LANGLEY & ABBOTSFORD OLYMPIANS SWIM CLUB

"Learn to Swim the Olympian Way!"

Langley: 604-532-5257                 Abbotsford: 604-825-1856

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LANGLEY AND ABBOTSFORD OLYMPIANS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

 

PREMIER SPONSOR

 

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Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Brian Metcalfe High Performance Coach

Brian has been a full time coaching for 38 years in BC from summer club coaching to year round coaching. He has been instrumental in providing high calibre club environment centered on personal excellence wherever he has coached.  Over the past 17 years LOSC has had tremendous success with achieving high performance results for individuals and the club.  LOSC is one of the few clubs to place in top 5 clubs at Sr. Nationals that is not a Center or Academy.   

Brian started coaching with the Hyack Swim Club in 1983-84 and the Surrey Summer Club in for three summers 1982-1984.  After starting his coaching as an Assistant Coach with Hyack Swim Club he then moved to Victoria to coach at the Victoria Amateur Swim Club as Assistant Head Coach from 1984-1988.  From there he went on to be Head Coach of Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club (PSW) from 1988-2001.  In 2001 Brian became the Director of Swimming and Head Coach for both Langley Olympians & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Clubs. 

Over the course of his career he has received numerous BC Coach of the year awards for his accomplishments.  Brian has won two golden boot awards that what determined by his coaching peers for us successes. Brian is a level 4 certified coach.

Over the course of Brian’s career he has coached many top swimmers in BC and Canada. 

  • Olympic Team Members - Jake Tapp (2008)
  • Senior National Champions - Phillip Weiss, Katrina Walters, Jake Tapp and Chelsey Salli
  • National Age Group Record(s) - Chelsey Salli
  • Provincial Record (s) - Phillip Weiss, Jake Tapp, Melanie Dodds and Chelsey Salli, Bailey Herbert, Leila Fack
  • Past Senior National Team Members - Hillary Metcalfe, Jake Tapp, Chelsey Salli, Kayla Rawlings, Melanie Dodds, Phillip Weiss and Katrina Walters
  • Past Junior National Team Members - Bailey Herbert, Jake Tapp, Chesley Salli, Kayla Rawlings, Melanie Dodds, Katie Kotlowski, Rachelle Salli, Spencer Landsiedel, Willem Hergeshiemer, and Katrina Walters

Brian was choosen to be the Head Coach for Team BC at the 2020 Luxembourgh Meet in Luxembourgh, Belgium.  He also has coached many BC record holders not limited to those mentioned above as well as National Record holders.

 

Rossini Francisco Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

With over two decades of international coaching experience in Asia and Canada, Rossini offers the highest technical coaching qualities from developmental to high performance, in a holistic approach that builds discipline and leadership.

Certified as a SwimAmerica Program Director, he also holds Level 5 (American Swimming Coaches Association), Level 3 Senior Coach (Swimming Canada), and other relevant credentials that help swimmers reach their peak performance.

Rossini recently moved to Langley with his wife and a baby boy, and likes to start his day with freshly brewed light coffee.

Mia Goretic Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

Mia began swimming competitively in 2012 and has been swimming competitively for 8 years.  Mia swam with The Langley Olympians Swim Club at a Provincial and National level.  She broke L&A OSC Club records and has medaled at high level meets.  She has lots of experience and knowledge of competitive swimming and has also attending multiple lifeguarding courses.  This will be Mia’s first season coaching and she is looking forward to share her knowledge with younger swimmers.

Pearl Schramm Assistant Coach - LOSC & AOSC

This will be Pearl's first season with the Langley & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club as a coach.  Pearl swam for 9 years with the Langley Olympians Swim club, starting at the age of 7. She competed at the provincial level for 6 years at swim meets across BC, acquiring years of personal experience and knowledge of competitive swimming.  Pearl was also working towards her lifeguard certification prior to programs being postponed due to the pandemic. This will be Pearl’s first year coaching with LOSC and she is excited to begin!

 

Ella Belgica Assistant Coach - Walnut Grove Pool
Coach Ella has been swimming with Langley Olympians since she was 6 years old. Ella swam at the Provincial level and won multiple medals at BC Age Group Championships. She has also gone to swim meets around BC.
 
Coach Ella has lots of swimming experience and knowledge to teach new swimmers that she have learned through the years of swimming. Coach Ella is looking forward to help the younger swimmers to become the best they can be!
Asiah Demsky (Coaches) Assistant Coach - AOSC

This is Asiah's 12th year swimming with AOSC and is a current member of the club. She has won every swimmer of the month award at least once and has gained many awards for yearly swim meet attendance. Asiah has represented AOSC at swim meets across the Metro Vancouver area for many years. This will be Asiah's first year as a coach, but has volunteered in the past. She is looking forward to finding new swimmers who will also represent AOSC at higher levels of competition.

Kayla Rawlings Masters Coach - Walnut Grove Pool

Kayla Rawlings swam competitively for over ten years. Kayla swam with the Langley Olympians Swim Club starting in 2003, then after graduating high school received a swimming scholarship for Oregon State University in Corvallis OR.  

She finished school in March 2010, receiving a degree in Health and Human Sciences and majoring in Exercise & Sport Science. Kayla has returned home to BC and is a teacher within the Surrey School District.  Kayla is excited to we working with our Masters swimmers!

 

Christy Thompson Office Manager

Christy has been the office manager for the Olympians Swim Club for the past five seasons.  She has never swum competitively before but has learned a lot about competitive swimming during her time with the Langley & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club.  She has a good understanding of competitive sports and is involved with coaching softball at a high level and has coached teams that have placed first and third in Provincials. 

She is looking forward to continue working with the Langley & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club and to learn more about the world of competitive swimming.  If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact her in our office as she is more than happy to help!

Board of Directors