Coaches

The Manitoba Masters Aquatic Club employs experienced swim coaches.

Please see bios below to learn more about our coaches and the times they are doing workouts.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Coach coordinator and substitute coach

Stephanie was an age group swimmer in Eastern Ontario from 1996 to 2004 and became an active member of MMAC in 2009. She currently serves as the volunteer coach coordinator, a substitute coach and a member of the board. Stephanie has been coaching and teaching swimming for various clubs and programs since 2001. As an athlete her favourite workouts and races are sprints, especially the starts and turns. As a coach she likes to keep variety in her workouts, of distances and strokes and is always available and willing to provide feedback. She would like to encourage all members to try racing in at least one masters' swim meet before deciding if it is for them or not.

Chelsea

Sunday Morning, Tuesday and Thursday Evening coach

Chelsea was a competitive swimmer with the Manitoba Marlins. She is also a triathlete and has coached with the Marlins and with Triathlon Manitoba. Chelsea is Triathlon Manitoba's Coach of the Year for 2014.

David

Intro to Masters Swimming

Dave is an ex-varsity and Masters swimmer who has competed in local, provincial, national, and international Master’s swim meets. Dave has been coaching since 1999.

Dave, originally from Montreal, trained and competed with McGill University Varsity Swim Club and with McGill University Master’s Swim Club. Through over 10 years of Masters swimming, Dave has competed in numerous local, provincial, national, and international (Japan, 1986; Australia, 1988) swim meets. Dave has been Head Coach for a Special Olympics Swim team since 1999, and has been a Coach with Manitoba Masters Aquatic Swim Club since 2000.

He also has his NCCP Level 2 Swim Coach certification and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba.

Emma

Emma

Substitute coach

Jason

Jason

Friday morning coach

Jason learned to swim as an adult after dumping in a canoe in a northern lake. He believes research and coaching techniques derived from advanced speed swimming can help masters athletes become fast, fit and efficient. Progressive skill development through thoughtful attention to drills is the key to gaining skill - but it's really hard work!

Jason's coaching goal is the same no matter what the age and skill level: strong, confident, and smiling swimmers.

One of Jason's specialties is having swimmers use fins to help develop that "fish-like" feel for the water. Everyone's invited to join in the fun at the "Fin Friday" workout.

Ken

Saturday morning coach

As an NCCP level 2 swim coach and ex Ironman, Ken has been coaching with MMAC since 1987. He uses a variety of swimming stroke drills to reinforce good technique.

Ken motivates his swimmers by inserting surprises like “Vertical Kicking” into practices. Ken says researching new swim sets is a fun way to spend Friday evenings.

 

Manveer

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Morning Coach

Manveer swam age group for Crescent Town Swim Club in Toronto, varsity for the University of Waterloo (2009) and now currently swimming and coaching for MMAC. He hopes to provide an environment for motivation and uses swimming as a foundation for good health and personal development

 

Michelle

Substitute coach

Steven

Steven

Substitute coach