To follow is some information on our great team of coaches
Head Coach / Director of Swimming
High Performance Coach
Brian joins VPSC after serving as the Assistant Coach for the UBC Thunderbird Varsity Team and the UBC Dolphins for the past 4 years. Prior to that, Brian represented Canada internationally from 1998 to 2012, including qualifying for the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
Junior Provincial Coach
Youth Provincial Coach
Senior National Coach
Senior Provincial Coach
Senior National Coach
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Brian Johns, Director or Swimming and Head Coach: Brian joins VPSC after serving as the Assistant Coach for the UBC Thunderbird Varsity Team and the UBC Dolphins for the past 4 years. Prior to that, Brian represented Canada internationally from 1998 to 2012, including qualifying for the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
In his time on-deck, he has helped holistically develop varsity athletes and has helped guide them towards great performances in the water while ensuring they continue to excel in their academic goals. Brian's swimmers have gone on to compete internationally for Canada and have also achieved numberous academic All-Canadian honors.
In developing younger swimmers, Brian firmly believes that swimmers can not just achieve success in and out of the water, but having success away from the pool will actually enhance their potential in the water. It is this holistic development attitude that Brian hopes to bring throughout the entire club at VPSC as we compete at the highest levels provincially and nationally.
Elliott Lee, Senior Provincial Coach: Elliott has been swimming his entire life, with various clubs throughout BC, and went on to swim with the UBC Varsity team following high school. He coached summer swimming between years of schooling, which culminated with 3 seasons as head coach of the Vancouver Vikings. Following that, Elliott coached as the Assistant Head Coach of the Winskill Dolphins for 3 seasons, and have most recently had assistant coach positions with the UBC Varsity team under Steve Price, and the Vancouver High Performance Centre under Tom Johnson.
Elliott wants to be part of a club that he can share his values with. He believes the direction VPSC is headed under the guidance of Brian Johns, is one he can enthusiastically align with. His philosophy is best described as one that rewards commitment and discipline proportionally. Fair and distributed coaching is a principle he adheres to, however, it cannot go without saying that those who are willing to fully engage themselves will experience a more synchronized coach/athlete relationship, and this will happen organically. He is also convinced that the bridge to a successful working relationship must first be extended by the coach, and must prompt reciprocal actions in the swimmer, and it must be understood that the principles of investment are a learning process and will be met with patient guidance, but an unwavering standard. The final objective is that swimmers in Elliott's group will experience not only swimming success, but a foundation of skills that will allow them to be successful in all facets of life.