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 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 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 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
- Mary Ellen McKenna – Chair
- Debbie Jones