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Meet the Coaches


Kara Kalin Zader

Head Coach

Kara Kalin of Richmond, B.C. brings 16 years experience to the sport of Synchronized Swimming, both as an athlete and a coach. She grew up in Calgary and was a member of the Calgary Aquabelles. Kara has been a high performance coach with the Vancouver Pacific Wave since 2007. Kara has been a National Team Coach with Synchro Canada from 2012-2015 and has been placing athletes on the National team since 2015. She is an NCCP Level 4 certified coach. She has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Aside from coaching she works as a Sports Counsellor with various high performance clubs and athletes.  She is also Chartered Professional Coach with Coaches of Canada.


Kandace Kalin

FINA 1315 National Stream Coach


Gail Donohue

Mentor and FINA 1315, Jr & Sr Assistant


Rosilyn Tegart

FINA 11-12 Provincial/National Stream Coach


Liza Leusenko

13 & O Provincial Stream Coach


Angelica Rossi

CanSwim Synchro Lead Vancouver and Richmond


Elise Cantner

Provincial Stream Coordinator/Marketing Director


Michelle Van Hyfte

12&U Provincial Stream Assistant Coach