This is Tina's 19th
season with the KISU Swim Club (more than 30 years of coaching
swimming). She has her NCCP Level 3 and in the past few years has
done a lot to improve her coaching experience and
Tina believes that
swimming is a sport for everyone from the young to the not-so-young
from the fitness interests to those with the highest goals.
When you sign your child up for swim club, you are giving them a
gift that will last a life time. There are many life lessons
to be learnt through sport and competition which apply far beyond
the water. After a few years in swim club, swimmers can walk
into any pool and feel confident about their ability in the
She also has her BSc in
Physiology, BFA in Fine Arts - Visual Art and MFA in Fine Arts.
Tina has a wide variety of interests, which include outrigger
paddling, cycling, hiking, skiing, yoga and more. This past summer,
she competed in a 700km race in the Yukon. Her team came in
first womens and fourth overall.
Favourite part of
swimming - descending sets, Favourite Race - 400 Free, Favourite
Food - almost anything, What you like about swimming - friends,
fitness, Pet Peeve -swimmers sitting on the lane rope! Favourite
club cheer - We have the Coach.
Age Group Coach
Theresa began her swimming during High School where she swam competitively. Then when her sons became interested in competitive swimming, she started her coaching career.
She enjoys the competitive side of swimming and has been dedicated to the sport for 19 years. During this time she has completed her NCCP Level I, II and III.
Theresa coached with the Miramichi White Caps, Bathurst Blast Piranhas Swim Team and Kamloops Classic Swim Team. She was one of Team New Brunswick’s Head Coaches at Canada Games in Regina. She also coached Team Atlantic at the 2007 Tri-Team Training Camp and Competition in Halifax. Theresa was Head Coach for Zone 2 swimming at the BC Winter Games in Cranbrook in 2008 where the team placed 1st, and again as Head Coach for Zone 2 swimming at the BC Summer Games in Langley in 2010 where the team placed 2nd.
Several of her swimmers have earned spots on the Canada Games Team in 2001 and 2005. Many swimmers have competed at Eastern and Western Nationals, East Coast Championships, Age Group Nationals, many provincial AA and AAA Championships and two of her swimmers qualified for the North American Challenge Cup in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.
This year Theresa will coach the Age Group swimmers and is looking forward to a successful season.
Theresa’s passion is to get swimmers excited about competitive swimming.
If you have trouble remembering her name you may call her “Coachtee”.
Hilary M Harling
Mini Squad Co-ordinator
Hilary has been with the KISU swim club for about 12 years, both as
a swimmer and Minisquad coach. This season she has taken on
the role of Minisquad Coordinator. She also works for the City of
Penticton as a lifeguard and swim instructor.
Since starting swimming through Red Cross swimming lessons Hilary
has been an eager little fish as there has never been a time in her
life where she didn’t love being in the water and learning
all aspects of swimming. She swam her way from Minisquad all
the way through to the seniors swim group (present day Swim
Acadamy) until she started coaching Minisquad in high school.
Hilary returned to KISU after graduating from university with
a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology.
Hilary’s favorite thing about coaching is watching swimmers
gain confidence in their swimming abilities. Bring on the