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Coaching Staff

 

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related topics, please contact one of the coaches.For all questions related to administrative items, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Thomas Ponting

Head Coach

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Tom swam competitively for 20 years and has over 25 years coaching experience. Tom hopes to use the knowledge gained during 3 Olympics, 3 World Records, 33 National Titles and 12 years on the National Team to help up and coming talent achieve their goals. Tom is a Level 3 Certified Coach. Working on his Advanced Coaching Diploma.

Edith Rogers

Age Group/Para Coach

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Edie, an NCCP certified Fundamentals coach, is back to coach our Senior 2 group this year. She will also continue to coach the PARA program. Edie has now coached swimmers competing at national (silver medal at the 2018 nationals) and international meets. Edie believes in setting high goals for her swimmers and then pushing them to achieve those goals. “This can give a huge sense of accomplishment and pride” she says.

Donna Profit

Age Group Coach

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Donna will be coaching the Blue Group this year. She has been involved with the Bluephins as a parent of 7 swimmers for over 30 years as well as a coach for 17. In addition, Donna has experience as a Red Cross swimming instructor and she is a certified NCCP Fundamentals coach. Donna focuses on FUN and safe learning of new swim skills.

Viv Nguyen

Age Group Coach

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Viv is in her 5th year with the Bluephins. She helps with several groups: Miniphins, UltraPhins and  Blue. Viv is certified coach101. Viv is also a fulltime student.

Tracy Stevenson

Age Group Coach

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Tracy swam competitively for over 15 years.  She was a member of the UNB Varsity Reds and the New Brunswick 2001 Canada Games Team.  Soon after she stopped competitive swimming, she transitioned into coaching.  She has over 10 years experience as a Head Coach including the Head Coach of the PEI 2009 Canada Games Team.  In 2011, she stepped away from coaching to spend time with her young family.  She is very excited to be back on the pool deck.  Tracy is a certified Level 3 Swim Coach and a certified Personal Training Specialist.

Emily Swaine

Age Group Coach

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Emily is a former Bluephins and UPEI swimmer, who swam competitively for 13 years. Emily swam for PEI at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. She is a certified coach 101 and is excited to be coaching!

Julie Vanleeuwen

Age Group Coach

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Julie has been a long-time member of the Bluephins. She is a full-time student and is certified level 101 coach. She has worked with the Miniphins for 8 years and is excited to be coaching Orange!

Isaac Hendrickson

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Jordyn Bowness

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Jordyn is attending Bluefield High school. She swam competitively with the Charlottetown Bluephins for six years. Jordyn attended the 2017 Canada summer Games for swimming in Winnipeg. Jordyn currently has most of her lifeguarding and first aid courses(bronze medallion,bronze cross) with the exception of NLS which She is currently in the process of taking. 
 

Bill Calhoun

Novice Swimmer Coordinator (CEO AOSE)

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William Calhoun rejoins Bluephins Club after an absence from the team.  William "better known as Mr. Bill" brings a large amount of experience and knowledge to the staff.  The NCCP Level 3 certified coach is tasked with transitioning swimmers from the Miniphins into the competitive groups in the club.  A strong believer in the development of sound stroke mechanics, turns and starts.  Bill runs the Academy of Swimming Excellence and in his free time he likes spending time with his son and wife and also enjoys playing Magic the Gathering and video games.