MEET OUR COACHES

Zak Mahmoudi

Head Coach 

Level 3 NCCP Certified Coach

With nearly two decades of coaching experience with hundreds of athletes of all abilities,  Zak focuses on providing quality training plans and promoting fun, education, and team camaraderie.

If you ask Zak about his greatest aspirations, he’d quickly respond with something about the pride he gets in seeing his athletes achieve their biggest dreams. 



Jeremy Poulin

Summer Coach - ELCC NCCP Certified
Jeremy started out as a summer camper with SACKC eight years ago. Now, he kayaks competitively with GERCKC and is headed to national team trials in Montreal as well as to Canada Summer Games in Niagara this year! This is his third year coaching paddling, and he has also coached cross-country skiing for three years.

Seanna Stock 

Summer Coach - ELCC NCCP Certified
Seanna started out in our summer camp and has been training in canoe and kayak for nine years! She has previously competed at nationals, at Western Canada Summer Games, and will be representing Alberta at CSG this year. This is her third year coaching summer camp, but she has also coached figure skating and cross-country skiing in the past! 

Dillan Evancusky

Summer Coach - CanoeKids Certified
Dillan has been canoeing competitively with GERCKC for six years. He is headed to sprint national team trials and CSG this year! He has coached snowboarding in the past and this is his third year helping with summer camp.

Aiden Stock

Summer Coach - CanoeKids Certified
Aiden is in his seventh year of competitive canoeing with GERCKC. He has competed at nationals and WCSG in the past, and will be representing Alberta at CSG this summer! This is his second year coaching paddling.

Zoe Keels

Summer Coach - CanoeKids Certified
Zoe has been kayaking recreationally and competitively with GERCKC for five years. Now, at 16,  she is coaching summer camp and paracanoe!

Jason Watamaniuk

ELCC NCCP Certified Coach

Nadia Chama

Level 3 NCCP Certified

Saphane Swaleh

ELCC NCCP Certified Coach

Mallory Brown

ELCC NCCP Certified Coach

Jeremie Bennett

ELCC NCCP Certified Coach

Neil Martindale

CanoeKids Certified Coach

Elise Chaisson

CanoeKids Certified Coach

Ginger Brown

CanoeKids Certified Coach

Rene Gonzales

CanoeKids Certified Coach