Thursday, April 11, 2013


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Coaching Greatness

Magee receives Award of Distinction

Released by Susan Kemper BC Aquasonics Head Coach


or the fourth year in a row, BC Aquasonics Coach Tanya Magee of Langley has been awarded the Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award of Distinction.

This award is given by the Bob Bearpark Foundation to students in the Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching or Sport Science Diploma Program who are committed to coaching education, demon a positive involvement in community sport, and are consider a 'top student' in their respective year. Magee received this year’s award in the College’s award ceremony on April 2.

“As a child, my passion led me to synchronized swimming and now to making coaching my career,” says Magee. “I am honoured to have been chosen each year for the Bob Bearpark Award as recognition of my commitment to coaching and coaching education. I use this education every day with the athletes I coach, helping them to achieve athletic success, and more importantly, to develop success after sport.”

Magee is the BC Aquasonics Coach Leader and the 13-15 Age Group National Stream Synchronized Swimming Coach.  Swimming since she was 6 years old, Magee was selected to the Team Canada Synchronized Swimming National B Team in 2001 and the National A Team in 2005. She achieved her NCCP level 3 coaching certification in 2007 while still an athlete and is now in her final year of her Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching degree at Douglas College. She has been a synchronized swimming coach for 12 years.

The Bob Bearpark Foundation was established to further coaching education in British Columbia. The Foundation is named in memory of Bob Bearpark who was a coach and

Provincial government administrator in BC and the architect of the coaching development system in this province.

BC Aquasonics

The BC Aquasonics is British Columbia’s oldest, largest, and most successful synchronized swimming club. The Aquasonics have produced all but one Team Canada Athlete from the province of BC including Tanya Magee, all of the Olympic team synchronized swimmers from BC, and two Olympic Team coaches. Training in Coquitlam and Surrey, the Club currently has its largest membership in over a decade with over 100 athletes, age 6 to 20, in introductory, recreational and competitive streams.


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