Swim PEI presented its annual awards this past week in separate events poolside in both Charlottetown and Summerside.
2020 Award Winners
Alex B Campbell Award – Charlie Morse, Charlottetown Bluephins
Barney Bree Award – Sofia Campos-Gurtierrez, Summerside Dolphins
Coach of the Year – Pierre Lafontaine, Swim PEI
Administrator of the Year – Lisa MacKay, Swim PEI
Volunteer of the Year – Ellen Campbell, Charlottetown
Honourary Lifetime Achievement Membership Award – Jennifer Power, Summerside
Top 10 & Under Swimmer Award – Jackson Fast, CBAC & Xizi (Ivy) Ban, CBAC
Top 11-12 Swimmer Award – Xitong (Tom) Ban, CBAC & Leanne Yorke, SDSC
Top 13-14 Swimmer Award – Hercules Cheng, CBAC & Elena LeClair, CBAC
Top 15-17 Swimmer Award – Charlie Morse, CBAC & Amy Wheatley, CBAC
Top 18 & Over Swimmer Award – Pieter VanLeeuwen, CBAC & Julie VanLeeuwen CBAC
Swim PEI is now accepting applications for the Assistant Coach positions for the 2021 Canada Games. Depending on team size there will be 3-4 Assistant Coaches to accompany the team to Niagara, Ontario in August 2021.Applications are being accepted until Monday, August 3, 2020. If interested please submit a resume, with cover letter, and proof of certification to Lisa MacKay, via email at email@example.com. The job description and technical documents can also be obtained by contacting Lisa.
Swim PEI is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of Team Manager for the 2021 Canada Games in St. Catherines, Ontario August 2021.
Please submit your resume highlighting applicable skills and experience to Swim PEI by email firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day February 28th.
Katherine McQuaid will he hosting an Introduction to Officiating Course (Timer’s Clinic) & Safety Marshall Clinic on Tuesday, November 19th at the Royalty Centre from 7-9pm. Room 140 (Red Pin)
Please email Katherine at email@example.com to register.
All training is FREE.
There is nothing you need to bring to the clinics.
If you have any questions, please email Katherine or call her at 902-394-5849. She is happy to answer any questions you have about the clinics.
In Summerside, at the Halloween Meet, Swim PEI presented its Annual Awards.
Alex B. Campbell Award – Alexa McQuaid
Barney Bree Award – Charlie Morse
Volunteer of the Year Award – Bonnie Payne
Administrator of the Year Award – Megan Casely-Welton
Honourary Lifetime Achievement Membership Award – Katherine McQuaidDavid Neil Mills Memorial Award – Gardiner MacNeill
Coach of the Year Award – Edith (Edie) Rogers
Official of the Year – DJ Welton
Top Age Group Swimmer Awards (based on FINA Points)
10 & Under
Female: Kelsi MacKinnon, CBAC (674 points)
Male: Raphael Tang, CBAC (470 points)
11-12 Year Olds
Female: Elena LeClair, CBAC (1362 points)
Male: Jessi MacKinnon, CBAC (787 points)
13-14 Year Olds
Female: Courtney McBride, CBAC (1616 points)
Male: Yifeng (David) Du, CBAC (1141 points)
15-17 Year Olds
Female: Alexa McQuaid, CBAC (1974 points)
Male: Charlie Morse, CBAC (1815 points)
18 & Over
Female: Abby Corish, SDSC (1613 points)
Male: Pieter Vanleeuwen, CBAC (1788 points)
Swim PEI is hosting their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00pm at the Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown. During this meeting the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 will be voted in by the membership. The Board has open positions for two year terms. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to PEI Alumni swimmers on their strong performances at the Atlantic University 2018-2019 Championship in Halifax.
Left to right: Liam Bulger, Mount Allison University; Iain Crowell, Mount Allison University; Sarah Williams, Dalhousie University; Sammi Williams, Acadia; William Stewart, Mount Allison University; and James Profit, UNB.
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.
As stated in the February 2018 Officials Bulletin, Swimming Canada is excited to officially launch their education site: https://edu.swimming.ca/. This site is where all the e-learning modules will be housed. At this time, there are two officials courses available for officials to complete; Intro to Officiating (Timekeeper) eModule & Safety Marshal eModule. As the site progresses, more officiating eModules will be added, and eventually coaching eModules as well.
As Swimming Canada continues to develop the e-learning site, they appreciate any and all feedback to help improve the site’s functions. Please send all questions, suggestions and feedback through the contact us page.
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