Heather Dzurko

Competitive Program: 11-12

Heather Dzurko has been coaching for more than 25 years in both Canada and the USA. For the past 7 years, she has coached the 12U program at SCA. She originally coached the 13-15 Age Group in Canada and produced numerous National Champions in solo, duet and team both in Edmonton and Montreal. During this time she was named Canada’s Most Outstanding Junior Coach. Four of her 13-15 swimmers later became Canada’s Olympic Bronze medalists at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Prior to coaching, Heather swam competitively for 10 years, including moving away from home at 17 years old to train with the top club, the Calgary Aquabelles. She competed both nationally and internationally throughout her swimming career, including returning in 1989 to win Gold and Silver at the World Master Games in Denmark in solo and duet. Heather has been married to husband Ken for more than 30 years and has three children, sons Kyle and Andrew, and daughter Nikki, who swims in the Junior program at SCA and has won National and International Championships in all events.

Heather has been excited to develop so many strong and talented girls from our program that have won numerous National Championships for SCA in all events. She especially has enjoyed taking her SCA athletes to UANA competitions in Montreal, Columbia and Puerto Rico where they have won Gold for the USA in solo, duet and team events.

Her passion is helping young athletes reach their goals and teaching them the importance of team work, confidence, hard work and determination. These skills form the foundation not only for success in the pool, but build confidence and skills they carry forward in life for whatever path they pursue.

Career Highlights

Coached solo, duet and team winning Gold for USA at UANA

Awarded Canada’s most outstanding coach

Gold and silver medalist at World Masters Game in 1989