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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

Jordan Harper

Head Coach

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Jordan Harper has been associated with AMAC for the past seven years and has been the Head Coach since the 2014-2015 swim season.

He began as a member of the Marlins in 2008 where he swam under Peter Schori (University of Lethbridge Head Coach) until 2012. Jordan has been a competitive swimmer since the age of eight and qualified and competed at the Olympic Trials in Montreal in 2011.

Jordan believes that he has a lot of experience and knowledge which will benefit his coaching, planning and decisions with the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club. Swimming is without a doubt one of the biggest parts of his life and he has just signed a three year contract with the club!

Jordan is hoping to embark on his Coaching 301 this summer in Victoria in order to help further his swimming education. Attitude, work ethic and leadership are three things he prides himself on and are tools he wants his swimmers to take out of the sport; furthering not only their swimming careers but life outside the pool as well.

He is looking forward to seeing the steady progress and fast swimming that AMAC with have this 2017-2018 season!

Jilayna Stigter

Assistant Coach

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Jilayna has been coaching for 10 years and is in her second season of coaching with AMAC. Prior to joining AMAC, she coached in Lethbridge for three years and has also worked with the Medicine Hat Hurricanes, Medicine Hat Special Olympics Tiger Sharks, Alberta Aquatic Marlin Masters and Dalhousie Tigers.
 
Jilayna began swimming at the age of nine with the Medicine Hat Hurricanes, spent four years with AMAC, and was a Dalhousie Tiger from 2009-2011. She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2013 with a Kinesiology degree.
 
Jilayna has worked with swimmers at all levels, from young kids learning to swim to nationally ranked athletes. Her favorite part of coaching is helping her swimmers reach their potential and achieve sustainable success. She is a NCCP certified Fundamentals and Age group coach, as well as an I Can Swim Master Evaluator.

Lauren Miner

Assistant Coach- JAG & Mini Marlins

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Lauren has been swimming with AMAC for nine years, and is currently on her third year of coaching with the club. Through her years as a competitive swimmer, Lauren has gained a lifelong passion for the sport which fuels her love for coaching young athletes.

 

Currently, Lauren is in her senior year at Medicine Hat High School. After high school, Lauren plans to take on a career in pediatric medicine. She is active in many school volunteer groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and has previously worked at the Elkwater YMCA summer camp as a camp counsellor.

 

Lauren’s previous health complications have given her insight into the importance of love for a sport, and the many health benefits that swimming allows.


 

Board of Directors

Randy Valk

President

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Abbie Skrove

Vice President

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Shandea Swaren

Treasurer

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Michelle Vetter

Secretary

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Sean Maxwell

Member At Large

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Jackie Schlenker

Communications

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