About Us

NORAC Coaches

Head Coach Trish MacNeil

Trish swam for many years with the Ajax and Pickering swim clubs in the Elite stream, at York University and later as a Masters swimmer with Port Hope. She joined the NORAC coaching staff in 2005. She moved to the US where she coached with PACK in Spring Texas for 1 season and upon returning to the area, once again coached with NORAC. Trish coaches because of her love for the sport and the kids.

Coach Trish has been with NORAC as both an Assistant Coach and Age Group Coach.  She is certified NCCP Level 1, trained NCCP Level 2 soon to be certified Level 2, as well as trained in coaching athletes with disabilities. Trish has been accepted as a Mentor coach in the Changing the Game, Changing the Conversation #SheCanCoach program through the Coaches Association of Ontario for 2018-2019.

“I have met many amazing kids and families over the years and I am grateful to be able to give back to the community and foster a love of this amazing sport to the children of Northumberland. My mum was a big influence on me, she was a National swimmer and diver in Northern Ireland and her passion for this sport had a huge influence on me.”




Assistant Coaches for the 2021/2022 Season

Sarah Teno

Sarah was born, raised and continues to live in Port Hope. She began swimming competitively with the Northumberland Aquatic Club at the age of 11. During this period, Sarah was an active instructor of the Swim School program. In 2015, Sarah’s time as a competitive swimmer came to an end when she went on to post-secondary; however, her passion for swimming did not die. She is a level one certified coach. Sarah fosters a positive and accepting environment where swimmers have the opportunity to reach their max potential. 

Breann Guité

Breann was born, raised and continues to live in Cobourg. She is a Grade 12 student at CCI. She began swimming with the NORAC Swim School in 2013. She swam competitively until 2020 and also spent time volunteering and then coaching with NORAC. Breann is a certified NCCP Level 1 coach and  lifeguard

Jillian Thomas

Jillian has been swimming with NORAC since she was 6 and is currently swimming at the Elite level. She starting volunteering and then coaching at 12.  Jill is a grade 10 student at CCI.  Jillian has her Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross certification and is looking forward to completing her NCCP Level 1 and NLS this coming year. 

NORAC is like my second family. I’m always excited to come to swimming whether it’s 6 in the morning or 6 at night. This past year I spent in Nova Scotia but I am excited to be back in Ontario, swimming and coaching with NORAC

Board of Directors

President – Carla Ring-Herron

Head Coach – Trish MacNeil

Past President – Terry Teno

Vice-President – Anthony Dew

Secretary – Fran Neubert

Treasurer – Steve Patterson

Registrar – Annette Otter

Director of Officials -Amy Linton

Director of Bingo – Matt Forbes

Director of Conflict Resolution – Mary Ellen McKenna

Director of Social Events – Debbie Jones

Director of Fundraising – Cathryn Everist

Director at Large – Lorna Ross


Conflict Resolution Committee