Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Joni ACES Head coach

Coach Joni is starting her 20th season with the ACES as Head Coach, prior to arriving with WAAC, she was Head Age Group Coach at WAC (Windsor) 1 year, Head Coach at POW (Woodstock) for 7 years and Assistant Coach with TAT (Tillsonburg) for 6 years. 

She also coached summer league and high school teams in Delhi for many years. 

She has coached two paralympians Brad Sales (2000) and Michael Heath (2012) and has had numerous Provincial, and National medalist. Coach of three world Special Olympic team members and has been selected to numerous teams to coach.

She has had four swimmers represent the ACES on Canada Games teams and has been on two teams (2005 and 2017) She is currently the WOSA Regional Director.

Coach Joni believes that swimming is a life sport, something you can do from birth to death. She enjoys sharing her love of the sport with all the swimmers on the ACES 

 

Jackie ACES Assistant Coach

   Jackie Buehlow has been coaching with the ACES for 15 years, she was the club president during the time of the team expanding to the new facility. 

Jackie has two children that both swam with the ACES 

Jackie loves the sport of swimming and feels that it teaches children so many life skills

 

Heather ACES Assistant Age Group Coach

Heather Bree Davies is a certified Level 1 member of the Canadian Swim Coaches Association (CSCA) with over 25 years coaching youth in sport. Heather has coached with Wilmot Aquatic Aces since 2012 and previous to that she coached with the Charlottetown Y Bluephins Aquatic Club (where she was also a swimmer for 5 years), Piranhas of Woodstock, South Western Aquatics, and is also with the Ingersoll Speed Sharks. Heather believes that swimming is also a pathway to the overall success of any swimmer where it focuses on personal and transferable skills development as well as goal setting for education and employment in the future.

 

Heather lives in Woodstock with her husband Leighton and has two adult daughters, Kelbe and Kassidy.  She currently works full time as the Executive Director of the Women’s Employment Resource Centre, also in Woodstock, where she has been employed for 20 years.

Alex ACES Assistant Coach

I swam for the team for 15 years competing at the provincial and national levels. I am entering my 7th year coaching. I am looking forward to helping the swimmers reach the best of their abilities this season.

 

Aside from coaching, I’m very passionate about fitness and well-being. I like to do running races and obstacle course events as well competing in triathlons.

Sarah Sine Assistant Age Group Coach

    Sarah started her swimming career with the ACES when she was 12 and swam for the team from 2003-2008.  She went on to study at the University of Waterloo where she continued to swim on the varsity team as a Warrior for 4 years. She graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Biology and returned to the ACES to coach for the 2013-2014 season.  Sarah took a break from coaching to continue her education and graduated with an MSc in Earth Sciences in 2017. She returned to the team’s coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season. Sarah loves the sport of swimming and has always made time for it in her work-life balance. She is excited to start the season with a fantastic group of kids and lots of fast but most importantly FUN swimming! 

James ACES Coach

James Ferber has been with the Aces for over 20 years.  James swam with the Aces for 9 years, competing at the provincial level.  James then transitioned into coaching with the team for 13 years. James enjoys helping swimmers achieve their goals, go beyond what they thought they could do,  and learn new skills. James loves the outdoors and often spends the Summer camping or canoing with his wife and three kids.   

 
Jamie ACES ACES Coach

I am entering my second year as a swim coach and my first season with the ACES. I am passionate about the water and love watching the development of swimmers of all ages, whether they be 5 or 50. I started swimming 5 years ago and was hooked. I believe that there is nothing that can hold you back from accomplishing what you put your mind to. I have coached age groupers as well as masters.

I have a certificate in Strength and Conditioning from Algonquin College and I completed Community Triathlon coach and Swim coaching 101 in 2018. I am a NLS lifeguard and instruct swimming lessons to all ages. In my spare time I train avidly to compete in triathlon, with recnt entries into the 70.3 realm. I enjoy camping, canoeing, outddor life and spending time with family and friends. 

I look forward to the season ahead with our amazing swimmers, coaches and families building many memories.

Keely ACES ACES Coach

Keely started her swimming career around the age of 6 with POW and continued to swim with teams in the United States and Canada until the age of 17. Keely attended the Lakehead University and received a degree in English and History. She also has a teacher diploma from Wollongong University in Australia. Keely started her coaching career with Wilmot in 2012 and coached for the Brantford Aquatic Club for three season. Keely is glad to be back coaching for Wilmot and looks forward to the 2019-2020 season.

Zach ACES Assistant Coach
Christina Sine Assistant Coach
"Christina started swimming with the ACES (with Coach Sarah) at the age 8 and returned for another year when she was 12. After swimming she went onto a variety of sports including hockey and field hockey. She has now returned to swimming and is part of the York University swim team. Christina is currently in her 4th year at York studying Philosophy and plans on going to teacher's college once graduated. This is Christina's first year coaching and she is excited to get to know everyone and get back to her love for swimming roots! "
Emma Heinbuch Assistant Coach
This is my 8th year swimming and first year officially coaching with the Aces. I was able to volunteer for the past two years with some of our younger swimmers on the team. I’m a grade 10 student at St David Catholic Secondary school and in the future I plan on going to university for occupational therapy. I plan on becoming a certified lifeguard in the next coming year and to continue coaching with the Aces.  My favourite strokes to swim are Breaststroke and Distance freestyle, also I enjoy open water swimming in the summertime. I’m excited to get the opportunity to help other swimmers improve their technique, learn some key skills and embrace their love for swimming.
 
 
Macarther Brennan Assistant Coach

This is my 7 th year on the Aces and my first year coaching. I’ve always loved the water. I’m a lifeguard and I teach swimming lessons. I’m currently in grade 12 at Waterloo Oxford and I plan to swim in University. Overall, I’m super excited to start improving technique, improving speed, and having lots of fun.

 

 

Jaime V ACES Assistant Coach
Jaime is happy to be back on the pool deck in a coaching position. Years ago Jaime was a member of the Aces and swam for over 10+ Years. In her spare time you can find her chasing after her daughter, working as an RMT and gracing the theatre stage. 2020 may be an unprecedented year but it’s also a year for growth and self improvement, which includes better swim times, better starts and turns and overall better strokes. Go Aces Go. 
 
Board of Directors
Jackie Buehlow President
Sebastian Pop Vice-president
Angela Gerber Treasurer
Jennifer Black Director
Jenny Kelly Director
Leanne Reeve Director
Kerry Tolson Director