Terrace Blueback Swim Club

 

Nic Sunderland-Baker
Head Coach
I'm entering my third year as head coach of the Bluebacks and I'll be working with every training group. I swam with my age-group club, Island Swimming in Victoria during grade school and then the Mount Allison Mounties during University. I was assistant coach on my university team for two years and in the summers I coached summer swim clubs in Mackenzie and Prince George. I've also worked as head coach for the Kitimat Marlins and the Kootenay Swim Club.
Baylee Colquhoun
Coach
Baylee will be working with Bronze, Silver and Gold. She has a lifetime of experience with the sport including being a member of the Newmarket Stingrays in Ontario during grade school and going on to compete at a national level as a member of Ontario's Brock University team. During her second year at Brock she won the Herb Debray award for most improved swimmer as well as the president's award for competing at a national level while maintaining her honours standing. She was named team captain during her fourth year. Baylee has coached the Bluebacks' senior swimmers since 2019 when she moved to Terrace to work as a teacher.
Crystal Thomas
Coach
Crystal will be working regularly with Blue and will also work with the swimmers in Red, Bronze, Silver and Gold throughout the season. Crystal has been committed to sport her whole life. She was a national team member for Modern Pentathlon while attending the university of Victoria and coaching swimming. She continued to compete in Modern Pentathlon while completing a teaching degree at the University of Calgary and coaching swimming and fencing. In 1994 she moved to Terrace and trained and competed in Olympic, half-Iron-Man and Iron Man triathlons while raising her two children. She went on to organize Terrace's Barkman and Kermode Kids Triathlons from 2005-2015. Crystal has coached the Bluebacks for the last seven years
Juliet Lukasser
Coach Assistant
Juliet will work with the Green and Red groups. She swam for the Bluebacks herself for the last six years until a pool shutdown and then the pandemic interrupted her competitive career. She has competed at a provincial level and won many awards as an age-group swimmer.