Lisa Butler, Head Coach
Lisa has been part of the Thunder Bay Synchro Club for 20 years as an athlete and coach.
As the head coach, Lisa’s role includes overseeing all programming and mentoring all club coaches. Lisa facilitates figure and technical skill practices at the competitive level. She also assists with the competitive team routines.
Lisa coaches the club’s National Stream athletes as she’s certified in Competition Development though the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Lisa apprenticed with 13-15 Team Canada in August 2016. She assisted with coaching the team, duet and solo training for UANA 2016 in Puerto Rico. Lisa has an upcoming apprenticeship with the Junior National Team for Canada in July 2017. She looks forward to assisting the team and learning from the coaches.
Lisa is a certified yoga instructor and loves running yoga classes for our club athletes.
In her free time, she loves camping with her husband, going to the gym, and crafting.
Sheena started to swim at TBSSC back in the mid 90’s. As a child, her favourite thing about synchro was making lifelong friends and swimming routines. In addition to being a TBSSC swimmer, she has coached for many years. Her credentials are growing, starting with NCCP Competitive Introduction course she looks forward to learning more about synchro and sport. Her favourite thing about coaching is witnessing the athletes reach their goals – their smiling faces when they know they swam their best at competitions.
Hi, my name is Rae Judge. I have been coaching with Thunder Bay Synchro for two seasons now. Before that I coached for Waterloo Synchro for about four years. I also swam with Waterloo for nine years. Out of my eight years swimming competitively half of them were at the national level. The most unique routine I ever swam was a plants verses Zombies duet (yes the video game!). I am now swimming for Lakehead University where I attend for school. I have finished the first two years of my six year program. I am studying Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism as well as Education. I look forward to more years coaching with Thunder Bay.
Sienna Fonzo, Novice Red Team Coach
I’m Brianna Johnson, and I swam competitively for 7 years, and I am now a coach with Thunder Bay Synchro. When I swam I competed nationally, from the National Qualifiers to Canadian Opens to the Canada Winter Games. In addition to swimming, I love coaching, and being a part of athletes’ journeys towards success. I have been trained as a coach to the Introduction to Synchro Competition level, and I plan to acquire the next level of certification within the next few years. In addition, I am currently enrolled as a Civil Engineering student at Lakehead University, and look forward to seeing what the future brings!
I’m Kim Geils. I have been involved with Thunder Bay synchro for 8 years. I swam recreationally for 2 years before moving up to competitive. I swam provincially for 4 years and then national stream for 1 year. Now, I continue to swim recreationally. I have also coached recreational teams in the club for 2 years. I am currently working towards my level one NCCP certification and I hope to get the chance to coach competitively. I will be attending Lakehead University in the fall for the Applied Life Sciences Program.
If you are interested in coaching with our club, please contact:
Lisa at email@example.com