HEAD COACH, AA AND A COACH – Nick Popiel
This will be Nick’s eight year coaching with TPRR. Nick comes from a swimming background with the North York Aquatic Club in Ontario where he swam at the Age Group Provincial level. At that time, he was a flyer, and backstroker. After taking a good number of years away from the sport, he realized that just wasn’t going to cut it. After getting into running, he started training for triathlons which got him once again in the pool where he was recruited to coach for TPRR. Over the last couple of years, Nick has led TPRR swimmers to both individual and team accomplishments, including Age-Group National Times, Provincial Relay Members, medals at both AA Man/Sask and Junior A Provincials SC and LC. in 2018 he was recognized as a Sport Manitoba Coach of the Month. Now in his eight year of coaching, Nick is Swim 101 Certified, has his NCCP Theory 2, and is working towards gaining his Swim 201 certification. Nick encourages swimmers of all levels to swim for fitness, fun, and friendship.
ASSISTANT COACH, C’s – Yessica Luce
This swim season will be Yessica’s tenth year with the club. As a veteran Red Cross Swim Instructor/Life Guard and NCCP certified Swim 101 coach, Yessica brings her love of swimming and her passion for sport with her. During the past seasons, Yessica helped to lead the team to several Provincial Junior A Small Team High Point Awards at short course and long course provincials. She also helped lead the NorMan region to great results at the 2016 MB Summer Games and the 2018 MB Winter Games. As the long running coach of the C’s, she truly is instrumental in helping swimmers get fit, the learn the right technique, and compete! While still still leaving room for some fun and games.
ASSISTANT COACH, PRE’S – Joseph Ducharme
This will be Joseph’s first full year with TPRR. Joseph is a former Roadrunner and knows the importance of learning proper technique, while building fitness, and having fun. He is both energetic and creative. In addition to being WSI certified, he will be completing his Swim 101 coaching course this year.
ASSISTANT COACH, PRE’S – Alex Battams
Alex is an active Roadrunner of six years and this well be his first year coaching the Pre’s. Alex has completed his WSI and will be completing the Swim 101 coach certification this coming year. He has an easy-going nature, and a wealth of swimming experience.
ASSISTANT COACH, PRE’S – Jarvis Gibb
Jarvis Gibb is in his sixth year of swimming with TPRR. He is among the top swimmers in the province for his age group. Jarvis is easy-going, and should inspire the pre’s to make great technical strides while also having a lot of fun in the pool.
Casual Coach – Kari Storey
Kari comes to TPRR with Red Cross instructor experience, and previous coaching experience with the Flin Flon Aquajets. This is Kari’s fifth year with TPRR. Kari has completed her Swim 101 certification and has been instrumental in our pre-comp development with an excellent technical background, but also keeping it FUN! Kari can often be found at the KRC Wellness Centre and loves playing baseball in the summer. She is a full time nurse with the NRHA.