About Us

NORAC Coaches

Head Coach Emil Tzvetanov

Emil has been Head Coach at NORAC since September 2014. Before that he was an Assistant Coach with the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club since 2008.  He has had experience coaching swimmers of all ages with a variety of skill levels. Emil has also coached swimmers to Provincial and Age Group National Championships. From 2005-2008 he swam as a member of the Bulgarian National Swimming Team participating in 2008 at the World Championships in Monteray, Mexico and the European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Coach Trish MacNeil

I 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. I joined the coaching staff at Norac in 2005. We moved to the US where I coached with PACK in Spring Texas for 1 season and upon returning to the area, I once again coached with Norac. I coach because of my love for the sport and the kids. 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.

I work as a Senior Account Manager in Continuing Medical Education for Family Physicians and I coach Novice, Youth, Youth Plus and Junior Development.




Board of Directors

President – Mary Ellen McKenna

Head Coach – Emil Tzvetenov

Secretary – Christine Olcu

Treasurer – Aly Kaczanowski / Nathan Johnson

Registrar – Annette Otter

Director of Officials – Mary Ellen McKenna

Directory of Bingo – Patti Cumberland

Director of Conflict Resolution РTerry Teno

Director of Social Events – Danielle Lebel

Director of Fundraising – Cathryn Everist

Director at Large – Michelle Jansen-Forbes


Conflict Resolution Committee

  • Terry Teno– Chair
  • Christine Olcu
  • Michelle Jansen-Forbes