Our swimming program offers levels of instruction ranging from introductory to challenging with a qualified and experienced coaching staff. Shown below is the 2017/2018 Percy Norman Swim Club coaching staff along with their most recent biographies.

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DAINA BAKER

Daina is currently in his second year of study at Simon Fraser University, and pursing a major in microbiology and biochemistry. He has swum with the club for over seven years, and has helped the club as a junior leader and assistant coach for a few years before becoming a coach in mid-2014. He enjoys coaching the younger groups and especially loves seeing all his swimmers improve.

Email: daina15396@yahoo.ca


GEOFFREY CHING

Geoffrey is a 2nd year student at UBC, majoring in Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences. He is fully certified with NCCP level one, and has swam with PNSC for eight years and has swam competitively in the past with the Vancouver Vikings Swim Club and the Richmond Kigoos Swim Club for a cumulative six years. In addition, Geoffrey has coached with PNSC for the past two years and has led the dragon boat team that he founded at his alma mater, Churchill Secondary, to a National Championship title. Geoffrey focuses his swim program on maintaining technique while building speed endurance through sprint and mid distance sets in addition to some dryland training. Geoffrey looks forward to each season of working hard with his swimmers in addition to running his non-profit association, writing for the UBC newspaper, working with disadvantaged individuals in the DTES, and working out regularly.

Email: g.ching@live.com


CARLTON DUONG

Carlton is currently a third year economics student at UBC and has been coaching with PNSC for three years. He has swam competitively for three years at the Canadian Dolphins Swim Club and Gators Swim Club as well as coached at Gators Swim Club for three years as well. Mainly coaching Blue group, he hopes to develop and refine the techniques of his swimmers through his previous competitive experiences as well as his experiences at PNSC.

Email: duongcarlton@gmail.com


RACHEL DUONG

Coach Rachel began swimming with Percy Norman Swim Club at 11 years old and competitively swimming when she was 14 years old with Canadian Dolphins. She is currently taking time off to travel and deciding on further education in Kinesiology. Rachel’s coaching career began during her time at Gators Swim Club when she volunteered for her coach assisting with the younger swimmers. During her high school years, Rachel taught swim lessons under the guidance of her coach Xiaoping - a 2006 and 2008 Speedo Domestic Excellence Award coach, and progressed to private swim instructor. Rachel found that she has as much passion for teaching as she did for swimming herself. She has continued to swim and coach after two seasons of competitive swimming club and summer coaching and as a private lesson instructor. Rachel is excited to be a part of Percy Norman Swim Team and looks forward to sharing her love of the sport of swimming.

Email: rachelmugmug@gmail.com


Cynthia Lo

Cynthia began swimming with Percy Norman Swim Club when she was six years old, and has since continued her participation in the club as both a swimmer and a coach. Cynthia has also been a competitive winter swimmer for the past eleven years, attending several provincial championships and specializing in freestyle and butterfly. Cynthia is excited to get to know all her swimmers and work with them this coming season!

E-mail: cynthialo.789@gmail.com


Rachel Ma

Rachel is a 2nd year Criminology student at Simon Fraser University. She has been with PNSC for 3 years now. She swam competitively with the Killarney Gators Swim Club for 6 years and has previously coached for them. Rachel is also currently a lifeguard/swim instructor for the City of Vancouver. She is passionate about swimming and looks forward to working with all the kids.

E-mail: lilrach98@hotmail.com


NANCY WANG

Nancy is a second year kinesiology student at UBC. She has been a member of the Percy Norman Swim Club for six years. Nancy also works at other pools as a swimming instructor. This season, she looks forwards to meeting new swimmers and having lots of fun at practice!

Email: nancy.wa@hotmail.com


SARAH YEO

Sarah is a 3rd year student at the University of British Columbia in the faculty of Science. She has been with the Percy Norman Swim Club for over 8 years, both as a swimmer and then as a coach. Sarah was also a competitive age-group national swimmer with the Winskill Dolphin Swim Club, specializing in backstroke and IM. She looks forward to another great season and is excited to meet all her swimmers!

Email: sarahyeo8@gmail.com


RICHARD ZHONG

Richard is currently a first year student at UBC in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has been with the club since early 2008 as a swimmer and joined the coaching staff in 2013. Along with Percy Norman, Richard has swum competitively with the Vancouver Vikings, played water polo for the Vancouver Vipers and is currently working for Hillcrest pool as a lifeguard. Richard cannot wait to work his swimmers on improving their technique and endurance!

Email: zhong888@gmail.com

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Last Updated: May 12, 2018