Neptunes Coaching Staff

SWIMMING COACHES:

Ben Geary

Hi everyone! I hope you're all as excited about the 2017 summer season as I am. This will be my second summer as Head Coach and I am again extremely excited about the coaching staff we've put together. A little background on myself...I have been a member of BCSSA since 1997 when I started swimming for the Coquitlam Sharks at 4 years old. My first provincials were Coquitlam 2000, and I continued until 2005 when I joined 'winter' (year-round) swimming for SFA. While swimming year-round I achieved Junior National time standards and made Team BC when I was 15. I also volunteered with a few BCSSA teams while swimming. I moved from Simon Fraser Aquatics to the Haney Seahorses, and got my first paid coaching position with the Neptunes in 2009! I then joined the Port Moody Aquarians for 6 summer seasons, 3 of which I was Head Coach for. In addition to this, I have been coaching with the Seahorses for 5 years and counting. In my years as a Head Coach, I have learned a lot and I feel that I've gotten a very solid grasp on how to have success in the condensed summer season. I think this success comes from 3 main things: hard work, fun and team spirit. All 3 go hand-in-hand when taught and executed correctly and the results can be fantastic. Please come say hi whenever you get the chance as I'll be at the pool quite a bit this summer! I am really looking forward to getting to know all of our new families and seeing everyone around the pool!

 

Jon Swisher

I am originally from Florida, but have been calling BC my home for the past 15 years. I am happily married and have 3 beautiful daughters. My swimming background includes everything one could be involved with as a swimmer/ex-swimmer turned coach. I began swimming at the age of 5 swimming in a summer league. I then moved on to year around swimming at the age of 10. I swam every event possible growing up. Around the age of 15 I began to see myself as a Distance Freestyler and 200 Backstoker. I was a Finalist at the State of Florida Championships all 4 years of high school as well as being a member of the Junior Olympic and National Teams. I attended the University of Campbellsville on a full scholarship in the mid 90’s. After school I began coaching for the same summer program I grew up in and I was also the Head Coach of the St. Petersburg Catholic High School Program for 2 years. When I moved to BC I began coaching for the Pacific Sea Wolves in South Surrey for 4 years, coaching the Provincial groups aged 8-13. Following that I took some time away from the pool and focused on a career with ICBC, where I am currently a Driver Examiner out of the Port Coquitlam Branch. I began coaching again a few years ago with the Hyde Creek Masters program run by Simon Fraser Aquatics. Eventually I was approached for a position with the Neptunes and this will be my second summer with the club.

 

Julia Rosec

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Julia! I'm very excited to be apart of the coaching staff for the Summer 2016 season! This will be my 9th summer competing as a Haney Neptune, and my 5th summer as a coach. As a Neptune I've swam, played water polo and have also coached both of these disciplines. As well as the Neptunes, I've played water polo with the Fraser Valley Water Polo Club, swam with the Haney Seahorses Swim Club, and am currently an on-call coach with the Seahorses. As a swimmer my favorite events are 100m and 200m Backstroke and 100m and 200m Fly. My favorite memory from swimming was attending the 2012 BC Summer Games and placing top 8 in 4 of my events. My favorite memory as a polo player was attending the Nike Open Water tournament in Oregon with Team BC in 2014. I'm currently finishing my grade 12 year at Maple Ridge Secondary and will be graduating in June. After graduation I'll be attending the University of the Fraser Valley, where I'll begin studying to get my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. When I'm not studying or coaching, you can find me working out with the Crossfit Maple Ridge Vikings where I hope to make the Regional team in the near future. Although I am the youngest member on the team by 9 years, I'm determined to secure a spot on the team! I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you this summer. See you on the pool deck!

