Home of Summer Mortimer, Paralympic Gold Medalist London 2012

 

Coaches

 

 

PAUL LAU, HEAD COACH - ELITE GROUP COACH

Paul Lau, NCCP certifed coach with over 15 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

 

ALBERT HAU, HEAD AGE GROUP COACH - ADVANCED, JUNIOR, NOVICE GROUPS COACH

Albert is a certified coach in Hong Kong and also a NCCP coach and have more than 20 years of coaching experience.  Albert was the Head Coach of La Salle College Swimming Team in Hong Kong for 10 years.  Albert was a member of Hong Kong Swimming National Team.  He was the Hong Kong Age Group record holder for 200m IM and 200m FR.  He was also a member of the Hong Kong Triathlon Nation Team and competed at the 55th ITU World Cup Triathlon Competition (Junior) in 1996.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHRISTOPHER MCLELLAND - SENIOR and JR. & SR. DEV GROUPS COACH

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 a NCCP certified 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. 

 
 
 
 
 

CHRISTINE VAN DALEN - SR. & JR.  DEVELOPMENT GROUPS COACH

Christine started swimming competitively at the age of 5, and continued on to become a Provincial Champion. She is a NCCP certified 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.