Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mary-Anne Head Coach Head Coach

My name is Mary-Anne Bittner and I am proud and honoured to be the Head Coach of the Edson Orcas.  As a youth I was a competitive swimmer for over 10 years.  I then turned swimming the sport into coaching the sport.  I have been coaching with the Edson Orcas since 2017.  Off deck I work full time with a non profit organization supporting adults with disabilties.  I have been there since 2004.  I am also an active member of the Kinette Club of Edson.  I am married, have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.  I am very passionate about the role I play as a coach and look forward to working with each and every one of you.  

Chrystal Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Meet coach Chrystal. She has been an assistant coach for the Orcas since 2018. Although Chrystal was not a competitive swimmer herself, she fell in love with the sport when 2 of her kids joined the club 6 years ago. Chrystal enjoys spending time outside hiking, camping and playing all kinds of sports and of course spending time with her family. When she’s not at the pool she’s working as a registered massage therapist. Her favorite thing about being a coach is watching the kids improve their skills and helping achieve their goals…and of course showing them how much fun swimming can be.

Reece Meropoulis-Valdez Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Hi! I’m coach Reece! I’m a lifeguard at the Repsol Place pool. Some of my favorite things to do are snowboarding, photography and of course swimming! I chose to be a coach because I want kids to have the same fun experience as I did when I was in swim club. I love watching the kids progress in something they are passionate about!

Xander Johnston Assistant Coach [email protected]

I am Xander Johnston, and I enjoy swimming, reading, and being outside. I want to coach because I want young swimmers to enjoy swimming as much as I do

Dylan Cooper Assistant Coach [email protected]

My name is Dylan.  I enjoy swimming, wood working and mechanics.  I have been a part of the orcas for over 5 years and I enjoy pushing myself at competitions.  I coach because I want to help other swimmers with their passion for swimming.

Bree Kwantes Assistant Coach [email protected]

My names Bree, I used to swim and I love playing sports. I loved the coaches I had when I was swimming and wanted to give that same experience to other kids.

Board of Directors
Kerry President President
Cecile Vice President Vice President
Amanda Treasurer Treasurer
Tara Corporate Fundraising Coordinator Corporate Fundraising Coordinator
David Meet Manager Meet Manager/Officials Chair
Tessa Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator
Jackie Grocery Card Coordinator Grocery Card Coordinator
Sue-Ann Secretary Secretary