Our Coaches

Head Coach – Carol MacFayden


Carol has been involved with synchronized swimming since she was 8 years old. She was a BC duet champion, part of the team that represented BC at the Canada Games in 1979, and has competed at the National Level.
She has completed her Competition Introduction certification and has been coaching with our club since 1997. When she’s not at the pool, Carol is a professional baker based in Qualicum Beach.


Assistant Head Coach – Lisa Spaven



Lisa started synchronized swimming at the age of 11 and had great success at the provincial level with the Coquitlam Coralinas, including 2 years at the BC Summer Games.

She originally began coaching at the age of 17 in Coquitlam and has been coaching from time to time in Victoria and Nanaimo before starting with the Waterdancers in 2014‎. She has her Competition Introduction certification.


Competitive Coach – Debbie Provencher

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Debbie joined the world of synchronized swimming as an adult and has never looked back! She is Certified Competitive Introduction Coach and a Level 1 Judge and has even competed.

Junior Coaches

We have four Junior Coaches that have come up through our club as swimmers, Danyka, Kaia, Natalie and Pascha. They coach our Recreation athletes as well as furthering their coach training by taking on Extra Routine coaching.