Coaches

Our Coaches bring experience, skill and enthusiasm to teaching and mentoring your children to become the best that they can be!!

Nick Rottmann

Head Coach & President

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.

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Sharon Thompson

Administrator & Registrar

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 oversees and coordinates the ordering, selling and distribution of Team Apparel. She organizes the Christmas Fun Meet and End of Year Awards Banquet and truly appreciates all the help and support from the swim parents.