Nick Rottmann, Head Coach & President - A, B1, B2 & Masters
|WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE SWIM CLUB
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 & Novice Groups & Assistant Coach - Bronze 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, and organizes the Fun Meets & End of Year Awards Celebration.
Gail Auyeung is returning for her second 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
Tori Rapp, Coach - Gold Group & Assistant Coach - Bronze Group
Tori Rapp has swam competitively with WSSC for the past 10 years.
Tori is a certified Level 1 Fundamentals Coach, a qualified swim instructor, lifesaving
instructor and lifeguard, and currently teaches swimming lessons to swimmers of all ages at
the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre. She has also volunteered with adapted aquatics
Tori is an honours student-athlete at Bill Crothers Secondary School.
Tori started teaching the Silver Group last season and recently started coaching the Gold
Group. Tori focuses on building leadership, strong swimmers and a positive fun team. Tori
is passionate about the sport of swimming and hopes to pass it along to the next generation
Serena Phung has swam competitively with WSSC for the past 5 years.
Serena is a certified swim instructor, 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 extremely excited to be coaching the Silver and Novice Groups. She can’t wait to
pass on her knowledge of the sport to her swimmers and is working on her Level 1
Fundamentals Coach certification.
Kelly Hughes, Coach - Gold Group & Assistant Coach - A & B Groups
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
Kelly also enjoys coaching Special Olympics Bocce Ball and Special Olympics Swimming