Coaches and Philosophy

“We, the coaches, believe that competitive swimming is one of the greatest sports in the world. It fosters in the individual a desire for personal excellence, and a commitment to achieve. Our role as we see it is to nurture that desire and commitment through programs focused on physical and mental skill development. Overlying all of this, we know that swimming is fun, and that this spirit should be the driving force of everyone’s involvement with the sport.”

OUR COACHES

Head Coach

Alicia

HI PMA!

I’m super excited to be returning to my 7th season with Port Moody Aquarians! It is always exciting to come back to another fun season! A little bit about me, I was previously a competitive swimmer for 18 years and finished off my swimming career competing as a varsity swimmer at SFU. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and just completed my Bachelor of Education. I am currently a teacher when I am not on deck. I am thrilled to meet all of you and look forward to an amazing season.

Lead

Devon

I am super excited to be back for my 2nd season with PMA to be the lead coach for Black and Highschool Fit groups this summer! I previously was a competitive winter swimmer for around 11 years in Tsawwassen and Germany. I currently work as a lifeguard and was attending BCIT this past year studying Web Development. A fun fact about myself is I currently hold a gaming world record alongside coach Andy. Can’t wait for another great summer of swimming!

Lead

Hamish

I have been coaching the Port Moody Aquarians for 8 years and am happy to be back once again to help swimmers and families in our swim team.

Lead

Mia

Hey PMA! My name is Mia, and I am so excited to be leading the Silver and Orca groups this summer! This is my 11th year with the club, and I am thrilled to welcome both new and returning swimmers and make more amazing memories. Off the deck, I just completed my Bachelor of General Studies in Education at SFU and will be starting the Professional Development Program for elementary teaching in September! You can also find me on walks, hanging out with my family, my friends and my two cats, or attending concerts. Looking forward to a fantastic season!

Lead

Andy

My Name is Andy, 2nd year student of UVIC going to his third year at SFU studying statistics. I have swam summer since I was 5 until 12 where I moved to Winter swimming. I was on the varsity swim team for UVIC for 2 Years now moving on do a different institution. My hobbies are gaming and playing around with a deck of cards.

Coach

Lucas

My name is Lucas Fong, and I am a 2024 graduate from Burnaby Mountain Secondary School. I have been swimming for almost 11 years now, and started those first years with PMA! I swam with PMA for I believe 5 years and I had the opportunity to meet amazing people, and learn amazing things. Ever since I moved to winter swimming in 2018, I have been swimming with the Simon Fraser Aquatics up until two years ago when I moved to the Langley Abbotsford Olympians to join the National training group. I have always enjoyed swimming ever since I was a young Div 1 swimmer in PMA and I hope to offer all the knowledge I have about the sport, to hopefully inspire young PMA athletes this Summer to pursue Swimming just like I did!

Coach

Andrew

I joined PMA when I was 9 years old as a swimmer and enjoyed swimming with PMA for every year since then. I like playing other sports such as soccer and ultimate frisbee as well I like to spend my free time baking. I have been coaching with PMA for a few years now as a volunteer and junior coach. I look forward to another awesome season.

Coach

Brett

My name is Brett, I have been competitive swimming for about 12 years with PMA, LOSC, and SFA. I am currently graduating high school, and heading to SFU for business next year. I also enjoy surfing, snowboarding, and waterpolo!

Coach

Katie

Hey everyone I will complete my undergraduate degree on May 13th, 2023 at California State University East Bay with a Bachelors of Science in Biology & Physiology. I swam 4 years of varsity swimming at Simon Fraser university, and 1 year at Cal State East Bay (5 years of NCAA varsity swimming). I’m looking to work in the field of biotechnology & genetics. Looking forward to seeing and meeting the swim team.

Junior Coach

Linus

I am excited to be returning to PMA as a Junior Coach as I swam competitively with PMA for 5 years when I was younger and had great memories. I am currently training with the National Prep group at Langley Olympians Swim Club. I am looking forward to meeting the new aspiring swimmers and to see some familiar faces from last year training in the pool again.

Junior Coach

Riley

Hi PMA, my name is Riley! I’m super excited to be a new junior coach for PMA. I have been swimming with the club for 10 years and can’t wait to work with the swimmers. I am currently a grade 10 at Heritage Woods Secondary School.

Junior Coach

Kennedy

Hi, I’m Kennedy! I’m 16 and about to start grade 12 at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School. I’m super excited to be a new junior coach for the Port Moody Aquarians. I’ve been swimming with PMA since 2018, and now to get to share my passion for the sport with all of the new and returning swimmers!

Junior Coach

Coen

Junior Coach

Nathalie

Hi PMA, my name is Nathalie and I have been swimming with the club for 10 years now. I currently go to Heritage Woods Secondary and am in grade 10, and I am excited for this season!

Junior Coach

Kida

Hi, my name is Kida, i’ve been swimming most of my life and have been a part of PMA for eight seasons now. I love helping the swimmers develop their techniques and I can’t wait to help them progress through the summer!