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Yan Yang

Head Coach

Yan also recently envisioned and organized the highly succesful 2016 iDive International Diving Invitational at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, which was attended by many of BC's top diving clubs and 3 high level dive teams from China. iDive also organized High Performance training camps in Tianjin (2015), Shanghai (2016) and Guangzhou (2017) as special training opportunities for the Academy's elite divers. These camps have attracted the attention of many other clubs and coaches in Canada, the USA and China.​


In Canada, Yan continued her coaching career with the Kitchener Waterloo Diving Club from 2001-2006 and the Vancouver Aquatic Centre Divers from 2006-2011. During that tine, she developed 8 National level divers who won 12 medals at the Canadian Junior National Championships and the Senior National Championships. At the 2009 Canada Sumer Games, her diver won a bronze medal for the Province of British Columbia. Three of her National level divers also qualified for the Canadian Junior National Team and competed at the World Junior Championships in 2008 and the Amsterdam Diving Cup in 2010. 

Since the inception of iDive in 2011, Yan has grown the Academy to be the largest High-Performance Diving Club in BC. iDive has now coached the most Canadian National level divers in the Lower Mainland from their host pools in Vancouver. Yan is currently developing 12 National level divers who have so far won 1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze and 40 Top-12 place finishes at the Canadian Junior National Championships and the Senior National Championships. With many new team members progressing to the competitive stage, the best is yet to come for iDive!

In addition to being Head Coach of iDive, Yan is also a coach for the BC Provincial Team. She holds a NCCP Level 3 Coaching Title and a degree in Kinesiology from the acclaimed Tianjin University of Sport in China. Her coaching qualifications and diving experience are uniquely matched to developing world class competitive divers. During Yan's coaching career in China, she developed Junior National Champion divers, Sang Xue and Wang Hao, both of whom moved on to compete and win Gold medals at the 2000 World Championships and the 2000 Olympic Games in Women's Synchronized 10 m Platform (Sang Xue), as well as the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic Games in Women's Synchronized 10 m Platform (Wang Hao). 

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