Coaching Staff
Anchie Xu Head Coach

Anchie was a former member of the National Swim Team and Zhejiang Provincial Team of China. During her swimming career, she won several national championships and achieved excellent results in the international competitions. FINA ranked her as one of the top 50 swimmers from 1997 to 1999.

Anchie has been coaching since 2000 and has experience in both China and the United States. After six years of working with Gators, Anchie has stated to take the role as head coach to lead the Elite group. She has a passion for leading the athletes to pursue their athletic success. She believes that the abilities the athletes have learned and the characters have built through the training will be beneficial throughout the athletes’ whole life.

Anchie has Bachelor Degree in Law from the Sun Yat-Sen University in China.She is fully certified as an Age Group Coach (NCCP Level 2), and NCCP Level 3 trained. She is also certified as a National Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor.

Anchie is the lead coach for Elite group.

Kyle Cheng Coach

Kyle started his swimming career in Gators’ summer clinic and worked his way up to the Elite group. Under Xiaoping’s tutelage, Kyle competed at the provincial level and maintained provincial level until he decided to hang up his swim shorts (and decided to put on some coaching shorts). During the last year of his swimming career, Kyle finished with top 10 in BC for 100 and 200 breaststroke in his age category.

Now in his 13th year coaching for Gators while also taking the role of club registrar. Kyle hopes to inspire his swimmers and provide as much support as he can to lead them to success for not only swimming but also their own personal goals.

Kyle has a Bacholor's degree in Physical Education and Coaching, and is certified with NCCP Level 2 and High Five.

Kyle is the lead coach for Senior, Gold, Silver and Alligator.

Agatha Leung Coach

Agatha swam with Gators’ summer clinic in 2012, and soon began swimming as a Gator for the next 6 years. Training with Xiaoping, she achieved and competed with provincial standards within her first year of swimming and kept these standards until she was invited to become a coach. She is excited to begin her coaching journey and hopes to keep learning new skills and techniques on becoming a better coach. She is currently NCCP level 1 certified. 

Outside of the pool, she is currently studying kinesiology at UBC. 

Agatha is the lead coach for Age Group.

Bryan Startup coach
Tommy Chung coach
Leo Zhi coach
Victoria Li coach
Xiaoping Lu In Memoriam Our Former Head Coach

Celebrating the Life of Coach Xiaoping

Xiaoping began his coaching career in 1978 as the professional coach of the Chinese Navy Swimming Team and the Liberation Army Swimming Team (top team in China). He subsequently became the director of the Chinese Navy Swimming Team, a position which he held for 5 years. During his time as coach of the Chinese Navy Swimming Team, several of his athletes broke national record and his team held the top fourth spot in China. Xiaoping graduated from the Shanghai Physical and Culture University in China majoring in swim coaching. Xiaoping has been coaching the Gators Swim Club since 1997. Under his tutelage his swimmers have received provincial and national recognition. In July of 2003 one of his swimmers received three silver medals in the Club Nationals in Calgary. During 2004 to 2009 season, Xiaoping's swimmers got several gold, silver and bronze medals in national and international meet. Xiaoping is also selected to coach BC Team to attend 2005 Canada Games and the 2008 BC vs. Alberta dual meet. In 2006 season, Xiaoping was selected as head coach of BC team to attend Paul Bergen Junior International and his swimmers got two gold medals and two fourth. Further more, as coach of Canadian Junior National Australia Tour Team, Xiaoping attend Victoria State Championships Open and his group got several gold, silver and bronze medals and broke girls 5X 50 free relay Victoria State record. Xiaoping also received Canadian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association 2006 and 2008 Speedo Domestic Excellence Award. Xiaoping was NCCP level 3 certified coach in 2001 and finished some of NCCP level 4 course in 2002. Currently, Xiaoping is Senior Coach Certified of Canada.