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Our Coaches

We are here to support your needs. If you have questions that you would like directed to a coach or board member please contact info@burlingtondevilrays.ca and your concern will be forwarded to the correct person.

Coaching Staff

Sergei Soloukhin

Head Coach

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Sergei Soloukhin came to the Burlington Aquatic Devilrays as Head Coach in 2002 and has built BAD's swimming program. Sergei is dedicated to the sport of competitive swimming and to his swimmers. He has a long list of accomplishments:
 

  • Head Coach of B.A.D. since 2002
  • Over 30 years of coaching experience and more than 25 years as a Head Coach
  • Charter Professional Coach (ChPC) with the Coaches of Canada
  • NCCP Level III certified swimming coach, enrolled in Level IV
  • International Level III certified swimming coach
  • Recipient of “Domestic Excellence Award 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 (for coaching one or more swimmers to a National Champion performance at the SNC Nationals / Trials, SNC Club Nationals, CIS Nationals and SWAD Nationals)
  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sports
  • VP Domestic with the Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (2008-2010)
  • Head Coach, 2007 Paul Bergen International Meet (Canadian Youth Team)
  • Head Coach, 2008 Tri Meet (Ontario Team)
  • Women’s Coach, 2009 Age Group Nationals, Australia (Canadian Junior Team)
  • Assistant Coach, 26th Canada Games - Winnipeg 2017
  • Member of the Junior National Tour Team 1979-1981, USSR
  • National Championships finalist in 200 Backstroke 1980-1983, USSR


 

Yuriy Bespalov

Intermediate Groups

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Yuriy Bespalov joined our team in 2004 and brings more then 20 years coaching experience to the Devilrays. His experience with the Ukrainian Swimming team, both as an athlete and a coach, has given Yuriy a solid background and knowledge in competitive swimming. Yuriy has developed Ukrainian athletes for the Olympic Games, World and Europe Championships.
 

  • Coaching with B.A.D. since 2004
  • Over 20 years of coaching experience including 5 years as Head Coach of the Ukrainian State\ University swimming team (Kiev) and as Assistant of Professor of the Ukrainian State University - Department of Swimming (Kiev)
  • NCCP Level II certified Swimming Coach (Theory and Technical); Currently enrolled in level III
  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sports (credentials have been evaluated by University of Toronto)
  • Ph.D. – “Rehabilitation Methods in Competitive Swimming” (credentials have been evaluated by University of Toronto – Doctor of Physiology)
  • 6 years experience in the National Lifeguard Service
  • Member of Ukrainian National Swimming Team and Champion of Ukraine 1977-1980 (100 butterfly, 200 back stroke, 400 free style)

Stephanie Judd

Senior Development

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  • Bachelor of Primary Education (Primary/Junior/Intermediate) Tribes Training
  • Over 20 years of Aquatics experience
  • NCCP Level 1 Skills Coach Trained Comp-Int.
  • NCCP Level 2 Theory and Swimming Technical
  • Lifeguarding with the city of Burlington
  • Advance computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Basic Smart Board Skills, Class

Peggy Cosgrove

Novice Coach

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  • Started with BAD in 2011
  • Swim Instructor for the past 6 years with the city of Burlington
  • Lifeguarding with the city of Burlington
  • Peggy has two children, both of them involved in BAD Swim Programs
  • Away from the pool Margaret is a professional singer
  • One of the favorite past time is various outdoors activities


 

Meagan Laking

Novice Coach

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Jennifer Fisher

Fundamentals Coach

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