Nick Rottmann, Head Coach & President (A, B1, B2 Groups & Masters)

                         
WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE SWIM CLUB
COACHING
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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 & Bronze Groups)

                       
Coach (Silver & Bronze Groups) -

                     
Sue Baines, Coach (Novice Group)

                   
Iwona de Xavier 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 Swim Instructor and Lifeguard.  She has trained swimmers for the past
ten 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!!
Sue is returning for her third year having coached the Novice group for the past two years.

Sue is a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Red Cross Swim Instructor,
lifeguard and Aquafit Instructor.  She has her Standard First Aid certification and is also
certified to teach and examine Standard First Aid.  She is also a Lifesaving Society
Instructor and is certified to teach Bronze Medal courses.

Sue enjoys staying fit and she enjoys running and swimming in her spare time.

She loves to teach people of all ages and has helped many students gain
comfort/confidence in the water.  She has run a successful swim business from her
backyard pool during the summer months for over 12 years and has taught students of all
ages/levels.

Sue lives in Uxbridge and has volunteered her time to help out at many Uxbridge area swim
meets as a Strokes and Turns Judge and Chief Timekeeper.
She believes that it is important to teach the proper fundamentals of good technique at an early age in order for the swimmers to
progress and develop good skills.

Sue looks forward to another successful season with the Novice group!
Sharon Thompson, Club Administrator & Registrar