Nick Rottmann, Head Coach & President - A, B1, B2 & Masters
WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE SWIM CLUB
COACHING
STAFF
Nick has been coaching since 1971 and Head Coach in Stouffville since 2008.

He is a Graduate of the University of Toronto (Engineering), and has a National
Coaching Certification Level III Coach and a Level I & II Course Conductor. He is
currently working on his Level IV.

In 1984 Nick was the Head Coach of the Ontario Canada Games Team and has
tours to Australia, California and on Ontario Winter Games Teams.

Nick has coached National and Ontario Age Group records and is the only
coach to have won all 4 divisions of the Team Championships (previously there were 4 divisions).  Nick has won the
Coach of the Year Honours in 1984, 1987 and 1999. In 2008 he coach Paralympics swimmer  Devin Gotell who
competed in the Beijing Games.

Nick swam at the National level from 1969-1974. Placed 5th 200m breast at the 1971 Nationals; competed at 1972
Olympic Trials; was a member of the University of Toronto CIAU Champions 1971, 1972 and 1974 and was inducted into
their Swimming Hall of Fame in 2008.

Nick still swims and has been a Masters swimmer since 1975, and has attended World and National Masters
Championships. In his spare time, Nick has been a board member of the National and Provincial Coaches Committees.
Gail Auyeung, Coach - Bronze Group
Our Coaches bring experience, skill and
enthusiasm to teaching and mentoring your
children to become the best that they can be!!
Serena Phung, Coach - Silver Group
Sharon is the first point of contact for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Swim Club and is
responsible for processing all swimmer registrations, renewals and Swim Ontario
Registrations.  She maintains all the accounting and facilitates the administrative part of
meet scheduling, fees etc..  

Sharon manages all club-wide communication; answering e-mails, sending out
newsletters, developing and maintaining the Club website and Facebook page.  

Sharon oversees and coordinates the ordering, selling and distribution of Team
Apparel.  She organizes the Fun Meets & End of Year Awards Celebration and truly
appreciates all the help and support from the swim parents.
Gail Auyeung is returning for her third year coaching with WSSC.

Gail is a certified Level 1 Fundamentals Coach and has 18 plus years of swim instructing
experience.  She has coached pre-competitive swim swim classes and stroke development.
She is a certified swim instructor, diving instructor, examiner and lifeguard.   She is
passionate about developing stroke efficiency and teaching new skills.

Gail studied and graduated in chemical Engineering and worked in the electronics industry.  
She uses her ability for technically detail, problem solving and creative thinking to help
swimmers achieve their greatest potential.

Gail has also instructed rock climbing, coached soccer and directed camps to hundreds of
children. She will take her vast knowledge with working with kids to make their swimming
experience fun and productive.
Sharon Thompson, Club Administrator & Registrar               
Serena  Phung is returning for her third year coaching with WSSC.

She has swam competitively with WSSC for the past 6 years and continues to do so.

Serena is a certified Level 1 Fundamentals Coach, life saving instructor, emergency first aid
instructor, and lifeguard. She is currently an instructor for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure
Centre.  She has also volunteered in aquatics since the age of 13.

Serena is an honours student-athlete at Bill Crothers Secondary School.

Serena is excited that she is able to pass on her passion and knowledge of the sport to her
swimmers.
Kelly Hughes, Age Group Head Coach - Gold Group

She has been involved in coaching since 2001 and for the past five seasons has held the
Head Coaching position with Ducks Swimming in Aurora.  The Ducks membership grew
by over 40 per cent during her tenure and podium performances were attained at the
festival, provincial, provincial open water, and Eastern Canadian levels.  

Kelly is currently completing her NCCP Level II.  She is a former competitive swimmer and
National Team Member.  Her swimming accomplishments include:  1978 Commonwealth
Games – 4th 200m butterfly and 5th 100m butterfly; 1978 World Championships – 6th
200m butterfly; 1978 Canadian Record 200m butterfly SC; 1978 Qualified for World
Championships & Commonwealth Games in the 800m Freestyle; 1979 Pan American
Games – 4th 200m butterfly.  She also earned an athletic scholarship to attend Arizona
State University.  

Kelly  also enjoys coaching Special Olympics Bocce Ball and Special Olympics Swimming
in Aurora.