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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, such as fees, safety, or policy issues, please contact headcoach@simonfraseraquatics.com

Coaching Staff

Ryan Skomorowski

SFA Head Coach, Director of Swimming

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Ryan has been coaching for over 20 year at all levels of swimming.  On top of being the Head Coach of SFA, he also runs Catalyst Aquatics, a high performance swim lab complete with under water cameras and extensive technology to provide feedback for swimmers from beginners to national level athletes.  

Ryan is both a swimming and coaching alumni at Simon Fraser University and believes that high performance swimming can only be achieved with heavy attention to stroke correction mixed with a complete program.

Adrian VanderHelm

Open Water Head Coach

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Adrian has been coaching competitive swimming for 10 years and has a passion for helping develop athletes by allowing them to realize their potential. Adrian Swam at the National level for 8 years collecting numerous second swims at Canadian Nationals and a Silver medal in 2018 in the 200m freestyle. Adrian also swam for 5 years at Simon Fraser University where he competed in the NCAA div 2 and collected 13 All-American Titles. Adrian has experience in both open water and triathlon, as he has coached numerous athletes and competed in open water/tri events himself.
Adrian believes in high attention to stroke detail paired with specific distance interval training and careful periodization.

Bart VanStaalduinen

SFA Aquatykes Head Coach

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Coach Bart is in his 3rd season coaching the SFA stroke clinic. He has coached competitive swimming for over 35 years and have worked with talented athletes from 5 to 21 years of age. His goal is to have swimmers understand why good swimming technique is so important.

Our goals with the SFA clinics are for the swimmers to learn and develop their technique, understanding, and self-confidence of the competitive swimming strokes. We strive to create an atmosphere where the swimmers continuously improve and learn through structured practice with consistent feedback so they can become the best athletes possible.

Lucas Greenough

ST Coach

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Lucas Greenough

Lucas has coached for more than 10 years in both Ontario and British Columbia. Lucas is an SFU Swimming alumni and, combined with his experience with the Barrie Trojan swim team, competed for nearly 12 years. As an instructor in both swimming and rock climbing, Lucas brings a diverse set of teaching skills to the pool for the athletes. Lucas is an Ontario Provincial silver medalist in the 200 breaststroke.

Duncan Andrews

ST Coach

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Duncan has been coaching competitive swimming in both Ontario and British Columbia for over 10 years. Duncan swam for 12 years and is now an SFU swimming and school alumni. Duncan also coaches sport climbing. As an instructor in both climbing and swimming, he brings a fine eye to detail for all the athletes in the pool. He is a Senior National swimming qualifier.