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Head Coach

Claude Picard

claude@bluefins.ca

Coaching Experience
Entraîneur de natation depuis plus de 35 ans auprès de clubs de natation et de para-natation au Québec.  Plus de 15 ans d'expérience comme entraîneur chef de différents programmes dans la province de Québec  A agit comme directeur technique adjoint de la Fédération de natation du Québec de 1999 à 2007 ; Conseiller technique en para-natation pour Natation Canada de 2008 à 2012 ; Membre de l'équipe d'entraîneurs Canadiens lors des championnats du monde en para-natation du Brésil  en 2009 et d'Eindhoven, Pays-Bas en 2010.  Entraîneur adjoint des Carabins, Natation de l'Université de Montréal de 2015 à 2017 ; Coordonnateur et Formateur de cours du Programme National de Certification des Entraîneurs (PNCE) de 1999 à 2007.  Gérant d'équipe nationale en para-natation pour la préparation aux Jeux Paralympiques de 2008 et 2012.

Interests / Studies
Baccalauréat en activité physique. Vélo, course, natation, et pêche sportive.

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Coach & Swim school manager

Ann Kouri

ann@bluefins.ca


Coaching Experience
3 years, with Bluefins.

Swimming Experience
Competitive swimming since 1975.  National team member to World University Games Mexico City 1979 and 4 year swimming scholarship to University of Missouri.  Provincial swimmer of the year 2001 and 2011 (Masters) and  National and Provincial record holder (Masters).

Interests / Studies
Art and swimming of course!


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Coach

Kiley Osborne

kiley@bluefins.ca


Coaching Experience
3 years at Bluefins, Head Coach Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue outdoor pool.

Swimming Experience
Many years of competitive swimming, 5 of which with Bluefins.

Interests / Studies
A big interest of mine is watching Formula 1 races. This year I will be starting at Concordia University where I will be studying Ancient History and Archaeology.


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Coach

Marina Macdonald

marina@bluefins.ca


Coaching Experience
5 years at Bluefins & 8 years of summer coaching

Swimming Experience
11 years competitive winter swimming and 3 years with John Abbott College swim team.

Interests / Studies
I'm a Phys Ed teacher who loves anything sports-related and traveling.


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Coach

Luc Daigneault

luc@bluefins.ca


Coaching Experience
15 years

Swimming Experience
I swam for many years in my younger days, reach Eastern Cup level.

Interests / Studies
Coaching swimming and exercising.


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Coach

Andrew Zwirz

andrew@bluefins.ca


Coaching Experience
4 years coaching at Bluefins

6 summers of coaching at BEAU  (2 as head coach)

Swimming Experience
4 years of winter competitive swimming, 2 years on John Abbott swim team.

Interests / Studies
McGill University where my studies will be focused primarily within the discipline of Anthropology.

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Coach

Nathan Mendel

nathan@bluefins.ca
Coaching Experience
4 years experience with Winter, Summer, and masters programs in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Swimming Experience
I swam for 4 and a half years with the Halifax Trojans.

Interests / Studies
I am studying Philosophy at McGill University. 
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Coach

Émilie Cassidy

emilie@bluefins.ca
Coaching experience:
First year coaching at bluefins and 3 years of summer coaching.

Swimming experience:
10 years of competitive swimming, including 5 with Bluefins. Currently swimming with the John Abbott swim team. 

Studies/ interests:
Enrolled in my second year of studies at John Abbott College. 
Dedicated HABS fan and F1 enthusiast & and swimming of course.
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Coach

Aria Fortier

aria@bluefins.ca

Coaching Experience
1 year at Bluefins & 3 years coaching at Beaconhill Pool

Swimming Experience
8 years of competitive swimming with Bluefins & currently on the John Abbott College swim team.

Interests / Studies
I love all water sports & wish to travel the world.

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Swim School Coach

Elizabeth Grenier

elizabeth@bluefins.ca

Coaching experience:

C'est ma première année pour Bluefins.

J'ai également enseigné la natation en janvier 2020 avant la covid pour la ville de Beaconsfield.

Swimming experience:

Je nage depuis que je suis toute petite. Jai nagé pour plusieurs clubs dont Dorval, école secondaire Dorval Jean XXIII, Baie-d'Urfé, Beau et Tri-o-lac. Jai aussi fait plusieurs triathlons.  

Interest / studies:

Mes passe-temps préférés sont la natation, le vélo et écouter de la musique.

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Swim School Coache

Alexandra Siciliani

alexandra@bluefins.ca

Coaching experience: 1 year, with bluefins

 

Swimming experience: Many years of competivive swimming, 8 of which were at Bluefins. Also swam for John Abbott College for 1 year.

 

Interests and studies: Currently starting first year of studies at Concordia University.

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Swim School Coach

Ellie Brault

ellie@bluefins.ca

Hi, Im Ellie!!

This is my first year coaching at bluefins and im very excited and have been having so much fun already.

For the last 3 years I have been lifeguarding at Viking pool in the summer. I swam competitively for 5 years at PCAC and am now on the swim team at John Abbot.

I cant wait to get to know everyone at Bluefins!!

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Swim School Coach

Christopher Mason

christopher@bluefins.ca

Hello, my name is Chris!

This is my second year of coaching at bluefins!

I have also coached three summers at my summer pool. 

I am currently studying at Concordia University in the Human Relations program as well as a specialization on family science! I am very excited to continue coaching here!

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Swim School Coach

Lucca Lautman

lucca@bluefins.ca

Hi my name is Lucca.

I am a new coach at Bluefins this year. Im 15 years old and I am currently in grade 10 at Beaconsfield High School.

I have been swimming competitively for over 6 years and I have swam in the summer all of my life!

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