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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 dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Feel free to stop by and chat after swim practices, The best time is at the end of all workouts for the day as the coach will be able to give you his/her full attention. Or always just email Dave at geary.ds@gmail.com

Coaching Staff

Ben Geary

Head Coach

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This is going to be Ben's 7th year with the Seahorses, and first as Head Coach. He has coached summer swim teams Port Moody Aquarians and Haney Neptunes while working with the Seahorses. Ben's swimming experience goes back to 4 years old, where he started in summer swimming with the Coquitlam Sharks. He moved to year-round swimming in his grade 8 year with Simon Fraser Aquatics, then after three years joined the Seahorses for one final year in the pool.

He is extremely excited to lead the team this year and is ready to encourage healthy competition from top to bottom, in every group. His coaching philosophy is centered around connecting and motivating each swimmer to push themselves further so they can realize their true potential. In order to get there, hard work has to be put in. He plans on taking his Swimming 301 coaching course in the near future, which will allow him to attend National level swim meets with our future qualifiers.

Diane Lego

Junior Coach

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Diane is one of the newest members of the HSSC coaching staff. She has been involved in teaching swimming since her teen years working as a Red Cross Water Safety instructor. She swam summer club with the Mount Pleasant swim club. She started coaching after high school and has worked with both summer and year-round swim programs. Currently Diane works as an Education Assistant in our local school district and has two grown sons who are also involved in swimming and water polo as athletes and coaches. 

Kim Fabbro

Junior Coach

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Kim joined the Seahorses coaching staff in 2015. She previously coaches with the Haney Neptunes summer swim club. She has had a very long and eventful career in swimming beginning as an age group swimmer with the Pacific Sea Wolves. She went on to swim with the Canadian Dolphins swim team and the University of Hawaii. She attended Canadian Olympic Trials as well as Canadian Nationals Championships on numerous occasions. Kim is excited to join the Seahorses staff and work with the young swimmers. 

Taylen Lee-Chin

Junior Coach

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Taylen first joined the Seahorses in 2015, where she began helping out as a volunteer coach; later joining the coaching staff. This season, she is looking forward to coaching the Bronze and Gold groups. Taylen first began competitive swimming in 2009 with the Haney Neptunes. Over the years, she has continued to swim many summer seasons with them and she is also a part of their coaching staff. As well as speed swimming, Taylen has played water polo for the Neptunes, Fraser Valley Water Polo and Pacific Storm Water Polo. Throughout the years, her experiences have brought her to many swim meets, provincials and water polo tournaments, where she has traveled to many pools throughout Canada and the United States. Those experiences have shown her the motivation, determination and the fun filled memories you can have with these amazing sports, and she can’t wait to share what she has learned. Taylen will be graduating this year from Thomas Haney Secondary and she is ready to start the exciting year on the pool deck.

Chloe Good

Junior Coach

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Chloe joined the Seahorses coaching staff in 2015, after swimming competitively for the club for 7 years. She has also been volunteering with the club for a number of years while swimming. She has taught lessons for the last 3 years as a lifeguard and Red Cross Water Safety instructor for the city of Port Coquitlam. Chloe is excited for the new season and to work with many returning and new swimmers!

Board of Directors

Marg Ducharme

President

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Claudia Schwarz

Registrar

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