Coaches

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Head Coach

Robert Novak

coachrnovak@gmail.com

The ESWIM Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Novak as the new Head Coach of ESWIM starting August 1, 2020.

Roberts swimmers have achieved 45 National Age Group Records, 75 Provincial Records (Manitoba/Ontario), a Senior Canadian Record, 3 World Junior Records and 2 Age Group National Titles (2009 & 2011), an Age Group National Womens Title (2016), 12 Jr. Provincial Titles and both Eastern and Western Canadian Titles. He has coached 150+ Provincial Champion swimmers and 30 Single Age National Champions. Robert has received the CSCTA Award for Domestic Excellence for 15 consecutive seasons and has coached many swimmers that have been selected to Provincial Team  Read more...

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Head Age Group Coach, Head Intro Coach and Junior National Coach

Endi Babi

ebabi.eswim@gmail.com

Endi began his coaching career with the South Florida Aquatic Club, where he coached for 2 years before coaching with the Markham Aquatic Club for one year.

In 2015, Endi was named the Head Age Group Coach and Junior National Coach with the Etobicoke Swim Club, a position he has held since. During his time with ESWIM, Endi has had the privilege of coaching swimmers to over 20 National Age Group Records, over 30 Ontario Provincial Records, and has helped numerous age group swimmers reach Junior National, Senior National, and Olympic Trials standards as well as win multiple high point awards at the Ontario Provincial and Festival level.

A former Etobicoke swimmer himself, Endi knows well the character development, opportunities, and education that high-level sport can provide young student-athletes when combined with a Commitment to Excellence.

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High Performance 1 Coach

Tristan Vowles

tristan.eswim@gmail.com

Tristan Vowles entered the swimming community at age 9 with the Hamilton Aquatic Club, where he swam until the summer of 2013. While competing, Tristan developed an interest in coaching, and began teaching private lessons and learn-to-swim programs with HAC.

 Tristan made the transition from the pool to the deck in the fall of 2013, and coached a novice program in Hamilton for that season. He learned a great deal about working with young athletes, and enjoyed watching their progress.

 Now coaching for ESWIM, Tristan has had success at the Provincial and National level. He has coached top 16 performances at Canadian Junior Championships and Ontario Junior International, individual champions and medalists at Provincials, and club and provincial relay records.

 Tristan is excited to be working with the High Performance 1 and TOP A groups again this season.

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Elite Group Coach

Brett D'Souza

brett.dsouza@outlook.com

Brett started his swimming career right here at the Etobicoke Swim Club and continued to swim with Etobicoke for the following 8 years. He went on to swim the next 4 Season with York University.

Brett's interest in coaching was started at Camp Chikopi, a swim camp in northern Ontario where he has been the swim coach for over a decade. Brett has been working at ESWIM since 2012 and has had the privilege to coach athletes up to the Canadian Junior Championship and Eastern time standards, setting club, provincial and national age group records along the way.

Brett graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science while majoring in Kinesiology and Health Science, as well as attaining his Bachelor of Education. More recently Brett concluded his Master of Education in Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria.

Brett is looking forward to coaching the Elite Group this season

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Provincial and Junior A Group Coach

Greg Kozell

greg.kozell@gmail.com

Greg started swimming at age seven in Sherwood Park and competed for 14 years, during this time he built his passion and excitement for the sport.

He is originally from Alberta, where he was coaching successfully as the Head Coach of Triton Swimming and the Silver Tide Swim Club.

Throughout his 7 years coaching in the Edmonton area he has produced numerous Alberta provincial, Western Canada and Canadian Junior champions. He has coached athletes to numerous provincial records and brings experience from being selected to both provincial and national team initiatives.

Greg is looking forward to bringing energy and enthusiasm in his second season with the Etobicoke Swim Club!

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Advanced and Top A Group Coach

Amanda Reason

amanda.eswim@gmail.com

Raised in Windsor, Ontario, Amanda started swimming at the age of 10 with the Windsor Essex Swim Team. Joining the Etobicoke Swim Club at 15, her age group swimming career flourished. In July 2009, Amanda become the WORLD RECORD holder in the 50 meter breaststroke long course.

She represented Canada in multiple international events, including the 2012 Olympic Games, where she was part of the 4x200 freestyle relay that finished 4th. She represented the University of Calgary Dino's for her varsity career. After retiring from the sport, Amanda is excited to come back to Etobicoke with the opportunity to share her experience with the Advanced group for the upcoming season.

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Junior B Coach

Petra Huve

petra.eswim@gmail.com

Petra began her swimming career with ESWIM in the Intro program at the age of 8. Entering the competitive program, she worked her way through the groups over the following years. Having developed an interest in coaching, she transitioned out of the pool and onto the deck in 2011, when she joined the ESWIM coaching staff, and has remained as an important member ever since. Petra has coached various groups within the club, ranging from the Intro program up to the Provincial group. She has also spent many of her summers coaching the ESWIM Camp which has allowed her to train swimmers from around the world.

Having felt first hand the positive effects that competitive swimming can have, Petra is keen to pass on both her knowledge and love for the sport. She believes that sport plays a crucial role in teaching both dedication and discipline, which are important fundamentals that every young athlete should have and are valuable lessons they can take with them into their futures.

With each new season, Petra is looking forward to the next chapter in her coaching career, as she continues to learn alongside the swimmers she coaches.

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Top B Coach

Calise Moldawa

calise.eswim@gmail.com

Calise dove into the world of swimming when she began swimming at Lakeshore Swim Club when she was 10. She swam there for five years before making the change over to ESWIM, where she swam for two years. 

Calise's love for coaching began at the beginning of her second season at ESWIM when she was an assistant coach with the Top B group. The younger swimmers and their hardworking attitudes always reminds her of why she admires the sport. She continued to help with the Top B group for two years, and also began coaching in the Intro Program.  She coached Intro level 4 for one season. During the season, she has also found joy in coaching the ESWIM summer camp for two summers, getting to know the variety of swimmers in the club. 

Calise is very excited to be your Top B Coach for the upcoming season!

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ESWIM Meet Manager

ESWIM Meet Manager

eswim.meetmanager@gmail.com

The ESWIM Meet Manager is responsible for management of all hosted meets and coordination of all officials.

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