 

Cat Janzen

Hi my name Cat Janzen. This will be my second year coaching for the Haney Neptunes. I've been competing for about fifteen years now. I originally was swimming and coaching for the Chilliwack Stingrays when I decided I wanted a chance to grow more with my coaching and I joined Haney. Last year I had the privilege to run the Hammond program and coach a wonderful group of kids, this year I have the privilege to run the Hammond program again, coach a great group of teens and co coach an amazing group of kids with Coach Julia Rosec. A little bit of background on me; I was born in Wetsakwin, Alberta and moved to Chilliwack when I was two. Over the years I enjoyed playing sports and performing in the arts. I danced for eight years, competed in cross country, played rugby for two years, and enjoyed performing in my schools plays and musicals. Last year I graduated from MEI and now I am currently working at the Chilliwack Cheam Leisure Centre as a Aquatic Leader and swim instructor. I am excited for what this swim season has to offer and excited to see the kids grow with their love for swimming!         

Taylen Lee-Chin

Hi Neptunes! I’m Taylen, and I can't wait to start this upcoming summer season! I have been part the Neptunes since 2009, starting off as a swimmer in Div. 1 and then becoming a water polo player when I was 11. As well as being with the Neptunes, I have played water polo with Pacific Storm Water Polo and I also coach with the Haney Seahorses Swim Club. My experiences throughout the years brought me to many swim meets, provincials and water polo tournaments, where I have travelled to many pools throughout Canada and the United States. These experiences have shown me the motivation, determination and the awesome, fun filled memories you can have with these amazing sports, and I can't wait to share what I have learned! When I’m off the pool deck, you can find me out and about taking pictures with my camera and working on other artsy projects. See you at the pool, and watch out for the stickers! 

 


Jeannette Baxter

Hey! I'm Jeannette! I have been swimming with the Haney Neptunes for 9 years, starting off in the Hammond program when I was 7, then moving to the competitive program. I started volunteer coaching in 2012 with the Hammond program, then progressed to the competitive program that Fall and haven’t stopped since! I have also volunteered with the Haney Seahorses to gain some extra experience. I love being able to pass on knowledge and love of the sport of swimming that I have gained, as well as having fun with the kids. During the Fall and Winter maintenance, I have also been involved in the Haney Neptunes Synchro team and loved every minute of it. I’m looking forward to a great summer of fun, fast swimming!        

 

Kim Fabbro

My name is Kim, and I'm glad to be back with this great club! I have coached over the years, but more recently, I had one great season with the Neptunes a couple years back and am currently in my second year with the Seahorses. Growing up, I was a national level swimmer, specializing in fly and free, and I also received a scholarship to swim for the University of Hawaii for 4 years. Please feel free to say hi if you see me around the deck!

 

WATER POLO COACHES:

Tim Torres

Hey Neptunes! Glad to be back for my seventh summer coaching with the Neptunes. I first started with the Neptunes as an athlete when I was 10 playing water polo. I played Water polo with Haney until I was 15. I started playing for Fraser Valley when I was 13 up until I was 16. I was part of the teams for Fraser Valley that won Gold at Nationals in 2008 and Silver in 2009. Also in 2009 I was named to Team BC. In 2013 I began coaching with Fraser Valley where I spent two years on the girls side where in 2015 the U16 girls won Nationals. I then joined the U14 boys side for half a season in 2016. Outside of coaching for the past 5 years I have been studying at both Kwantlen and SFU towards obtaining my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and currently only have 1 more course left until I graduate. I'm really excited for this summer season. Every year I come back and can't wait to see the athletes develop into amazing water polo players and create awesome memories both in and out of the water. If you have any questions or would just like to chat please come find me and I'd be more than happy to talk! Go Neptunes!

 

 SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING COACH:

Chelsea Rogers

Hi Neptunes! My name is Chelsea and I was a competitive synchronized swimmer for 10 years. I attended national and international competitions, representing both B.C. and Canada. In 2009, I retired after competing at the Synchronized Swimming U.S. Open Games in Tucson, Arizona. In 2009, I also received a job assistant coaching for the Haney Neptunes. I then became the Head Coach of the Club in 2010, and have been the Head Coach for 7 years. Highlights of my experience coaching the Haney Neptune's include coaching a medaling team at every provincials we have attended. In addition to walking away from Provincials 2016 with athletes who earned 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and a bronze. I recently earned a degree in Recreation Management. With this, I hope to continue a career in recreation sports and health and wellness.  I look forward to this season, coaching a very strong duet and trio routine, in hopes of maintaining the athlete success at provincials in August of 2017!  

 


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