I am so excited to be coming back this 2017 summer season! Over the winter I have been coaching with Riptides working with kids around the same age group as I do with Coho, 8-12.
During the year I have been doing a lot of continuing education such as getting my NCCP level 2, credits for my CSEP personal training, conferences, webinars, working with trainers at SC2 out of the Bill Warren Training Center with dry land programming and daily research from nutrition to efficient flutter kicking!
I started swimming in Coho when I was 11 and quickly realized that this was what I was meant to do. I had an awesome couple years swimming for Coho, made great friends, who are my best friends now, learned how to swim butterfly like a pro and ultimately learned how to grow as an individual. Sports and athletics has such a huge impact on my life and still does today. Coho was where it all began in my athletic and sport career. I left Coho and swam with Riptides for a few more years where I was Nationally ranked and also came home with a silver medal from age group nationals in the 50 fly.
Swimming stopped and volleyball became my sport from grade 12 to August of last year. I Went the Lethbridge College for my Exercise Science Diploma and played varsity volleyball for the Kodiak's for 3 years. Then I moved to SAIT and did my Marketing diploma and played on the varsity Trojan's team for another 2 years. In August of last year I went to Slovenia for an international camp to play in the Semi-Pro leagues in Europe. Didn't make a team...so I traveled around for 6 months instead!
So as you can see athletics, sports and fitness are my priority.
I'm ready to work hard at 110% effort for the next 4 months!
My name is Ben, and I am excited to be back coaching for Coho. This will be my 8th year coaching for the Canmore Coho. I have been a part of the swimming world since I was a small eight year old boy joining the Canmore Coho swim club. I still train regularly in the pool because swimming is a lifelong passion for me. Swimming allows me to stay fit and healthy while doing something I love. It is my goal to pass on a passion for swimming to the kids this year. This year, I am once again coaching the oldest group of swimmers. Other interesting things about me include: I tell hilarious jokes, I know an incredible amount about Star Wars, and I love singing! I am currently going into my final year of study at Ambrose University in Calgary. After graduation, next year, I plan on pursuing a Masters Degree of some type. This year I am also focusing on preparing to break 20 minutes in the 5km run distance. Other hobbies include reading and relaxing with a good video game.