Pender Island Otters

Summer Swim Club 

Club History

The Pender Island Otters Swim Team was founded in 1998. Competing on behalf of the Vancouver Island region in the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association (BCSSA), the Otters have produced various levels of success within their own club. Today the Otters Club consists of approximately 50 dedicated athletes that travel from both Pender and Mayne Island to train every Friday in Victoria at the Saanich Commonwealth Games Pool or in Sidney at the Panorama Pool year round. During the summer season the Otters test their skills at competitions held across the island and province.

The Pender Island Otters Swim Team inspires to create a positive atmosphere where excellence in competitive swimming and personal growth can be achieved.

Board of Directors 

President - Helen Lemon-Moore 

Vice President - Jennifer Simmer

Treasurer - John Cowan

Registrar & Club Statistics - Alexandra Kierstead

Director at Large - Gerry Moore

Communications & Publicity - Jennifer McGillivray, Wendy Lopeteki, Jennifer Simmer, Debbie Bulled, & Patti Badcock


Head Coach: Rosie Moulton 

Rosie is in her final year of her Bachelor of Science at the University of Victoria and remains active in the coaching community as she also coaches with the Juan De Fuca Royals and Pacific Coast Swimming, working with competitive swimmers of all levels. While Rosie has had formal training as a NCCP level 1 coach she also builds from her successful swimming career where she raced at both Senior National and Canadian Inter-University Sport competitions. After several seasons working with the Otters as a winter maintenance coach, we are excited to have Rosie as our new Head Coach in 2019!

Assistant Coach: Sean Hunter

Sean is a familiar face to the Otters being a coach with us a couple years ago. He is excited and passionate to be back and with our club! Sean has his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Victoria. As well he coaches with Juan De Fuca Royals and has plenty of experience coaching swimmers of all ages and developing challenging yet fun practices for everyone to excel to the best of their ability. Being a previous competitive swimmer, Sean loves giving back all the wonderful experiences he had as a swimmer to the next generation of young athletes. Sean's dedication to his swimmers and to setting goals tailored to each swimmer makes him a talented coach whom we are excited to welcome back to the team for another fun year.

Winter Maintenance Coach: Ryan Howe

Ryan has clocked plenty of pool time varying from international competition to world trials. He too competed for the Vikes similar to our other coaches. On top of his personal knowledge from his own swim career, Ryan has experience coaching summer club from his work with the Sidney Piranhas. The Otters are excited to have such a well rounded athlete apart of our coaching team.