Our coaching team is diverse and experienced, all with the ability to help you reach your goals and enjoy yourself along the way.

Coach Geordie

Geordie has introduced hundreds to swimming and triathlon in his over 20 years as a coach. He prides himself on the ability to take the most advanced of exercise science and make it work for athletes of every level from beginners to Ironman athletes. If you're interested in Ottawa triathlon coaching for only $60 month, visit him at

Coach Trina

Trina's down to earth/keeping it real personality results in her having a way of inspiring others to try new things, push harder, set higher goals, and overall going-for it.

Coach Simon

As a member of Canada's AG World Championship team, Simon knows what it takes to get fast in the pool. Simon helps his swimmers ensure they get pay back for every ounce of energy they invest in swimming.

Coach Derek

With over 25 years of sport coaching experience, Derek brings a deep understanding of how to create fun, welcoming and productive training sessions.

Coach Sarah

A former water polo player and coach, Sarah joins our team this year and brings with her the tremendous energy required to push our advanced squad to reach new heights. 

Coach Lucie

A former military officer and national team triathlete, Lucie raced Olympic draft legal as an elite master and had the privilege to compete in all parts of the world. Over the years, she gained experience in all distances up to Ironman and represented Canada at the AG World Triathlon Championships. 

Coach Melanie

Melanie has been a lifeguard and swim instructor for 8 years, teaching children and adults of different skill range. She is currently completing her masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been competing in triathlons since the age of 8 and is looking forward to bringing her skills into coaching.

Coach Karen

Coming from a background in run coaching and personal training, Karen is now applying her tremendous abilities as a teacher and coach to the pool. You can count on a fun workout that is as hard as you want to make it.

Coach Steve

When you combine experience as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and Ironman triathlete with decades spend as a professional educator you end up with a pretty awesome swim coach. Steve is the newest member of our team but may have more pool side experience than any of us!

Coach Rod

With 20 years experience as an adult education consultant, plus the experience of being one of our earliest Start Smart graduates, Rod brings the perfect skill set to the deck.  His deep understanding of our learning progression and how critical fun is to successful learning, help him guide our swimmers to success.

Coach Mike

A lifelong swimmer, Mike is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, Certified Yoga Instructor and Ironman Triathlete - culminating a complete understanding our of bodies. Mike strives to bring a balance of endurance and challenging workouts in a fun, humorous and supportive environment; always welcoming questions and support outside of the pool.

Coach Jackie

Jackie learned to swim in salt and fresh water around the world.  As an adult, she truly became a student of the sport while taking part in master’s programs and with Ottawa Swimming. She knows well that a fun and supportive environment is key to helping swimmers achieve their goals.

Coach Andrea

Rooted in a deep love of swimming, Andrea creates welcoming, fun, and challenging swim sessions where swimmers can build their skills and enjoy being in the water.  You will always find a smile, support, and a discerning coach's eye when she is on deck.

Coach Angela

As a former lifeguard/instructor, athlete, Registered Massage Therapist, and now coach, Angela puts enthusiasm and knowledge to work to guide (or nudge, or push, you pick) an athlete to their goals. Her diverse background helps her to meet the needs of the wide range of swimmers we train.

Past Coaches

Our club has been built through the contributions of some amazing individuals over the years. We will always be thankful for their help in building our club and community. 

Kym Shouldice, Holly Skelton, Julie Piche, Sean Sepulis, Kelsey Hunter, Trevor Connors, Melanie Patina, Dave Harding, Erik Blackstock, Erin McCrae, Mark Manners, Neal McKegney, Rob Behrend, Alejandro Morilla