Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Brendan Elford HEAD COACH
Brendan is excited to join the Triton Swimming team for the 2021-2022 season! Brendan was a competitive swimmer for over 15 seasons in the Edmonton area, ending on the University of Alberta Varsity Swim Team. He specialized over the years in the longer distance freestyle and butterfly. While studying business at the U of A, Brendan started coaching summer club; 3 seasons as Assistant Coach and 2 seasons as Head Coach. After graduating, he worked for 2 years as Head Age Group Coach with the Olympian Swim Club.

Brendan is now looking forward to working with a great Triton coaching staff. His goal is to provide swimmers with a fun and positive training environment, where coaches will help swimmers work on improving their skills in the water, giving them all the tools they need to swim their best.

Kai Thoresen ASSISTANT COACH - NCCP Level 2

Kai is excited to be returning to the Tritons this year. He has been a swimmer for over 15 years in Northern Alberta, specializing in distance freestyle events, in which he was able to achieve podium placement at provincials. Kai looks forward to coaching new and returning Triton swimmers and hopes to spark a lifelong love of swimming for all swimmers. Kai is currently attending The King's University in Edmonton for a Bachelor of Arts in History with the goal of eventually attaining a Bachelor of Education after-degree. He is excited to be working with a solid team of coaches and hopes that this year will be amazing for swimmers, parents and coaches alike.

If you see Coach Kai on deck, feel free to stop and say hello or ask him any questions!

Katie Coleman SENIOR NOVICE COACH - NCCP Level 1

Katie is one of our new coaches joining Triton Swimming this year. She has 15 years of competitive swimming experience, four of which are at the NCAA Division I level. Katie recently graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Sport Management. Katie is super excited to be a part of the Triton Swimming club as a member of the coaching staff.  She is looking forward to getting to know the swimmers and their parents, and is ready to share her passion for swimming with them.

Lauren Eusanio JUNIOR NOVICE COACH - NCCP Level 1

As a previous competitive swimmer for over 10 years, Lauren swam at a number of different levels including Alberta Provincials, Alberta Championships, Alberta Summer Games, and Western Canadian Championships. Lauren is currently attending the University of Alberta in her second year of a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and is thrilled to be a part of the coaching staff this season. With previous coaching experience from Young Aquatic Club and Devon Dolphins Summer Club, Lauren is excited to continue sharing both her knowledge and passion for the sport of swimming with her swimmers. By placing an emphasis on the technique of all four strokes, Lauren hopes to support her swimmers by giving them the tools they need to progress through the swimming program. Being recognized as a balanced swimmer in all four strokes herself, she is eager to continue educating younger athletes on all that encompasses the sport of swimming while keeping things fun and exciting over the course of the season.


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