Coaches & Directors

We, the WDSC coaching staff, 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 administrative questions such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the Board Members below.

Coaching Staff

Judy Baker

Head Coach (National)


Hello Winskill! I competed at the club and varsity level and was on the Canadian National swim team for four years. I became internationally ranked at the age of 13: Ranking within the top 20 swimmers in the World for 400 IM, 200 Fly and 800 Free. In 1980, I broke the Canadian record for the 800m Free. I was the first female swimmer inducted to the NAIA Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame and was honoured with Athlete of the Year for Simon Fraser University. I ended my swimming career in 1983 and soon thereafter started coaching full-time.

Upon completing my coaching theory and practicum level three, I became head coach of the Winskill Dolphins in 1989 where I enjoyed many great successes and earned youth coach of the year in 1998; I stepped down from this position in 2000 to focus on running my own business. I sold this business in 2016 so I could give more attention to my true passion in life: swimming. While I have always coached part-time with the Winskill Otters Master’s program, in 2015 I was honoured to be chosen as Canadian National Head Coach for the Deaf. I recently returned this summer from Samsun, Turkey where the Deaflympics were held!

My general philosophy towards swimming is about instilling strong training habits and work ethic while building a sound technical platform in all four competitive strokes. Most importantly I do everything within my power to form healthy and lasting relationships with all my athletes; I believe socializing with both swimmers and their families help to build strong club dynamics. The main objective behind all healthy competitive swim clubs is to provide an opportunity for each of its member’s to attain his or her maximum potential in competitive swimming. I will work with all of the swimmers and their coaches to help provide, where possible, an individualized approach to their goals in this sport!

Vicky Luan

Assistant Head Coach (Provincial/AGG)


Sophie Ferguson

Head Development Coach (AGB, JDG, C&T)


Jeanelle Anna-Marie Thomas

Mini Dolphins & Junior Coach (JDB 4)


Hi Everyone, I am beyond excited to be coaching for the Winskill Dolphins this year. I started swimming when I was 9 with and been in love with the sport ever since. I have been swimming for the summer club Boundary Bay Bluebacks for 8 years, and swimming with the Winskill Dolphins for 3 years. I will be coaching JD Blue session 4 this year!

Niamh Holland

Junior Coach (JDB 3)


Lauren Karen Babich

Assistant Group Coach (AGB)


Hello all! My name is Lauren and I'm a current Grade 12 student at SDSS. This will be my first year coaching with Winskill! I have swam with Winskill for one year but have been swimming since I was in Grade 3 with a previous club. I am excited to be coaching some of you this year and am looking forwrad to big things in the season ahead! Go Fins

Tai Long Singh

Assistant Group Coach (AGG)


Hey everyone! My name is Tai. My past coaching experience includes peer coaching younger kids when I was with Winskill a few years ago. I played a similar role during my time in Montreal where I was assisting the group coach at the local team. Just this past summer I've also been doing some private coaching for a few of the younger kids in Winskill.

Kiana Sato-Klemm

Mini Dolphins & Junior Coach (JDB 1+2)


Hi Everyone! I'm thrilled to be part of the Winskill family again this year! I have so many exciting ideas for this season and I can't wait to share them with groups and swimmers. I've been swimming for as long as I can remember and competitively for 11 years with the Ladner Stingrays, so swimming is something I'm very passionate about. I have always loved swimming and working with children, so I'm very excited to be coaching with the Winskill Dolphins this year! I'll be coaching for the Junior Dolphins Blue group as well as the Mini Dolphins programs. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and having a fun and enjoyable season this year! :)

Board of Directors

Dave Colter



Kaili He



Joanna Glue



Megan Dunsdon

Vice President