Jamie Connors: Director of Swimming
Many of you will recognize Jamie, who has been a familiar and friendly face around the Talisman Centre for many years. Jamie began his coaching career in a small club outside of St. Johns, NF in the early 1980’s. Since that time he has gradually moved across the country with stops in Dartmouth, Antigonish and Saskatoon. He has 28 years of coaching experience to go along with a Masters degree in the Art & Science of Coaching and a teaching degree in physical education. This is Jamie’s eighth season as Head Coach for the Calgary Patriots. Jamie has worked for a number of Calgary clubs over the past fourteen years, while also traveling with the National Team as an exercise physiologist. With his Team Canada duties, he has had stops in Sydney, Hong Kong, Manchester and Japan. In 2006-07 Jamie was named Swimming Canada and Swim Alberta Coach of the Year, for performances by Erica Morningstar at World Champs in Melbourne. Under Jamie’s guidance, the Calgary Patriots have solidified their position in Calgary and Alberta as one of the premier age group swim clubs. We are fortunate to have Jamie bringing his expertise to our Club.
Kevin Coulman: Head Coach
Kevin started coaching in 1999 for the Saskatoon Goldfins Swim Club. He spent ten years with the Goldfins, moving up through the organization and having a lot of success there. He spent a year in Campbell River as the Head Coach for the Killer Whales and continued to learn a lot in that position. Kevin is currently the Assistant Head Coach for the Calgary Patriots Swim Club. Kevin has been bringing his passion and experience to CMSC since September 2011. He has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Level 3 Certified Coach. In addition to coaching the Calgary Patriots and CMSC, Kevin will be continuing his coaching education.
Erik has been a welcome sight on deck for CMSC since August 2011. He has been active in swimming for over 20 years, competing for 12 years with 5 years experience at the national level. He just completed his fifth year of coaching with the Calgary Patriots Swim Club. Erik is focused on converting his racing experience into excellent coaching, by emphasizing the development of skills and technique as a lifelong process and encouraging a passion to compete. Erik is a certified NCCP Level 1 Coach, and is currently working in training to attain his Level 2. Erik is also in his third year of his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He brings plenty of energy and excitement to the pool and is always excited to coach CMSC.
Chad has been on deck for CMSC since September 2011. He is currently in his forth year coaching the Patriots and his second year as Lead Coach with the P-Too program, teaching fundamentals to pre-competitive swimmers. He has also been coaching with the Calgary Tritons. Chad has over 12 years experience in swimming as either a coach or a competitive swimmer. He is clearly bringing his love of the sport to CMSC and we are thrilled to have him on deck.