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Jose Palma

Head Coach

  • Recently moved from Venezuela with his wife Alejandra and two children. 

  • 20 years of coaching experience and has taken divers from their beginning stages to an international level with medal results

  • Head Coach of Venezuela national competitive junior and senior divers 

  • University degree in education and previously taught kindergarten

  • Currently Level 1 (Comp Intro) certified and will soon work on his Level 2 (Comp Development)

  • In the last 2 years he has taken several divers to the Canadian Junior Development Nationals with medal results

Bev Boys

Founder

 

  • Assistant Coach of all levels and Level 2 (Comp Development) Certified

  • Represented Canada for 16 years in National and International competition

  • 34 time National Champion, 3-time Olympian, 4-time Olympic Judge

  • Member of Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

  • Received the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia

  • Member of High Performance Officials Committee

  • International Level Judge and currently mentor for International Judges

Igor Kopecky

Technical Director

 

  • 16 years competitive diver

  • Represented Canada in National and International competition

  • Spent 5 years as head coach for Dive Calgary, coaching at every level of diving from learn to dive to senior national medalists

  • Built a national diving team for Peru

  • Currently the High Performance/Technical Director of BC Diving and has been a facilitator and evaluator for the NCCP competition introduction and development courses

  • Degree in Kinesiology, an Education degree and he is finishing his masters at UBC in High Performance coaching and technical leadership

Tori Kennedy

Coach

  • Competed Internationally on both the junior and senior team for Canada

  • National Champion on platform 

  • Coached with Dive Calgary developing young divers by instilling a love of the sport, discipline and the strong basics 

  • Coached several divers to national medals

  • Nearly half of the Canadian national team is originally from Calgary, in large part formed by Tori's patient, persistent and technical eye

Kim Lotnick

Coach + Recreational Program Coordinator

  • Provincial Team Member

  • Provincial Champion 1m + 3m,  Junior National Finalist 1m, 3m + Platform, Senior National 1m + 3m Competitor 

  • Camo Invitational Platform Medallist, Senior National Syncro Diviing Medallist

  • Previous Head Coach of The Coquitlam Sharks summer diving program for 2 years  

  • BC games Champion 2x on 1m/3m and Coach 2014, 2018

  • Comp intro trained 

  • Coaches FunDive, Recreational and substitutes all Competitive Programs 

Greg Cox

Head Coach Fraser Valley

  • Member of WRD from 2005-2011

  • 2007 qualified for Junior Nationals

  • Competed at Senior Nationals in 2009.

  • Attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton from 2011-2015, diving for the University

  • 2013 qualified to compete in the Canadian Olympic Trials on the 10 meter platform

  • 2014 conference USA Champion and Diver of the Meet after taking first in the three meter and platform event, and second in the one meter. 

  • Currently coaching WRD Competitive group several days per week 

Carlyn McNeely

Coach

  • Past White Rock Diver

  • Provincial champion on 1m and 3m

  • Top 12 at Nationals

  • Competed in 2013 Canada Games

  • Studying Health Sciences Pre-Medicine at James Madison University in Virginia and been a member of there swim and dive team.

  • CSCAA Scholar All-American Honourable Mention

  • CAA Rookie Diver of the Year

  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete Award

Coach Carlyn will be assisting with all of our Recreational Programs as well as helping out on occasion with Competitive Teams.

Catalina 

Coach

  • Born in Colombia-Pereira

  • Competitive athlete for 12 years in national events 

  • Member of the National Team three times.

  • Level 1 Certified Coach (Comp Intro)

  • Fina Judge

  • 7 years of experience

  • Assistant Coach in The Peruvian National Team and National coach of group D and C, from 2014 to 2017. 

  • Assistant coach (volunteer) in White Rock club since 2017