(Swimmer - 2009)
Wade Flemons swam at Hollyburn Country Club from 1967-1974 (7-14 years of age) where he was a top ranked age group swimmer and held several provincial age group records. Flemons went on to represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, World Championships and was on the 1980 Olympic Team. He was also a standout at Standford University where he won the 1981 NCAA Division I Championship title in 200 yard backstroke.
(Coach – 2009)
Michael Geddes began coaching the Hollyburn Swim Team in the 1960s. Without any specific swimming background Geddes took the role of Head Coach because he believed in the positive benefits young athletes received through their participation in competitive swimming. Through his passion and enthusiasm Geddes grew the team to 150 athletes and laid the foundation for the success the team experienced in the 1960s and 70s.
Diane Philips swam with the Hollyburn Swim Team in the 1960s and returned to work at the club in 2005 as the lessons program coordinator. In that role she was an incredible supporter of the team and encouraged many young athletes to become involved in competitive swimming, her enthusiasm for the team was an integral part of the team’s resurgence in between the years of 2005-09.
(Coach - 2011)
Stu became the Head Coach of the Hollyburn Swim Team in 1971. In the four years that he was at the club the swim team doubled in size and became one of the most successful age group teams in the country, with several swimmers breaking Canadian age group records. For Stu though the highlight of his time at the club was in 1972 when he took the team on a successful tour of England, concluding with many outstanding performances at the British Age Group Nationals in Leeds.