Girls 14 and up and Boys 15 and over are eligible to be invited into this squad.

The Mississauga Aquatic Club’s High-Performance Swim Program is a fully integrated and supported nation leading program.  The goal of the program is to provide the coaching, tools, education and support that will allow our athletes to evolve into university and international high-performance swimmers. 

 

HEAD COACH

Kevin Anderson

Kevin is a leading national level coach in Canada.  His athletes have broken national records, national age group records and have gone on to represent Canada on the international stage including the Olympic Games.  He is a NCCP Level 4 coach and holds a High-Performance Coaching Diploma from the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.  He has coached on Canada’s National Junior Teams and the World University Games Team as well as many Provincial Coaching assignments including the 2017 Canada Games.

Coach Kevin on the Ritter Podcast, 'Hold your expectations high',  https://rittersp.com/podcast/hold-your-expectations-high-kevin-anderson?fbclid=IwAR2z1zMhSa3BWUZKdiYr_wM5b6foqBuukmk1saZ7O8Bt602GZF2mmPvVEmg

 

PHYSIOLOGIST

Rob Rupf

Rob is an experienced national team physiologist and he works specifically with identifying training adaptations and fatigue.  Blood lactate testing is conducted every 6-7 weeks to monitor changes in fitness and providing specific aerobic training speeds for the athletes.  Wellness questionnaires are utilised each morning before workout.  Over time this provides a baseline for the athletes’ fitness vs their fatigue.  At the end of each day Rob requires the athletes to provide feedback on their perceived exertion.  Rob is currently doing his PHD.

 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Darren Turner 

Darren is the lead strength and conditioning expert at UTM.  Darren develops and implements the strength and conditioning program relative to the yearly plan and works hand-in-hand with Head Coach Kevin Anderson.  Darren leads the athletes through 3 strength sessions each week.

 

PREHAB AND REHAB SPECIALIST

Dr. Ben Fryer (Dynamic Health & Performance) 

Dr. Ben is our injury prevention or rehabilitation guru.  He has a sixth sense of how to help our athletes either deal with an injury and return to full training quickly or tackle any potential strength, flexibility or mobility issues.  Through Ben’s company he provides education sessions to our coaches or training squads throughout our program on injury prevention.

 

ATHLETES

Adam Hornak

How Many Years Competitive Swimming:  13 Years
Favorite Musical Group or Artist:  Linkin Park
Off-Season Interests:  Cycling and Hiking
Favorite Quote:  Losers let it Happen, Winners Make it Happen
Best Stroke:  Freestyle

Evan Corish

How many years competitive swimming:  9 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Justin Rarri
Off-Season interests:  Hanging with family and going to the gym.
Favorite Quote:    The harder you work for something the greater you will feel when you achieve it.
Best Stroke:  Breaststroke

Bridget Manzella

How many years competitive swimming:  10 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  The Weekend
Off-Season interests:  Weightlifting
Favorite Quote:  You miss 100% of the shots you don't take!
Best Stroke:  Breaststroke

Hanwen Luo

How many years competitive swimming:  7 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Tekashi
Off-Season Interest:  Sleeping, Basketball
Favorite Quote:  That moment the alarm clock goes off in the morning
and you don't know whether to wake up or fake an illness.
Best Stroke:  Butterfly

Christian Florea

How many years competitive swimming:  9 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Drake
Off-Season interests:  Formula 1
Favorite Quote:  Get Out Swim!!!
Best Stroke:  Butterfly

Tom Clinton

How many years competitive swimming:  7 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Vhance the Rapper
Off-Season interests:  Whitewater Kayaking
Favorite Quote:  Once I thought I was wrong, I was mistaken.
Best Stroke:  Freestyle
 
 

Beck Clinton

How many years competitive swimming:  7 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Lil Uzi Vert
Off-Season interests:  Gaming, Whitewater kayaking
Favorite Quote:  A hedgehogs heart beats 300 times a minute.
Best Stroke:  Freestyle

Kirsten Oldham

How many years competitive swimming:  6 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  One Republic
Off-Season interests:  Traveling
Favorite Quote:  Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.
Best Stroke:  Freestyle

