DST's Leaders:
​​​​​​​Coaches & Directors


For any questions concerning NEW INTEREST 
​​​​​​​we hold monthly Zoom sessions to highlight what our Team can do for you. 
To receive your invite, please contact sophie@duncanstingrays.com

For all of your other needs, please contact leanne@duncanstingrays.com 
For all questions related to safety, or policy issues, etc please contact our volunteer Board of Directors at executive@duncanstingrays.com

Stingrays Staff

A look at our key leaders!


Leanne Sirup

Head Coach & Director of Operations

Leanne is entering her 16th season as the Stingrays Head Coach.  She is certified as an NCCP Level 3 "Sr Coach" and is working towards her Advanced Coaching Diploma with the Canadian Sport Institute: Ontario

Leanne is also a National Coaching Certification Program Learning Facilitator for Swim BC with the NCCP programs: Community Sport Coach, 101, and 201 courses. 
Our HC is also the pleased to be Head Coach for Team BC: Indigenous Sport since 2004.​​​​​​​

Leanne's regular Office Hours are M - F @ 1230 - 330 and families can expect a response to their emails within 2 business days.


Sophie Paridaen van Veen

Assistant Head Coach

The Stingrays are pleased to announce long term DST Staff member Sophie's promotion to Assistant Head Coach just this season. 
Sophie got her start with Coaching as she herself was a Stingrays Swimmer, 8yrs ago.  Since then, Sophie has diligently worked through her Coaching Certifications and gaining experience in a variety of programs and settings starting as an I Can Swim Instructor to NCCP Community Sport Coach to NCCP 101 FUNdamentals and is now a certified NCCP Level 2 "Age Group Coach"


Steve Carson

DST Senior Coach

Steve is an NCCP Level 2 Certified Coach and the former Head Coach of the Fort St John Inconnu Swim Team. Steve raced Nationally as a youth with the Richmond Rapids Swim Team. Steve will be working with the A & B Groups. 



Chelsea Langelo

DST Senior Coach

Chelsea is entering her 13th season with the Stingrays and is an integral part of our Sr swimming program. 
Chelsea brings a wealth of experience from both a SwimBC & BCSSA background as an Athlete and a Coach.  Chelsea is trained as an NCCP 201 Coach, certified NCCP 101 Coach, and certified as a Swim Instructor for both Red Cross and I Can Swim.​​​​​


Koen Hales

SwimActive Coach

Koen is in his 3rd season as a Stingrays Active Start & FUNdamentals Coach.  Koen is certified as an NCCP Community Sport Coach, I Can Swim Instructor, and is trained as an NCCP Level 1 FUNdamentals Coach.


Mary Paridaen van Veen

FUNdamentals Coach

Mary is in her 2nd season as a Stingrays Active Start & FUNdamentals Coach.  Mary is certified as an NCCP Community Sport Coach as well as an I Can Swim Instructor.


Kiana Navas-Perla

FUNdamentals Coach

Kiana is in her 2nd season as a Stingrays Active Start & FUNdamentals Coach.  Kiana is certified as an NCCP Community Sport Coach as well as Red Cross Instructor and comes to us with 6yrs of Swimming experience.




Scott Noa

Physical Literacy and Strength & Conditioning

Scott is entering his 9th season with the Stingrays as our resident Strength & Conditioning Coach after reinventing himself from the life of a Chemist at a Pulp & Paper mill. 

New this season, Scott will be working directly with our Competitive swimmers on a weekly basis as well as assisting us in expanding our Physical Literacy program for our Non Competitive swimmers.​


Kim MacLean

Yoga Instructor

Kim is in her 19th year of Yoga and began her YTT 200 hour teacher training program in 2014 and she started formally teaching in 2015. Kim is certified to teach with a trauma informed lense and has taught 1000s of hours of group classes.  Sports that have utilized Kim's talent and skills include youth hockey, soccer, skating, and field hockey teams as well as adults and special needs kids.
​​​​​​​"I love what I do and I want to share the benefits of yoga with everyone."​​​​​​​


Carrie Matheson

DST Registrar

Carrie is an NCCP Age Group Certified Coach (L2) with a teaching background. 
Carrie's primary employment is with Swim BC as their Sr Manager, Technical Operations.
​​​​​​​We're excited for the depth and experience that Carrie is bringing to our club. 


Katrina Pellegrino

DST Administrator extraordinaire

Katrina keeps us all in line.


Board of Directors

2021 - 2022 Season

Presidentpresident@duncanstingrays.comLeanne Schultz
Secretarysecretary@duncanstingrays.comElisabeth Ruiter
Treasurertreasurer@duncanstingrays.comNatalie MacGregor
Director of Operationsleanne@duncanstingrays.comLeanne Sirup

NON VOTING Organizational Committee Members
Fundraising Chairpersonfundraising@duncanstingrays.comJanice Gerbrandt
Family Liaisonfamilyliaison@duncanstingrays.comKendra Stiwich
Team Apparel Representativeapparel@duncanstingrays.com

Jennifer Fairweather
​​​​​​​& Colleen Mullin

Meet Managermeetmanager@duncanstingrays.comTrish O'Hallaran
& Pierre Graham
Events Coordinatorevents@duncanstingrays.comGiesu Atashband​​​
Officials & Volunteers Coordinatorofficials@duncanstingrays.comLisa Helmer
Grants Coordinatorgrants@duncanstingrays.comPeter Lake
Corporate Sponsorshipsponsorship@duncanstingrays.comCandace Bates