Select Coaches Group


As Swimming Canada works towards its mission of being amongst the world leading swimming nations by 2020, 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 the Select Coaches Group that will be an annual professional development program for developing High Performance Coaches in Canada.


Based on an application and review process, Swimming Canada will identify a select group of developing High Performance coaches. For the 2017-2018 season, the group will get together to attend the ASCA World Clinic in Washington. Following the clinic, the group will remain on site for a one day Swimming Canada Workshop with Swimming Canada senior technical staff: John Atkinson, Martyn Wilby, Ken McKinnon, Mark Perry and Iain McDonald.


Arrival Date:  Wednesday, August 30

Departure Date: Monday, September 4

ASCA World Clinic: August 30 to September 2
Swimming Canada Workshop: September 3

Accommodation: Washington Hilton Hotel (Conference Hotel)

Swimming Canada will cover the air fare, accommodation, per diem and conference fee.


All coaches selected for this program are required to attend the full clinic, workshop and other meetings and discussion as planned for the group.


The following are meant to provide guidelines as to the level of coach ideally suited for this program:

  • Level 3-Senior Coach NCCP certification is desirable, however coaches who have achieved the“In-Training” Status for Level 3 – Senior Coach will be considered
  • Demonstrated the ability to coach athletes onto the Canadian National Team, Junior National Team, and/or Development/Youth Team Tour or Training Camp.
  • Participated as a staff coach on International Teams (Senior, Junior or Youth)
  • Currently has a swimmer(s) who is (are) performing at the “On TrackTime” level for their age.

Interest candidates should submit a resume, covering letter outlining their interest in the program and their annual training plan for the 2016-17  season to Iain Mcdonald, Senior Manager, NextGen High performance Pathway, by June 16th, 2017.