Eric has over 20 years combined swim coaching/racing experience
under his belt. Never the biggest or strongest competitor in the
field, Eric achieved success by relying on his technical skill.
Throughout his career he has represented Canada internationally,
winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Junior Pan Pacific
Championships. He swam on scholarship for the University of Denver
in the NCAA, and was part of DU's Sunbelt Conference Championship
team in 2011. He then transferred to McMaster University to finish
up his degree, where he re-wrote the record books. He currently
holds all time records in 9 different swimming events that
include freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly.
A strong believer in a "skills first" approach to coaching, Eric
looks forward to building a unique and successful program at LSC
that promotes the fun factor, while providing opportunities for
swimmers to move from their first strokes all the way to the
Assistant Coach - Comp 1 & Comp 2
Matthew has been involved with competitive swimming for
essentially 3/4 of his life - as an athlete and a coach. He
starting his swimming career with a small novice team, and shortly
after that, Matthew made the jump to a competitive team where he
competed in the Ontario Provincial Championships yearly. Matthew
also swam internationally for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,
and transferred back to Canada to finish his swimming career with
the York University team of Toronto.
Coach Matthew is an NCCP level 1 certified coach and has worked
with Fundamentals, Comp 3, Comp 2, and other competitive groups for
both Lakeshore Swim Club and the South Western Aquatics.
Matthew has a tremendous passion for the sport and he is looking
forward to teaching and training Lakeshore athletes to reach their
full potential! He is very excited to lead the athletes to vast
improvements in their training, and transfer those improvements
into fast swimming this upcoming season!