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OUR COACHES

Lori Melien is entering her 7th year with Swim Ottawa,  and her 2nd year as head coach, she looks forward to coaching the Sr 1 & 2 groups, while carrying 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 6 years on the national team, Commonwealth, FISU Games and Olympic relay medals. She had a successful 5-year varsity career at the University of Calgary, where she was team captain, 4x CIAU champion and helped her team to a 2nd overall finish in her final two years. She has worked 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, originally from Bordeaux, France moved to Ottawa from Quebec City two summers ago and is entering his second year with Swim Ottawa. He swam with Rouge et Or while attending Laval University. He is a medalist from the RSEQ championships and participated at the Eastern National Championships. He has been coaching since 2012 and is a certified level 2 coach, where his age group swimmers attained podium finishes at the AA, AAA and Summer Québec games. 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! Jeremy is looking forward to coaching the Junior 1 and Junior 2 groups this year!

Marie-Pier Couillard, is happy to join the Swim Ottawa family and looks forward to coaching the Junior 3 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! Maire-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.

Emily Anzai has been part of the Swim Ottawa family since 2002 when she started swimming for Swim Ottawa (formerly known as 'Gefilte Fish Swim Club') competitively at age 7. Since then, Emily has competed for the Guelph Gryphons throughout her university career and came away as a 13-time OUA medalist, U-SPORTS 2017 200m Backstroke bronze medalist, and 3-time Gryphon's Swimming MVP. Emily has several years of coaching experience with Swim Ottawa Masters, Pre-Comp, Comp and Youth swimmers during the summer swim sessions. Emily is very excited to now be working with the DEV group and tag-teaming it with Coach Marie while she finishes her last semester at the University of Guelph.

 

PRE COMP

Our pre-comp coach roster includes Taylor SimDiana Carranco, Hannah Charness, Phoebe Newton and Olivia Pucci The team will have a wealth of experience to help the swimmers of tomorrow in our Minnows, Guppies, and Whale groups.

Competitive Coaching Staff

Lori Melien

Head Coach; Coach - Seniors

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Jérémy Dumora

Coach - J1, J2

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Emily Anzai

Coach - Dev

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Marie-Pier Couillard

Coach - J3

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Board of Directors

Alan Karovitch

SWOTT Secretary

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Mathew Baril

SWOTT Treasurer

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Gerry Derouin

Board Member

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Lori Melien

Head Coach (ex-officio, non-voting)

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Duncan Stewart

SWOTT President

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Joanne Kim

Board Member

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