Coaches

The NKB Coaching Staff is full of people passionate about the sport of swimming and the development of our swimmers as both individuals and athletes.  Their collective experience as swimmers themselves, experience as coaches and professionals, as well as the certifications they hold and professional development they continue to pursue are at the core of what enables NKB to reach elite levels of success.

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meeother swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.


Scott Faithfull, Head Coach/Performance Elite Coach

Email: [email protected]

Scott is returning as the head coach, has been with NKB since 2000 and brings over 30 years coaching experience to the pool, including successful stints as Head Coach of Perth Stingrays and at Oakville Aquatic club.  As a coach, he has received numerous awards and honours including CSCTA’s Domestic Excellence Award multiple times, Age Group Coach of the Year, coaching Provincial, Canadian, and International all-star tour teams, and Head Coach of Ontario’s Summer Games Team.   His extensive national and international coaching experience includes work with many of the faces you see, past and present, on the Olympic circuit, including Hall of Fame inductees and former Canadian record holder Mike Brown and Erica Seltenriech-Hodgson. As a swimmer, he was a Canadian record holder himself, so the swimmers of NKB are sure to benefit from his talents and understanding of what it takes as a dedicated individual and hard working athlete to reach your goals.

 

 

 


Heather Page Fairley, Head Age Group Coach/Performance Coach

Email: [email protected]

Heather came to NKB from the USA, where she had a long and successful career in competitive swimming.  She is returning as the Head Age Group Coach again this year, as well as the Program Coordinator for our Junior Barracudas program.  She joined NKB in 2010, following her work as an award winning teacher in Boston Public Schools.  She brings over two decades of coaching experience to the pool, during which time she has coached novice swimmers through to some of the top ranked young Canadian athletes.  She has also been named Ontario Coach of the Year and earned CSCTA’s Domestic Excellence Award on multiple occasions.  She shares her love of the sport of swimming with her swimmers and is committed to helping all swimmers succeed, in and out of the pool, through her emphasis on technique development, character development, and positive, strong work ethics.

 

 

 


Mike Broadway, Youth Green 1 Coach/Youth Green 2 Coach

For Mike, swimming has always been a family affair.  His swimming career started at Pointe Claire Swim Club where he and his sisters were no strangers to owning the podiums as swimmers, with Mike being a regular fixture at Canadian National events in the ‘70s and ‘80s.  While swimming, he met his wife Gigi who was a national level swimmer herself, and is arguably one of NKB’s (and their son’s ) loudest and proudest fans.    After he hung up his goggles, Mike went on to be a coach, including time as the collegiate head coach at John Abbott college and a swim coach for the Pointe Claire Modern Pentathlon team.  Like his father, he has also been extremely involved in the world of officiating and has been integral in shaping some of the policies common in our sport today.  If you’ve been to an NKB meet in the past 10 years, we’re sure you’ve seen him.  This year, however, he is happy to be once again trading in his official’s whites for a coaching shirt, and we are glad to welcome him to Youth Green!

 

 

 


Ryan Cockell, Senior Black Coach/Senior Green Coach

Ryan is no stranger to elite performance, as both an athlete and a coach!  He is a long time NKB Alum who returned to Ottawa from University of Calgary, where he continued his swimming career and studied Kinesiology. He regularly earned top podium finishes, posted club and school records, and ranked Top 10 in Canada.  Ryan leads by example in the water and on the deck, showing a strong commitment to swimming (and he comes by it honestly – many of you may recognize his father from the years he has committed to volunteering and officiating for our sport as well!).  Ryan is a certified coach who is constantly expanding his knowledge base, whether it be swimming related professional development, expanding his technological prowess working for Apple, or developing his mechanical craft with Ford cars.  From his personal 2016 Olympic Trials Finalist performance, and then repeated years of equally exciting successes of swimmers he’s coached through the Age Group Program, we look forward to all he has in store for another season in with our Senior Programming.

 

 


Kristin Dalkowski, Youth White Coach

Kristin's passion for working with our youngest Barracudas is the first thing you will notice when you meet her! This season Kristin will be coaching Youth White as well as coaching and supervising in our Junior Barracudas programming. Kristin is no stranger to the pool - she was a competitive swimmer for six years before moving onto water polo where she continued to explore her love of water sports. Kristin is a certified swim instructor who has worked with several organizations, and is continuing to further her NCCP coach certification as she expands her knowledge of competitive swimming. When Kristin is not on deck, she can be found enjoying time outdoors, often skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer. Kristin is excited to continue with our NKB team this year and to help our young Barracudas develop their skills to achieve their full potential all while sharing her passion for swimming.

