Our coaching team is diverse and experienced, all with the ability to help you reach your goals and enjoy yourself along the way.
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. If you're interested in Ottawa triathlon coaching for only $60 month, visit him at TriathlonCoach.ca.
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.
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.
An experienced masters swimmer and triathlete, Kym brings to the deck not only the technical know how but also tremendous ability as a teacher, especially to those newer to swimming.
With over 25 years of sport coaching experience, Derek brings a deep understanding of how to create fun, welcoming and productive training sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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