Coaches

Coaching Staff
Judy Baker Head Coach

Hello Winskill! I competed at the club and varsity level and was on the Canadian National swim team for four years. I became internationally ranked at the age of 13: ranking within the top 20 swimmers in the World for 400 IM, 200 Fly and 800 Free. In 1980, I broke the Canadian record for the 800m Free. I was the first female swimmer inducted into the NAIA Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame and was honoured with Athlete of the Year for Simon Fraser University. I ended my swimming career in 1983 and soon thereafter started coaching full-time.

Upon completing my coaching theory and practicum level three, I became head coach of the Winskill Dolphins in 1989 where I enjoyed many great successes and earned youth coach of the year in 1998; I stepped down from this position in 2000 to focus on running my own business. I sold this business in 2016 so I could give more attention to my true passion in life: swimming. While I have always coached part-time with the Winskill Otters Master’s program, in 2015 I was honoured to be chosen as Canadian National Head Coach for the Deaf. This summer we traveled to Brazil for the Deaflympics!

 

My general philosophy towards swimming is about instilling strong training habits and work ethic while building a sound technical platform in all four competitive strokes. Most importantly I do everything within my power to form healthy and lasting relationships with all my athletes; I believe socializing with both swimmers and their families to help build strong club dynamics. The main objective behind all healthy competitive swim clubs is to provide an opportunity for each of its members to attain his or her maximum potential in competitive swimming. I will work with all of the swimmers and their coaches to help provide an individualized approach to their goals in this sport!

Duco Schuurman Hess Age Group Gold
Hello! My name is Duco and I spent twelve years of my life in and around the pool as a swimmer. Five of those years have been as a Winskill Dolphin. During my swim career, I had the pleasure of competing at some big meets in Canada. I am very proud to have represented the dolphins at meets such as the B.C. Summer Games, BC Provincials, Western Canadian Championships and Age Group Nationals. This is my third year of coaching and I am grateful to be part of such an amazing team with exceptional support from everyone. My goal around coaching has been to create an inclusive, high-quality program where athletes and myself can learn new things every day. I am excited to see what this season has in store, and cannot wait to help athletes realize their goals!
Chloe Glue Junior Development Blue

Hi Dolphins! I’m so happy to be the Age Group Blue and Junior Dolphins Gold coach this season! This is now my third year coaching for Winskill and I always have so much fun with my swimmers when I’m on deck. Before coaching, I was a swimmer with the club for seven years, and I also volunteered with the club for two years in between my swimming commitments. I love helping my swimmers in and out of the water to become better athletes.

 

As a coach, I like to include fun games into practices, but before the fun begins, there has to be some challenges and hard sets. This season, I strive to build my swimmers up and ensure that each and every swimmer gets out of the pool with a smile on their face, as well as feeling happy and accomplished. 

 

If you ever have any concerns or questions, please send me an email and we can chat before or after practice. I would love to hear from you!

 

Coach Chloe :)