Chris McElroy Coach

Coach Chris McElroy is one of our two Masters coaches on staff. In conjunction, he is a coach for Senior Elite and JOII for Canyon’s Age Group program. Coach Chris is an active USMS member and is USMS certified in training levels I and II. Growing up in Orange County, he has swum his entire life with the Mission Viejo Nadadores, culminating with his high school years training on the National Team under Coach Bill Rose. Directly after graduating, Chris joined the coaching staff and proceeded to coach the next two years under Coach Mark Schubert and Coach Bill Voigt. After transferring to Cal State University Northridge, he moved to Los Angeles and is now continuing his career as a Canyons Aquatics coach. In his free time, he enjoys both writing freelance film music and playing classical piano works. He hopes to impart his life-long love for the sport with everyone who is involved in the program and foster an active, healthy lifestyle for each athlete he works with.

Courtney Skelley Coach

Courtney Skelley is Canyons Aquatic Club latest swimmer to come back to the club as a coach in our Age Group program. She is looking to make a positive and fun experience for all of her swimmers with Canyons.

Courtney began her affinity for the water at the age of seven. Courtney started to swim for Canyons at the age of ten, eventually reaching Coach Jay in the Junior Olympic group. Finding success, she found the pinnacle of Canyons swimming with then Head Coach Coley Stickels in the Senior 3 National group.

Graduating Saugus High School in 2016, she continued to swim at Indiana State University, producing results for the school as a finalist in the 100/200 butterfly and 200 freestyle in their Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

Coming back to California in 2017, Courtney will continue her education at College of the Canyons and swimming for the Cougar Swim & Dive Team under Head Coach Sean Kakumu.