Nick Rottmann, Head Coach & President (A, B1, B2 & Masters)
|WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE SWIM CLUB
Nick has been coaching since 1972 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.
Iwona de Xavier, Coach (Gold Group)
Gail Auyeung, Coach (Bronze Group)
Iwona de Xavier is returning for her second year coaching with WSSC.
Iwona started swimming in Uganda, East Africa. After immigrating to Canada, she
continued competitive swimming in London, Ontario. She specialized in sprints. Her best
stroke was butterfly.
Iwona grew up in the Markham area and has volunteered as a timer and stroke and turn
judge for many swim meets.
Iwona is a Certified Fundamentals Coach, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard. She has trained
swimmers for the past eleven years. Her passion for the sport of swimming is reflected in
her teaching and mentoring young swimmers to achieve their goals.
She is a strong believer that discipline, organization and structure will motivate swimmers to
reach their potential.
|Our Coaches bring experience, skill and
enthusiasm to teaching and mentoring your
children to become the best that they can be!!
Serena Phung, Coach (Novice Group) & Assistant 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, and organizes the Fun Meets & End of Year Awards Celebration.
Gail Auyeung has 17 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 in the process of being certified
as Fundamental Swim Gail has 17 plus years of swim instructing experience. She has
coached pre-competitive Coach. 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 (Silver Group)
Tori Rapp has swam competitively with WSSC for the past 10 years.
Tori is 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 program.
Tori is an honours student-athlete at Bill Crothers Secondary School.
Tori recently begun teaching the Silver Group and is looking forward to 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 of swimmers.
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 Novice Group and assisting with the Silver
Group this upcoming season. She can’t wait to pass on her knowledge of the sport to her