Jovan Dhanju

How many years competitive swimming:  10 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  AC/DC
Off-Season interests:  Fishing
Favorite Quote:  Don't mistake silence for weakness.
Best Stroke:  Butterfly

Andrew Kang

How many years competitive swimming:  7 Years
Favorite musical group or artist: Post Malone
Off-Season interests:  Travelling, Video Games
Favorite Quote:  It's not cheating if you can do it!
Best Stroke:  Freestlye
 

Kevin Ireland

How many years competitive swimming:  9 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  XXXTentacion
Off-Season interests:  Golfing, Piano
Favorite Quote:  If you're struggling, you are progressing.
Best Stroke:  Individual Medley

Adriana Wasik

How many years competitive swimming:  6 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Opus
Off-Season interests:  Spend time with family, travelling and getting stronger
Favorite Quote:  You are tougher than you think.  Faster than you know. Better than you realize.
Best Stroke:  Butterfly

Boris vassilev

How many years competitive swimming: 
Favorite musical group or artist:  Drake
Off-Season interests:  Travelling and going out with friends
Favorite Quote:  It's ok if you don't like me, not everyone has good taste.                                        
Best Stroke: Butterfly

Byron Zhang

How many years competitive swimming: 11 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  The Barden Bellas
Off-Season interests:  Chillin.
Favorite Quote:    Why make sense when you can make dollars.
Best Stroke:  Freestyle

Noor Bansal

How many years competitive swimming: 7 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Post Malone
Off-Season interests:  Baking, Being Outside
Favorite Quote:  It matters if you just don't give up.
Best Stroke:  Butterfly

Meredith Coolen

How many years competitive swimming: 7 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Lil Tecca
Off-Season interests:  Yoga
Favorite Quote:  Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're right.
Best Stroke:  Individual Medley

Charles Marcial

How many years competitive swimming: 3 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  BLACKPINK
Off-Season interests:  Anime
Favorite Quote:  The obstacle is the way.
Best Stroke:  Breaststroke

Maksimas Zander

How many years competitive swimming: 8 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Blueface
Off-Season interests:  Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite Quote:  I may look like a potatoe now, but one day I will turn into fries and you will want me then.
Best Stroke:  Freestyle

Adam Lahmadi

How many years competitive swimming: 14 years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Stromae
Off-Season interests:  Beach Volleyball and be with family
Favorite Quote:  The impossible is not Tunisian!
Best Stroke:  Freestyle

Adam Kralj

How many years competitive swimming:  6 Years
Favorite musical group or artist:  Lil Tjay
Off-   Season interests:  Working!
Favorite Quote: The body is a vehicle, driven by the mind, fueled by the spirit.
Best Stroke:  Freestyle
   

 

MEET SCHEDULE

*These are subject to change as meet packages become available

*In the case of a discrepancy the Team Unify emails will be taken as the correct date
 
DATE
EVENT
SIGN UP DEADLINE
OCT 12
BLUE & ORANGE MEET
NONE FOR ENTRIES
NOV 1-3
HARVEST INVITATIONAL
OCTOBER 17
NOV 29-01
NEPTUNE INVITE
NOVEMBER 14
DEC 13-15
MSSAC OPEN
NOVEMBER 21
DEC13-15
OJI (QUALIFIERS)
NOVEMBER 21
JAN 17-19
MALLARDS INV LC
DECEMBER 17
JAN 21-2
CR ‘A’ CHAMPS (QUALIFIERS)
JANUARY 16
FEB 15-16
GTA SKINS
JANUARY 30
MAR 5-8
OSC (QUALIFIERS)
FEBRUARY 20
MAR 31-5
OLYMPIC TRIALS
MARCH 19
APR 16-19
WESTERN CDN CHAMPS (QUALIFIERS)
APRIL 2
APR 30
MAC APRIL INVITE
APRIL 15
MAY 14-17
HICKEN
APRIL 30
MAY 29-31
INT. SCHWIMFEST
MAY 14
JUN 11-14
CR ‘B’ CHAMPS (QUALIFIERS)
MAY 28
JULY 2-5
OSC (QUALIFIERS)
JUNE 18
JUL 11-12
BURLINGTON SUMMER INVITE
JUNE 4
JUL 22-26
CDN JUNIOR CHAMPS (QUALIFIERS)
JULY 9