Coaching Team

Coach Colin Beattie
Senior Coach

Coach Colin has worked with some of the largest swim teams in Canada, and is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 3 Senior Coach, an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 3 Swim Coach, and has completed the majority of tasks required for his NCCP Level 4 Swim Coach certification. Coach Colin holds a Diploma in High Performance Coaching from the National Coaching Institute (NCI) in Victoria, a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, and a Certificate in Coaching from York University in Toronto. Coach Colin is a member of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) as a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC), the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA), and is a Lifetime Plus member of ASCA.

Coach Amanda Little
Junior Coach

Coach Amanda has coached both nationally ranked age group swimmers and provincial swimming champions. Coach Amanda is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 2 Age Group Coach, and has completed the majority of the requirements towards her NCCP Level 3 Senior Coach certification. Coach Amanda holds an Honours degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto, and is a member of the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA).

Coach Gaby Arana
Novice Coach

Coach Gaby has been a swimmer with Penguin Swimming since 2009, and is a former 200FL Provincial finalist. Coach Gaby is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 1 Fundamentals Coach, and is currently pursuing a Psychology degree from the University of Alberta. Coach Gaby is also a member of Penguin Masters Swimming, and a member of the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA).

Coach Dana Penner
Rockhopper Coach

Coach Dana has been a Penguin Swimming coach since 2004 and is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 1 Fundamentals Coach. Coach Dana holds multiple degrees from the University of Alberta, is currently a masters swimmer with Penguin Masters Swimming, and is a member of the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA).

Coach Heather Larson
Substitute Coach

Coach Heather has been a swimmer with Penguin Masters Swimming since 2004, is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 1 Fundamentals Coach, and is a two time Fast Eddie Award winner with Penguin Swimming. Coach Heather holds Physical Education and Education degrees from the University of Alberta, is presently pursuing a PhD from the University of Alberta in Physical Education. Coach Heather is currently masters swimmer with Penguin Masters Swimming, and is a member of the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA).

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