High Performance Centre – Ontario
About the Centre
The Swimming Canada High Performance Centre – Ontario (HPC-Ontario) is one of three High Performance Centres in Canada. Based at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, HPC-Ontario is supported by a partnership group made up of Swimming Canada, Swim Ontario, Canadian Sport Institute – Ontario and the University of Toronto.
This partnership makes it possible to provide world-class facilities, training environment and support services. HPC-Ontario provides athletes access to full-time world-class coaching staff and an integrated support team (IST).
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About the Head Coach, Ben Titley
Ben Titley has a big vision for the Swimming Canada High Performance Centre – Ontario. The world- renowned coach from England is aiming to maximize the international success of Canada’s next wave of emerging talent, developing 50-m, 100-m and 200-m events as an area of expertise. Titley was Canada’s head coach for Pan Am Games and had his fingerprints all over Canada’s top women’s sprint performances in 2015.
Chantal Van Landeghem set new Canadian records in the women’s 50-m and 100-m freestyle, winning gold in the 100 to open the Pan Am Games and set the tone for the Canadian team. She also anchored the 4×100-m free relay to gold and the 4×100-m medley relay to silver. At world championships, Van Landeghem and Mainville contributed to Canada’s bronze medal in the first-ever 4×100-m mixed relay.
He made his international coaching debut at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and was head coach at the 1999 World University Games. In more than seven years at British Swimming he coached at three Olympic Games (appointed as head women’s coach at age 31), seven world championships, five Commonwealth Games and numerous other major international meets.
In 2003 Titley coached James Gibson to become the first British male world champion for 28 years. He has coached athletes to more than 130 senior international medals, 300 national records, eight European records and two world records. Five of Titley’s athletes have won a total of 10 individual medals at FINA World Championships – including three gold – in distances ranging from 50 to 400 metres. He worked with Chantal Van Landeghem in the lead-up to her 2014 performances, which included a bronze medal and Canadian record in the 50-m freestyle.