The Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Club strives to provide our swimmers with coaches, who are dedicated to excellence, motivate athletes to develop to the best of their potential and inspire them to compete at their highest levels.

The club hires qualified head and assistant coaches for the summer, fall and winter sessions.  We also rely on our up and coming volunteer coaches to assist in training our junior swimmers.

Our coaches aim to create an atmosphere that allows all swimmers to achieve their maximum potential through focus on fun, strong work ethic and development of self-esteem.

Our coaching objectives are to develop team unity where everyone encourages and takes pride in each other in all aspects of training and competition and most importantly, to instill a lifelong love of swimming through enjoyment and accomplishment at all levels.

For Summer 2018

Our head coach – returning for a third season – Douglas Van Ek

Our assistant coach – Wren Shaman



Current Members of the Coaching Committee:

Adam Rodgers– coaching liaison





If you have any questions, please contact Adam at