Coaches and Directors

2022 Summer Coaching Staff
Allison Hampton Head Coach, Seniors

Allison has been involved with the sport of swimming as an athlete and coach for the past 18 years. She started out swimming with the Orcas back in 2004 at the age of 7. Allison swam for the University of Victoria for 4 years, and recently graduated from the UVic with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. Allison took the winter off coaching, but she is super excited to be back this summer!

Sarah Grundy Head Coach, Juniors

Born and raised in Calgary, Sarah has been involved in the world of swimming both as an athlete and a coach for 16 years. She swam competitively for the Glencoe Gators for 13 years, and has coached for a total of 8 years for both the Gators and Pacific Coast Swimming.  Sarah has recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Education majoring in English and Physical Education, and is currently working as teacher on call for the Sooke School District.  One of Sarah's favourite things about coaching is seeing the excitement on the swimmers’ faces when they surpass their goals, and the fun and positive energy each individual brings to the team.  She is very excited to be part of the Oak Bay Orcas, and to help swimmers develop their potential while building a lifelong love of swimming. 

Jon McKay Assistant Head Coach, Seniors

Jon has been swimming for the past 16 years.  He swam with the Orcas from 2005 to 2010 and is now with Pacific Coast Swimming (PCS), training for the Olympics in the 10 km Open Water event.  He represented team Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima Peru, and at the 2019 Open Water Swimming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.  He recently completed a double major at the University of Victoria in Economics and Environmental Studies, and is now taking on a post grad diploma in Finance through Camosun College.  Some of Jon’s best swimming memories were hanging out in the Orcas’ tent and playing games with the swimmers.  Welcome back to the Orcas and welcome back to your third season as Coach!

Johanna Weir Assistant Head Coach, Juniors

Johanna has been swimming with the Orcas for the past 12 years, coaching Winter maintenance since last year, and began her coaching experience as a volunteer coach with the Orcas 4 years ago.  She is about to graduate from Oak Bay High School and will be attending UVic in the Fall to study a combined major of Biology and Psychology and also to begin her University swimming career with the Vikes.  During her time with the Orcas she has medalled at Regional and Provincial Championships, as well as competed and medalled at High School Provincials. She is looking forward to this summer and helping everyone reach their goals, both in and out of the pool.

Board of Directors
Kaitlyn Chewka President
Newaz Rafiq Registrar
Jon Lawlor Treasurer
Jeff Bishop Member at Large
Dave Brozuk Member at Large
Jenny Johnston Member at Large
Meghan Nishi Member at Large
Sarah Rouget Member at Large