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2022 Select Coaches Group announced

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As Swimming Canada works towards its mission of being amongst the world leading swimming nations, one strategic aim is to enhance the development of a sustainable stream of world leading High Performance Coaches. To that end, Swimming Canada has developed a number of professional development programs that have provided opportunities to over 155 coaches in Canada since 2014.

This year’s program will include 2 virtual group sessions for the Advanced Coaches Group with Elton Fernandes, HPC-Ontario, MSc. Sport Scientist with Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario and Physiologist with HPC Ontario. They will develop a Targeted Training Set Document that will be a cornerstone of 3 further calls with the larger group of Select Coaches. The theme of the 2022 Select Coaches Program will be based on energy systems, targeted set design and the progression of key sets over the course of a macro-cycle. The sessions will include presentations and small breakout group discussions.

The virtual calls are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022:         13:00 Eastern Time (Advanced Coaches Call)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022:               12:00 Eastern Time (Advanced Coaches Call)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022:                 12:00 Eastern Time (Select Coaches Call)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022:                   12:00 Eastern Time (Select Coaches Call)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022:                12:00 Eastern Time (Select Coaches Call)

We are pleased to announce the following coaches will be involved in Swimming Canada’s Select Coaches Group for 2022:

Select Coaches Group

Name Club Province
Allen, Ryan CNBO NB
Babi, Endi BTSC ON
Baker, Judy WDSC BC
Bates, Miranda TCSC NS
Bennett, Haley RAC BC
Bergeron, Marie TORP QC
Blouin, Jonathan SAMAK QC
Bond, Paulina WES ON
Chantaj, Mark SRAYS AB
Chung, Vincent CHENA BC
Daly, Justin SPART BC
Dawson, Alex GPP AB
Earle, Duffy MPM NL
Gaudreau, Jaimie PRSC AB
Hitchings, Steven GOLD SK
Hyslop, Janet KSS ON
King, Savannah MCGILL QC
Laoubi, Salim ELITE QC
McGrann, Mark HTAC NS
Melanson, Melanie CVAC NB
Miles, Zoe SWAT NS
Moores, Sierra UBC BC
Nichols, Laura GMAC ON
Nieuwstad, Craig RODS SK
Panizza, Tommaso MANTA MB
Poirier, Amélie RED QC
Renaud, Olivier WS ON
Roy-L’Ecuyer, Chrystèle NN QC
Serediak, Lesley OSC AB
Sirup, Leanne DST BC
Stewart, Jy PSW BC
Toro, Eddie NYAC ON
Wilson, Scott VPSC BC
Zucchi, Lucien RDCSC AB

Advanced Coaches Group

Name Club Province
Allen, Jason GO ON
Arkhurst, Greg CAMO QC
Belsh, Marta FAST NB
Birmingham, Paul EKSC AB
Brooks, Michael NN QC
Burton, Don OSA ON
Gingras, Martin PCSC QC
Henze, Dean SLSC ON
Hoeben, Tina KISU BC
Johnson, Wendy CASC AB
Novak, Robert ESWIM ON
Pettifer, Robert RAPID BC
Tissira, Abderrahmane SFU BC

Swimming Canada has additional spots available for coaches, and will be accepting applications for the 2022 Select Coaches Group.

Coach eligibility

  • Coach must be a fully registered coach and member in good standing with the Canadian Swim Coaches Associate (CSCA) and Swimming Canada
  • Able to make an impact with swimmers qualifying for national events

Interested candidates should submit a resume and covering letter outlining their interest in the program to Michelle Poirier, Manager, High Performance Coaches and Centres ([email protected]), by December 24th, 2021.