Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Pierre Lafontaine Head Coach

Pierre is recognized as one of Canada's best known swim coaches who has contributed to every aspect of the advancement and success of the sport in Canada and to positioning Canada as a leading swimming nation.  His career spans two continents, having held Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions across Canada, in the United States and in Australia, and having coached swimmers at club, varsity and Olympic levels. 

He exudes passion for sport and excellence in coaching, and is widely known for his creativity and energy on deck.  We can look forward to a very dynamic coaching environment for all our swimmers, at all levels, under Pierre's leadership.  He brings new training and development ideas in and out of the water, as well as support to our senior athletes in pursuing varsity swimming careers.

Andrea Smith Coach - Age Group

Andrea is entering her fourth year with Swim Ottawa, but is no stranger to swimming! Her career spanned 16 years, where she was a member of the Canadian National team from 1995-2000, including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, 2 World Championships and 3 Pan Pacific Games.

Andrea began coaching with the University of Calgary Swim Club until moving to Ottawa and starting a Master’s program which operates out of our home pool. She is a level 2 swim coach with over 18 years of coaching experience and will bring her passion and energy to the Age Group 1 and 2  swimmers this year!

Tim Kilby Coach - Junior 1

Bio coming soon!

Poya Fallahdoust Coach - Junior 2

Bio coming soon!

Taylor Sim Pre-comp Program Manager
Board of Directors
Duncan Stewart President
Ian Joiner Treasurer
Matt de Vlieger Secretary
Marybeth Creskey Member at Large
Leanne Clare Member at Large
John-Paul Cody-Cox Member at Large
Pierre Lafontaine Head Coach (ex-officio, non-voting)
Lori Melien General Manager (ex-officio, non-voting)