Our Professional Coaching Team
Aidan has over 10 years of experience coaching and brings a wealth of Knowledge to the Elk Valley Dolphins. Prior to the Elk Valley Dolphins, Aidan worked in Sydney Australia, with national level swimmers and multi-class athletes. During his time in Australia Aidan received the national JX awards from 2011-2013 for excellence in Junior Coaching. Aidan brings a wholistic approach to coaching, focusing on the Athletes in and out of the water. Aidan enjoys working with all ages of dolphins swimmers from our pups to our not so junior masters.
Career Highlights: JX national coach of the year 2011-2013.
Australian and Canadian National finalists.
Australian multiclass national medalists. Selection as a NSW Sharks coach Selection as a NextGen Swim Canada 2024 distance coach
Professional Development: Level 2 accreditation
ASCTA bronze certification
Swim BC coaching scholarship
Mentorship from coaching legend Forbes Carlile
Our Assistant Coaches
Angie Abdou has been involved in competitive swimming since 1973. She swam for the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts, the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins, the Regina Optimist Dolphins, The University of Western Ontario Mustangs (Varsity), The Fernie Bullies (Masters), and The Elk Valley Dolphins Masters. She has thirty years of teaching experience and a history of coaching with the Dolphins. She's excited to return for the 2021-2022 season in the role of volunteer associate coach. She is Level 2 NCCP certified.
Our Junior Coaches
Grace Hayden is 16 and has swum competitively since she was 7 years old, the past 4 years with the Dolphins. Her previous experience working with children includes assistant coach work with rookie rugby, ages 3-6, and camp counsellor at Blue Lake Camp, ages 6-10. Her favourite events are the 50 fly and the 200 IM and she's excited to work with the Dolphins' Pups & Green Pod this season
Jackson Radkie is 17 and joined the Dolphins when he was 9 years old. His favourite events are 50 Free and 50 Fly. Jackson loves surfing, scuba diving, and the ocean and hopes to study Marine Biology after he graduates in 2024.