OURCOACHES

 

Nemanja Čolić
Director of Performance and Coaching
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Bio:
Coach Nemo brings a wealth of experience to the club with having coached competitive swimmers since 2006.  His passion for swimming has lead him to become a dynamic coach who strives to bring out the best in each athlete that he has the pleasure of coaching.  
Nemo is also an accomplished high performing RHAC swimmer himself, a few of his accomplishments are the following: Canadian Olympic Trials Finalist in 200m Breaststroke, member of Serbian National Team (Summer 2013), National Record holder in Serbia, Eastern Canada Championship Medalist in 200m Breaststroke, Ontario Provincial Champion in 100m and 200m Breaststroke, and a Canadian Senior National Finalist in 50m and 200m Breaststroke, and multiple club record holder for RHAC.  
Certifications:
NCCP Swimming Level 2
National Lifeguard Certified
Standard First Aid with CPR-C
Favourite stroke:
Coach Nemo’s favourite stroke is Breaststroke… if you couldn’t tell from his accolades.    
Siham Moussaddaq
National Group Coach
 

Bio:
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.

Certifications:
NCCP Swimming Level 2
National Lifeguard Certified
Standard First Aid with CPR-C
 
Adrian Bunyi
Provincial Group Coach

Bio:
Adrian was born in Passaic, New Jersey USA and lived a good portion of his youth in Jacksonville Florida. He naturally grew to love the water and started taking his first swim lessons in a YMCA facility. There he competed in his first few swim meets and continued his pursuit of performance when he moved up to Canada in 2005. Since than he committed 11 years of competitive swimming with 9 of them in RHAC. Adrian has competed in a wide range of meets with 2012 Olympic Trials being his highest level. In transition of his retirement, he took up coaching in 2014 as well as powerlifting at the same time.
Certifications:
NCCP Swimming Level 1
NCCP “Mental Health in Sport”, “Safe Sport Training”, “Making Head Way in Sport”
National Lifeguard Certified
Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Fun fact:
Little known fact about Adrian is that although his most competitive stroke was Back Stroke, he loves Butterfly the most. “There is nothing like swimming fast fly because well… you feel like you’re literally flying.”
Roxana Danilov
Youth/12U Group Coach

Bio:
Roxana has almost 18 years of coaching experience and has been coaching and mentoring many generations of RHAC swimmers. She is currently coaching our Youth Group, assisitng Development Group and overseeing the pre-competitive program.
 
Certifications:
NCCP Swimming Level 3
National Lifeguard Certified
Standard First Aid with CPR-C
 
 
 
Gary Kapustin
Age Group Coach

Bio:
Gary has more than 5 years of coaching experience, and has swam for RHAC for almost 10 years. He enjoys challenging our youngest swimmers during practices and leading our youngest groups. Gary believes in his development of young swimmers, he creates athletes who train to compete and love the sport. Outside of competitive swimming, Gary has coached “mom and tots” programs and all the way up to Masters programs. Currently Gary is also pursuing his Business Administration-Financial Planning Diploma at Seneca College.
Certifications:
NCCP Level 1 Certified
NLS & First Aid Certified
Certified Instructor with Lifesaving Society
Multi-sport certified
Fun fact:
Outside of swimming Gary enjoys weightlifting, hiking, and basketball.
Mayumi Inoki
Age Group Coach

Bio:
Mayumi learned to swim before she could walk, according to her father who is also a swimming coach. By age 8 she was swimming competitively, competing in both the pool and in open water aquathlons. However, before she even started swimming competitively, she was the coach’s mini-me with a stopwatch and a clipboard.
Mayumi kick-started her career as a certified coach with the HYACK Swim Club in New Westminster, where she coached for two seasons. With her second season as a certified coach shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, she chose to attend the Graduate School of Athletics and Coaching Science at the National Taiwan Sports University to further her knowledge about the field of sports coaching.

Aside from swimming, Mayumi enjoys various sports including ball hockey and was the captain of her high school ball hockey team. While both swimming and ball hockey are tough sports, swimming can be a very lonely one. Mayumi understands from firsthand experience that sometimes it’s hard to grind through those early morning swim practices without the support of family, friends, teammates, and coaches, which is why Mayumi wants to be the coach who motivates swimmers to keep swimming. She is looking forward to working with all the coaches, swimmers, and parents at RHAC to all swimmers achieve their goals.

Certifications:
NCCP Level 1
Fun fact: 
Mayumi speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean; she enjoys learning new foreign languages and is currently studying French.
Kimiko Taniishi
Dryland Coach 
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Bio:

Kimiko grew up as a competitive Volleyball player in Ontario, and maintained touch with her love for being in the water by taking up Life Saving as a teen.  In 2012 she discovered her passion for Olympic Weightlifting and competitive CrossFit; most recently she qualified and competed at the 2019 CF Sanctional in Milan Italy (Individual Elite Women).  As a Strength and Conditioning Coach of 6 years for competitive athletes of various sporting backgrounds, she looks to share her love for training and to help guide RHAC athletes in becoming the best they can be.

 

Certifications: 

CF-L1 Trainer

CF Gymnastics Certification

NCCP Swimming Level 1 (May 24 2022)

NCCP’s  “Mental Health In Sport” and “Coaching Athletes with a Disability”

Standard First Aid and CPR

 

Fun fact:
Kimiko's favourite stroke is freestyle…but only with a pull buoy.  


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