Peterborough's Competitive

Swim Club since 1939

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Dan Stratton Head Coach

Novice to national level swimmers, Dan Stratton has worked with both and the skill levels ranging between each. Beginning in 1988, Stratton commenced working with Swim Ontario athletes as he finished his BSc. in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. At the same time, he was in his fourth year as a Waterloo Warrior varsity swimmer and water polo competitor. These experiences have informed and shaped his career as a coach. In addition to these experiences, Dan has completed the NCCP Level 3 (senior coach equivalent), attended and tutored at the Canadian Sport Institute - Pacific, and has become a coach developer in the swimming 101 program. Stratton is entering his sixth year as the head coach of Trent Swim club. In this capacity, he serves the board of directors, oversees the program, leads a coaching staff, and works tirelessly to preserve the tradition of Trent Swim club in the Peterborough area. Dan continues to support the commitment, development and performance at all levels of swimming. He looks forward to ongoing coaching opportunities in this coming season and is inspired by the continued determination of each swimmer to excel and grow as athletes and individuals.

Kent Crockower Head Age Group Coach & Swim school lead

Kent started coaching with the Trent Swim Club in 2012 as a swim school coach. Kent continues to achieve success with developing age group swimmers and instilling a love for swimming in those he coaches. Kent encourages and works with each of our age group swimmers to strive towards their goals and to develop the swimmer as a whole.  Kent is in his 32nd year of teaching and has taught both elementary and secondary levels. Kent coached St. Mary's Secondary's swim team in '97 and '98 and in both years they won the COSSA championships. In doing so Kent led 19 swimmers to OFSSA and qualified 7 of 10 possible relays for OFSSA in both championship seasons.  In Kent's 3 years as TSC's Head Age Group Coach he has helped guide 10 swimmers to provincial championships, 3 TSC swimmers have won 5 medals at provincial level meets and 5 swimmers qualified for Canadian Championships. In 2015, Kent was named Triathlon Ontario’s coach of the year. Kent also coached the Peterborough Pirates Triathlon Club to 2 Ontario Youth Championships in 2016 and 2017. Under Kent’s guidance 20 triathletes qualified for Ontario Summer Games and 2 more triathletes qualified for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Jacqueline Craft Masters coach

A Peterborough Native, Jacquelyn Craft grew up swimming with the Trent Swim Club from the age of 9. Throughout her 14 year career, she set club and Regional records in breaststroke and became a National and Olympic Trial finalist several times over. After high school, she earned an athletic scholarship to swim in the NCAA Division I at the University of Connecticut before transferring to the University of Arizona. In her final year at U of A, she won the NCAA Championship team title and graduated with a BA focusing on Physiology, Psychology, and Communication to go into Coaching. After coaching briefly in the U. S. and Australia, Jacquelyn returned to Canada to coach with the Trent Swim Club (2010-2012), the Barrie Trojan Swim Club (2012-2014), and most recently with the University of Calgary Swim Club (2014-2018). Jacquelyn has experience coaching all age groups, from 10 & unders, to senior athletes, Varsity, and Masters and truly loves it all. She and her husband Matt were thrilled to move back to their hometown of Peterborough with their twin girls, Stella and Margot.

Christine Mitchell Coach

Christine Mitchell begins her 5th year as a coach with Trent Torpedoes. An NCCP Level One Certified Coach and Strategic Communications Specialist, Christine once ranked 7th and 9th in the world for 200 Breast and 400 I.M. She is a Canadian champion and former Canadian record holder who competed for Canada in the World Championships in Berlin in 1978, was a finalist at the Commonwealth Games and two Olympic Trials and was a medalist at Australian nationals. She swam for the University of Michigan on a full scholarship winning an NCAA Big Ten title and becoming an All-American and U.S. National 4-mile Long Distance team champion. Christine has coached for Scarborough Swim Club, Camp Ak-O-Mak and the Muskoka Aquatic Club, where she earned a Dedication to Coaching Award. She is looking forward to a great swimming year!

Board of Directors