Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Duffy Earle

Duffy has been head coach of the Marlins for 14 years and has been co-head coach of the Memorial Sea-Hawks for the past eight years. Duffy grew up swimming in Newfoundland on the St. John's Legends. She carried forward her dedication for swimming to become a National level rower! Through her years of coaching she has brought swimmers all the way to U-Sports Championships, a National competition. She is not only the head coach of the Marlins but has also been the NL Provincial Team head coach since 2014! She has been a coach with the Canada Games team since 2009. You will see Duffy jump from group to group on pool deck with her main focus on the Orange Group and managing the Marlins staff.  

Chris Roberts

Chris has been coaching with the Marlins for 10 years and has also been a co-head coach of the Memorial Sea-Hawks for eight years. Prior to joining the Marlins Chris has coached with teams across Canada. He was the head coach of the Truro Swim Team in Nova Scotia before moving to Newfoundland to coach on the Mount Pearl Marlins. Chris grew up swimming in Nova Scotia at a National level and has brought this dedication of the sport to the swimmers in the Marlins Performance group. He has coached swimmers to reach the highest level of of competition in Canada, winning national medals, and has even brought swimmers to the international stage of Olympic Trials. 

Keelin Tucker

Keelin is a certified fire fighter who currently fights forest fires in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland. She grew up swimming in Ottawa specializing in 200 fly where she made the top 20 in Ontario! She moved to Newfoundland to swim with the Memorial SeaHawks in 2018 where she is completing a Bachelor of Science with Major in Psychology. Keelin is an important member of the SeaHawks known for her tough training style and ability to bring the team together. This will be Keelin's fourth year coaching with the Marlins. She is a creative and fun coach who excells and making our sport fun and teaching kids to be competitive! Keelin is an NCCP Level 1 trained coach taking charge of our Blue group!

Lesley-Marie Lahey

Lesley Marie grew up swimming on the Marlins and continued swimming in university with the Memorial Sea-Hawks, and competed at the Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships. Lesley Marie still holds the Memorial University Record in the 400 and 800m Freestyle!

Lesley Marie took a break from coaching while in Nursing School. She is currently completing her Masters and we are very excited to have her return to coaching Orange! Lesley Marie is a NCCP level 2 trained coach. 

Joseph Dwyer

Joseph has been coaching with the Marlins for three years. During grade school he swam for CBS and now swims for the Memorial University Sea-Hawks. He is in his third year of a Bachelor of Science at Memorial University. Joseph is not only a trained Level 1 coach but has also competed in the 2017 Canada Summer Games! Joseph is a very creative and dedicated coach. This season he is coaching the Gold group.

Ashlen Mersereau

Ashlen grew up swimming in New Brunswick and has moved to Newfoudland to swim varsity on the Memorial University Sea-Hawks. She is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Science Biology Major at Memorial University. She was a coach with her swim team in New Brunswick and is now bringing her years of swimming knowledge and dedication to the White group this season. This is her second year coaching with the Mount Pearl Marlins and we are excited to have her join our coaching staff! 

Allison Somers

Ally has been coaching with the Marlins for four years.  She swam with Poseidon Swim Club during grade school and finished her varsity swimming career with the Memorial Sea-Hawks in 2019. After her years of varsity swimming Ally went on to complete an Education Degree, specializing in Math. She moved to Bonavista for a year for teaching and has now returned to St. John's for teaching and coaching. Ally is excited to be coaching Blue again this season!

Caroline MacKenzie

 

Lesley Marie grew up swimming on the Marlins and continued swimming in university with the Memorial Sea-Hawks, and competed at the Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships. Lesley Marie still holds the Memorial University Record in the 400 and 800m Freestyle!

 

Caroline grew up swimming on the Marlins and continued on to varsity swimming with the Memorial University SeaHawks. With the SeaHawks she competed at Atlantic University Swimming Championships. She is currently a student at Memorial University. This is her first year coaching with the Marlins, she is coaching the Pre-Competitive groups this year!  

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