Waters joins Classics’ talent pool
The Kamloops Classic Swimming club stayed close to home with its most recent hiring.
River City product Patrick Waters is the club’s age-group head coach and is responsible for overseeing development programs.
“I always knew I wanted to come back to Kamloops,” said Waters, who graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in food, nutrition, health & human kinetics on 2009.
“I saw the opportunity here and it was too good to pass up.”
Classics head coach Brad Dalke is happy to have Waters on board.
“He has his physiology credentials, so it gives us a lot of options,” Dalke said.
“We want to take advantage of whatever our strengths are.”
Part of what attracted Waters to Kamloops is the Classics’ role in the TRU WolfPack’s pursuit of a varsity swimming program.
“I know we’re moving toward that,” Waters said, noting he enjoys working with elite swimmers.
(The WolfPack are expected to have a Canada West swimming team by 2014. Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com to read about the transition.)
Waters graduated from Kamloops secondary school in 2003.
After graduating from UBC, he moved around the province working as a physiologist.
“There’s so much potential here,” Waters said.
“We have the backing of not only TRU, but the city. The infrastructure is here.”