I am so excited to be coming back this 2018 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 getting my NCCP level 2, credits for my CSEP personal training, Provincial Selection Camps, 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 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!
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 9th 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!
After graduation I plan on pursuing a Masters Degree of some type. Other hobbies include reading and relaxing with a good video game.
My name is Carly Russell and I cannot wait for another great season with the Junior Coho’s. I am so excited to be coaching with Alex and Ben this season! Coho has been a huge part of my life, and I am so excited to hopefully create that love for the juniors! I swam with Coho for 9 years before I decided it was time to hang up the googles and lace up a pair of skates. This will be my 5th year coaching with the club, and I could not be more excited. I currently am in my second year of a History degree at Ambrose University in Calgary. After that, I intend to pursue my teaching degree at Ambrose as well.
As I mentioned, Coho has been a huge part of my life. I am at the pool almost every day whether it is for working or training personally. I love training almost as much as I like coaching. My favourite events are probably the 100 and 200m IM as well as the 50m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke. In addition to swimming, I love playing hockey as well as basketball.
This summer I am excited to be spending my days working at the Canmore Muesuem, and just maybe I’ll be at the Old School Bus Ice Cream! I enjoy volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada; as well as with my Youth Parliament to hopefully gain a better understanding of politics. Coaching the Junior Coho program has been a dream and I can’t wait to see what the season has in store for us.