the h2o team

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co-founders & co-owners

Kaley Maksymyk and Krista Morden are the Co-Founders and Co-Owners of the H2O Academy. They met on the pool deck in 1998 when they were training as elite synchronized swimming athletes. They competed their way across Canada earning several championship titles, and eventually retired from sport in 2004.  

After many years of research and development, they created their award-winning AQUA-Lit™ Curriculum© which is exclusively used by the H2O Academy. The H2O Academy launched in 2015 in rented space 2 days/week at the Winnipeg Winter Club. They had 60 students and the 2 of them taught all classes. 

Fast forward to today… they’ve achieved their long-term goal of building their own swim school facility! They are now operating full time, have a team of amazing, talented, and passionate staff, and thousands of incredible H2O families that they’ve had the honour of getting to know while they learn the life skill of swimming. 

general manager

Our General Manager oversees the company and is responsible for the daily operations at H2O! Learn more about our passionate and dedicated leader here!

Kayla McMurchy
Kayla McMurchy

General Manager

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assistant manager

Naomi Balsillie
Naomi Balsillie

Assistant Manager

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TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT manager

Ella Woelke
Ella Woelke

Training and Development Manager

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communications manager

Lindsay Kane
Lindsay Kane

Communications Manager

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Program supervisors

Our Program Supervisor Team is made up of experienced Teachers that are certified in the AQUA-Lit™ Teacher Training Program, CPR C, and Standard First Aid. They teach classes and carry out H2O's Teacher Mentorship Program. Click on their names to learn more about them!

Miss Alyssa
Miss Alyssa

Program Supervisor

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Miss Emily
Miss Emily

Program Supervisor

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Miss Kendi
Miss Kendi

Program Supervisor

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Miss Liz
Miss Liz

Program Supervisor

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Miss Mady
Miss Mady

Program Supervisor

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Miss Maxine
Miss Maxine

Program Supervisor

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Miss Talia
Miss Talia

Program Supervisor

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teachers

Our dedicated team of Teachers are certified in the AQUA-Lit™ Teacher Training Program, CPR C, and Standard First Aid. Click on their names to learn more about them!

lifeguards

Our dedicated team of Lifeguards are certified National Lifeguards which is Canada's only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. Click on their names to learn more about them!

FRONT OF THE HOUSE supervisor

Erin
Erin

Front of House Supervisor

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FRONT OF THE HOUSE TEAM

Miss Julia
Miss Julia
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Miss Maxine
Miss Maxine

Teacher & Receptionist

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Mr. Owen
Mr. Owen
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Miss Stacey
Miss Stacey

Receptionist

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PHOTOGRAPHY & vIDEOGRAPHY

Graham McCallum is our very own resident professional photographer and videographer. He is Manitoba's only underwater baby photographer and videographer! His professional underwater videos are included as part of the Baby Splash tuition.

Mr. Graham
Mr. Graham
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