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Board Members

President (Dan Minster)

dan-minsterDan has been in aquatics for over a decade, both as a lifeguard and as an instructor of advanced courses like the National Lifeguard program or first aid. Working all over the Lower Mainland, Dan has had the pleasure of working with lifeguards and lifesavers of various backgrounds and abilities. This has led him on a journey to pass on his passion for aquatics to others, especially newcomers to this industry and to the public in general. If you want to get a hold of Dan this summer, you’ll probably have to leave a message on his phone, as he will most likely be in or on the water.





President Elect (Veronica Grusnick)

Secretary (Jazmin Flores)

jazmin_floresJazmin is currently a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Vancouver as well as a full time microbiology student at Langara. She is a nerd at heart with a passion for the water. During her free time you can find her on the water surfing, swimming, paddleboarding or reading a good comic. She enjoys volunteering her time and never passes up an opportunity to share her passion for aquatics.







Treasurer (Allan Hung)

Director of Marketing (Serina Nakamura)

serina-nakamura Serina discovered her passion for aquatics at a young age and continues to be actively involved in lifeguarding. Serina is currently a swim teacher, and an outdoor lifeguard for the City of Vancouver. Her passions include athletics, particularly swimming and running.








Director of Membership (Taryn Harrison)

Director of Junior Lifeguards (Theresa Bodnarchuk)

Swim Captain (Max Bibby)


Max started out with the Vancouver Lifeguard Association at a very young participating in the Beach Alert Junior Lifeguard Camps, and at age 15 Max joined the Board of Directors.

As well as being on the Board of Directors Max for the past 3 years he is an instructor for the Beach Alert Junior Lifeguard Camp at Kits Beach and the Junior Lifeguard Club at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre. Max currently also works for the City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation has an Outdoor Beach and Pool Lifeguard. If he’s not at the pool or beach, you’ll find Max on the mountain working at Grouse Mountain has a Ski Racing Coach in the Winter or on the rugby field playing rugby. He loves be outdoors and staying active and learning/teaching ours. Max currently attends Lord Byng Secondary, and is in the Arts Academy as a trumpet Player, he will be graduating in 2016.



Director of Equipment (Sebastian Mattman)

Directors at Large (Hunter Van Dyke & Marianna Hodanic )

Director of Information Technology (Sterling Hoeree)

sterling-hoereeSterling is a programmer, gamer, and tech nerd. He lives with his partner in New Westminster, and works in Vancouver doing “big data” stuff and software development for video games.

He is not a lifeguard but is happy to help out in whatever ways he can!