The Coaches


 
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Maître John Brunning
Fencing Master
Certified Aide Moniteur Facilitator and Evaluator

Fencing began for John in 1981 at the University of Saskatchewan. He was a member of the Saskatchewan provincial team from 1982 to 1993. He fenced both foil and epee, winning provincials in both before retiring in 1993. John's instructional and coaching experience includes: the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Fencing Clubs since 1987; the YMCA and 15 Wing Clubs in Moose Jaw since 1995; and the Massey Place Community Association from 1999-2003. John worked with the Canada Games athletes in 1991, 1995 and 1999 before being selected to be on the Team Saskatchewan coaching staff in 2003 and 2007. Additional international coaching experience includes the Cadet/Junior World Championship in South Bend, Indiana and as a personal coach at the 2001 Cadet/Junior World Championships in Gdansk, Poland.


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Maître Lynn Séguin
Fencing Master

The modern pentathlon was Lynn's first love and earned her Canadian Female Athlete of the Year in 1983 (Velma Springstead Award). It also introduced Lynn to fencing. Finding a coach was a challenge and when modern pentathletes in Maple Ridge BC asked for her help she began coaching fencing and started the Maple Ridge fencing club in 1994. Lynn's instructional and coaching experience includes: the University of Saskatchewan Fencing Club, Saskatoon Fencing Club, and the Prince Albert Fencing Club. Working with the Canada Games athletes as part of the Team Saskatchewan coaching staff in 2003 and 2007 has provided further experience. Together with Claude Séguin, Lynn operates Salle Séguin in Saskatoon. The Salle is the training centre for both the Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan fencing clubs.