2019-20 Coaches

 

Eddie Toro 
Director of Performance

Years Coaching Swimming: 7

Favourite Set: 

0x (50 + 100) 4 on 1:10 1 on 2:00 Just make pace (both 50 and 100 are on the same pace time)

Why do you love coaching?

Swimming is my life’s passion, and being able to study it, understand it, and teach it is the very best way to honor my sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bruce 
Director of Coaches

Years Coaching Swimming: 6

Favourite Set: 

Swim a set totalling 4000 m and then go out for a trail run with my fellow young athletes and coaches at the Aquathon Camp is always the best morning ever.

Why do you love coaching?

We provide a unique opportunity at NYAC where swimmers have the opportunity to move from swimming in the pool to coaching young children from the deck. Teaching these young people how to be leaders, effective communicators and helping them with building basic professional skills is such a pleasure. I enjoy not only watching them grow and develop their expertise as coaches but also seeing them inspire our youngest swimmers in the Club thereby making our Waves program the most successful in Toronto is the BEST!

 

 

Jim Snow
National

 

 

 

 



Years Coaching Swimming: Since 1973!

Favourite Set:

Dropout 50's - 100x100
6x100 @ 6:00 @ 93% Effort

Why do you love coaching?

It is a pleasure to bring a range of experience, education, technology and photography to the NYAC program. With a Bachelor of Human Kinetecs '79 (exercise physiology) and Canada's largest underwater video library of all strokes, I think these expereinces add a complimentary layer of expertise to the NYAC coaching staff. I started coaching in 1973 and have enjoed club experiences right across the country. With recent local stops in Barrie, Whitby and Markham and most recently, providing video services to clubs and parents via www.sharperacquaticimage.ca. For me, improving performances through superior stroke technique and physiology-based training programs defines a pathway for my athletes. Every athlete has a "learning tunnel" and it's my goal and plan to find the very best solution to bring out the very best in an athletes race performances.

 

Kwesi Kwarko - Fosu
National Development I



Years Coaching Swimming: 8

Favourite Set: Kamikaze

Why do you love coaching?
I love watching hard work pay off, and I love to see people succeed and exceed their expectations and goals through courage, sacrifice, grit, and determination

 

Billy Toro
National Development 1 and 2



Years Coaching Swimming: 10

Favourite Set: 

5 x [400 @FPP – 200 BK @4:00 – 100 free Best Average @2:00 – 50 easy @1:00]

Why do you love coaching?
I love coaching because it gives me an opportunity to mentor swimmers, to challenge them, and to help them grow as athletes in and out of the pool.

Sarah Steinke
National Development 3



Years Coaching Swimming: 8

Favourite Set:

4x[25 kick!! + 75 SC] @1:20
4x[50 pull!! + 50 SC] @1:10
4x[75 swim!! + 25 SC] @1:10

Why do you love coaching?
I love coaching because I love exploring new ways to help people reach their goals. 

Steve Downs


Provincial 1A&B



Years Coaching Swimming: 30

Favourite Set: The next one

Why do you love coaching?

I love watching young athletes grow as athletes and people. Helping them understand how failure leads to success

Kashyap Gosai


Provincial 3



Years Coaching Swimming: 9

Favourite Set:

4 x 25 @ 0:30 - DPS
4 x 50 @ 1:10 - 75%-80%
4 x 100 @ 2:00 - 85%-90%
4 x 200 @ 5:00 - MAX EFFORT
4 x 100 @ 2:00 - 85%-90%
4 x 50 @ 1:10 - DPS
4 x 25 @ 0:30 - MAX EFFORT

Why do you love coaching?
To me, coaching is not simply helping to build the best athletes, but more importantly, coaching is about building the best people.  I love coaching because of the role I play to help challenge swimmers in training, but also to them understand that the skills they are developing and mastering will help them be successful in all areas of their life.  I love coaching because it allows me to help build a foundation of character, courage, and confidence.

 

 

Daniel Pinto

Provincial 2 and Masters



Years Coaching Swimming: 10

Favourite Set: 

ALL the kicksets!!

Why do you love coaching? 
I love coaching because the sport has given me my health. I was born with a disease, Perthes Calves, which means the femoral bone doesn’t get blood supply where it sits in the hip socket and the bone begins to die. Thanks to the doctors and their suggestion of swimming as rehabilitation, I was given the opportunity to walk again.

Dan Gendelman
Provincial 2N



Years Coaching Swimming: 8

Favourite Set: 

10x50 FR @ 2:00 ALL OUT!

Why do you love coaching?

I have always enjoyed working with young athletes and swimmers. They are always so happy and full of energy! It really is contagious and pushes me to be better! In return, I get to play a small role in their development into stronger swimmers as well as young adults.

Ryan Watts
Junior/Senior/Intro



Years Coaching Swimming: 20

Favourite Set:

3x100  75% @1:45/1:50/2:00
6x50 sprint @ 1:00/1:10/1:20
100pull easy
X3

Why do you love coaching?
I love watching swimmers challenge themselves, be proud of their successes, learn and grow from disappointments and show good sportsmanship. 

 

 

 

 

Stefanie Bosnyak
Intro



Years Coaching Swimming: 3

Favourite Set:

Kick Sets!

Why do you love coaching?
I love coaching because I love to see how hard kids can push themselves. I love being able to help kids improve on their strokes, technique and confidence in their swimming throughout a season. It makes me so happy to see kids happy :)