Coaching Team




Technical Director and National Stream Coach


High-energy NCCP level 5 Synchronized Swimming high performance coach with over 15 years in high performance athletics coaching who aims to inspire athletes to do their best. Offers a comprehensive background in sports leadership, management as well as sport science in all aspects such as sport medicine, psychology, fitness and injury prevention and motivational techniques.

Meng, a young generation of synchronized swimming coaches, served as assistant coach and head coach of Malaysian synchronized swimming national team since 2003. After 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Meng has been appointed as assistant coach of Canadian National Synchronized Swimming Team and Head Coach since 2012 after London Olympic Games. She added band to participate in all the international high-level competition. Including the Asian Championships, Asian Age Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games, Junior Synchronized Swimming World Championships, Synchro Swimming World Cup, World Trophy, 6th times World Championships, 3 times Olympic qualifiers and two times Olympic Games

Katie Stirrat

Competitive Stream Coach

Katie is a PWAS alumni who swam competitively with the National Stream Program from 2010-2017. During her competitive years with PWAS, she excelled in the sport, becoming one of BC’s top placing athletes in Canada, and competed with Team BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, both in team and duet.

Katie has since attended the University of British Columbia, where she received a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Education, and she is now pursuing graduate school to fulfill her dream of becoming a clinical counsellor. During her time at UBC, she continued to swim competitively with the UBC Artistic Swimming Club from 2017-2019, where she went on to win gold in both the team and duet event. Additionally, after her first year with UBC, she was invited to attend the 2019 Canadian Senior National Team selection camp.A

Katie retired from competitive swimming in late 2019 and has since returned to PWS as a lead and assistant coach. She has been working with every age group but has primarily worked with the National Stream girls as an assistant coach and this year will be the lead coach for the Provincial Stream Beginner program.

Liza Leusenko

Competitive and Limited Competitive Stream Coach

I come from a Ukrainian background, where I started my synchronized swimming career at the age of 6. I swam there for about 7 years before moving to Canada at the age of 13. Here I joined PWAS and continued swimming for another 5 years. After high school graduation, I was accepted into Lindenwood University in Missouri state where I studied sciences and competed in synchro at the collegiate level. Officially my career as an athlete ended in 2015. I stayed in the US for another year before returning back to Canada, where I joined PWAS again but now as a coach. Since then, I have coached a few different groups, including AcquaGo, Lcomp, 11-12, and 13-15 provincial stream teams. Now, along with coaching, I am finishing up courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for my psychology minor that I’ll be adding to my bachelors in criminology.

Seray Sefayi

Competitive Stream Coach

Seray Sefayi is no stranger to the club having swam with us since 2010! She is a current PWAS Senior athlete and a NCCP level 1 coach (working towards her level 2 certification). Having previously swam in Turkey, she came to Canada at the young age of 9 with not one, but three National titles under her belt. As such a talented young swimmer, her years to come with PWAS were no less extraordinary with primarily first place titles within BC, and many top ten finishes at the Canadian Championships. Her recent achievements as a Senior Soloist at the club include her 2nd place finish at the Canadian Qualifiers and 3rd place finish at the Canadian Championships.

Seray is no doubt an incredible athlete, but she is also an exceptional student as well. In 2017 she graduated from Sullivan Heights Secondary with Honour Roll status, and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with a minor in Biology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Kendall Stirrat

Recreational Stream Coach


update coming soon!

Keily Hutt

Recreational Stream Coach

Keily Hutt has been a part of PWAS for ten years, when she began her artistic swimming career. Currently, she is a PWAS junior athlete and a certified AquaGO coach. For the past 6 years, Keily has been swimming at the National level. No stranger to hard work, her coaches and parents have watched her climb up the ranks in her athletic career. She is now in the 2022 Junior National Team pool, as well as the NextGen pool. In the last year, Keily has finish in the top 10 for her free and technical duet; in addition, she placed top 25 at the National Team selection camp in November of 2021.

With that being said, Keily’s achievements as an individual span further than just the pool and training environments. Keily has maintained her Honour Roll status throughout her five years in high school, as well as being awarded on the Principal’s List in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11. In the future she plans to attend university in the United States in order to continue to follow her aspirations to become a surgeon. Keily says that without artistic swimming, she would never have learnt the fundamentals of perseverance, patience, and grit.


Club Mentor


Kara Kalin Zader of Richmond, B.C. brings 16 years experience to the sport of Synchronized Swimming, both as an athlete and a coach. She grew up in Calgary and was a member of the Calgary Aquabelles. Kara has been a high performance coach with the Vancouver Pacific Wave since 2007. Kara has been a National Team Coach with Synchro Canada from 2011-2015 and has been placing athletes on the National team since 2015. She is an NCCP Level 4 certified coach. She has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Aside from coaching she works as a Sports Counsellor with various high performance clubs and athletes.  She is also a Chartered Professional Coach with Coaches of Canada.

Rosilyn Tegart



Rosilyn competed in synchronized swimming for 16 years including her final competition at the World University Games for Team USA. Along with her athletic career she completed a Bachelor of Science, Biology on an athletic scholarship at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. It was a seamless transition into coaching as she started out as the assistant coach with the University of the Incarnate Word. From there she moved back to Canada to continue coaching for Pacific Wave Synchro.

Since she joined the club in 2014 she has coached all age groups from beginner to Senior National Stream. Rosilyn was also a coach for the BC Talent Identification Program and Team USA 12U and 13-15 teams. Aside from coaching she is fully committed to her career as a Secondary Education teacher.