Vancouver, BC

Susan Kemper lives in Langley, BC. Her college recruitment experience began building in 2014 when she independently navigated the softball recruiting process for her daughter, leading to multiple NCAA Division I full-ride offers and successfully signing in 2015. From there, Susan was invited to be the Recruitment Manager for the Synergy Gold Travel Team, leading families through the recruitment process with information, tools, advice and building a trusting relationship with everyone throughout the process.

Susan is a BC Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and is a former Canadian National Team athlete in artistic swimming, achieving podium success in several world-level competitions, including silver medals in the 1991 and 1995 Pan American Games and the 1995 World Championships. Susan has held multiple titles in the sport, including British Columbia’s High-Performance Director, Technical Director, Provincial Training Centre, Provincial Head Coach and the longest running club Head Coach in the province where she produced over 20 national and Olympic team athletes for Canada. She has held multiple international coaching contracts in the U.S., Malaysia, Netherlands, Austria and Brazil, coaching at the Pan American Games, the FINA World Aquatic Championships and the Olympic Qualifier. In 2007, Susan was named Canada’s Olympic Head Coach after leading their senior programs for 7 years where she qualified the team for the Beijing Games.  

As a Chartered Professional Coach, Susan is Nationally Certified Level 5 with the Coaches of Canada, the highest ranking in Canadian sport education. She is the ninth woman in Canada with that coaching education level and the first coach in artistic swimming. In 2006, Susan was amongst the grand opening inductees into her hometown’s Sports Hall of Fame as Builder in Sport.

“I firmly believe that sports are here to enhance our lives. I strive for that in all the roles I’ve held in sports and look forward to continuing that philosophy for years to come.”


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