Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Sean Baker Head Coach: Senior, Gold 1 & Varsity

Over the past 30 years, Coach Baker has won numerous regional, provincial and national titles.  He has placed many swimmers on National teams to compete on the international stage.  Sean has coached swimmers to over 20 Canadian Senior National and Age Group records.  He has received countless rewards including nine national team appointments as a coach for Canada. 

Glen Steacy Age Group Coach: Silver 1/ Gold 2

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 6 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 the last two 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.  He is looking forward to working with young up and coming swimmers and growing with Markham Aquatic Club.

Wayne Zhang Age Group Coach: Bronze 1

Wayne was a professional athlete in China. He trained in the sport swimming for over 10 years and was on the Provincial Swim Team since 1987. Between 2000 and 2010, He has completed his Bachelors and Masters degree in Education; and started coaching young swimmers since 2007. 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 cutting-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/Silver2

Hazem began as a swimmer at age seven. His passion for swimming grew with him until he decided to become a Swim Coach. Hazem has been a competitive coach since 2000. With his international experience, cross-functional skills in talent management, administration, athlete and program development, Hazem thrives to develop the technical and mental sides of competitive swimming. Hazem has a degree in Physical Education, certified NCCP coach and working constantly to upgrade his skills.

As the Head of Development with Markham Aquatic Club, Hazem has successfully boosted the performance of our young swimmers to qualify and excel at a competitive level. In addition to the development role, he also coaches the Discovery team to qualify for the festival, Central A, B and C.

Carter Yeudall Age Group Coach: TAG

Carter joins MAC after spending 5 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 Guleph graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology).  Carter is a NCCP Level II coach and holds an NSL certification good standing. 

Cathy Salvo Head Dev't Coach: Olympic Prospects

With over a decade of coaching experience, Cathy is excited to take on the role of Head Development Coach, Olympic Prospects.


Cathy started swimming competitively at the age of 14 for Pickering Swim Club and remained active in sport throughout her career as a Dental Hygienist. Cathy has competed in numerous half marathons, marathons and triathlons and her greatest accomplishment has been completing 9 Ironman distance races. For 5 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.


Cathy believes it is her responsibility as a coach to be a positive role model for our youth. It is her passion for sport and her ability to make a difference that drives her work to have our athletes 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. Cathy is in the process of completing her RMT certification and holds a degree in Kinesiology from York University.

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