MEET THE COACHES
HEAD COACH EMILY - SENIOR / JUNIOR/ GROW-A-GATORS
Hi Gators! My name is Emily David and I’m delighted to be returning for the third year as the head coach for the 2023 season. This is my sixth season coaching and I am looking forward to continuing to build up the team and help every swimmer reach their swimming goals. Before coaching I swam with the Ponoka Gators for 10 years and had a blast experiencing the fun that summer swimming is. This winter I just finished my Third Year of Middle Years Education at Red Deer Polytechnic. Out of the pool, I enjoy spending my time near frozen water where I coach and practice figure skating. I can’t wait to get in the pool and am excited for everything that the season brings.
COACH ASPEN - JUNIOR / DEVELOPMENT
Hi, my name is Aspen and I will be the assistant coach this year. I will be coaching mainly juniors and development. I am super excited to get to know all the new swimmers in the club and continue to work with our returning kids. I swam summer club for 13 years and loved every moment of it so I am really happy to have the opportunity to pass some of my knowledge onto this group. I hope everyone is just as excited as I am to enjoy a fantastic year and have lots of fun at swim meets!
COACH KAILEY - DEVELOPMENT / HATCHLING
Hey everyone my name is Kailey. This is my second year coaching with the Ponoka Gators. I've always been a fish in the water myself, so getting this opportunity has been the most fun for me. I look forward to this season of swimming and getting to know all of the new and returning faces.
COACH KAELYNN - GROW-A-GATOR / HATCHLINGS
Hey, I’m Kaelynn and I’m super excited to be a coach with the Gators this summer. I swam with the team for 5 years and I am looking forward to being back this season with the amazing group we have.
COACH EDWARD - DEVELOPMENT / GROW-A-GATOR
Hello everyone, I am Eddy and I am the newest coach for the Gators this year and I am super excited to coach. A little about myself is that I love to read and swim. I swam with the Gators for about three years and before that I swam with the Sharks. I'm super excited to stay with the team and keep all the fun going.
Note: Coach Kailey and Coach Kaelynn are missing in the picture