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OUR COACHES - COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

 

Competitive Coaching Staff

Lori Melien

GM, Head Coach, Dev Group & Pre-Comp

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Lori is entering her 7th season with SWOTT, 3rd as Head Coach and 1st as General Manager and Pre-comp coordinator. She is thrilled to be working with our first year competitive kids in the Dev Group and looks to carry on the values, visions and successes the club has seen under the tutelage of Marie and Tom Anzai. Lori brings experience from her own 16-year swimming career, culminating in 6 years on the national team, and Commonwealth, FISU Games and Olympic relay medals. Her 5-year varsity career at the Univ. of Calgary saw her in the team captain role for 2 years, was a 4x CIAU champion and All-Canadian, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Community Rehabilitiation Studies. She has been fortunate to work with the Uof C Swim Club, LA Swim Club in Lethbridge and had a unique 1-year opportunity to coach alongside the late Randy Bennett (coach of Olympic medalist Ryan Cochrane). Lori is a certified level 2 coach and NCCP Learning Facilitator, who often trains and mentors other swim coaches in the region.

Jérémy Dumora

Assistant Head Coach-Lead & AG1 Groups

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Originally from Bordeaux, France,  Jérémy moved to Ottawa from Quebec City in 2016 ago and is entering his third year with Swim Ottawa. He swam with Rouge et Or while attending Laval University. Jérémy is a certified level 2 coach and will act as Assistant Head-coach/ competitive program, coaching our Lead and Age group 1 groups. He has been coaching since 2012, his age group swimmers have attained several podiums at both Quebec Provincials and Ontario Festivals & Provincials, while qualifying for Eastern Nationals, Junior Nationals and Canadian championships. He brings great passion to his coaching, believes in a strong technical base and looks forward to spreading a strong feeling of team spirit to all our swimmers!

Chris Cormier

Junior Competitive Coach-AG2 Group

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Chris began coaching in 2012 working with summer programs in Nova Scotia after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts - Honours History. He returned to Ottawa and continued his studies at Algonquin College in Recreation and Leisure Services and also coached with GO Kingfish for 6 years . Chris was the Coordinator for High Performance Data Management with Swimming Canada from 2014-2017. Last September Chris joined Own the Podium as a Results Analyst and continues his work there while also joining our dynamic Swim Ottawa Staff! Chris is passionate about swimming and is looking forward to coaching the AG2 group this year!

Andrea Smith

Junior Competitive Coach-Junior 1 Group

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Andrea is entering her first year with Swim Ottawa, but is no stranger to swimming! Her career spanned 16 years, where she was a member of the Canadian National team from 1995-2000, including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, 2 World Championships and 3 Pan Pacific Games. Andrea began coaching with the University of Calgary Swim Club until moving to Ottawa and starting a Master’s program which operates out of our home pool. She is a level 2 swim coach with over 18 years of coaching experience and will bring her passion and energy to the Junior 1 swimmers this year!

Marie-Pier Couillard

Junior Competitive Coach-Junior 2 Group

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Marie-Pier , is entering her 2nd year with Swim Ottawa and looks forward to coaching the Junior 2 group this year.       She looks forward to passing along how to manage stress, set goals and work hard during practices, all the while teaching great technique and ensuring her group is having fun! Marie-Pier brings extensive experience from her own swimming career, such as being a former National team member at the 2006 Commonwealth games, 2007 Youth Olympic (2x bronze medalist), 2015 World FISU games. She has lowered over 70 Québec age group and senior provincial record and been a Canadian Championship medallist and 4x CIS championship gold medallist. Marie-Pier has coached for 4 years at Les Riverains Lévis and current coordinator, translation at Swimming Canada.

Board of Directors

Duncan Stewart

SWOTT President

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Joanne Kim

SWOTT Secretary

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Mathew Baril

SWOTT Treasurer

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Matt de Vlieger

Board Member at Large

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Amy Goodman

Board Member at Large

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Lori Melien

Head Coach (ex-officio, non-voting)

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