I am very excited to announce our new coaching staff for the 2018/19 season.
I have hired 3 new coaches for the upcoming season in order to move the club to the next level. Our new coaches will be assisting me as well as supervising swim school instructors.
I will be overseeing all of the training for Norac and I will be attending all practices in the short term. Due to new Swim Ontario rules, coaches must have their NLS and be Certified NCCP level 1 in order to supervise training. Final coaching assignments will be advised later in the season.
Please join me in welcoming the new Norac coaches!
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.
If you have any questions, please direct them to me.
Thanks, Coach Trish