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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Dan Stratton

Head Coach

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Dan Stratton, is entering his fourth year as head coach with Trent swim club. He is a NCCP certified senior coach (formerly Level 3), a learning facilitator for the NCCP swimming 101 training, a graduate of the Canadian Sport Institute (Victoria, BC) and a winner of the CSCTA Speedo Domestic Excellence Award. Stratton is a technical classifier for Paralympic swimming and was the coach of record for Darda Geiger, member of the 2000 Paralympic games team in Sydney, Australia. Geiger, was the winner of a gold medal in the women’s medley relay and along with her teammates set a world record that stood for two Paralympic games (eight years). Stratton has served as a regional program director, the Swim Ontario coaches committee, has had numerous Swim Ontario provincial medalists, and four medalists at (SNC) national championships. He has experience coaching novice, developmental, youth, varsity level (CIS) swimmers and masters swimmers. He has led one regional tour team (Ontario summer games 2014) and continues learning with outreach visits to the Ontario Swim Academy mentoring under head coach Don Burton and consulting with Biomechanist Amber Hutchinson.

Kent Crockower

Head Age Group Coach

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Kent swam for the Peterborough Y Swim Club-Trent Swim Club from 1974-1985. Kent was the summer Junior National Champion in backstroke 1983 and competed at summer and winter Sr. Nationals in 1984 and 1985. Kent was also a finalist at the 1985 CIS championships.

Kent is in his 30th year of teaching and has taught both elementary and secondary levels. Kent coached St. Mary's Secondary's swim team in '97 and '98 and in both years they won the COSSA championships. In doing so Kent has led 19 swimmers to OFSSA and qualified 7 of 10 possible relays for OFSSA in both championship season. Kent was the founder and lead coach of Peterborough Pirate Youth Triathlon team. In 2015, Kent was named Triathlon Ontario’s coach of the year. Kent also coach the Pirates to 2 Ontario Youth Championships in 2016 and 2017. Under Kent’s guidance 20 triathletes qualified for Ontario Summer Games and 2 more triathletes qualified for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Jacquelyn Craft

Swim School and Masters

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A Peterborough Native, Jacquelyn Craft grew up swimming with the Trent Swim Club from the age of 9. Throughout her 14 year career, she set club and Regional records in breaststroke and became a National and Olympic Trial finalist several times over. After high school, she earned an athletic scholarship to swim in the NCAA Division I at the University of Connecticut before transferring to the University of Arizona. In her final year at U of A, she won the NCAA Championship team title and graduated with a BA focusing on Physiology, Psychology, and Communication to go into Coaching. After coaching briefly in the U. S. and Australia, Jacquelyn returned to Canada to coach with the Trent Swim Club (2010-2012), the Barrie Trojan Swim Club (2012-2014), and most recently with the University of Calgary Swim Club (2014-2018). Jacquelyn has experience coaching all age groups, from 10 & unders, to senior athletes, Varsity, and Masters and truly loves it all. She and her husband Matt were thrilled to move back to their hometown of Peterborough this Spring with their 15 month old twin girls, Stella and Margot.

Christine M Mitchell

Coach

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Christine Mitchell begins her 4th year as a coach with Trent Torpedoes. An NCCP Level One Certified Coach and Strategic Communications Specialist, Christine once ranked 7th and 9th in the world for 200 Breast and 400 I.M. She is a Canadian champion and former Canadian record holder who competed for Canada in the World Championships in Berlin in 1978, was a finalist at the Commonwealth Games and two Olympic Trials and was a medalist at Australian nationals. She swam for the University of Michigan on a full scholarship winning an NCAA Big Ten title and becoming an All-American and U.S. National 4-mile Long Distance team champion. Christine has coached for Scarborough Swim Club, Camp Ak-O-Mak and the Muskoka Aquatic Club, where she earned a Dedication to Coaching Award. She is looking forward to a great swimming year!