Hall of Fame
Erin Gammel (born 1980, Kamloops, BC)
Erin began her swimming career with Kamloops Classic Swimming. After graduation, she joined the swim team at the University of Calgary as a backstroker and was named 2003-2004 & 2006-2007 CIS female Swimmer of the year. During this time she also competed as a backstroker on the Canadian National team. She went on to compete at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where she finished in 17th position in the 100 m Backstroke and in 11th place with the Canadian Relay Team in the 4x100 m Medley. Erin Gammel retired from swimming in 2007(news article click here) and is now a teacher in the Kamloops School District.
Caitlin Meredith (born 1983, Kamloops, BC)
Caitlin Meredith began her swimming career with Kamloops Classic Swimming, along with her siblings. In 2002, she graduated from Kamloops and joined the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. There she was named CIS swimming rookie of the year in 2002-2003 and All-Canadian by the CIS in 2003-2004. She competed in numerous Team Canada international meets, including the 2007 Pan Pacifics in Rio de Janeiro as a backstroker and in 2008 was the recipient of the Premiers Athletic Award as one of BC's top athletes. Caitlin is currently enrolled in Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.
Appointed in 2008 as Swimming Canada's Junior National Team coach, Ken McKinnon was Head Coach for Kamloops Classic Swimming from 1991 to 2002.
McKinnon’s coaching career began in the early 70’s as Head Coach of the Beaurepaire Swim Club in Montreal. He later joined Pointe Claire Swim Club as an Age group coach then quickly climbed the ropes to the Head Coach position. In 1984, McKinnon was hired on as Head Coach of the CAMO swim club where he coached for eight seasons. In ninety-one, McKinnon moved to Kamloops to join the Kamloops Classic Swimming as Head Coach then moved to the Bahamas to coach for the Barracuda Swim Club between 2003 and 2005. Two years after, Ken returned to Canada to take on the Head Coach position of the Richmond Rapids Swim Club. In 2006, Ken was hired by Swim BC as Provincial Coach.
Mark was the first coach of "Kamloops Classic Swimming." He has since moved on to become the Chief Operating Officer for Swimming Canada.