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Peter Wilkins

Head Coach

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Pete is excited to be back for his third season with the AquaJets, bringing 13 years of coaching experience to the club. It is Pete's goal to spark a passion for competitive swimming to as many members as he can through his leadership,  developing a strong, cohesive club culture for future years to come.

Cody Hitchcock

Assistant Head Coach

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Cody has 18 years of swimming experience, is NCCP level 3 certified and holds a BKin in Recreation and Sport Administration. In the past 6 years coaching in Regina Saskatchewan, Cody has produced some of the best in the province, leading swimmers to provincial and national successes. He believes that attention to detail, commitment to technique and hard work; all while having fun will lead to a very successful season for swimmers.

Linda La La Lone

Rutland Head Coach

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Linda has been coaching swimming for 22 years. She has also coached triathlon and track as well. Linda played many sports growing up and enjoys them all. Most of her heros are kids. Linda's philosophy: Life is like an ice cream cone...... fun sprinkled with challenges to help us learn and grow.

Emily Robinson

Coach / Junior Jets Instructor

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I moved from New Zealand to Kelowna in August 2013, starting my masters iat UBCO. I trained in competitive pool swimming for 8 years, the dreaded 200m Fly being my main event. In the last three years I have been doing open water swimming, traveling around NZ for events in the summer. 
Since 2003 I have taught swimming to classes aged between 6 months to 60 years, with each age group bringing its own challenges and rewards.

Jacqualyn Conrad

Coach

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Jacqualyn began competitive swimming with the Aqua Jets at age 8. She continued swimming with the club for 8 years at a provincial level. She is currently entering her 8th season as a coach with the swim club. 

Sukhpaul Bal

Coach

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Sukhpaul will be returning for his second season as an assistant coach with the Aquajets. Involved in swimming for over 25 years, Sukhpaul swum from a young age up to his Univeristy days in both summer club with the Ogopogos and with the AquaJets.

Sukhpaul has a family farm out in the Rutland area on Highway 33, so when not helping out on the pool deck, Sukh is busy managing the farm or eating fruit!

Ian Dixon

Junior Jets Instructor

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This is Ian's forth year coaching with the kelowna AquaJets. He ‎has just started his four year business degree in Kelowna at Okanagan college. He is extremely excited to be coaching the junior jets this year and looks forward to many good memories from this season.  After spending the summer coaching and traveling he looks forward to seeing the improvement in the junior jets as the year progresses. In his free time you will find him up at big white or hanging out with friends. Please feel free to come have a chat on pool deck if you have any questions or drop him an email and he will be happy to get back to you!

Thomas Robinson

Junior Jets Instructor

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Thomas is now coaching for the Aquajets after swimming for the Pacific Sea Wolves for 15 years. He is keen on teaching the basics and necessities to be successful in the competitive swimming field. Thomas is excited about working with the Junior Jets program and helping kids get comfortable in the water.

Tia Itterman

Jr Jets Instructor

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Hi everyone! I'm very excited to be coaching this year, and I'm eager to get to know all of you! This is my first year coaching for the Kelowna Aquajets, but I have swam in our program for 8 years, and am continuing this year as a Gold Jet. Over the summer I did my Level One coaching course, and I hope this year will be great! Outside of swimming, you can find me at school, or at home hanging out with my dogs. See you on the pool deck!

Board of Directors

Greg Kornell

President

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Rhonda Zakala

Treasurer

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Shannon Dunlop

Secretary

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Maureen Dixon

Past President

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Gary Desrosier

Meet Manager

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Tania Mullin

Equipment Manager

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Nadine Kohnke

Rutland Rep

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