Duffy has been head coach of the Marlins for 13 years
and has been co-head coach of the Memorial Sea-Hawks for the past
seven years. Duffy grew up swimming in Newfoundland on the St.
John's Legends. She carried forward her dedication for swimming to
become a National level rower! Through her years of coaching she
has brought swimmers all the way to U-Sports Championships, a
National competition. She is not only the head coach of the Marlins
but has also been the NL Provincial Team head coach since 2014! She
has been a coach with the Canada Games team since 2009. You will
see Duffy jump from group to group on pool deck with her main focus
on the Orange Group and managing the Marlins staff.
Chris has been coaching with the Marlins for nine years and
has also been a co-head coach of the Memorial Sea-Hawks for seven
years. Prior to joining the Marlins Chris has coached with teams
across Canada. He was the head coach of the Truro Swim Team in
Nova Scotia before moving to Newfoundland to coach on the Mount
Pearl Marlins. Chris grew up swimming in Nova Scotia at a National
level and has brought this dedication of the sport to the swimmers
in the Marlins Performance group. He has coached swimmers to reach
the highest level of of competition in Canada, winning national
medals, and has even brought swimmers to the international
stage of Olympic Trials.
This will be Laura's fourth year coaching with the Marlins,
but before the Marlins she coached with the St. John's Legends for
many years prior. Laura also swam for the St. John's Legends
during grade school and swam with the Memorial University Sea-Hawks
for some time during her years in univeristy. The Marlins are happy
to have Laura as a member of our coaching staff!
Keelin is a certified fire fighter who currently fights
forrest fires in Alberta and Newfoundland. She grew up swimming in
Ottawa specializing in 200 fly where she made the top 20 in
Ontario! She moved to Newfoundland to swim with the Memorial
SeaHawks in 2018 where she is completing a Bachelor of
Science with Major in Psychology. Keelin is an important
member of the SeaHawks known for her tough training style and
ability to bring the team together. This will be
Keelin's third year coaching with the Marlins. She is a
creative and fun coach who excells and making our sport fun and
teaching kids to be competitive! Keelin is an NCCP Level
1 trainned coach taking charge of our White group!
Lesley Marie grew up swimming on the Marlins and continued
swimming in university with the Memorial Sea-Hawks, and
competed at the Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships.
Lesley Marie still holds the Memorial University Record in the 400
and 800m Freestyle!
Lesley Marie took a break from coaching while in Nursing School.
She is currently completing her Masters and we are very
excited to have her return to coaching Orange! Lesley
Marie is a NCCP level 2 trained coach.
Joseph has been coaching with the Marlins for two years. During
grade school he swam for CBS and now swims for the Memorial
University Sea-Hawks. He is in his second year of a Bachelor
of Science at Memorial University. Joseph is not only a trained
Level 1 coach but has also competed in the 2017 Canada Summer
Games! Joseph is a very creative and dedicated coach. This season
he is coaching our Precompetitive groups as well as our new Mini
grew up swimming on the Marlins and transitioned to a coach 3 years
ago. She has coached both our precompetitive Silver and Bronze
groups and is now coaching our precompetitive Gold group. She is
currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Science at Memorial
Ashlen grew up swimming in New Brunswick and has moved to
Newfoudland to swim varsity on the Memorial University Sea-Hawks.
She is in her third year of a Bachelor of Science Biology Major at
Memorial University. She was a coach with her swim team in New
Brunswick and is now bringing her years of swimming knoweledge and
dedication to the competitive Gold group this season. This is her
first year coaching with the Mount Pearl Marlins and we are excited
to have her join our coaching staff!