Breanna Hendriks (Coach for Silver, Gold 1 and Gold 2)
Head Coach Breanna Hendriks swam competitively for a total of 19 years. She began swimming at the age of 5 with the Cochrane Piranhas Summer Club, and the Cochrane Comets Winter Club. She swam for the University of Calgary Swim Club from the age of 11, up until August of 2013. During that time she has represented the UCSC Swim Team, U of C Dino’s, and Team Canada on a Collegiate, National, and International level, under coach Mike Blondal, and Jan Bidrman. While swimming at the University of Calgary Breanna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2013, and then went on to achieve an EMT certification in March of 2016 from PMA,and became a registered EMT in July of 2016. Breanna began coaching in 2012 as an assistant coach for the developmental program at the University of Calgary. From Sept 2013 to April 2015 Breanna was head coach of her own group of 11-12 boys at the University of Calgary, and has been Head Coach for the Cochrane Masters Swim Club for the past three and a half years! She is now very excited to start her third year as Head Coach of the Cochrane Piranhas Swim Club!
How to contact Breanna: In person at the pool after workout, or by email
Amy Swedlo (Coach for Yellow Bellies and Silver Backs)
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 for 5 years as well as past president of the club, region E representative on the ASSA board and the ASSA Website manager. This year she is adding "coach" to the many roles she has filled with the ASSA. Amy has been coaching the intermediate group of the Cochrane Water Ninjas Junior Lifesaving Club for the past 2 years and this past fall also helped coach the inaugral St Timothy Jr/Sr High School swim team. She is passionate about swimming and is really excited to be working with the Yellow and Silver groups this season. Go Piranhas go!!
Alexis Olson (Coach for Red Bellies and Gold)
I grew up swimming and playing waterpolo, allowing me to compete across canada and at nationals. After my waterpolo career I became a lifeguard and swimming instructor in Cochrane. For the past two years I have been coaching and competing with the Cochrane Water Ninjas. I am now thrilled to be starting with the Piranahs, I look forward to meeting all the returning swimmers as well as welcoming the new ones. I am excited to help the kids improve their swimming techniques, and have fun this summer.