Group: Senior, Senior Development &
Youth Flex groups.
Certification: Level 3 (Senior Coach)
Meghan Whittaker has been involved
with competitive swimming for over 20 years. She began
her swimming career in Saskatoon where she swam for both the
Goldfins and then the Lasers. Meghan attended Minnesota State
University in Mankato where she swam for the MSU Mavericks for 4
years and was Co- Captain her Senior year. She was a 4 year letter
winner as well as Academic All-American all 4 years. In Meghan's
senior year, she was awarded the Maverick Achievement
Upon graduating from MSU, she
returned home and spent 2 seasons as the Assistant Head Coach with
the Saskatoon Lasers (with a brief stint as Interim Head Coach as
well) before making the move to Regina and the Regina Optimist
Dolphins. Over the course of her 2 years with the RODS as the
Assistant Head Coach, Meghan was part of a staff that coached the
team to the most successful season they had achieved in over a
decade- highlighted by the RODS winning the title of
Manitoba/Saskatchewan Provincial Champions in March
Over the course of her coaching
career, Meghan has coached multiple Canadian Trials Qualifiers, Age
Group National medalists, Western & Eastern National medalists,
Provincial medalists and multiple swimmers to Saskatchewan
Meghan is excited to be entering
her 7th season with MMST and her 2nd season as Head Coach!
Assistant Head Coach
Group: Senior, Junior & Youth Flex
Certification: Level 2 (Age
Richard Tse was a competitive
swimmer for 9 years before starting his coaching career with
Markham Aquatic Club. In his five years at MAC, he coached
several swimmers to become Festival and Central Regional
medalists. With MAC, they also won multiple Central Regional
and Festival team championships.
Richard began his swimming career
at the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club. He was an Age Group
National qualifier in multiple events in IM, Breast, Back and
Fly. He also swam with the York University Varsity team and
helped break the 4 x 100 MR record.
This is his 3rd year with the
Milton Marlin Swim Team and he is excited to help develop his
athletes to reach their fullest potential!
Group: Novice (Purple 1 & Green 1)
& Junior groups.
1 (Fundamentals Coach)
Certification: SNC Level 5 & World Para Level
Coach Sandra is thrilled to be a
part of your swimmer’s life as they begin their journey into
Her own career began at the age of
11 in her hometown of Richmond Hill, followed by North York
Aquatic Club and Newmarket Stingrays. While studying Commerce and
French at McMaster University,
she was a part of their varsity swim program, competing at
university nationals and earning the “Rookie
of the Year” award her freshman year.
When Sandra is not busy coaching,
she can often be found on deck in a different role. An active Level
V Master Official and a Para-Swimming ITO, Sandra travels the world
officiating with her first international appointment to the October
2018 World Para Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In her spare time, Sandra enjoys
RV-ing to Disneyworld together with her family!
Group: Novice (Green
2) & Junior Development groups.
NCCP Certification: Level 2 (Age Group
Maurizio Cavagna joined the Milton
Marlin Swim Team in 2013 and has been passionately coaching and
assisting with all levels of MMST swimmers since then! Though
relatively new to the world of competitive swim coaching, Maurizio
brings with him extensive experience in teaching and coaching.
Maurizio discovered his passion for teaching early on as a First
Aid/CPR instructor and Aquatics Instructor. Over the years he has
instructed all ages of swimmers (including adults), and all levels
of swimming including Life Saving courses (Bronze Med/Cross to
Although you will see Maurizio on
deck most days, he is also a full time firefighter with the Toronto
Fire Services. As a 20 year member of the fire service Maurizio
continues to show his passion for teaching as an on-shift training
instructor teaching courses to active firefighters including
Emergency Medical Care, Auto Extrication, Rapid Intervention
Maurizio is always working toward
being the best instructor/coach he can and continues his
development through professional development courses at work and is
currently working toward his next level of swim coach
Novice (Purple 2)
Level 1 (Fundamentals Coach)