Former Olympic Team Head Coach to join Swim PEI as Provincial High Performance Coach
Thanks to the support from the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Fund, Swim PEI is pleased to announce that Pierre Lafontaine will assume the position of Provincial High Performance Coach effective January 1, 2019.
Lafontaine’s career in sport spans over three decades and multiple countries including Australia, USA and Canada and includes working with swimmers, cyclists, and cross-country skiers. He was the CEO and Head Coach of Swimming Canada for over eight years having coached the National Team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics as well as at numerous World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Pan-Am Games. He was most recently the CEO of Cross County Canada and Cycling Canada.
Mr. Lafontaine will provide leadership and oversight to all provincial technical programs of Swim PEI, including the development and implementation of the Performance Plan for the organization. Through Mr. Lafontaine’s leadership and collaboration with island coaches he will be tasked with supporting clubs to elevate the performances of swimmers in PEI and create opportunities to remain in the province and train to their highest potential. Pierre will immediately be engaging with the organization to create a performance strategy and identify key initiatives in support of high performance swimming in Prince Edward Island. Over the next two years he will work directly with athletes and coaches to help train swimmers to achieve best ever results at National level meets.
For more information please contact, Nicole Manuel Swim PEI Executive Director, through the contact us page.