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 2018/2019 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.
Darren was a competitive swimmer and water polo player in China. He has been learning about the Canadian way of coaching as a volunteer coach at the Whitby Dolphins swim club. Darren is very excited to be a part of Norac and he will bring a combination of what he learned as a swimmer in China and as a Canadian coach to our program. Darren is NCCP level 1 trained and he is working on becoming a certified level 1 coach.
Ashley started swimming with the Y waves in Cobourg, joined the St. Mary’s Swim Team in high school and swam with the Dalhousie Masters Swim team. She joined NORAC to keep up her swimming while in high school. Ashley looks forward to coaching others and passing on her knowledge and to develop their passion for swimming. She has her NLS, and her instructors, her waterfront NLS and her lifesaving society instructors certification. She is also an Aquatic Specialist at the YMCA of Central East Ontario with her Advanced Instructors, Aquatic Supervisory Training, Standard First Aid-C instructors, examiners clinic and currently working towards her Lifesaving Society examiners. Ashley plans to attend her NCCP level one course this Fall.
Board of Directors
President – Terry Teno
Head Coach – Trish MacNeil
Past President – Mary Ellen McKenna
Vice-President – Carla Ring-Herron
Secretary – Amy Linton
Treasurer – Nathan Johnson
Registrar – Annette Otter
Director of Officials – Heather Stratford
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 – Christine Olcu
Conflict Resolution Committee
- Mary Ellen McKenna – Chair
- Debbie Jones
- Heather Stratford
from left to right (back row): Nathan Johnson, Trish MacNeil, Terry Teno, Carla Ring-Herron, Cathryn Everist, Annette Otter, Debbie Jones
from left to right (front row): Heather Stratford, Amy Linton
Absent: Mary-Ellen McKenna, Matt Forbes, Christine Olcu