Kaley A. Maksymyk, B.Sc., B.Sc, HNS is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the H2O Academy. She is a Competition Development Coach with the National Coaching Certification Program with over twenty years of aquatic experience. In 2018, Kaley along with co-founder Krista Morden won 2018 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. She is a member of the United States Swim School Association and the Women Business Owners of Manitoba. In 2017, she was invited to speak about H2O Academy’s innovative approach to teaching swimming at the International Physical Literacy Conference. In 2010, she was appointed Synchro Swim Manitoba’s High-Performance Coach and led Team Manitoba to the Canada Winter Games under the mentorship of former Olympic Coach Leslie Sproule. As a former elite synchronized swimming athlete, she competed her way across Canada and has several championship titles under her belt. She has been involved with Synchro Swim Manitoba in many capacities; as a board member, program coordinator, volunteer, and official. Kaley was the Healthy Schools Consultant with the Province of Manitoba’s Health, Healthy Living and Seniors Department. She coordinated the Healthy Schools Initiative which is designed to promote the physical, emotional, and social health of school communities. She was the team lead in developing the Healthy Schools in Motion Physical Literacy Toolkits. This toolkit helps Manitoba schools meet physical activity goals, and she was invited to present them at the International Physical Literacy Conference. Before joining the Government, Kaley worked as the Schools Physical Activity Coordinator with the Manitoba Physical Education Teachers’ Association. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Women to Watch Grant. Kaley holds two degrees from the University of Manitoba in science and nutrition. She enjoys all kinds of physical activities, especially swimming, running, and yoga. She enjoys long distance lake racing at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club, where her and Krista Morden are 3-time relay champions. In 2013, Kaley came out of athlete retirement and competed in synchronized swimming at the FINA World Masters Championships where she finished 5th in the world. She enjoys spending time with her dogs Bronx and Duke, and loves to travel.