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Coaching Staff

Kevin Anderson

Head Coach (Gold)

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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 still holds the 15-17 national Age Group record in the 200Fly of 1:57.66 from 1999 (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 2008

Nandi Kormendi

Asst. Head Coach (Bronze 1)

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Nandi will perform a very important mentorship and coaching role within the program assisting Head Coach Kevin Anderson develop outstanding coaching from top to bottom, mentoring younger coaches and providing technical expertise at all levels within the program.

Nandi has been coaching for over 22 years and was with the Region of Waterloo (ROW) Swim Club for the past five years. 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 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.

Andrea Pittis

Head Age Group Coach (Silver 1)

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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.

Aris Bousoulegkas

Coach (Senior/Silver 2)

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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.

Jen Porenta

Coach (Bronze West)

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Jen’s primary coaching role is with the Bronze West group but she will be working with Head Coach Kevin Anderson in the design and implementation of the MSSAC dryland programming for our younger groups.  She was the Head Development Coach for the Ajax Aquatic Club since 2010 where she designed and implemented age group programs for over 70 swimmers and was an age group coach for the Milton Marlins prior to that.  Jen is also a certified personal trainer who has worked with Goodlife Fitness from 2008-2011 before starting her own Fitness Consulting company and is very well versed in dryland conditioning for swimmers.  Jen was selected as a coach for the Ontario Summer Games in 2010 and was a manager for Canada’s Tri-Nations Cup team and also the Ontario Tour Team that competed at the Paul Bergen Jr. International.  Jen graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007 with a degree in Physical Education and Health.

Jen was also an accomplished swimmer.  She was a National Team member from 2003-2008 with her highlights representing Canada at the World University Games in Korea in 2003 and Turkey in 2005.  She has also been a part of National Relay records and 3 National Age Group records.  As a junior swimmer she represented Canada at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and came home with a medal in every color!

Hoang Nguyen

Coach (Snr Dev A / B)

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Hoang has been working with MSDC for the past five years. While working with MSDC, he was involved with both coaching and administrative positions. Previous to working, Hoang swam with MSSAC for five years. Now he is ready to take things to the next level by coaching a competitive group. 

Alexandra Petala

Coach (Sr. Development C/Youth East)

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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.