Home of Summer Mortimer, Paralympic Gold Medalist London 2012

Reg Chappell

FOUNDER

2012 Ontario Coach of the Year

Canadian & Ontario Para Female Swim Coach of the Year

Coaching Association of Canada Award of Merit

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

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

 

 

 

 

 

HEAD AGE GROUP COACH - John Greaney

Coach John Greaney has managed and coached the Superior Sea Lions swim club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, for the past 11 years.  His swimmers competed at ManSask, Prairie Winter Games and Provincials.  Over John’s coaching career, he coached with Scarborough Swim Club; Midland; St. Thomas, Thunder Bay Thunderbolts, Atikokan and Red Lake and Brooks, Alberta.  John’s swimming career started in South Africa in 1970, he continued to swim with Beaconsfield Bluefins, Etobicoke, Alderwood Masters and Thunder Bay Masters, reaching Eastern Nationals.  Welcome Coach John to Aurora Ducks Swimming!

 

 

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 & NOVIC TEAM COACH- CHRISTOPHER MCLELLAND
 

Chris was as swimmer with the Ducks for 8 years.  Chris has been ranked in the top 25 in his age group provincially and 52nd nationally for the 200m Butterfly. Chris is NLS, First-aid and CPR certified, NCCP level 1 trained and has been coaching with Aurora Ducks Swimming for the past 4 years. 

 

 

 

STRENGTH TRAINING COACH – PAOLINA ALLAN

Paolina Allan, a former professional Triathlete. A late bloomer who found her form in her 30's, She has raced all Over North America and Europe. Representing Canada at the ITU long distance Championships. She has qualified as a Professional Triathlete 3 times for the Ironman World championships in Kona. In 2009 Paolina was the Triathlon Canada Elite Long Course Triathlete of the Year. Locally she is a multiple-time winner of the Multi-sport Triathlon Series overall standings, she still holds several course records in Ontario. More recently she is focused on bike road racing at the provincial and national level competing at 3 women’s elite national championships. For the last 3 years Paolina was a swim coach with the Aurora Master Swim Team. After retiring as a pro triathlete she launched her own coaching and personnel training business. Paolina is a certified personal trainer.