Olympian Swim Club Staff
Lesley Serediak, Head Coach
Coach Lesley has been coaching with the Olympian Swim Club since 2010, and has since helped to reshape all areas of the OSC technical programming. Since joining, the club has improved performances on all levels from novice to National. Her attention to focus on an IM based program has turned Olympians in to a well rounded swim club.
Lesley's ability to teach progressions have been fundamental to coach swimmer improvement. Lesley takes pride in the mentorship program that has seen the Olympian staff to grow and deliver a detailed technical program through all stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan.
Since becoming Head Coach, Lesley has had the privilege to be involved with several Swim Canada Select teams over the last 12 months. She was selected to take part in a technical Breastroke camp as well as a distance freestyle camp thanks to her athlete development in these aspects of the program. Lesley also was selected to be a part of the National Select Coaches sessions for the 2020/2021 season where she was able to discuss stroke progressions with the top coaches in the country. Finally, she has also had the privilege to be selected to be a part of the Women in Coaching group, which the top female coaches in our sport an opportunity to collaborate and dicuss how to continue to move women forward in our sport.
"I have been blessed to have been given the opportunity to coach amazing young athletes, including 4 Olympic Swimmers along my coaching journey!" Lesley is a Level 3 Trained coach, and looks forward to helping her staff and swimmers be the best they can be.
Fun fact: I am a huge Oilers and Blue Jays fan!! I have a great husband, two sons and two grandkids!
Victoria Etheridge, Club Manager
Victoria stepped into the Club Manager role in 2021, and has since brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to Olympian Swim Club. Having coached with OSC, she is well versed in the technical aspects of the program, but her passion lies in streamlining and devloping the operational components of the club.
She beleives that kaizen and Occam's razor are guiding principles when it comes to organizational development, and looks forward to bringing fresh ideas to Olympian Swim Club with her knack for seeing both the forest and the trees.
Fun fact: Victoria has been in the Top 1% of The Weeknd listeners on Spotify since 2013 (and this year she was in the Top 0.05%)
Baylee Munro, Head Assistant Coach
My name is Baylee Munro, and I'm excited to be a part of OSC's awesome coaching staff! I'm entering my 8th season of coaching, after my previous experiences at the Nanaimo Riptides and the Nanaimo White Rapids. Over my last two seasons as an assistant head coach of the Riptides, I developed multiple regional-level swimmers into provincial champions and first in the country for their various age groups. At the White Rapids, I was fortunate enough to coach the same group of swimmers from Grade 8 to 12, and several of those swimmers are now competing at the varsity level at schools like UVIC and UBC. My proudest coaching accomplishment is guiding a swimmer through the pandemic to their eventual qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
I'm currently enrolled in UBC's High Performance Coaching program, where I have the opportunity to learn from some amazing coaches and sport leaders on a weekly basis as I work towards my master's degree in coaching. Prior to that, I did my undergraduate degree in Computer Science (with a minor in Business) at the University of Victoria, where I also swam on the varsity team for 5 years. Although I was not the best swimmer on the team, I was a 4-time Vikes Honour Roll recipient. Before university, I swam for 7 years with the Nanaimo Riptides where I was an Age Group National finalist. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to a variety of coaching styles throughout my swimming career, which I feel gives me a balanced perspective in my own coaching. I am NCCP Level 3 Trained, and I'm also enrolled in the Advanced Coaching Diploma through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.
As a coach, I base my training programs on the previous work of the most successful club and high-performance coaches in both the U.S. and Canada along with my own innovation. Effort and engagement are the cornerstones of my coaching philosophy. You have to be willing to use effort to get everything you want in swimming, from technique to fitness to speed. However, swimming should be an adventure, not an ordeal. It's an amazing sport that teaches you how to set and achieve personal goals. I will teach the swimmers that I work with to be relentless but respectful competitors both in and out of the pool.
Fun fact: In 2018, I was on the American television game show "Let's Make a Deal". Looking forward to an awesome season!
Bryner Robinson, Head Age Group Coach
Hey everybody, I am very excited to be going into the 2021-22 season as the Head Age Group Coach after starting with Olympian Swim Club in such strange circumstances that we had endured this past year.
As a competitive swimmer of 15 years, I transitioned into coaching because of the strong sense of community, friendships and support I experienced through my years of training.
As I move into my 5th year coaching, it continues to be my desire to give back to the sport that gave me so much and I hold these as the cornerstones of the values that I strive to create and instill in my coaching approach.
On the technical side, I am looking forward to completing my NCCP Level 2 in the very near future and as a Registered Massage Therapist, it is my priority to ensure proper body mechanics, balance in training and attention to proper recovery and self-care.
Throughout this year, the athletes I coach will learn how much I enjoy drinking coffee, indulging in anything Marvel, making movie references, and talking about my absolute disdain for sharks (with the exception of King Shark of course).
Fun fact: My arms are longer than I am tall.
Satellite Coaches - Terwillegar Recreation Centre (TCRC)
Aly McNamara, TCRC JAG Head Satellite Coach
Aly will be returning to the Olympian Swim Club for her third year coaching JAG. Prior to her coaching career with OSC, Aly had been in the sport for nearly 17 years. She started her swimming career with OSC when she was 6 years old and competed with OSC all throughout her primary schooling, competing at both the provincial and national level. Following her high school graduation, Aly continued her swimming career as a Lion at Saint Leo University, acting as captain for three of her four years on the team. Early in her swimming career Aly established
herself as a long distance freestyler, a trend which continued straight through to her very last swim meet. During her time at Saint Leo, Aly obtained a bachelor’s degree in biomedical health science. Following her retirement from the sport of swimming, she returned to Edmonton to work towards a master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. While maintaining her involvement in the sport of swimming through coaching, she has found a new love for long distance running. She can often be found training for the next upcoming
marathon, having completed two full and one half marathon to the present date. Aly has spent majority of her life either participating in or coaching the wonderful sport of competitive swimming and is so excited to pass her love of the sport on to the next generation of athletes.