OUR TEAM

COACHES

Rick Madge

HEAD COACH


Rick is an NCCP Certified Swim Coach with almost three decades combined soccer and swim coaching experience. Rick is in his 11th year as Head coach of the Tritons, and was previously Assistant Coach with another swim team for another 5 years, where he was in charge of the development program. Rick’s philosophy is that proper strokes are the key to competitive swimming, and that maintaining a fun training environment is the key to keeping them in the sport for a long time. He is a former National Senior Swim Team member.

Aimee Kilbourn

HEAD COACH DEVELOPMENT LEVELS


Aimee is the Head Coach of the Development Levels for MTAC. She also assists with the Junior and Senior Levels. She is an NCCP Certified Swim Coach. Aimee has been involved in competitive sports her entire life. She has competed internationally as well as at the University and Club levels. Competitive swimming is just one of the sports she is passionate about.
Bronwyn Kilbourn
COACH
Hi, I am Bronwyn and am a Certified Level 1 Coach. I am in my fourth year with the Mighty Tritons. I swam competitively for approximately ten years. I am passionate about all things Aquatics. In addition to Coaching I am employed by the Town of Milton as an Aquatic Supervisor and the YMCA Hamilton as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor. I am a certified RLS Examiner and….. I am enrolled at Mohawk College in a graduate program for Advanced Security Management and have a Diploma in Protection, Security and Investigations. My ultimate career goal is to work in Corporate Investigation and Fraud.
Logan Edwards
COACH
My name is Logan Edwards, and I have been coaching for the Tritons for a year now. I was a founding member of the Tritons and I have been swimming/involved with competitive swimming since I was 11 years old. I have been working for the Town of Milton as a Swim Instructor for approximately 6 years now, and as a Duty Supervisor for 1 year. I graduated last year from the Pre-Service Firefighting Education and Training program held at Conestoga College and I'm steadily pursuing a career as a Firefighter. I enjoy travelling when I get the chance, working out and staying active, and also spending time with my family and friends.
Bryce Doyle
COACH

Bryce has been swimming with the Tritons for the past six years. He volunteered with the pre-novice and novice groups last season and will be coaching Entry 2’s mostly this season. He is looking forward to coaching a new level and new swimmers this year and is excited for this new experience.

Julianna Manalo
COACH

My name is Julianna Manalo and I’ve been swimming with the Mighty Tritons for the past 6 years. This team has always been a happy and safe environment where I feel welcomed by the Coaches and fellow swimmers. I want everyone to experience what I do. I also want to enjoy sharing the knowledge and skills I’ve learnt over the years with younger athletes!

Ralitza Kechelieva
COACH

Hello, my name is Rali. I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to Canada with my family when I was two years old. I began swimming at the young age of 3 with the Town of Milton and later became a competitive swimmer with the Tritons as soon as the team was founded. I have two older brothers named Vasil and Dimo who were also swimmers. I am currently in grade 12 at Milton District High School. Aside from school, I have a seasonal job at Rattlesnake Golf Course that I love since it keeps me active all throughout the summer. In the future, I hope to study at the University of McGill in Montreal to become a Radiologist or Pediatrician. As a coach, my goal is to ensure that each and every swimmer is able to reach their full potential and have a life changing experience with the Mighty Tritons, just like how I did. I have become passionate about the sport and I hope to pass this on to the swimmers. 

Mateo Alvarez
COACH

Mateo has been swimming for 9 years and has 2 years of coaching experience. He’s a high school student who works hard to balance his own swimming, coaching and school. This year he’s going to be training to be certified in NLS. He is excited to help many swimmers improve their skills and make sure they’re having fun while doing so!

Emma Knynenburg
COACH

Hello, my name is Emma Knynenburg. I have been swimming with the Mighty Tritons for the past 4 years. When I first joined the team I was looking for something to be passionate about and the Tritons truly helped me do so. The coaches have always helped me feel accepted, welcomed, and appreciated. I enjoy how the coaches have and continue to help me develop my knowledge on more than just swimming and I hope I am able to provide the same safe, happy environment to younger swimmers.

Zane Shapiro
COACH

This is Zane’s fifth year swimming with the Tritons and he is excited to be coaching again this season. Zane is also interested in fitness and regularly attends Reebok CrossFit Firepower, as a varsity athlete. He recently spent four weeks as a coach-in-training at Firepower Kids.

Thirandie Semage
COACH

Hello, my name is Thirandie. I have been swimming with the Mighty Tritons Aquatic Club for the last three years. I love swimming with the Tritons and I've had so many amazing experiences with the Tritons swimming family! When I was eight years old, I moved from Sri Lanka to Canada, and after a few years, I began to learn how to swim. At the very beginning, swimming was a difficult sport for me to get into and I wasn't sure it was for me. However, I then joined the Tritons and competitive swimming soon became a sport I became passionate about. The wonderful coaches and the positive environment have helped me to grow both as a swimmer and as an individual. My goal as a coach is to provide this same positive experience to younger members and help swimmers improve their swimming skills.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Coach Rick's passion for the sport and his coaching methods make Milton Tritons Aquatic Club very unique. My daughters are becoming such great swimmers. Most importantly , becoming well-rounded strong young women 🙂
    Anna Manalo
  • A great swim team that both my daughters have loved and grown with! I highly recommend this club for anyone looking for coaches that develop the whole child.
    Lisa Frencis Vasile
  • Excellent coaching....very motivating, encouraging, positive atmosphere. Kids love it.
    Marietta Glass