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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,  or policy issues, please contact our office either by email or by phone LOSC 604-532-5257 or AOSC 604-825-1856.

Coaching Staff

Brian Metcalfe

CEO/Head Coach

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Brian has been a full time coaching for 35 years in BC from summer club coaching to year round coaching. He has been instrumental in providing high calibre club environment centered on personal excellence wherever he has coached.  Over the past 17 years LOSC has had tremendous success with achieving high performance results for individuals and the club.  LOSC is one of the few clubs to place in top 5 clubs at Sr. Nationals that is not a Center or Academy.   

Brian started coaching with the Hyack Swim Club in 1983-84 and the Surrey Summer Club in for three summers 1982-1984.  After starting his coaching as an Assistant Coach with Hyack Swim Club he then moved to Victoria to coach at the Victoria Amateur Swim Club as Assistant Head Coach from 1984-1988.  From there he went on to be Head Coach of Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club (PSW) from 1988-2001.  In 2001 Brian became the Director of Swimming and Head Coach for both Langley Olympians & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Clubs. 

Over the course of his career he has received numerous BC Coach of the year awards for his accomplishments.  Brian has won two golden boot awards that what determined by his coaching peers for us successes. Brian is a level 4 certified coach.

Over the course of Brian’s career he has coached many top swimmers in BC and Canada. 

  • Olympic Team Members - Jake Tapp (2008)
  • Senior National Champions - Phillip Weiss, Katrina Walters, Jake Tapp and Chelsey Salli
  • National Age Group Record(s) - Chelsey Salli
  • Provincial Record (s) - Phillip Weiss, Jake Tapp, Melanie Dodds and Chelsey Salli, Bailey Herbert
  • Past Senior National Team Members - Hillary Metcalfe, Jake Tapp, Chelsey Salli, Kayla Rawlings, Melanie Dodds, Phillip Weiss and Katrina Walters
  • Past Junior National Team Members - Bailey Herbert, Jake Tapp, Chesley Salli, Kayla Rawlings, Melanie Dodds, Katie Kotlowski, Rachelle Salli, Spencer Landsiedel, Willem Hergeshiemer, and Katrina Walters

Brian has many BC record holders not limited to those mentioned above as well as National Record holders.

 

Zachary Haw

Assistant Head Coach WG Pool & Head MRC

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Zach has been a swim coach in Canada for the past 6 years. His experiences include being Assistant Head Coach at the North Vancouver Cruisers Summer Swim Club for the 2017 season and Lead Coach at the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club from 2014-2017. He has worked with some mentor coaches from Canada and the Philippines in gaining knowledge and discussing how to best teach and coach swimming.

Zach has been successful in increasing swimmer participation in club activities and is known by former swimmers and parents as someone fostering an inclusive and fun training environment while still attaining improved performance, psychological, physiological, and social needs. His coaching philosophy stresses heavily on hard work and effort, focusing primarily on conducting oneself in the most disciplined fashion in pursuit of excellence.

Zach is currently NCCP Level 3 trained. He hopes to work towards gaining more experience coaching and making a positive impact to his swimmers.

On a more personal side, Zach was a former varsity swimmer during his high school days. He recently graduated from the University of British Columbia, double majoring in psychology and political science.

Martha Metcalfe

Assistant Coach - WG & WCB Pools

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This is Martha’s fourth year coaching with the Langley Olympians.

Martha swam with the Olympians for 13 years reaching the National level before joining the SFU Varsity Swim Team.  She swam with SFU for two years before retiring to focus on school and coaching.  Over the years Martha has helped coach the Olympians stroke camps as well as coaching summer swimming in Coquitlam for two years.  She is a certified NCCP level 1 coach with an extensive swimming background and is excited for the upcoming season!

Nadia Klaue

Assistant Coach - WG & WCB Pools

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This is Nadia’s third year as a swim coach for the Olympian Swim Team. She has been a coach for the Campbell River Killer Whales for the past four years. She is very excited to return for her second year of coaching  Her swim career started in 2012 when she joined the Williams Lake Blue Fins, then transferred to the Campbell River Killer Whales, where she has been for the past four years. She loved competing and the atmosphere and cannot wait to continue in it. During those four years, she acquired her NLS training and began lifeguarding for her local swim team.  Nadia cannot wait to start a new adventure and gain new skills coaching. She is very excited to work with the kids and help develop their love of the sport.

Kayla Rawlings

Masters Coach WG Pool

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Kayla Rawlings swam competitively for over ten years. Kayla swam with the Langley Olympians Swim Club starting in 2003, then after graduating high school received a swimming scholarship for Oregon State University in Corvallis OR.  

She finished school in March 2010, receiving a degree in Health and Human Sciences and majoring in Exercise & Sport Science. Kayla has returned home to BC and is a teacher within the Surrey School District.  Kayla is excited to we working with our Masters swimmers!

 

Aidyn Hum

Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

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This will be Aidyn's second year coaching with the Langley Olympians.

Aidyn began her swimming career in 2008 with the Langley Flippers Swim Club, where she
swam competitively for seven years. During this time, she medalled at both the regional and
provincial level,competed all throughout the lower mainland, and became a club record holder.
She retired from competitive swimming in 2014 to focus on school, before deciding to return to
the sport in 2017 as a volunteer coach for the Langley Olympians Swim Club. After volunteering
for several months, she decided to pursue coaching with the club full time.

In addition to her swimming experience, Aidyn has completed numerous lifeguarding courses, is
a certified Water Safety Instructor, and has volunteered with both Red Cross swimming lessons
and recreational classes through the Township of Langley.

She is excited to continue working with the club and swimmers, and looks forward to the
upcoming season!

Jugga Sandhu

Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

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Jugga started swimming in 2010 and is still swimming competitively today.  He has swam for 8 years with HSSC, and this will be his second season swimming with LOSC.  Over the past 10 years of swimming he has been to many meets and continues to go to meets and be competitive.  He’s volunteered with LOSC and still volunteers at the Maple Hospital.  He has also completed both his Water Safety Instructor and National Life Guarding courses.  He is very excited to introduce new swimmers to the sport of swimming, while also creating a fun and safe environment for all the swimmers.

Reese Blunden

Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

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This is Reese's first year coaching with LOSC.  She started swimming when she was 7 and has swam with LOSC for 9 years.  During her time with LOSC she has competed at numerous meets from across BC as a Provincial level swimmer.  She has lots of personal swimming experience to offer swimmers and has taken lifeguarding courses and is a certified Water Safety Instructor.

She is excited to begin coaching with the club!

Milana Solar

Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

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This will be Milana’s first year coaching. Milana started swimming with LOSC at the age of 7 and has been swimming for 10 years. Milana has competed in many swim competitions all over BC. She is a certified Water Safety Instructor and has completed several other lifeguard courses. Milana has lots of swimming experience to offer younger swimmers and is excited to begin coaching!

Christy Thompson

Office Manager

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Christy has been the office manager for the Olympians Swim Club for the past two seasons.  She has never swum competitively before but has learned a lot about competitive swimming during her time with the Olympians Swim Club.  She has a good understanding of competitive sports and is involved with coaching softball at a high level and has coached teams that have placed first and third in Provincials. 

She is looking forward to continue working with the Olympians Swim Club and to learn more about the world of competitive swimming.  If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact her in our office as she is more than happy to help!