Meet our Coaching Team

Chrisler Strika


As a high performance artistic swimming athlete for 12 years in Chile, Chris was part of the National Team and had the honour of representing her country internationally where she won numerous medals. Synchro has always been her passion and has given her some of the best experiences in her life.

As part of the Alpine Synchro team (which she feels is full of very talented and hard working athletes), it brings her pure joy working with them to give them the tools to accomplish their goals, which she always finds very satisfying. She holds a degree in sports psychology and is mum to one of our little Mermaids, Annette, and daughter to our head judge, Antonieta – let’s just say artistic swimming is in their blood!

Carolina Ramirez


From the age of five, Carolina was hooked on artistic swimming! She competed internationally at 10, as a member of the Chilean National Team from the age of 8 where she became best friends and competed with our Head Coach Chris.

When she is not at the pool sharing her passion for the sport with our athletes and being constantly amazed by how much they are improving at every class, she can be found working hard inspiring others as a Personal Trainer and Les Mills Fitness Instructor in Queenstown and Wanaka. 

Job Vacancy


Our club is growing and so is our need for additional coaches! If you are available 1 – 2 evenings during the week and have high level artistic swimming experience as a coach and/or athlete, we’d love to hear from you. We offer a great working environment with a fantastic team of coaches, a supportive Committee and an awesome bunch of students. 

Please contact us for more information.