 

 

 


Ben Ethier, Youth Black Coach/Youth Kanata Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach

This jack of all trades joined NKB in 2012, and Ben is still wearing his many caps (well!). He continues as the strength and conditioning coach, and this year is back on deck with our competitive groups in addition to the Junior Barracudas. Ben brings his passion for coaching and working with young athletes to the NKB family from his experience with other aquatic clubs, including Perth Stingrays and dive clubs in the Ottawa area. He has numerous certifications and vast experience across athletics, and he will be continuing to use his skill set to build our dryland and weight room programs.

 

 

 

 


Melissa Haick, Assistant Coach

For this season Melissa has traded in her flip flops and stopwatch for a behind the scenes role with NKB, however, we all know she can't stay away from the water! You will see her smiling face periodically assisting on deck. She was a competitive swimmer for 12 years and earned her NCCP coaching certification after she retired from competition to stay connected to the sport that she loves. Her formal education includes a BA in Psychology as well as a diploma in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant. She loves adventure, which has taken her around the world, including living and working for four years in Australia and South Korea. Melissa is excited to incorporate her experiences and passion for swimming to her roles with NKB!


Max Huppe, Youth White Coach

Max Huppe is another great addition to the Barracudas coaching staff this season, where he will be coaching Youth White as well as coaching and supervising in our Junior Barracudas program. When not poolside with NKB, he can still be found around the water. He is a head lifeguard with the City of Ottawa and has been involved in aquatics, including swimming lessons and advanced lifesaving courses, for years.  Away from the water Max is a diligent student pursuing a degree at Carleton University as well as earning his pilot's license.  Whatever he is involved, be it in the water or the the skies, he is dedicated to achieving success. He's always had a passion for swimming and NKB is excited to welcome him as part of this strong coaching staff and great team.


Abigail Imbeault, Youth White Coach

The Mighty Barracudas are excited to welcome Abby to the competitive coaching staff! Abby is certainly no stranger to the winning ways of the Black & Green though. She is a long time coach and supervisor in our Junior Barracudas program, and has been a substitute in our competitive program as well. She is currently completing her NCCP FUNdamentals certification for swimming. When not at the pool, you can still find her working with youth as she is in teacher's college at University of Ottawa. We're sure her enthusiasm for working with children is what you will notice first, and it's what will inspire your swimmers to keep coming back.

 

 

 

 


Aleasha Knight, Youth Black Coach/Youth Kanata Coach

NKB is thrilled to welcome back Aleasha and all the energy and excitement she has for swimming! As an Age Group and Senior athlete, Aleasha could regularly be found volunteering her time at team events, drumming up excitement for our mini but Mighty Barracudas, or right at the heart of the loudest group of Barracudas, cheering on teammates with an infectious energy. This NKB alum has now graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, an NCAA Division I school where she specialized in the backstroke events and lead her team to three conference titles. She has also earned her teacher’s license and when not poolside she can be found “kidside” at a local elementary school. She has a passion for physical and mental health of youth as well as accessibility in the sport of swimming. Combining her experience with youth and her knowledge of swimming with the commitment she holds towards these passions, we’re sure success will follow for all our athletes. NKB is proud to welcome this cat-loving, NFL fan to the coaching staff!

 

 


Barb Moffitt, Senior Black Coach/Senior Green Coach

Barb is excited to be back with NKB and NKB is excited to have her back! This year, she will once again be coaching in our Senior programming. Barb is an NCCP certified who has years of coaching experience ranging from the most novice "rookies" to helping "veterans" move onto the national level. As an Early Childhood Educator as well, Barb enjoys combining her skills with early learning and the swimmer's love of the water. She can always be found bringing her personal touch into her coaching, and we are lucky to have this creative lady bring her artistic talents to our club as well. (Be sure to check out some of the lettering and shirt designs she has done!) Her understanding of the spectrum of swimming and development across the years will be a great benefit to all the athletes she coaches, and to their families as well! Being a swim mom of three Barracudas herself, she knows what it takes as a swimmer and as a family to help foster our growing athletes' success - she is passionate about coaching and enjoys helping swimmers achieve their goals

 

 


Morgan Seabrook, Youth Green 1 Coach/Youth Green 2 Coach

Morgan is another familiar face at NKB who will be coaching Youth Green this season. He started in the pool with NKB in 2005 and in switching from competing to coaching he continues to share his passion with the youngest of NKB swimmers. He was previously a Junior Barracuda instructor and supervisor, and is an NCCP certified FUNdamentals coach, so he’s no stranger to what it takes for swimmers to be successful and to enjoy the journey from novice to veteran! Morgan has now coached with NKB for 6 years, focusing on the swimmer’s development to increase their love of the water and help reach their goals. Away from the pool, he is a graduate of Algonquin College and is working as a Registered Massage Therapist, but can often be found waterside enjoying a swim or water skiing, for which he is also an NCCP certified coach. He has raised the bar in our youth programming over the years, and we are looking forward to how he helps our young Barracudas achieve their goals in the year to come.