Nick Rottmann, Head Coach & President (A, B1, B2 & Silver Groups & 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)
Sue Baines, Coach (Novice 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!!
Sue is returning for her fourth year having coached the Novice group for the past three 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 14 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.
Sue 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
James Carlin, Assistant Coach (Bronze Group)
Sharon is the first point of contact for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Swim Club and is
responsible 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.
James grew up in Stouffville where sports were a large part of his life, including volunteering
throughout the town.
James has been working as an aquatic staff member for 3 and half years, and holds
certifications in National Lifeguard, Lifesaving Instructors, Swim Instructors, Advanced
Instructors, as well as Standard First Aid and Airway Management.
James has experience teaching and coaching students of all ages and is passionate
towards improving kids swimming abilities and personal confidence developed through
leadership, teamwork, and fun.
James is avid towards personal fitness and sport, spending his time playing Hockey, Rugby
and Swimming. He plans to use his strong leadership training to provide himself as a coach
as well as a role model to the swimmers to help them succeed.
Gail has 17 plus years of swim instructing experience. She has coached pre-competitive
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
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.