Tom joined the Brantford Aquatic Club as Head Coach in August 2009 and is responsible for over seeing and coaching the Senior Development Group. He has been a head coach for over ten years and is Level 3 certified. Previously to joining BAC Tom has coached In BC, Manitoba, Illinois and Ontario where he had the great fortune of working as Head Age Group Coach with the Etobicoke Swim Club for five seasons. While there he was mentored by Kevin Thorburn one of Canada's premier coaches who has been named to multiple Olympic and National Team Staffs.
Tom has always respected the rich history of achievement by the Brantford Aquatic Club and wants to continue and build on that tradition of excellence.
Squad 3 Coach/Masters
Mike has been apart of the coaching staff since 2009. He is our Squad 3 and Age Group Development coach, overseeing the Age Group program. Mike swam for the club for many years, back in the 1990's. He started as the Preps coach in 2009, and gradually worked his way to his current position. He also coaches and swims Masters.
Squad 2 Coach/Swim School Coordinator
Sherry started back with the Brantford Aquatic Club in 2009. Teaching, coaching and personal training of individuals, of all ages, is Sherry's passion for over 20 years. Her greatest pleasure is derived from the glow an individual gets as they reach the goals they've set for themselves or when something is achieved they've said "I can't do that".
In her free time, in the summer, Sherry enjoys kayaking, beach volleyball, gardening, laying flagstone paths, walking and biking. In the winter, she enjoys chopping and toting wood and snowshoeing. When it comes right down to it, Sherry enjoys working with children in making them safe and strong in, and around, the water.
Micro Prep Coach
My name is Bella Casasanta, and I am the
coach of micro preps. I have been swimming since I was 8, and
I have been with the Brantford Aquatic Club since I was 11. Super
happy to still be so involved in swimming with the micro preps!
Outside of swimming, I play rugby with my school and spend a lot of
time with my puppy Bruno. I spend my summers up at Camp Akomak
which is a triathlon and paddling camp. I have two sisters who swim
with the club as well!