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Mike Meldrum

Head Coach/Performance Group

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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 Games.  

Mike swam for the University of Calgary Dinos, winning several CIAU championships. 

Mike is married to Tania, and father of two daughters.

Brad Mori

Assistant Head Coach/Senior

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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 plan. 

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.

Brad’s swimming 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 Breaststroke.

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 Hockey.

Amy Hess

Sprocket Coordinator/Sprocket 1 Lead

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Sprocket 2

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 Senkow

Intermediate Coach

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Intermediates

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.

Amy Steiner

JR2 & Sprocket 3 Lead Coach

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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.  

Ali Allen

JR1 Lead Coach

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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 dreams.

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 banquet.

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 collection!

Greg Benson

Sprocket 2 Lead & Senior Assistant

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Mackenzie Meldrum

Intermediate Assistant

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Taylor Zwarych

JR 2 Assistant

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Luke Allen

JR 1 Assistant

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Aja Bezzeg

Sprocket 3 Assistant Coach

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Bailey Amberiadis

Sprocket 2 Assistant Coach

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Chelanne Wolff

Sprocket 1 Assistant Coach

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