OUR COACHES

SEAN BAKER, HEAD COACH
Senior, Gold 1, High Performance, Varsity
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Head Coach Sean Baker joined MAC in 2020. His extensive 30-year coaching career includes producing swimming champions at the provincial, national and international level. He recently coached nine MAC swimmers to outstanding results at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in Toronto, one of whom qualified for Canada's Olympic Swimming Team and competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

With a foundation grounded in old fashioned values and principles, Coach Sean is leading MAC into a bold and exciting future. The foundation of his coaching philosophy is a belief in developing world class citizens and outstanding swimmers as a by-product. Before coming to MAC, Coach Sean produced swimming champions at the 2019 Pan American games, 2017 World Junior Championships and the 2016 Canadian Olympic Team. He has also coached swimmers to over 20 Canadian Senior National and Age Group records and has received countless awards, including nine appointments as a coach for Team Canada.

GLEN STEACY, AGE GROUP COACH
Silver 1, Gold 2
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Coach Glen is a former college swimmer who has returned to the sport as a coach. He began swimming in London, Ontario at the age of six with the London Aquatic Club. He swam at LAC for 13 years, three of them as a National Qualifier. He was Junior National Champion in 1996 in the 1500 free. Glen received a swimming scholarship to St. John’s University in New York City, where he swam in the NCAA Division 1 for four years while studying Business. He was Team Captain in his senior year. Glen began his coaching career with McGill University Masters Swimming, coaching there for four seasons and producing Provincial and National record holders. He has been in charge of the program for several years, while also serving as the Assistant Coach for the McGill University varsity swim team. Glen is currently completing his CAC Level 1 certification and is excited to continue his coaching education.

WAYNE ZHANG, AGE GROUP COACH
Bronze 1
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Coach Wayne was a competitive swimmer in China, training in the sport for over 10 years and joining the Provincial Swim Team in 1987. Between 2000 and 2010, he completed his Bachelors and Masters degree in Education. In 2007, he began coaching young swimmers. He has his swimming certification from China and continues his swimming education here in Canada. Wayne believes that winning is more than simply a swimmers' position in a race. He considers that his responsibility as a coach is to create an environment for swimmers to reach their highest personal potential as both people and athletes. His objective is to devise leading-edge skill training, provide coaching and support and ensure that young athletes develop valuable sporting skills and principles.

HAZEM SAYED, AGE GROUP COACH
Bronze 2 - Silver 2

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Coach Hazem joined MAC in 2018 and has over 20 years of coaching experience. His passion for competitive swimming began as a swimmer himself at age seven and grew with him until he decided to become a Swim Coach. With his international experience, cross-functional skills in talent management, administration, athlete and program development, Hazem strives to develop the technical and mental sides of competitive swimming. Hazem has a degree in Physical Education, certified NCCP coach and works constantly to upgrade his skills. Since joining MAC, he has successfully boosted the performance of our youngest swimmers to qualify and excel at a competitive level.

CARTER YEUDALL, AGE GROUP COACH
Top Age Group (TAG)
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Coach Carter joined MAC in 2020. Before coming to MAC, he spent five years as an Age Group Coach with the Oakville Aquatic Club, where he was instrumental in developing young athletes to achieving regional and provincial time standards as well as breaking many club records. In addition to coaching, Carter was also a competitive swimmer for over 10 years. Carter is an University of Guelph graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). Carter is a NCCP Level II coach and holds an NSL certification in good standing.

CATHY SALVO,  HEAD DEVELOPMENT COACH
Olympic Prospects
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Coach Cathy brings over a decade of swim coaching experience to her role as Head Development Coach, Olympic Prospects. Her passion for sport and her ability to make a difference drives her work to help our young swimmers realize their full potential. Cathy is a NCCP Level 1 Coach, a Certified First Responder, and currently holds her provisional license to practice Athletic Therapy. She is also in the process of completing her RMT certification and holds a degree in Kinesiology from York University. Cathy started swimming competitively at the age of 14 for Pickering Swim Club, remaining active in sport throughout her career as a Dental Hygienist. She has competed in numerous half marathons, marathons and triathlons and completing 9 Ironman distance races. For five years, Cathy also implemented a Girls CAN Run program, coaching young girls to believe in themselves while working towards running a 5km distance; all of this leading up to her pursuit of coaching competitive athletes.