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Board of Directors & Other Club positions

Board of Directors & Other Club positions for 2017-2018 season

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 twelve board members.

If you are interested in joining the Board at any time, please contact our President, George Harvey.

Next Board of Directors Meeting is

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Sport Yukon Boardroom

Next meeting dates are:  September 11, 2018

All members welcome to attend!

  President

  George Harvey

  Vice-President 

  Cameron Kingscote

  Treasurer

  Secretary & Coach Liaison

  Mara Pollock

  Fiona Bakica

   

  Director from Teddy Bears

  Directors from Cubs

 

  Director from Brown Bears

  Directors from Black Bears

  Directors from Polar Bears

  Director for Kodiaks

  Directors from Silvertips

  Director for Teens

  VACANT

  Tanya Sage, Crystal McEachran,

  Leander Slykhuis

  Marni Delaurier 

  Jennifer Wallace

  Desiree Martsinkiw, Liza Mannen

  Johanne Koser

  Rick Boyd, Lisa Harvey

  Mara Pollock

  Technical Support

  Officiating Coordinator 

  Referees - Level 5

  George Harvey

  Swim Yukon Director- Jennifer Wallace

  Benita Parkkari

  Media Relations Coordinator

  Fundraising & Sponsorships

  VACANT

  Johanne Koser & Lisa Harvey

  Club Registrar

  Janine Blakesley

  Clothing & Equipment Coordinators

  Club Records 

  Marie Cairns & Michelle Massie

  Priscilla Bai

  Club Adminstrator

  Brenda Petriw

 

Coaching Staff

Malwina Bukszowana

Polar Bears Coach

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Malwina developed her passion for swimming while growing up in Slupsk, Poland, later moving to Szczecin, Poland to further hone her skills. During her 20 year long career she gained a wealth of experience, training with many excellent coaches in Poland and later in Germany. Malwina competed in numerous European and World Championships, and many World Cup open water races. In addition to swimming, she began competing in various triathlons around Europe.  Since 2003, Malwina has worked as a swim instructor, teaching children and adults in both group and private lessons. She also became part of the coaching staff at the Szczecin Triathlon Club.

Malwina obtained her degree in Physical Education from the University of Szczecin in 2005 and began her coaching career in earnest at the MKP Szczecin Swim Club and the SMS Szczecin Sport School. Together with other talented coaches, she helped swimmers get to European Championship, World Championship and Olympic Games competitions.

In 2009, Malwina took the head coaching position with the Trojan Swim Club in Dublin, Ireland. Under her direction the club grew in strength every year, increasing the number of National qualifiers as well as the number of swimmers reaching finals and winning medals. During her stay in Dublin, Malwina was also assistant coach with Youth Provincial and National teams, and served as a board member with the sport governing body of Leinster Province.

Malwina came to Canada in August 2013 and assumed duties as Head Coach of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club. Malwina is very enthusiastic about rebuilding the team, and enjoys her day to day work with WGB swimmers. Her approach is to teach swimmers to work hard, but always with a smile on their faces. During her first season with the Bears, the club realized a significant increase in the number of qualifiers for BC AA and BC AAA Championships, and once again had a swimmer eligible for the Age Group  Nationals in 2013. One year later WGB had two swimmers representing Yukon at National AG Championships. In the summer of 2014 they qualified to 6 finals and won 2 bronze medals.

Away from the pool, the coach pursues an active life style and a healthy diet. The adventurous Malwina is not afraid to take risks, and likes to explore the world and other cultures. Malwina enjoys a number of outdoor sports including hiking, biking, snowboarding and cross country skiing. She still likes the water a lot, and favours scuba diving and any sport which includes a few waves and a few challenges.

 

 

Corey Bradbury

SilverTips Coach

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Director of Client Strategies at aasman brand communications in Whitehorse for the past 8 years.

  1. Graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
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I have been a technical coach on decks in Newfoundland swim clubs and now with Glacier Bears.

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Julia Veidt

Black, Polar Bears & Kodiaks Coach

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Bronwyn Pasloski

Kodiaks & Brown Bears Coach

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Shereen Hill

Cubs & Teddy Bears Coach

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Shereen has been a part of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears on and off for 25 years. She started as a swimmer from 1977-87.  She started coaching right out of High School in 1988. She coached Mackenzie Downing when she was a cub at 6 years old.  She has always had a passion for swimming and coaching.  She said "It is a pleasure to be out there coaching swimmers of all ages".  She took a break for a few years while she went to school to become a teacher.  It was during this time that the club was transitioning from a summer club to a winter club.  She coached the Indigenous Games 2003 swim team.  We had 9 swimmers attend the event in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Her goal as a coach is to ensure that all her swimmers try their best and have fun.  If they compete, it is always about setting personal goals for each swimmer and being a good team player.  She sees many parents that she used to swim with back in the day, that now have their own children in the club.

She started back with the winter club in March 2012 and has really enjoyed her time with the swimmers.  Shereen says, "see you in the pool or on the deck…"

Tanner Cassidy

Cubs Coach

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Kirsten Bradley

Substitute Coach

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