Coaches

Alexa Issler (Head Coach)

I am so excited to be returning to the pool for my 7th year coaching with the club and my 2nd year as Head Coach! The Stingrays have been a part of my life for the past 15 years and I could not be more grateful for the life-long friendships and opportunities it has provided me. I have just completed the final year of my undergraduate degree at Western University, where I studied health sciences! This will be my final summer coaching with the club, and it is so bittersweet, as I am sad to be leaving my Stingray family but excited to be starting a new chapter in my life. From starting as a swimmer at the age of 7 to becoming the head coach, I am forever grateful for my time with this club as I have learned so many valuable lessons along the way. To that I say thank you Stingrays and I can’t wait to see you all around the pool for one last summer!

Coach Holly

Hi, Stingrays! I am so excited to be back to coach this season, I have a feeling it’s going to be the best one yet! I have been apart of the stingrays family for 15 years and this will be my 6th year coaching. I love the friendships that I have gained from being apart of this club for so many years. As well as the many memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life! I will be finishing my associates arts degree this summer and will be continuing my degree at SFU to become a teacher. I am so excited for this season to begin and for all of our fun events to begin! This season is going to be one that I will remember forever as it is sadly my last season with the Stingrays. Coach Alexa said it best, a bitter sweet moment. I am forever grateful to the Stingray family and I can’t wait to be at the outdoor pool to see you all!!

Coach Jemma

Hi Stingrays! I am so happy to be returning this year for a summer full of fun, friendship, and lots of swimming. This year will be my third year coaching and my eleventh year as a swimmer. The Stingrays are like a big family that cheers, supports, and motivates each other. I am looking forward to coaching this year and passing my love of swimming (and especially competing) onto the younger swimmers. I’m excited to see all the new and returning swimmers  at the pool. I can’t wait for the summer swim season to start and to see everyone! 

Coach Kylie

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be back for my 13th year with the Stingrays as a swimmer and my 3rd year coaching. I can’t wait to pass down some of what I have learned in the past years to my swimmers this year. I’m eager to see all of the returning swimmers and welcome new ones to our Stingray family. See you on the deck!

Coach Kalvin


Hi, Stingrays! I’m super excited for this summer season. It will be my first season as a Div. 1 coach and my second as little stingrays coach but my fourth on the team. I have been swimming competitively for 8 years. I started swimming in Nova Scotia then moved to Vancouver and joined Stingrays. These last few seasons have been a blast and I can’t wait for another fun summer season. See you all this summer!

Coach Sam

This will be my sixth year with the Ladner Stingrays, and my second year as a coach! I am super excited to come back to the pool this summer as I will be coaching division one, as well as little Stingrays. I can’t wait to meet and see all of the new and returning swimmers this summer. I am ready to help as many swimmers as I can and hope to have a fun, and amazing summer with everyone. See you all at the pool!!

Coach Helen

Hi Stingrays,

This is my first year coaching and my sixth year swimming with Ladner stingrays and I am beyond excited. I’m looking forward to passing down what I have learned in all my years of swimming and see lots of development and enjoyment!  I can’t wait to meet everyone and have lots of fun.

See you all this summer!!!

Coach Colton

Hi Stingrays! I’m super excited for my first year as a coach. This will be my 6th year swimming with the Stingrays. I can’t wait to meet everyone and teach all the swimmers everything that I’ve learned. I hope to see a lot of development, laughs, and learning throughout this season. See you on deck!