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 - Vacant

Treasurer - John Cowan

Registrar - Sean Hunter

Director at Large - Gerry Moore, Sam Boyte

Communications & Publicity - Patti Badcock, Jennifer Kaila

Club Equipment Manager - Allison Ellis


Head Coach: Kurtis Scriba

Kurtis has been coaching summer swimming on Vancouver Island since 2016, working with several clubs and hundreds of swimmers. This past summer, he coached on Salt Spring and was also the region's Coaches Representative. He also recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in writing. He is very excited to get back on deck with the Otters, and will aim to bring a fun and creative environment to practice, to keep the swimmers motivated and excited for the upcoming summer!

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.

Photo to come soon!