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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.

All Coaches are held to following the Code of Conduct as laid out by the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association - found here

Coaching Staff

Paul Armstrong

Head Coach

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Paul is the Head Coach of the Goldfins for the past 8 seasons.  Paul enters his 9th year looking improve upon what has been a tremendous time of growth for the Club.  Paul is lead coach for the Senior Performance group and works closely with the Senior group as well.

Steven Hitchings, ChPC

Coach - AGP

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Steven is in his 6th year with the Goldfins and currently acting in the role of Head Age Group Coach and lead coach for the AGP group.  Steven is in his second year in the Advanced Coach Diploma program and brings valuable coaching expertise to the age group program for the Goldfins.

Jennifer Robinson

Jr. Goldfins Coordinator

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Jennifer was fortunate to have the opportunity to begin her coaching career relatively early. Jennifer started coaching early on in High School and coached as an assistant in summer swim clubs in Central Alberta. Jennifer truly found a passion for coaching and filled her summers coaching as the Head Coach of the Camrose Sea Serpents, Royal Glenora Gators, and the Slave Lake Sharks prior to moving to Regina in 1996.

Most recently, Jennifer has gained experience coaching summer swimming and all season swimming with the Regina Piranhas Summer Swim Club, the RODS, the Regina Tritons, and has presently been coaching the Regina Masters Swim Club.  Jennifer has represented Swim Sask, coaching at the Western Canada Games, Saskatchewan Provincial Games, and Canada Games.  Jennifer shares her coaching passion through her facilitation and evaluation of the National Coaching Certification Program – Community Coach Course and the Fundamentals Coach Course.  

Mitch Benkic

Senior Group Coach

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Coach Mitch is a long time Goldfin, after having a successful age group career Mitch excelled as a member of the UBC ThunderBirds.  Mitch is working this season with the Senior group and brings a wealth of knowledge with him from his varsity experience.

Kimberly McWhirter

Coach - Age Group 2

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Kimberly joins the Goldfins this year as our AG2 coach.  A substitute teacher, Kim has a natural ability to bring a group together for fun structured learning environment.  Kim swam varsity for the University of Regina Cougars and is a great addition to the Goldfins Coaching Staff.

Sean Pederson

Coach - Age Group 1

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A Goldfin for life, Coach Sean has been with the team from the young age of 7.  After a successful swimming career cumulating in an appearance at the 2001 Canada Games Sean transitioned to coaching and hasn't looked back.  An integral member of the coaching staff Sean has coached every group in the club at one time or another and currently calls AG1 home.

Jeff Saganski

Coach - Development

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Jeff is a long time Goldfin having swum for the team as an age group athlete before moving on to a successful varsity career with the University of Victoria.  A full time teacher Jeff leads the Development group with great energy and passion, for many in the club their true love of swimming started in Coach Jeff's group.

Jessyca Brissaw

Coach - Intro

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A longtime Goldfin Jessyca brings knowledge and energy to her Intro group.  As lead coach for Intro Jessyca is the first introduction the swimmers have to competitive swimming. 
 

Board of Directors

Jim Siemens

President

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Peter Tierney

Vice-President

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David Hemeon

Treasurer

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Lauria Harrick-Kelln

Secretary

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Jay Magus

Registrar

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Jesse Faith

Meet Manager

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Laddy Hemeon

Bingo Coordinator

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Tabetha Mason

Equipment Coordinator

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Celia Mildenberger

Fundraising Coordinator

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Brooke Penner

Officials Director

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Peter Tierney

Public Relations Director

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Sue Ryan

Social Coordinator

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Shawna Nelson

Sponsorship Coordinator

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Belinda Bilous

Team Manager

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Paul Armstrong

Head Coach

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