email: [email protected]  

Christina Kouvousis

Youth Team
email: [email protected] 

Megan Seidel

U14 Team
email: [email protected] 

Edward Hoptioncann
Edward has played water polo since age 9. He trained competitively with the Spartans (LMWPL Advanced Program) travelling to compete in the National Competitive League (NCL). He is the founder of Team Vancouver for the High School Water Polo Tournament; the team won Gold in both 2017 and 2018. In addition, he is a competitively trained swimmer gaining BCSSA Provincial medals in both individual and relay events.

Thomas Neal 
He has been working with athletes who are interested in becoming goalies for the past season.


Juliette Whiteside 

 Juliette plays on our U18 team. She has been coaching our U14 and U12 teams for the past season.


U12 Team
email: [email protected] 

Nathaniel Leung 
Nathaniel plays on our U18 team. He has been coaching our U12 team for the past season.



Erik Makinen
Erik plays for the U18 team; he has been playing water polo with Vipers for 6 years – he also coaches and referees. He started as a volunteer coach 4 years ago and has coached players in the Splashball and U10 programs. He completed the Vipers’ Junior Coach Development Program and the NCCP Community Sport certification. This past season he has been working with our U12 team as a coach.


U10 Team and Splashball
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Isabelle Bennett
Isabelle oversees the U10 team and the Splashball program. She played Vipers for 5 years and has been coaching Vipers’ younger players for the past 3 years. Isabelle loves working with our younger athletes to ensure they feel comfortable in the water, improve their water polo skills, and have a ton of fun at practice playing games! 

Kate Lewis 
Kate plays on our U18 team. She has been coaching our U10 team and Splashball program for the past season.

Noémie Duchemin-Stevens
Noemie plays on our U18 team. She has been coaching our U10 team for the past season.

Our volunteer Junior Coaches are drawn from the U14 team and are mentored by more experienced coaches with an eye to further developing their skills and knowledge. Their focus is providing assistance to the coaches for the U12 and U10 teams and Splashball program.  Part of their training is completing the Vipers’ Junior Coach Development Program.