I am so excited to be coming back this 2019 summer season! Over the winter I have been coaching with Riptides working with kids around the same age group as I do with Coho, 8-17.
During the year I have been doing a lot of continuing education such as being accepted into a Future Coaches Program which allows me to collaborate with Swim Alberta, other year round coaches, as well as professionals in the sport physiology/psychology field. I am also continuing my credentials for my CSEP personal training in order to be the most up to date and relevant on personal fitness and training.
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, 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 2017. 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 2016 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!
I'm ready to work hard at 110% effort for the next 4 months!
NCCP Swiming Level 2 Certified
NCCP Multisport Certified
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
My name is Ben, and I am excited to be back coaching for Coho. This will be my 10th consecutive season 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. Last year, I upgraded my coaching to Level 2 and head coached Zone 3 at the Alberta Summer Games.
Other interesting things about me include: I tell hilarious jokes, I love to exercise, I know an incredible amount about Star Wars, I love video games, reading, and music! I just graduated from Ambrose University with my Bachelors degree in spring 2018, and I am starting a Masters Degree in Business Administration in the Fall, at Trinity Western University.
I am over the moon to be back for the 2019 summer swim season! Over the winter, I have been working away on my History degree and doing a ton of reading to be a better coach for the Junior Coho’s!
During the year, I have spent my time working with Girl Guides of Canada in Calgary developing more leadership skills, working on continuing education courses for my NCCP Level One certification and learning new crazy, goofy games to play with the junior kids.
I started swimming when I was 7 years old and fell in love with the family and friends that Coho provided over the summer. I quickly realized how important swimming was to me and fell in love with sport! Swimming took over and I found myself falling in love with the sprinting races and especially the IM races. My favourite events are probably the 100 and 200m IM as well as the 50m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke.
However, in the 2016 season I had to retire for injury reasons; but the expression once a swimmer always a swimmer is true. I will be breaking out the goggles this year and coming out of retirement. This will be my 6th year coaching with the club, and I could not be more excited. The changes to the Junior Program will be amazing, and I cannot wait to grow with each of the kids as we get ready for all the laughs and jokes!
I am so excited to be back for the 2019 season and cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces on the deck.
Hello Coho Family! I am so excited to jump back into summer swimming this year with the Coho’s. My name is Ami Tipper and I have been a fish for as long as I can remember!
I got my start in Alberta summer swimming with the Nanton Marlins in 2006 at 10 years old. From there, I spent time with the Claresholm Kraken swim team and then ended with the Lethbridge Orcas swim team. My primary strokes are breaststroke and backstroke, and never butterfly if I can avoid it. During my time with Lethbridge, we brought home the provincial large group gross trophy for two years in a row which was very exciting, and at my best provincials I was stoked to achieve six golds!
After my summer swimming career, I came back to Nanton to coach the Marlins with my older sister, Melia, for two seasons. We were able to grow the club from 20 swimmers to 65 in the two years and had a fantastic time mentoring some great swimmers. We were also able to take home the gross trophy at the Marlin home meet which was a huge accomplishment being the smallest town in our region.
Following the first Marlin season, I received a scholarship to swim at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi in 2013 and swam for three seasons there. My major was Airport Management which stemmed from my entire family’s love for flying. My second year, I dedicated everything I had to my goals and made the cuts for Division II Nationals in breaststroke events. I received two All-American titles, a 5th and 8th place finish in the country, for relay events and was able to swim two of my individual events in competition as well.
After my graduation with a Bachelor of Commercial Aviation, I stayed involved in CrossFit, and also became more interested in rock climbing and any form of outdoor recreation! After working in Mississippi for a year at the Gulfport-Biloxi International airport, I took a big 23-day road trip across the US back to Canada and have called Canmore home since October 2018. Can’t wait to meet new faces this season, crush some big goals, and hopefully share some of my swimming knowledge from last 14 years! Let’s make it a memorable summer!
My name is Chloë and I am super excited to be starting my first season as a Junior coach. I have been a part of Coho for 8 years now and I am still swimming competitively. My goals this season are to rank top 8 at provincials in my main events, 50m and 100m backstroke, and to spread my love for swimming to the Junior swimmers.
I am currently a grade 12 student at École Notre-Dame des Monts, and in the fall, I will be going to the University of Calgary to study Neuroscience. There I hope to continue swimming and playing hockey, another one of my passions.
Go Coho Go!
My name is Carter and I am absolutely thrilled for my first summer of coaching with the Coho Swim Club! I started playing hockey at 7, and the Red Cross Swim Levels at 6, which quickly transitioned into competitive swimming. I started swimming competitively with the Cohos in the summer of 2011 as an 8 year old boy. While my hockey career may be over, I now swim year-round with the Bow Valley Riptides swim club. When not swimming, I can be found working at Elevation Place as a slide attendant and now as a Water Safety Instructor helping kids through the Red Cross Swim levels.
After a year away from the Coho family, I am so excited to be back now in a new role coaching our amazing up-and coming generation of swimmers.
Let’s make it an amazing 2019 season!