Head coach Moira Milward: After completing a competitive swimming career culminating in international honors representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games & Great Britain in the Olympic games & World student games, Moira began coaching. She has coached in the UK, in BC and after a break began coaching in Nova Scotia.
Moira’s philosophy of coaching is that the swimmer is the focus. She is clear that all she does in coaching is to help the athlete – whether it’s stroke development, competition skills, nutritional guidance or other character building support. Watching the young athlete mature is part of the joy of coaching.
Previous careers in Moira’s life are teaching, and RN, BScN. Now with those careers behind her, the focus is on building her portfolio of coaching education. Ever the student, she loves to learn and absorb ideas that will assist in swimmer development.
She loves working with the Wolfville Tritons and seeing where they can go!
Jennifer Ingham will be team leading the Nova Tech grass roots program this year. She is certified NCCP Level 1. Jen is a former competitive age group swimmer and a former member of the Tritons. She swam with the team for 10 years before becoming a member of the Dalhousie Varsity swim team for 3 years where she was All Canadian as well as an AUS AllStar. She came into coaching later in life after working in the dental and human resources fields. Jen lives in Wolfville with her husband and two sons who were both former Tritons. Jen feels fortunate to be able to share her love and passion for the sport of swimming with a new generation of young athletes.
Jessica Bent has been teaching kids to swim (as well as coaching) for almost ten years. She is certified NCCP Level 1. Jessica is currently enrolled in a Masters of Theology program at Acadia University. She is a former member of the Acadia Varsity swim team where she specialized in butterfly and backstroke. Jessica is coaching the Nova Tech swimmers again this year.
Caitlin Spackman is an Acadia student in the Education program. She was an age group swimmer for 6 years with the Shearwater Bluefins and swam one year with the Acadia Varsity team. This is her 6th year coaching with the Tritons. Caitlin will work with both the Nova Tech and Age Group swimmers this year and is excited to be back this season!
Benjamin Henger is a first year Acadia student currently doing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Although this is his first year coaching, he has plenty of experience, swimming six summers with the Windsor Bluefins and six years with the Wolfville Tritons. This is his first year on the Acadia Axemen Swim Team. Ben will be working mainly with the Nova Tech swimmers this season.
Hayden Adams is a 5th year Recreation Management student at Acadia University, as well as NCCP Level 1 certified. After 5 years as a member of the Windsor Bluefins Swim Club, 3 years with the Wolfville Tritons, and 4 years with the Acadia Axemen, he has switched gears to coach with the Wolfville Tritons. Hayden was a member of the 2013 Canada Games Swim Team, as well as a Senior National, and CIS qualifier. Having ended his swimming career in the Spring of 2016, Hayden is excited to pass on his knowledge of the sport to next generation of Tritons. Hayden will primarily be coaching with the Age group swimmers this season. He is all about helping swimmers be the best they can be, and having a lot of fun along the way!