Head Coach/Performance Group
Mike has been the Head Coach for Killarney Swim Club for over 20
years. He brings a wealth of swimming experience to the
organization. Under Meldrum's tenure, the club has grown from
50 swimmers to 240.
Mike is a Level 3 Certified Coach and is currently working on
his Advanced Coaching Diploma.
As an athlete Mike competed with the best in the world. In 1988,
Mike was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team to Soul Korea.
There he competed in the 400 IM. Meldrum also competed at the
World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacs, and Pan Am
Mike swam for the University of Calgary Dinos, winning several
Mike is married to Tania, and father of two daughters.
Assistant Head Coach/Senior
Coach Brad joined
Killarney in 2012. He has helped to reshape all areas of the
Killarney technical programming. The club has improved
performances on all levels from novice to National. His
attention to the 5 technical fingers (start, streamline, stroke,
turn, finish) and his ability to teach the progression have been
fundamental to swimmer improvement. Brad also takes
pride in the mentorship program that has seen Killarney staff grow
and deliver a detailed technical program through all the
stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development
Previously Brad served
as Head Coach and Director of Swimming for the University of
Lethbridge Pronghorns and Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club (LASC) for 7
seasons. Mori successfully rebuilt all areas of program from
grassroots to international levels using a fundamental philosophy
“Build great people and you will build a great athlete.
Through competitive swimming, experience life."
Under Mori's tutelage,
multiple LASC and Horns swimmers have moved onto Swimming Canada's
Youth, Junior, National Teams, and Provincial Teams, including
Olympic Swimmer Rachel Nicol and Paralympic Zack McAllister. He has
coached medal performances at provincial, western, national, and
international events. But, it is "Personal achievement, through
diligent process and development that Mori stresses the most to the
swimmers he coaches."
Coach Mori has
completed many NCCP level 4 tasks and the Advanced Coaching
Diploma. He was a Provincial Stroke Coach and Swim AB Tour
Coach for 10+ years. Brad is a current member of the Alberta
Coaches Council. Since 2009, Brad has been a member of the Canadian
Coaches Association and is a Chartered Coach.
Brad completed a
teaching degree (B.A/B.Ed.), with distinction, majoring in
Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge in 2002.
career began in Markham. As
an age group swimmer, Brad’s relay teams set several Canadian
Age Group National Records in the 13-14 and 15-17 categories. Brad swam one year at the
Georgia Southern University before transferring to the U of L
Pronghorns. Mori was a
school record holder, World Cup Finalist, and won many CIS and
Canada West Medals. In the
Summer of 1999 Mori was the Canadian National Champion in the 50m
Brad is married to
Lindsay and is father of two young boys.
In his free time,
Coach Mori enjoys, a variety of activities, including: Fishing,
Golfing, Swimming, Running, and watching Maple Leaf
Sprocket Coordinator/Sprocket 1 Lead
Amy coached the Butte Tarpon swim Team for four years and prior to that swam competitively for 10 years. She has coached all ages and all swimming abilities, including a Para Olympic athlete. Many of her past swimmers were swimming at the National Junior Championship level and Zone Championship level. Amy is originally from Montana, USA, but has just moved to Calgary after living in Norway for four years. She has a degree in Geophysical Engineering. Away from the pool you will find her in the mountains, she is a volunteer ski patrol and avid climber.
Natasha has been coaching for over 12 years; this will be her 7th year coaching for the Killarney Swim Club. She has coached kids ranging from the beginner level, the provincial level, to the Age Group National Level, and even to the National SWAT level. She loves working with Swimmers of all different ages, and helping them reach their goals as a Swimmer.
JR2 & Sprocket 3 Lead Coach
Amy was a competitive
swimmer for 11 years. This is her fifth year coaching and her first
with Killarney. She is in her final year of Kinesiology at
University of Calgary and is looking to further her studies in
Melbourne Australia. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and
loves travelling around the world. Her recent travels include
Greece, Hawaii and Australia.
JR1 Lead Coach
Ali is now in her fourth
season as Coach with the Killarney Swim Club. She is the lead
coach for both Junior 1 and Sprocket 1 programs. The swimmers rang
in age 5 to 14. She is passionate about helping kids achieve their
Ali is a former member of
the Killarney Swim Club. She competed for nine years
advancing to the Alberta Provincial Level. Ali won several of
the KSC team trophies that are awarded at the annual
Ali is currently in her
fourth year at the University of Calgary, taking a general business
degree. After this degree, she plans on pursuing a holistic
career in acupuncture.
Outside of the pool, Ali
enjoys yoga and spin, and has recently started a household plant