Coaches’ Corner

Introducing our coaches and, new this year, our mental performance consultant (intern) for the 2020-21 Regular Season!

Alex Wallingford – Coach

Hello everyone,
Glad to hear we are getting back to swimming soon! I have been the regular noon hour coach but will be working together with Lili for the other scheduled mornings and evening sessions. I have been a full time swim coach since 1987 with a ChPC (Charter member Professional Coach) designation with the Coaching Association of Canada. I’ve worked with clubs across Ontario (Ajax Aquatic Club, Oakville Aquatic Club and Toronto Swim Club) and now with Edmonton Keyano Swim Club. This will be season 3 with Edmonton Masters, previously I worked with Oakville Masters for twelve seasons. I look forward to seeing everyone again and meeting the new members very soon.
All the best,
Alex Wallingford

Lili Margitai – Coach

Hi everyone! My name is Lili and I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and am in the process of applying to grad schools this fall. I swam competitively for 16 years, including a few years competing for the Canadian Junior National Team as well as four years for the Yale Varsity Team. A few of my hobbies outside of swimming include spending time with my younger sister, cycling, and cooking. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and to start practices!

Tyler Makepeace – Mental Performance Consultant Intern

The Edmonton Masters Swim Club is happy to welcome Tyler Makepeace for the upcoming season. Tyler is a mental performance consultant and student member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. His personal research and expertise in Masters sport will provide support to our athletes, coaches, and club. He works to develop psychological, emotional, and social skills to support physical preparation for athletes of all competitive orientations. He will be delivering several workshops to our club over the course of the season, as well as providing one-on-one performance and lifestyle consultation if athletes desire. Tyler is very excited to join the team and to meet you all on deck!

Registered members for 2020-2021 have access to this years’ practices. All registered members have been added to the workout document using the email address that they used to register. I

Click here for last season’s (2019-2020) practices!