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CSCTA Announces Canadian Mentorship Program Participants for 2018

The CSCTA is very pleased to announce the successful applicants for the second year of our Canadian Mentorship Program.  This program is designed to provide coaches with the opportunity to observe and learn from some of the best coaches in the country.

The mentor coaches this year include a wide range of experience and cover programs from small to large clubs, national training centres, open water and Para swimming.  Coaches applied to visit a specific Mentor and were asked to provide information on their coaching background, current status and goals. 

2017-2018 CSCTA Mentorship Program - Mentors:

  • Tom Johnson - HPC Vancouver
  • Ron Jacks - Uvic Pacific Coast Swimming
  • Kevin Thorburn - Etobicoke Swim Club
  • Abderrahmane Tissira - Regina Optimist Dolphins / University of Regina
  • Ben Titley - HPC Ontario
  • Cascade Swim Club - Program Visit
  • Pointe Claire Swim Club - Program Visit
  • National Para Swimming Camp Activity

The CSCTA received an tremendous response to this program as 76applications were received for the 10 positions.  Each of the 10 selected coaches will receive up to $ 2 000.00 from the CSCTA towards their Mentor visitation which should be completed by December 31, 2018.  

The CSCTA formed a committee to review all applications received and have carefully selected the successful candidates.  In order to remove any perceived bias, the committee did not have access to the names or other identifying information for each applicant.

The CSCTA congratulates each of the successful candidates and would like to thank each of the individual and program mentors for helping to make this program successful.

2017-2018 CSCTA Mentorship Program Successful Candidates:

  • Tom Johnson - HPC Vancouver
    • Greg Ko zell (Alberta)
  • Ron Jacks - Uvic Pacific Coast Swimming
    • Brian Lindsay (Ontario)
  • Kevin Thorburn - Etobicoke Swim Club
    • Chris Stone (Nova Scotia)
    • Lucien Zucchi (Saskatchewan)
  • Abderrahmane Tissira - Regina Optimist Dolphins / University of Regina
    • Elizabeth Paulins (Ontario)
    • Chantique Payne (Ontario)
  • Ben Titley - HPC Ontario
    • Nicholas Perron (Quebec)
  • Cascade Swim Club
    • Brian Kelly (Quebec)
  • Pointe Claire Swim Club
    • Kendra Papple (Ontario)
  • National Team Para Camp Activity
    • TBC

The CSCTA plans to continue this program for the 2018-2019 season and have begun to identify mentor coaches in the field.