Head Coaches 

Kristine Chambers

Kristine is the heart and soul of Exceleration, she is an inspirational coach who is always smiling and bringing out the best in those around her. The program she founded in 1998 strengthens bonds of friendship within the community and gives children and families a positive sport experience. 


  • Gold Medalist 1994 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Hobart, Australia.
  • Featured in the In Her Footsteps exhibit at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and recognized for her contribution to sport, particularly for girls and women in sport.
  • Founder of Exceleration Triathlon and Multisport.
  • Professional teacher: Elementary with Learning Disabilities focus.  
  • Coach (25 years) of movement and sport experiences for children and youth.
  • Masters of Science in Coaching (Neuro Motor Psychology; Motor Learning). 
  • Master Learning Facilitator; National Coaching Certification. Program (NCCP) Master Evaluator, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
  • Kids of Steel® (National Youth Triathlon Program) Race Director.  


Kris Hildebrand

Kris is a coach who leads with his heart. With over 32 years of experience both as an athlete and a coach he is passionate about developing people before athletes. He puts the health both mentally and physically of his athletes above all else while at the same time helping them push their personal competitive limits. 


  • Awarded 2020 Community Sport Champions award.
  • Competitive National Level Swimmer.
  • Started coaching Triathlon as a swim specialist 25 years ago with the Manitoba National Triathlon training center.
  • Moved to BC 15 years ago as a swim/triathlon/water polo coach.
  • Started with Exceleration 14 years ago.
  • Has been coaching for 32 years.
  • Has coached many national level and international level  swimmers and triathletes, including athletes that went onto the Olympics.

We’re grateful for the dedicated team of lead and support coaches who work with us to share our love of sport. 

Do you have a desire to make a difference and have fun? Join our coaching team by contacting us today.

Board of Directors

President – Erin Thrift

Vice President – Kristi Lippa

Treasurer – Linh Le

Secretary – Karen Black

Director of Events – Kathryn McIntosh

Director of Volunteers – Alan Le Couteur

Director of Kids of Steel – Megan Vis-Dunbar

Director of Adventure Tri – Victoria Venturini

Member at Large – Jill Wong

Member at Large – Jonas Dow


Our club runs with the help of people like you helping out just a little. Get involved today.