Head Coach: Emily Ferguson
I am so excited to be returning this summer for my fourth year coaching with the club! This will now be my eleventh summer with the Stingrays. I had so much fun coaching last summer and I learned so much from my swimmers and the coaching staff around me. This past year was my first year of university, I am attending Western University in Ontario. I had so much fun and I cannot wait to go back at the end of the summer! My current program of study is bachelor of Health Science with an Honours Specialization of Health Science. Health Science is a field of study that is so interesting and many aspects can be applied to swimming so I feel I have come back this season with more knowledge for the sport. I can’t wait to see you all around the pool!
I’m so excited to start my second year coaching! Swimming has always been a huge part of my life. I started swimming lessons when I was 3 and joined the Stingrays at age 5. This is my 12th year with the Stingrays. Before being hired as a coach, I volunteered as a junior coach for 3 years. Last year, I decided to start winter swimming with the Winskill Dolphins. It was a big change but it’s fun and I am really enjoying it. I hope to share my knowledge and love for swimming! My goal is to inspire swimmers the way other coaches have inspired me in the past. I can’t wait for summer!
I’m super excited to be coaching with the Stingrays this year!This is the club where I started competitive swimming almost 12 years ago and it’s awesome to get the chance to come back as a coach. I have carried on competitive swimming ever since, competing in Winter swimming for 3 years, and, in this past year, swam Varsity for McGill University where I studied Electrical Engineering. I met so many great friends and people during my time swimming and had so many incredible opportunities, and hope that everyone else has an experience as positive as I have had. I hope to see you around the pool!
From non-competitive to competitive swimming to volunteer coaching to assistant coaching and now on to coaching, I am so excited about this coming swim season! I am currently attending Delta Secondary School and have just returned from a historical school trip to Europe for 2 weeks. I am currently in pursuit of my lifeguarding certification and enjoy all aspects of swimming and coaching. The pool is where I will be most of this summer. If you don’t see me there, I am likely hanging out with friends, relaxing with my dog, Dexter or out in the world trying out something new (I love new experiences and travel!). See you at the pool!
Finally, after 10 years of being a Stingray swimmer, I am happy to now be a Stingray coach. Of those 10 years, I’ve spent four as a volunteer coach and have been working towards my coaching certifications. Currently, I am in grade 11 at DSS where I’ve found an interest in Digital Design and have had the opportunity to travel to Europe. During my time as a volunteer coach, I have worked with many young swimmers of varying abilities. It’s always so much fun swimming alongside little swimmers who are competing in their first race at their very first development meet. Seeing their excitement when they get their goody bag after finishing the race is pretty cool. Being a competitive swimmer with the Stingrays has introduced me to a lot of awesome people over the years and I’ve even made friends with swimmers from other clubs in our region. Every swim season, I look forward to seeing “the swim fam” who I’ve known forever and I’m pumped to meet all the new swimmers and their families who will be joining us this year. See you at the pool!
Ten years ago, I joined Ladner Stingrays. I started swimming with the Little Stingray group and then moved to the competitive swim groups. I love competing in swim meets as it shows hard work pays off, especially when I improve my swim times.
Ladner Stingrays Swim Club is like a big, extended family to me, as we spend so much time together over the summer swim season. We cheer, support, and motivate each other.
I am looking forward to coaching this year and passing my love of swimming (and competing) onto the younger swimmers.
I am excited to see all the new and returning swimmers at the pool this summer! GO LADNER STINGRAYS!!