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
Amy is the 10 and under
sprocket program coordinator and coach. Amy has coached with
Killarney for 10 years. Amy was the Junior Lead coach for 6 years
before coaching the Sprockets. Amy swam competitevely for 10 years
in Montana. Starting her coaching career young she started a small
town learn to swim program when she was 15 years old. While studing
Geophysical engineering she coached her local Montana swim team for
4 years. After working as a field engineer in Norway for 4 years
she moved to Calgary and came back to her coaching
passion. She has since 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. Away from
the pool you will find her in the mountains, she loves to ski and
is an 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.
JR 2 Lead Coach
Taylor is now in her fourth year coaching for Killarney, she is
the lead coach of the Junior 2 program. The swimmers range in age
from 10-14. She is passionate about helping the swimmers reach
their goals and perform to the best of their abilities.
She previously swam for Killarney for a number of years, and is
now at the University of Calgary completing a degree in Urban
Studies. Outside of the pool Taylor enjoys spin and triathlon.
JR1 Lead Coach
Ali is now in her sixth season as Coach with the Killarney Swim
Club. She is the lead coach for the Junior 1 program and has
experience coaching swimmers aged 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 recently obtained a business degree from the University of
Calgary and her certification as a yoga teacher. She plans on
pursuing a holistic career in acupuncture.
JR 2 Assistant Coach
It will be Bailey's second year of coaching. Last year she
assisted coaching sprocket 2, and this year she will be the
assistant coach to the Junior 2 group. She loves helping kids
improve their swimming abilities.
Bailey previously swam with Killarney Swim club for ten years.
She graduated from the club three years ago and is studying at the
University of Calgary, taking a degree in Biological Sciences.