our coaches

HEAD COACH

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NEIL BARRETT

Neil has enjoyed over 25 years as a coach and athlete of diving  He is level III NCCP Certified and a 15 time National Champion, representing Canada at several events including Junior World Championships.  He also coached our Canadian team at the World Student Games.  Neil is excited to work with Riptech's Junior talent and achieve the best results for our divers

TECHNICAL ADVISOR/COACH

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ERYN BULMER BARRETT

Eryn has over 25 years of experience in high performance sport, coaching and fitness.  She competed at 2 Olympic Games, 1996 Atlanta & 2000 Sydney, and became a 12 time National Champion and winner of 21 international medals.  She is the 1998 Common Wealth and 1999 Pan American Games Champion as well as the 1998 Aquatic Federation of Canada Female of the Year.  Eryn is a level II NCCP Diving Coach

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KELSEY GWYNNE

Kelsey is certified Instruction Beginner and Competition Introduction.  She has been diving since 1998 and started coaching for Riptech in 2005.  Kelsey coaches our Pre-Competitive group and is presently attending TRU taking  Bachelor of Tourism Management.

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HUNTER GALBRAITH

Hunter is our Recreation and Learn to Dive Coach.  He has level NCCP Instruction Beginner.  Hunter also is a certified Lifeguard.

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CHRIS GAIO

Chris has been with Riptech Diving since 2017 as Junior Coach and has embraced coaching to train our young divers the mechanics to move on to the next level.  He is a certified Lifeguard and is attending TRU in the Adventure Guide Diploma Program.

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TYRA TURLEY

Tyra is a certified Learn to Dive Coach for Riptech Diving and has been coaching for 2 years.

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MADI STORIE

Madi has been with Riptech since 2016 as a diver and now as junior coach.  She has  been training our Learn to Dive divers to be the best they can!