Head Coach (Gold)
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 2008. The 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.
Asst. Head Coach (Bronze 1)
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.
Head Age Group Coach (Silver 1)
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.
Coach (Senior/Silver 2A)
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.
Coaching Staff (Bronze 2 East)
Eric is a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC), having acquired
his NCCP Level 3 (with MED) and is also a Level 3 official. In the
past he has represented Central Region as the Coach's Rep and
currently sits on the board for the Ontario Aquatic Hall of Fame.
He is the current President of Swim Ontario and former Head Coach
of the Lakeshore Swim Club. He has have been honoured to
receive the Lea Bredschneider Coach's Award, the Omni Friend of
Swimming, the Gord Noddle Award and in 2011 the Province of
Ontario's Syl Apps award. Eric has coached ages 8 to 20+ and
levels from development to senior nationals. He brings a
well-rounded perspective of competitive swimming. Eric has
coached swimmers to top 5 national rankings in their age group and
will bring a high degree of professionalism and passion to our
younger swimmers. We are very fortunate to have someone with
Eric’s experience coaching our Bronze 2 swimmers.
Coaching Staff (Bronze 2 West)
Brian is a fully certified NCCP Level III Coach. He comes to MSSAC after Head Coaching positions in Collingwood, Markham, Chatham, Ingersoll, and Blenheim. He also served as a Head Age Group coach in Markham and most recently for the Region of Waterloo Swim Club.
After having coached various sports as a volunteer in community and elementary and secondary schools in Chatham-Kent, Brian was drawn to the sport of swimming through his children. In 1997, with the enclosure of the outdoor pool in Blenheim, Brian became the volunteer Head Coach of the newly created Blenheim Swim Team (then known as the Foxtales) in their new facility. In 1999, Brian's professional coaching career started with the Ingersoll Speed Sharks. Over the years, Brian has had medal winners at Junior Provincials and Age Group Nationals. Two Provincial Meet records are currently held by 11 & U Boys Relays coached by Brian. They were set in 2009. Brian was the Head Coach of the Central Region Team that captured the Championship at the 2008 Ontario Summer Games. He had swimmers on the Central Region Team at the Ontario Summer games in 2008, 2010, and 2012. He was also a member of the Champion 2010 Canadian North American Challenge Cup Coaching Team. He recently coached a swimmer from Jordan at the FINA World Jr. Open Water Championships. Brian is one of a select group of coaches in Canada that has coached swimmers who have successfully swam across Lake Ontario(2011) and the English Channel(2012) in the swimmer's first attempts. Brian also was a member of the Swim Ontario Board of Directors for many years. Brian’s many years of experience in our sport will be a huge benefit for our Bronze 2 swimmers.
Coach (Silver 3 A and B)
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.
Coach (Bronze 1B Sept-Mar)
Stefanie has been coaching with MSSAC for quite some time and has completed her NCCP 1 (and MED). She started young by coaching the MSDC swimmers and has been expanding her knowledge to continue up the coaching ladder. Stefanie also swam with MSSAC for years before and with her passion and love for the sport, she hopes to teach her athletes everything she knows and help them succeed as great individuals.
Coach (Bronze 1b March-June/16)
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.
Coach (Youth South)
Coach (Youth West)
Coaching Staff (Youth North)
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.
Coaching Staff (Youth West 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.
Coaching Staff (Bronze 2 South)