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Coaches & Directors

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, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Virginia Oviatt

Head Coach

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I competed in summer swimming for 15 years with the Nanton Marlins and then as a coach and a swimmer for the Claresholm Krakens. During that time I set several regional and provincial records and in 1999 won the Provincial Rachor Trophy for overall senior female swimmer.  Since that time I have taught swim lessons and stroke improvement to children and adults, coached adult fitness swim, aquafit and have spent a lot of time in the pool working on my own stroke and teaching my (4) children.

Swimming is such a huge part of who I am and I am really looking forward to sharing the enthusiasm I have with the youngest of the Marlins. It's my belief that a coach's role is to teach strokes and conditioning but especially to encourage and inspire the athletes to reach their own level of greatness. This is my thrid season with the Marlins and I'm excited for this year, my role as head coach of the Marlins adn seeing the success that comes to kids when they work hard.

Jennifer Reeves

Assistant Coach

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Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I am excited to be joining the Marlins coaching staff! I started swimming with the Marlins when I was 8 and I loved it! I eventually switched to winter club and competed at junior nationals in various freestyle and backstroke events. I am super excited to be back with the Marlins and to help kids achieve their goals while having fun!

Sarah Kalis

Minnows Junior Coach

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Hi, I’m Sarah Kalis. This is my second season coaching with the Marlins and I am beyond excited for the upcoming 2018 season! This year I will be coaching the level 2A and 2B, along with the Minnows 1 and assisting Virginia on Mondays with Level 1B. I began my swimming career almost a decade ago, 8 years to be specific and I have loved it since the beginning. Over these 8 seasons I have broken many personal records, and won medals in both my individual and relay events. I have always had a passion for breastroke but began to focus more on IM last year, winning a silver medal in 200m IM at Regionals and a relay gold in Provincials.

I coached the Minnows 1 last year for the first session, the Minnows 2 for the second session and assisted alongside Morgan Robins for the Minnows 3. Following my passion for swimming I participated on the Salisbury Swim team for the 2017 season, bringing home the small team banner and a silver medal in the 50m breastroke, silver in the 200m free relay and gold in the 200m medley relay. Following my passion of coaching swimming, I am currently working towards the National Lifeguard certification and certified as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Continuing to grow and develop my skills, I will have my Community Sport Coach qualification in April of 2018. 

I believe a coach is not only responsible for helping their swimmers excel and improve to their highest capabilities, but to be a good role model and influence on their swimmers. I also believe that technique is key to a swimmer’s success, and that swimmers should learn and work at every stroke.

I can’t wait to help my swimmers succeed this season!

Anna Burzynska

Minnows Junior Coach

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My name is Anna Burzynska and I’m very excited for another year of swimming! I’m 15 years old and grade 10 at Salisbury Composite high school. This will be my second year coaching Minnows 2. Later this season I will also be assisting Virginia with level 1A.

I have been swimming with Millennium Marlins for 8 years and it is a big part of my life. Last year I was able to beat a lot of my old records and I hope  to improve even more this year. I am looking forward to sharing my passion of swimming with those around me.

See you on deck:)