The Olympian Swim Club is proud to announce that Scott Wilson has been hired as our new Head Coach.
Scott brings to the Club over 18 years of experience as a swim coach as well as 16 years of experiences a competitive swimmer. For the past two seasons, Scott has been the Head Coach of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club where he coached their top two competitive groups. During his tenure, multiple swimmers made national competitions, with swimmers reaching the podium at Canadian Trials in 2016 and 2017.
From 2013 to 2016 Scott was the coach for the Claremont Sports institute which is part of the Swimming Canada High Performance Centre in Victoria. His role at Claremont was to help swimmers achieve individual excellence and prepare them for elite levels of competition in the future. During this period of time Scott had access to lead bio-mechanists, physiologists, mental conditioning coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches for Swimming Canada. The experience helped Scott develop his already strong background in the different aspects of swimming performance.
Prior to coaching at Claremont, Scott served as Assistant Head Coach/Head Age Group Coach for Edmonton Keyano Swim Club where he gained experience in overseeing multiple pools, as well as training and educating coaching staff.
Scott loves working with swimmers of all ages and he considers one of his strongest attributes to be the rapport which he develops with kids. He considers himself to be extremely driven to find new ideas and approaches which help keep swimmers learning and motivated to be better. Scott has a vision creating a level of programming within OSC which other clubs will aspire to emulate. Scott grew up in Montreal where there was always a strong rivalry between two strong local clubs. In his view, a strong competitive rivalry between OSC and other local clubs will make the caliber of swimming in Edmonton better overall.
Scott is well thought of and respected in the swimming community. He has been selected by Swimming Canada to be one of its coaches this August at the Junior Pan Pacs in Fiji.
Between now and September, Scott will be working behind the scenes with Nathan to ensure a smooth transition and have the Club ready for the start of the season in September.
Scott is looking forward to getting to know the OSC family in September. Please join us in welcoming Scott to the Club.