Our VPSC Coaches

To follow is some information on our great team of coaches for the 2019/20 season!

Brian Johns

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.


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Sarah Rudolf

Head Coach of Junior Development
Lead Coach of JP and YP
Club Manager


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Scott Wilson

Head Coach of Senior Development

Scott brings to the Club over 18 years of experience as a swim coach as well as 16 years of experiences a competitive swimmer.  Prior to coming to VPSC,  Scott has been the Head Coach of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club, and Olympian Swim Club, where he coached their top competitive groups......

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Kassidie Cornell

Lead Coach of SP and SR

Kassidie swam competitively for 13 years with the Liquid Lightning Swim Club in West Kelowna. Kassidie achieved age group national and western qualifying time standards in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke.......

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Kennedy Aragon-Scriven

Head Coach of Youth Development
​​​​​​​Lead Coach YD Gold and YD Silver

Kennedy has been working with VPSC since September 2017 in the position of Lead Coach of Gold and Head Coach of Youth Development.....

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Branko Bijelic

Lead Coach of JR and YR


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Maiya Rasheed

Youth Development Assistant Coach
​​​​​​​Lead Coach for YD Silver


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Jacqueline Lee

Youth Development Assistant Coach


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April St. Pierre

Youth Development Assistant Coach


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Salma Said

Youth Development Assistant Coach


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Hayley Black

St. Georges Pool Assistant


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Joel Goh

St. Georges Pool Assistant


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Nick Lee

Youth Development Assistant Coach


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Chris Lim

Youth Development Assistant Coach


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Ryder McGinnis

Youth Development Assistant Coach


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Jacqueline Lee

Youth Development Assistant Coach



​​​​​​​More About Our Amazing Coaches.....

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.

Scott Wilson, Head Coach of Senior Development:  Scott brings to the Club over 18 years of experience as a swim coach as well as 16 years of experiences a competitive swimmer.  Prior to coming to VPSC,  Scott has been the Head Coach of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club, and Olympian Swim Club, where he coached their top competitive groups. During his tenure, multiple swimmers made national competitions, qualified for both Senior and Junior Canadian National Teams, and had swimmers reach the podium at all levels of Canadian competition.

From 2013 to 2016 Scott was the coach for the Claremont Sports Institute which was part of the Swimming Canada High Performance Centre in Victoria.  His role with Claremont and the HPC was to help swimmers achieve individual excellence and prepare them for elite levels of competition in the future. During this period of time Scott had access to lead bio-mechanists, physiologists, mental conditioning coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches for Swimming Canada. The experience helped Scott develop his already strong background in the different aspects of swimming performance.

Prior to coaching in Victoria with the High Performance Centre - Victoria, Scott worked with several high profile clubs in Canada, including a previous stint in Edmonton, and in Montreal.

Scott loves working with swimmers of all ages and he considers one of his strongest attributes to be the rapport which he develops with kids.  He considers himself to be extremely driven to find new ideas and approaches which help keep swimmers learning and motivated to be better.  Scott has a vision of creating a level of programming within VPSC which other clubs will aspire to emulate. In his view, a strong competitive rivalry between VPSC and other local clubs will make the caliber of swimming in Vancouver better overall.    

Scott grew up in Montreal, where he swam for, and got his coaching start at the Pointe-Claire Swim Club.

Kassidie Cornell, Senior Provincial and Senior Regional Lead Coach: Kassidie swam competitively for 13 years with the Liquid Lightning Swim Club in West Kelowna. Kassidie achieved age group national and western qualifying time standards in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke. After graduating from high school in 2014, Kassidie went on to earn a swimming scholarship to the University of South Dakota which is an NCAA Division one level school. Kassidie swam all four years of her undergrad, while serving as team captain for her final two years. Kassidie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Media & Journalism and Sport Marketing in May 2018 and returned home to Kelowna to start her coaching career with the Kelowna Aquajets and the Okanagan Masters Swim Club.

When she’s not on deck, Kassidie can be found working on her Master of Journalism degree at the University of British Columbia as well as hiking, watching Netflix and cooking/baking.

Kennedy Aragon-Scriven, Head Coach Youth Development, Lead Coach YD Gold, YD Silver, and Senior and Junior Skills: Kennedy has been working with VPSC since September 2017 in the position of Lead Coach of Gold and Head Coach of Youth Development. She is originally from Victoria where she swam for 8 years with Pacific Coast Swimming,  achieving the Western National Standard in 100m & 200m Butterfly. During her time in Victoria Kennedy began her coaching career working with kids ages 3-12 and ran summer camps with the University of Victoria. Kennedy is currently studying at UBC in Media Studies, volunteers at the Museum of Anthropology, and also coaches Masters swimming at UBC. 2019-20 is sure to be a great year at VPSC and Kennedy is ecstatic to work with the Youth Development and Skills groups this year.