CBAC Coaching Staff & Board

Camana Bay Aquatic Club takes pride in its coaches and they are the foundation of the team. They are here to help your athletes grow and excel through aquatic sports. 

Please feel free to reach out after a training session or during coach office hours to get to know them or to learn how you can get more involved in the making the club even better. 

2019-2020 Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-3pm 

*office hours will fluxcuate during breaks and weeks with team events/meets/holidays.

Coaching Staff

Hayley Palmer

Head Swim Coach


Coach Hayley Palmer joined the CBAC coaching staff in the Fall of 2019 as the new Head Swim Team Coach. 

Hayley comes to us most recently from the British International School in Phuket, Thailand.  She is a two-time New Zealand Olympian as well as a Commonwealth Games medalist.  
While Hayley obviously has impressive swimming credentials but what really stands out is her coaching IQ. She is passionate about building a strong foundation in young athletes and helping them reach their full potential. 
Beyond just being a great swim coach, we believe Hayley will be a fantastic fit with our team.  She has great experience in working with a wide range of ages and abilities in diverse international programs such as ours.

During her spare time, she enjoys watching rugby and exploring her new home… Cayman!

Alissa Moberg

Asst Swim Coach | Head Synchro Coach


Alissa joined CBAC coaching staff in December of 2017. 

Her Cayman story started in July 2016 where she joined the team at Fitness Connection as swim instructor, aqua fitness coach and founder of Caymanite Synchro-- the first competitive synchronized swimming team in The Cayman Islands. 

As a result of joining the CBAC team, Caymanite Synchro is now a part of the aquatic club and was able to represent Cayman at the 2018 CARIFTA games in Kingston, Jamaica. 
The team has also competed at the Novice & Intermediate World Championships as well as the West Zone Chamionships in Walnut Creek, California. 

Prior to coaching in Cayman, she was a part of the Forest Lake Swim Team coaching staff as well as Head Coach for several synchronized swimming programs based in Minnesota. In 2012, she moved to Kingston, Jamaica to lead the Synchro Stars as well as the Jamaican National Team. After coaching in Jamaica, she took up the Head Coaching positions at both Forest Lake, Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota. 

In her spare time, Alissa loves to be by the sea, spend time with friends and her husband AJ. 

Grant Ferguson

Swim School Coordinator


Coach Grant Ferguson joined the CBAC coaching staff in the Fall of 2019 as the Swim School Coordinator/Assistant Swim Coach. 

Coach Grant brings a ton of energy and excitement to the pool deck and we are thrilled to see that transfer over to our swimmers! 

Grant comes to us from Knysna, South Africa, where he founded and operated the Knysna Swim Academy and Knysna Dragons Swim Team.  The program was a comprehensive aquatics program encompassing learn to swim, swim team, open water, and masters -- all run by coach Grant. 

Grant is a dynamic, motivated individual and is incredibly passionate about what he does. His experience running a comprehensive, family-oriented program where he oversaw all aspects of swimming have made him an awesome fit for CBAC and a tremendous asset as we continue to evolve and grow.  

During his spare time, Grant enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and his two sons.

Kirk Ermels

Swimming Coach & Team Administrator


Kirk joined the CBAC Coaching Staff in the Fall of 2017 after visiting Cayman to present at a CIASA Coaching Clinic. 
The warm weather, sandy beaches, and awesome CBAC family lured him to stay and he has been an awesome addition to the team. 

Prior to Cayman, Kirk was assistant coach for University of Wyoming and Boise State Women's Swimming Program before that. 

Ermels was an assistant at UNC-Asheville as that program began, and before that spent 5 season as the head coach of the Lions Swim Team – one of the top club programs in the state of Montana. He was named a three time Coach of the Year in Montana, and led Helena High School to the program’s first ever state title in 2011.