Coaches

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Head Coach

Chuck Meklensek

coachchuck@swimdorval.ca

Chuck is a level 3 NCCP coach and has been coaching professionally since retiring from swimming in 1988. In his 25 years of professional coaching, Chuck was the age group coach for the Pointe Claire Swim Club for 2 years before taking on the Head Age Group Coach role with Etobicoke Swimming in 1990. He was named the Head Coach of Etobicoke in 1997 before taking on the General Manager and Marketing Director positions for ESWIM in 1999.

After retiring from coaching in 2001, Chuck came back to coach for 4 years with the Region of Waterloo Swim Club in 2004. In 2008, Chuck founded Club Warriors. He continue as Head Coach of CW until 2014 when he retired for a 2nd time.

Chuck has been assistant coach of Provincial and National teams to California and Sweden as well as Head Coach of Provincial and National Teams to Montreal and Italy. He was also the Head Coach of the 1997 Ontario Canada Games Team. Some of Chuck's highlights include having coached two swimmers to the podium in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He has coached swimmers to nine different National Age Group Relay Records, coached swimmers to the top 10 in TAG over 250 times as well as led Etobicoke to 8 straight Provincial Age Group Championships and to six 1st place finishes in the National Age Group Team Rankings. In 1998 Chuck received Ontario's Coach of the Year Award for the 13-14 year old girls age group. In 2011,

Chuck led Club Warriors to the Ontario Small Team High Point Award at the Long Course Provincial Championships. He also led CW to the DIV 2 Team Championship Banner in 2012.

Chuck has now taken on the challenge of leading the Dorval Swim Club.

Chuck has 4 daughters who all have swam or currently swim competitively in Ontario. Chuck is the President and CEO of ORANGEBLACK Software, a software development firm located in Waterloo, Ontario.

ORANGEBLACK has close ties to the Swimming community, having developed systems for Swimming Canada and the Canadian Swim Coaches Association as well as developed Streamline Sport, a sport club management system.

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JAG Black Coach

Iain McDonald

coachiain@swimdorval.ca

Iain has more than 30 years of experience in competitive swimming. He brings with him an incredible passion for the sport that started when he was 10 years old, and has taken him through competition and coaching at various levels of the sport over the last 3 decades.

Having swam at several clubs over the course of his swimming career, Iain brings with him a valued perspective and philosophy on not only training and performance, but also the importance of team building and fostering a sense of community, both of which are critical to achieving a love of the sport and success in the pool.

Most recently Iain managed the DSC Masters Swim team, delivering a complete redesign of the program, helping to drive the team to new levels of achievement including participation in swim meets for the first time in the club's recent history.

Having been a swimmer at DSC in the 1990s, Iain could not be happier to be coaching at the club he has always considered to be "Home".

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TAG BLACK COACH

Brandon Adams

coachbrandon@swimdorval.ca

Brandon has always had a great passion for the sport of swimming, starting at an early age in the summer pool system. Having only started competitive swimming at the age of 14, he quickly became a force having won multiple provincial championships and acquired his Senior National standard by the age of 16.  He was also part of the National Record relay for 15-16 year old. In 2015, Brandon became the National Champion in the 50 Fly. 

Brandon is an established leader having coached for the Bluefins. He is a motivator and has a way of getting the best out of his swimmers. Brandon has also been the co-owner of a private swimming lessons business since 2015. He will provide his swimmers with challenging work that is both enjoyable and rewarding. 

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YOUTH BLACK COACH

Heather Outerbridge

coachheather@swimdorval.ca

Heather has swum and coached at all levels of the sport. She started swimming at a very small club in Montreal West, moving to Pointe-Claire Swim Club and eventually finishing her swimming career at CAMO.  She swam for John Abbott in Cegep and swam Masters at Université de Montreal, DDO, and CAMO, before moving to Bermuda in 1994 where she coached all levels of the sport.  

Upon her return to Montreal in 2010 she swam and coached Masters at Pointe-Claire.  She has been coaching the 8& Under Age Group at Dorval Swim Club since 2015.    

Between swimming and coaching she has 40 years of experience.  Heather likes to inject fun into every session; "it is one of the things I love about being a coach, my swimmers come in sometimes tired and unmotivated and they always leave feeling better, hopefully having improved and learned something new.  I feel it is crucial to connect with the swimmers I coach as that is the key to getting them to reach their full potential."

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JAG ORANGE COACH

Alexandra Terrasi-Brisebois

coachalex@swimdorval.ca

Bio to come...

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TOP Coach

Karina Théoret

coachkarina@swimdorval.ca


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TOP COACH

Karim Oussayar-Francoeur

coachkarim@swimdorval.ca


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YOUTH ORANGE COACH

Kelsey Morin

coachkelsey@swimdorval.ca


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Strength Coach

Max Demers

coachmax@swimdorval.ca


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TAG Orange Coach

Elianne Landry

coachelianne@swimdorval.ca

Elianne came into the world of swimming at a young age. She started swimming competitively at her summer pool when she was 8, which then led her to become a lifeguard, a swimming lessons instructor and, finally, a coach. Moreover, she has been involved in the DSC community for several years. She has been swimming for the club for 5 years, as well as coaching the Sharks program for 3 years. Having the chance to coach and learn alongside a few of the other coaches for a few months last season opened her eyes to what this sport can really mean and she is excited to explore that with her own group this year.

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