Coaches & Staff

Rhys del Valle - Performance Coach
Rhys is the certified NCCP Competition Development Sprint Canoe Kayak Coach in Victoria. She works with our national and international Performance athletes. Rhys was Assistant Coach for TeamBC at Canada Summer Games 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, was a past recipient of the Sport BC Presidents’ Award, and past President of Canoe Kayak BC.


Patrick Dann - Head Coach, Competitive & Development Programs
Patrick is a certified NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach and Competition Development trained coach. He was a member of the Canadian National Jr. World’s 2013 team and on the U23 National Development team in 2014. He is a performance multi-discipline paddler, a Canadian Nationals Canoe Kayak Sprint multiple silver and bronze medalist, Team BC Canada Summer Games medalist and Jr/U23 World’s finalist. Patrick is has volunteered as the Canoe Kayak Head Coach for Zone 6 at the past three BC Summer Games over the last six years.  (Photo credit Matt Abbott)


Coaching Staff

Lydia Keefe-Sampson
Trained NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach, USA National Women’s Canoe multiple medalist and Champion, World’s Women’s Canoe Finalist, War Canoe stern, Sea Kayak certified

Hunter Nyvall
Trained NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach, certified CanoeKids Community coach, BC Games multiple gold, silver and bronze medalist

Nolan Tomaselli
Trained NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach, certified CanoeKids Community coach, BC Games multiple gold, silver and bronze medalist

Brin Nyvall
Trained NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach, BC Games multiple medalist

Lili Munn
Trained NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach, BC Games multiple medalist

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