Coaching Staff
Konstantin Danailov Head Coach

Konstantin Danailov has been with RHAC since 2004. He brings a lot of enthusiasm, knowledge and passion every day to our RHAC's program. His unparallel approach helps swimmers achieve their full potential. Since joining RHAC his swimmers bettered club records, won multiple Jr. Provincial and Age Group National medals.

Prior joining RHAC, Konstantin brought 1 "CHAMP" swimmer at the Canadian Olympic Trials for 2000 Sidney, Aus. Olympics.

Here is a list of his accomplishments:

  • Holds a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sport Management from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • NCCP Level 3.
  • Over 18 years of coaching experience, 6 years of which as a founder and a Head Coach of Champion Athletic Club.
  • 15 years of competitive swimming experience.
  • Former Member of Bulgarian National Swim Team.
  • Former Canadian Master swimming record holder in backstroke in the 30-34 age group.
  • Member of the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association (CSCA), the Ontario Swimming Coaches Association (OSCA) and the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)
Arian Khader National / Provincial Assistant coach

Arian has been coaching with the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club since 2009.  He has coached the Novice, Select, Provincial Development, Provincial, National and Senior groups. Arian holds two university degrees and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a Competition Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program.

Arian uses a methodical approach to help athletes perform at their best.  He tries to continually revolutionize the RHAC program to be up to date with current models of success and does not shy away from having swimmers work hard.  Arian’s core philosophy is predicated on honest self-assessment and objective performance analysis. His goal is to have athletes perform at their best and ultimately learn to transfer their skills from swimming to the remainder of their lives.

Here are some of his accomplishments:

  • Joint Specialist History/Political Science Bachelor Degree from the University of Toronto candidate
  • Many years of teaching swimming lessons/coaching a variety of swimmers (from novice to master)
  • Present member of the Canadian National Dragonboat team
  • Qualified swim teacher from the Lifesaving Society and lifeguard instructor
  • NCCP Swim Coach
Sungha Ryu National Assistant coach
Sungha Ryu is joining RHAC family and taking on the Provincial 1 group starting this season.
He has been the Head Coach of J Dolphins since inception. 
He earned Master's in Physical education in South Korea and is also NCCP level 3 coach here in Canada.His coaching experience is over 30 years. Over the years he taught a handful of National Swimmers, some reaching international status. 
Nemanja Colic Provincial Group Coach
Siham Moussaddaq Youth Group Coach

Siham Moussaddaq has more than 7 years of coaching experience; and has been a professional swimmer for 11 years.  She enjoys leading a team as well as challenging and supporting staff and swimmers to be the best they can be. Siham believes that it is the success of every swimmer that makes her job as a coach for Richmond Hill Aquatic Club a rewarding one.

Being enthusiastic, patient, determined, and detail oriented allows her to reach her ultimate goal; which is the love for teaching. Being a personal trainer specialist with a Physical Education and Business Management Degrees has allowed her to obtain the skills and experience to create new beginnings for eager swimmers to have their dreams come to life. Ultimately, seeing swimmers constantly improving and feeling confident in their performance are outcomes Siham expects to see; as this is an indication of results.

She is looking forward to contributing to the future of Richmond Hill Aquatic Club as we all grow and develop a coaching career in an outstanding club full of successful swimmers.

Roxana Danailov Select Group Coach
Adrian Bunyi Novice / Provincial Assistant coach
Adrian Martin Novice / Select Assistant coach
Faateh Ali Sharks Coach
Faateh Ali has more than 9 years of experience in competitive swimming, and is former RHAC swimmer. He strives to help young athletes reach their utmost potentials, and seeks to build a solid foundation for them to build on in later years. His passion for the sport is what drives him to want others to feel the same way he does about swimming. Faateh loves to work with young swimmers with lots of potential, that work hard, and he finds great joy in knowing he helped take part in that athletes journey. Faateh looks forward to the upcoming swim seasons, and hopes to make an impact at the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club.
NLS Certified

Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certified

Former RHAC Swimmer

9 years of competitive experience

Coaching at RHAC since 2016

Evans Lai Sharks Coach
Mary Xu Sharks Coach

Mary Xu has been involved with RHAC since the age of 9, starting off as a swimmer with Sharks then making her way up to the National Group. She has always loved swimming, and she enjoys helping others grow to love the sport as well. Mary possess the experience needed to guide and improve the future generation of swimmers. She strives to ensure each swimmer achieves their personal goals in the sport. Mary is excited to see what each new season has to offer.


Here are some of her accomplishments:


- Current student of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

- Over 2 years of precompetitive coaching experience

- Former RHAC swimmer with National Group

- Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR C as well N.L.S.

- Certified Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor, and Emergency First Aid Instructor

Gary Kapustin Novice Coach

Hi my names Gary and I’ve coached for 2 years and swam for 7 years. I’m looking to bring my knowledge of swimming into coaching and make our kids succeed.

Board of Directors
Adrian Muscalu President & Fundraising
Karen Lee Vice President
Paula Siu Treasurer
Irene Lasker Secretary
Bonnie Li Equipment
Carrie Zhang Club Officials Chair and Meet Manager
Atilla Szilagy cBingo and Team Travel
Mojgan Salehi Social
Joe Guan IT & Points
Tommy Du IT & Points