Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Kurt Murphy Director of Swimming

The 2019-20 season will be Kurt's tenth with the Delta Sungod Swim Club and his 7th as the Head Coach.  He is looking forward to the continued improvements seen last season in all aspects of the club.  Coach Kurt will be in charge of the TAG group, the Novice group and the overall administration of the club.  It is his hope that his brand of coaching will lead to great personal improvements for all swimmers in the club and a smoothly run season for parents and volunteers.

Kurt believes that every child can achieve excellence and that the correct training and motivation will lead them to that achievement.  Success begets success; by starting with small manageable challenges. Building from there an athlete can reach his or her goals; whatever they are striving for.

Kurt is NCCP level 2 qualified and holds an honours degree in human kinetics. 

Erin Taylor JAG Coach & Regional Coach

Erin is excited to return for her fifth season with Delta Sungod Swim Club. She will be working with the Regional and JAG groups. As a past Sungod swimmer she is happy to be a part of the club and to continue to help it grow into the future through her experiences. 

Erin has a background in the sports science program from Douglas College as well as a Special Education Diploma.

Sophie Ferguson DAG and CompDev

Sophie is looking forward to coaching the 2019/2020 season with the Delta Sungod Swim Team. Before becoming apart of the Delta team, Sophie previously coached for the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club for 5 years. Sophie was also a competitive swimmer for 14 years before becoming a coach. Sophie’s current coaching philosophy is to show up and simply try. Sophie believes if each athlete comes onto the pool deck ready to train and determined to give anything a try then they will succeed!


Sophie will be coaching both DAG and CompDev for the 2019/2020 season.

Hailey Penner Dragons Learn To Compete Coach

Hailey is very exciting to work and be apart of the Delta Sungod Swim Club. She will be coaching the mini dragons group. With 12 years of swimming experience with DSSC at the provincial and junior national level she is looking forward to passing on that knowledge and experience with her swimmers. She is looking forward to seeing everyone and begin the new season.

Holly Friesen Dragons Learn To Compete Coach

Holly is very excited to be coaching with the Delta Sungod Swim Team, this will be her first year coaching with the team. She has previously coached with the North Delta Sunfish for the past four years and swam with them for the past eight years. She loves the sport and is excited to share her passion with new and returning swimmers.

Holly is certified in NCCP level 1.

Jaffa Winick Regional Group Coach


The 2019-20 season will be Jaffa’s eigth season with Delta Sungod Swim Club. She is looking forward to another great season. Coach Jaffa is responsible for the Regional group.  Jaffa believes in honest effort and individual excellence, each athlete is different but they all can achieve what they set out to do if they work their hardest. 

Logan Warkentin Regional Group Coach

This will be  Logan ’s third year coaching for Delta Sungod Swim Club, after swimming with the club for eight years beforehand. She is looking forward to working with the young swimmers in the Dragons Learn to Compete Group and excited for the opportunity to work with some of the swimmers in the Regional group. Her goal this year is to pass on her knowledge and passion to the next generation of swimmers.