Piranhas Staff


The primary purpose of the Piranhas Swim Club is to provide an opportunity for each of its swimmers to attain his or her potential in competitive swimming.  In pursuing this goal, Our staff believe that each swimmer will derive significant benefits in the area of character development by:

● Providing an understanding of the value of hard work and the importance of skill development. 

● Developing and maintaining a strong commitment to oneself and the team.

● Learning to contribute to a succesful team effort and establish focus on individual goals

● Development of self-image enhancement and a strong sense of self-confidence.

● Learn the concept of good sportsmanship while forming lasting friendships with teammates and competitors alike.


Club Administrator

Dian Sedore

Email: office@gppiranhas.com

Dian has been an integral part of the GPPSC for more years than we can say. Dian is responsible for the office, registrations, and more. When you have a question Dian is usually the one to answer it. Her office hours are posted on the web site as well as the office door and she is available for appointments. 


Competitive Coaching Staff

Alex Dawson

Director of Swimming

Email: headcoach@gppiranhas.com

Coach Alex has had an extensive coaching career in Great Britain coaching swimmers to multiple National titles and International teams. Coach Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the pool deck and will deliver the following coaching philosophy:

•To create an innovative and creative environment where champions grow.
•An environment that is athletes centered, coach driven and parental supportive.
•To educate swimmers to take a balanced approach to performance swimming, education and family/friends.
•To encourage an athletic lifestyle as a life skill.
•To encourage swimmers to commit to a long term training development to achieve potential.
•Above all else a happy swimmer is a fast swimmer
Matt Burton

Assistant Head Coach

Email: coach@gppiranhas.com

Coach Matt is in his third season with GPPSC.   

“Swimming has been a passion for me my whole life.  After taking a step back from my swimming career it is great to be able to pass on my knowledge/experience in the sport to the swimmers.  I came from Fort McMurray where I coached for 4 years and brought young swimmers to a national level.

I went to Keyano College where I studied Kinesiology.  Afterwards I go my level 2 coaching and have been coaching ever since.  My coaching philosophy is to have an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop in and out of the pool.”


Julia Dutove

Age Squad Coach

Julia joins the coaching staff having an extensive coaching career in Edmonton with Olympian Swim Club and summer clubs in America. 


Morgan Ginther

Talent Squad Coach

Morgan joins the coach staff having been a successful Head Coach with the GP Aquarians ang Grimshaw Gators. Morgan has lots of experience working with younger swimmers and is a great addition to the team.


April Larose

Talent Squad Coach


Michelle Dawson

I Can Swim Coordinator

Email: icanswim@gppiranhas.com