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Coaching Staff

Kevin Anderson

Head Coach (High Performance)


Kevin is a proven leader and was selected to fulfill our very ambitious goals. Kevin is coming to us with excellent credentials, an attitude of success, and a desire to be at the leading edge of our sport. He holds a diploma in High Performance Coaching from the National Coaching Institute.

Kevin has placed athletes on every level of Canada’s National Team Program.  Coming from the University of Calgary Swim Club and Dinos Varsity programs, he helped to return the University of Calgary program to National Championship form after a ten year drought and his age group athletes have broken numerous National Age Group Records.  Kevin’s athletes have also combined over the years to break four Canadian Records.  In 2010 he was awarded the Junior Coach of the Year Award in Alberta based on Lindsay’s Delmar’s outstanding swimming (59.42-100 Fly and 1:58.20 200Fr short course and 2:00.04 long course) and had athletes qualify to represent Canada at the Senior Pan Pacific Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships and the Youth Olympic Games.  He was selected to coach at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in 2010 and the World University Games Team for Canada in 2009 as well as the 2011 Great Britain Tour team.  Kevin’s remarkable coaching of Adam Sioui has withstood the test of time where his swimmer held the 15-17 national Age Group record in the 200Fly of 1:57.66 for over a decade (not even the shiny suits could eclipse that record), he won the NCAA Division 1 Championship in the 200Fr as a Freshman and made the Olympic Team in 2008The Mississauga Aquatic Club has improved tremendously in the 4 years that Kevin has been here and he has instituted a comprehensive curriculum throughout our program that is yielding fantastic results.  For the 2015-2016 season he has been chosen to Swimming Canada's Select Coaches Group.  As a result of this he will travel to Gold Coast Australia and work with one of the best club programs in the world to evaluate what we do well, what we need to do better and what we need to throw away in order to insure we are a world class age group program.

Nandi Kormendi

Asst. Head Coach (Junior National)


Nandi is the Assistant Head Coach and is directly responsible for coaching the Bronze 1 11-12 group. Nandi has been coaching for over 22 years and was with the Head Coach of Region of Waterloo (ROW) Swim Club and was also the Head Coach for Cascade Swim Club. He has coached his swimmers to success at every level.

Nandi has been staff for Provincial Tour teams and Canada Games teams. While coaching Canadian Record Holder Mike Brown, Nandi was part of the National Team Staff on two World Cup meets, Pan Pacific Championships and the 2003 World Aquatic Championships. In 2002, Nandi was awarded OSCA's Coach of the Year Award. In 2005 Nandi was awarded both the ACC National and Junior Coach of the Year awards in Alberta.

As part of Nandi's portfolio he is the Wave Program Director where he is responsible for the curriculum, training and managing of the MSSAC Wave Program.

Aris Bousoulegkas

Coach (Regional Senior)


Aristeidis Bousoulegkas has been a Head Coach and Technical Manager in major private clubs in his hometown Thessaloniki, Greece. With over 12 years of experience in creating and coordinating plans for the development of elite athletes, Aristeidis is a true asset to MSSAC.  His leadership abilities, connection with his athletes, skills and passion for coaching have awarded him with many victories at the National Championships with his biggest accomplishment, his athlete Diogenis Tsitouridis placing 16th  worldwide in the 1500m (personal record: 15.20.92) according to2004 Fina World Ranking from January to May 26,2005. Aris received a degree in Physical and Sports Education with a specialization in swimming from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Alexandra Petala

Coach (Blue A)


Alexandra Petala has been coaching for over seven years in a private club and has worked with swimmers of all ages. Her drive lead her both in swimming and coaching successfully. She is a three times gold medalist in the Greek National Championship and is also going in to her fourth year of studying Business Communications. Her vision is to share her love for swimming and inspire children of all ages.

Drayton Coolen

Coach (White Clarkson B)


Diego Pesce

Coach (Orange A)


At sixteen Diego was selected to the Uruguayan national team. From 1983 to 1987, Diego held the national record for the 100m and 200m backstroke. In 1985, he competed in the South American championships where he placed 8th and 9th in the 100m and 200m backstroke respectively. He also competed in the 200m IM and 100m freestyle.  Diego is a former Head Age Group coach with NYAC and we look forward to having him on staff.

Eric Anderson

Coach (Blue B)


Eric is a former national finalist and Canadian Junior National Team swimmer, who competed in the NCAA for the University of Denver before transferring and swimming for McMaster University and MSSAC while completing his degree.  He is a very technical coach who has coached with the University of Calgary Swim Club and through his personal coaching business.  We look forward to having him on our coaching staff.

Andrea Pittis

Coach (High Performance Age Group)


Andrea has been coaching with the Mississauga Aquatic Club since 2003.  Andrea has over 25 years of swimming experience as swimmer and coach.  As a swimmer for 15 years Andrea has memories of competing for his home county of Italy and the pride that goes along with that.  He brings the passion of his own memories to his coaching.   Andrea is now dedicated to coaching and education.  He obtained an Honours degree in Physical Education in Florence, Italy, and an Honours degree in Kinesiology at York University in Toronto.  As an age group coach and Head Coach, he has developed national swimmers in Italy and Canada. Andrea believes that young children are always looking for new learning experiences, new challenges and new goals to achieve.  Swimming provides them with the opportunity to learn new skills and build necessary confidence to face and overcome any challenge, and enjoy success.  He believes that swimming provides opportunities to make new friends, develop healthy habits, become independent, earn a good education, and travel.  Thanks to swimming Andrea was able to get a scholarship and visit more than 10 foreign countries such as Austria, Yugoslavia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and Japan.