Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Sean Baker Head Coach

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.

Cathy Salvo Bronze 2 / Silver 2

Cathy started swimming competitively at the age of 14 for the Pickering Dolphins. After swimming for two years she decided to focus on school. Throughout her 15 years of practicing as a Dental Hygienist, she remained active in sport. Cathy has completed many half marathons, marathons and triathlons. Cathy’s greatest accomplishment has been completing 7 Ironman distance triathlons—the most recent, completing the 2012 Mont- Tremblant IRONMAN in August. Over the past 3 years, Cathy has implemented a Girls CAN Run® program, coaching young girls to believe in themselves while working towards running a 5km distance.

Cathy believes that coaches have the power to be positive role models for our youth. It is through Cathy’s passion for sport that she hopes to make a difference in a child’s life; to help them be the best that they can be today and in the future. Through her work, Cathy wants to provide inspiration to the children she coaches; to demonstrate that hard work and effort make a difference, and that despite challenges and obstacles, one must persevere and believe in their abilities to find enjoyment in all that they do. She is an NCCP Fundamentals swim coach and is currently working towards her Comp-Two certification.  Cathy is currently working towards completing her degree in Kinesiology at York University.

Wayne Zhang Age Group Coach

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 Head Development Coach/ Discovery

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.

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