Head Coach: Dave Anderson
Dave is responsible for the overall swimming program and coaches the Senior and Junior Competitive Groups. Dave has been with CPWD since 2003. Dave brings over 30 years of coaching experience to CPWD. Throughout his career, he has coached all ages and levels of swimmers from age group through masters, including national level swimmers and Canadian record setting masters swimmers. Dave is a member of the Canadian Swim Coach and Teacher Association (CSCTA) and is an NCCP Level 3 coach. As a former national level swimmer, Dave understands the importance of setting goals and creating a realistic plan to achieve success. Dave is committed to developing each athlete’s full potential through a comprehensive training program that integrates technical skills and psychological strategies in fun and challenging workouts.
Assistant Coach: Nancy Reside
This is Nancy’s fourth year coaching with the Water Dragons. Nancy coaches the intermediate group. She is a member of the Canadian Coaching and Swimmers Teaching Association (CCSTA) and has her Skills Coach certification. Nancy swam competitively for three years and competed for six years as a synchronized swimmer.
The swimmer coaches work under the guidance of the Head Coach. All of these coaches currently swim competitively for the Water Dragons. This gives them the ability to relate to the developing swimmer while they foster the club spirit and the sense of accomplishment for the swimmer. They also keep the “fun” of learning to swim in the sessions they coach. The swimmer coaches are members of the Canadian Coaching and Swimmers Teaching Association (CCSTA).