Nick Rottmann, Head Coach & President - A, B1 & B2 Groups
|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.
|Our Coaches bring experience, skill and
enthusiasm to teaching and mentoring your
children to become the best that they can be!!
Sharon and Nick are business partners as well as partners in life.
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 ovesees and coordinates the ordering, selling and distribution of Team Apparel.
She organizes the Christmas Fun Meet & End of Year Awards Banquet and truly
appreciates all the help and support from the swim parents.
|Sharon Thompson, Club Administrator & Registrar
|Kelly Hughes, Age Group Head Coach
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
|Tori Rapp, Gold Group Coach
|Tori Rapp swam competitively with WSSC for 11 years.
From 2016-2019 she coached Bronze, Silver and Gold Groups.
Tori is a certified Level 1 Fundamentals Coach, is a qualified swim instructor, lifesaving
instructor and lifeguard. She taught swimming lessons to swimmers of all ages at the
Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre. She has also volunteered with adapted aquatics
Tori was an honours student-athlete at Bill Crothers Secondary School and graduated in
June 2019. Although she started OCAD University (Ontario College of Arts and Design) in
September, her passion for the sport and the swimmers hasn't kept her away.
For the 2020-2021 season Tori will coach the Gold Group.