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 Coaching Staff.

For all questions related to administration such as dues, safety, or policy issues; please contact one of the Board of Directors listed in the Parents Info tab of the website with their pictures.

Coaching Staff

Mike Mcwha

Head Coach

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Cord Kitson

Assistant Coach

Email

cordkitson@windsoraquatic.com

 

 

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology from University of Windsor
  • Graduate Teaching Degree from New Zealand
  • St. Thomas of Villanova High School Swim Team Coach for 5 years
  • Finalist at Canadian Junior National Championships in 1999
  • Qualified for the New Zealand Open championships in the 50 butterfly 2006
  • Ontario Masters Provincial Champion 2009
  • Swimming coordinator of the 47th International Children Games, Windsor 2013
  • 12th year of coaching
  • Level 2 technical certification
  • Elementary school teacher at GECDSB

Joel Potma

SEAL and Swim 4 Success Coach

Email

joelpotma@windsoraquatic.com

 

 

 

 

Joel is currently a 4th year Chemistry student at the University of Windsor.  He started swimming competitively at the age of 8 and swam with WAC for 3 seasons before starting university.  Joel’s favorite stroke is backstroke and he qualified for both Eastern and Western Canadian Championships during his time with WAC.  He was also a student coach for his Sandwich Secondary School swim team and qualified for OFSAA for all four years.  Joel is a Swimming Canada Certified Level I Coach and also has his NLS certification. This is Joel's third year as a WAC coach.

Olivia Binder

Age Group Development Coach

Email

oliviabinder@windsoraquatic.com

 

 

 

Olivia has been part of the WAC family since she was 10 years old. As a competitive swimmer her favourite event was 100m breast stroke. Throughout high school, she swam for St. Thomas of Villanova and competed at OFSAA. She obtained a degree in Disability Studies and Education from the University of Windsor. She is currently working on completing a Masters degree in Education. For the past 10 years, she has gained much experience as a lifeguard, swim instructor, first aid instructor and swim coach. Olivia is looking forward to coaching Age Group Development this season and being a member of this team! 

Jodi Cortese

Competitive Group Coach

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Jodi has been the head coach of the Riverside Secondary School swim team for the last eight years and is a former WAC coach & swimmer.  Her teams at Riverside have won the WECSSAA championships all 8 years she has coached and placed 2nd at OFSAA in four of those 8 years. 

Jodi has had the opportunity to coach two current USA National Team members (Ali & Gabby Deloof) while coaching the girls swim team at Grosse Pointe South High School. 

Jodi was a varsity swimmer and school record holder at Wayne State University where she also earned academic awards at the school.

Marek Jurkiewicz

Assistant Coach

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Hannah Oswald

Assistant Coach

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