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    Head Coach

    Amy Swedlo

    Leading Level 3

    Amy has been part of the Piranhas' family since 2007, with all 5 of her children having been (or currently) a part of this awesome club. She has been a referee as well as past president of the club, region E representative on the ASSA board and the ASSA Website manager. She has coached the Piranhas since 2019 and this year is excited to be the Head Coach.

    Amy brings experience from coaching the Cochrane Water Ninjas Junior Lifesaving Club, the St Timothy Jr/Sr High School swim team as well as the Cochrane Masters.  In the off season she took her Swim 201 courses and is working on becoming a fully certified Age Group coach by the end of the 2022 season. She is passionate about swimming and is really excited to be working with all groups this season with a focus on group 3. Go Piranhas go!!

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    Assistant Coach

    Max Kruger

    Leading Level 2

    Max first joined the Piranhas in 2010 and was a swimmer up till the 2021 season. During the 2021 swim season, Max helped coach the Developmental Program with Bryson and Eli, and it led Max to discover his love for teaching. Since then Max has taken his Swim 101 course and attended the University of Lethbridge to start the process of getting his Bachelor's of Mathematics and Education. Max swims with the Cochrane Water Ninjas Lifesaving Club during the winter, learning new techniques and drills which he can apply to his coaching. Max’s love for swimming has followed him all his life, and he is very excited to pass it on to the younger swimmers!

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    Bryson Hammer

    Leading Level 1

    Bryson started swimming with the piranhas in 2011. Last year he took his swim 101 course and coached the developmental group with Max and Eli. He loved the experience and is excited to coach the new and returning swimmers this year. Over the school year, Bryson swims with the University of Alberta Masters, and he hopes to apply some of the skills learned from that club to the piranhas this year.

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    Assistant Coach

    Eli Swedlo

    Eli started swimming with the piranhas in 2011. Last year they took their swim 101 course and began coaching the development group with Bryson and Max.  They enjoyed it so much that they are back for more coaching this season!

    In the off season Eli has coached the Cochrane Sparks triathlon club and is excited to bring new drills and skills to the swimmers they will be working with.

    Eli will also be swimming with group 3 in their last eligible season as a piranha swimmer. in the fall, Eli hopes to swim for the University of Alberta. 

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