Home of Summer Mortimer, Paralympic Gold Medalist London 2012

 

Coaches

 

 

Elite Team, Head Coach - PAUL LAU

Paul Lau, NCCP Level 2 Coach with over 10 years of coaching experience from novice to provincial and national level athletes; has coached with Champion Swimming, Richmond Hill Aquatic Club, and J-Dolphins.  Paul was a former competitive swimmer and an elite track and field athlete where he was a former provincial champion, competed at national levels and was selected to the Canadian Track & Field Junior Team.  Paul holds an engineering degree from University of Toronto and is currently the owner and Head Coach of Champion Swimming.   

 
 

 

Christine VanDalen

 

 

 

 

SR. & JR.  DEVELOPMENT COACH - CHRISTINE VAN DALEN

Christine started swimming competitively at the age of 5, and continued on to become a Provincial Champion. She is an NCCP level 1 coach who has been with the Ducks for 13 seasons. She enjoys coaching young kids to help them learn the fundamentals of swimming while also developing a love for the sport. Incorporating fun, innovative ideas, physical literacy and fundamental skills is a big part of her coaching strategy. When the swimmers have fun they stay motivated and excel quickly.

 

 

SENIOR & NOVICE TEAM COACH- CHRISTOPHER MCLELLAND

Chris started swimming at the age of 11 with the Aurora Ducks.  During his time as a swimmer, he was able to medal at both regional and provincial levels.  Chris was also ranked in the top 50 in the 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle and Butterfly across all of Ontario and Canada for his age group.  Chris is an NCCP level 1 Coach and has been coaching with the Aurora Ducks since 2016.  He is also a certified Lifeguard with CPR and First-aid training.  Chris would like to see his swimmers improve to a level they can be proud of and have fun while getting there.