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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 Junior National Group.

Nandi has been coaching for over 30 years and more recently was the Head Coach of Region of Waterloo (ROW) Swim Club/Wilfrid Laurier University Varsity Team and was also the Head Coach for Cascade Swim Club. He has coached his swimmers to success at every level.

Nandi has been on staff for Ontario and Alberta Provincial Tour Teams and the 2005 Canada Games Team. Nandi was part of the National Team Staff on two World Cup meets, the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships and the 2003 World Aquatic Championships.

Nandi’s athlete’s have broken 15 Provincial, 5 National Age Group and 4 National Records.

Along the way his swimmers have won over 130 Provincial medals, 16 Senior National medals (including 4 Gold) and won Bronze medals at both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships.

Four of Nandi’s previous swimmers have gone on the represent Canada at the Olympic Games: He played a part in developing Stephanie Richardson (Atlanta ‘96) and Joel Greenshields (Beijing), and led both Mike Brown (Athens, Beijing) and Jillian Tyler (Beijing/London) to the International stage before they made the big show in their University years.

Nandi has been awarded OSCA's Coach of the Year Award in 2001 and 2002. In 2005 Nandi was awarded both the ACC National and Junior Coach of the Year awards in Alberta.

Nandi has been a speaker at the 2004 and 2005 Alberta Coaches Conference and the 2007 National Coaches Conference.

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.

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.

Sherry Patel

Coach (Regional Junior)


Shernaz (Sherry) has 8 years of competitive swimming experience. She started swimming in 2008, but quickly qualified for nationals across all four strokes and 200 IM. After representing MSSAC at nationals in 2013 and winning gold in 50m butterfly and bronze in 100m butterfly, she earned a scholarship to swim with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Shernaz has gone on to win team medals at nationals swimming both breaststroke and freestyle on relays, as well as competing as a valuable member of the 2015-2016 national championship winning Varsity Blues swim team. Shernaz hopes to inspire her swimmers and provide them with the proper skills to succeed in competitive swimming. 

Regina Ferrara

Coach (Regional Development)


Regina holds over 20 years swim experience, over 2 years swim instructing experience and 10 years instructing, coaching and mentoring experience as a Dance Instructor and Cheerleading Coach in both Canada and the United Kingdom. She has a strong dance background, performing in the Closing Ceremonies of Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, in “The Nutcracker” with the National Ballet of Canada, as well as Choreographed and Performed in three music videos and a short film. She is currently a Professional Performing Artist with the RSDivas Creative Agency. She holds a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Degree from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Regina is excited to share her expertise in Kinesiology, Physiology, Biomechanics, athlete nutrition and conditioning to her swim team. She is a very dedicated Coach, positively encouraging and developing mastery of skills and transferrable life lessons such as leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. Regina believes in working hard to accomplish goals and dreams. She is very excited for the year ahead working with and advancing her swim team. 

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.

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

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.

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.

Gleb Suvorov

Coach (Orange B)


Gleb has been swimming competitively since the age of seven. Having an impressive age group swimming career which saw him make the Canadian Junior National Team in 2009, he decided to join the University of Calgary Varsity Team on a swimming scholarship, winning multiple gold medals at the CIS University Nationals in the backstroke and individual medley events. His outstanding performances in university earned him a place on the 2013 World University Games team.

He enjoys working with competitive kids and passing on his professional knowledge and experience of the sport of swimming to younger generation. Coach Gleb has been working with MSSAC for the past three years.

Drayton Coolen

Coach (White Clarkson B)


Drayton has been coaching for over 20 years in a variety of sports.  He has coached adults, children and teens in the sport of Canoe/Kayak, Dragonboat and now, swimming.  He has been with MSSAC for 3 seasons.  Drayton has his Competition Development coaching qualifications in the sport of Canoe/Kayak and is fully certified as a level 1 coach in swimming.  He has sent athletes to multiple National Championships, the Jr. World Championships, and The Canada Games, and has attended 2 Canada Games as a coach.  

Drayton also has a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University and Bachelor of Education from UofT.  He currently works with the Peel Board of Education when he is not at the pool.  Drayton continues to strive to help every athlete reach their potential.

Nicolette Goncalves

Coach (White GF)


Cameron McCabe

Coach (White MW)


Jackie Chan

Coach (White HP)


Jackie started swimming with MSSAC at the age of 8 and credits the sport of swimming and the club for shaping her into the person she is today. She swam competitively on both the Provincial and Age Group National teams and was a recipient of MSSAC’s Swimmer of the Year award. Jackie recently graduated with distinction from Queen’s University with a degree in Physical and Health Education. She strongly believes that swimming can provide athletes with endless opportunities as well as teach discipline, independence, initiative, and many other important life skills. Jackie is excited to share her love and passion for the water and to guide her swimmers in their path of competitive swimming!

Madison Otsuki

Coach (White Clarkson A)


Miguel Solomon

Coach (Regional Dev/White CW)


Miguel started competitive swimming in 2012. Throughout his career, he swam on Provincial, Eastern and Age group teams. He is young and enthusiastic to become part of the MSSAC family.  He is a recent graduate of Bishop Allen Academy where he earned his OSSD and French Immersion Certificate with Specialization. Miguel has been instructing young swimmers as well as being an assistant coach for the past four years. He is also very passionate about swimming and would love to share his enthusiasm to inspire young swimmers to be at their personal best.