Joanne heads up the SkipTime coaching team with over 20 years of leadership and management experience. She is passionate about our skipping programs and athlete development, embracing the Sport for Life model for the sport (http://sportforlife.ca/). We all know that rope skipping is a fun sport that combines cardio training with complex moves that require a great deal of coordination. More importantly for Joanne, Skip Time also fosters athletes that demonstrate humility, confidence, leadership, focus, and respect for themselves, their teammates, and their coaches. As a busy mother of three, she defines what it means to multi-task with grace and success.
Skipping Coaches - Competing (current or past) in Adult 18-29, & Assist-Coach Comp Team
Jordan has been skipping since she was about 11 years old, competing and coaching at both provincial and national levels. For her, jump rope is an amazing experience because it gives her a chance to work with other skippers of all different levels and help to grow the sport. Jordan continues to compete in both team and masters events, representing Skip Time with her fellow coaches. She has learned that with determination and hard work, skippers can make it to amazing places, and she wants to help participants learn to push themselves so that they can experience these rewards. Jordan shows that same drive in all aspects of her life -- she is currently in the EMT program at SAIT, studying and working to become a paramedic. There is always time for jump rope, though, and we are happy that she is at Skip Time sharing her passion for our club and the sport, as the SkipTime Recreational Program, Head Coach.
Coach Olivia has been competing in rope skipping for 18 years. She spent her first 15 years with the Brampton Acro Ropers in her hometown of Brampton, ON, and for the past three years she has jumped with SkipTime, after moving to Calgary to continue her education. Olivia holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Queen’s University, and recently completed her MKin at the University of Calgary. She is doing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the U of C, assists SkipTime when her school schedule permits. During her many years of skipping, she represented Team Canada at one World Youth Championship and three International Rope Skipping Federation (IRSF) World Championships. Our club also benefits from her five years of experience serving on the Rope Skipping Canada Athlete Committee. Olivia’s knowledge of jump rope training, skills, and choreography is invaluable. We are all inspired by her dedication to the team, as coach and competitor, while she pursues her academic dream.