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    Canadian Coach Looking for Opportunity South of the Border

    Background is rather extensive in a Consulting/Management/Sales role with major automotive retailers in Canada. Have shifted career paths and back to what I am most passionate about - coaching, teaching, consulting in the sport I have been inviolved with for over 30 years. I am currently in my 2nd year as Head Coach of our local masters club (one of the largest in Canada). Have experience in Masters, age group, swim camps (am on the coaches list for an upcoming Masters Training Camp in Venezuela).

    Would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to work with a Canadian.

    Quick snapshot of accomplishements:
    Accomplishments:
    Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (NESTA)
    Certified Biomechanics Specialist (NESTA)
    Certified Functional Training Specialist (NESTA)
    Certified Fundamentals Coach Swim Alberta
    Certified Level 1 - Foundations for Coaching - USA Swimming
    Development Age Group Coach - Red Deer Catalina
    Head Coach Red Deer Masters Swim Club
    Head Coach Summer Club in Kindersley, Sask. & Mount Royal College
    Coached athlete(s) to 3 Triathlon wins; 5 Ironman Canada athletes/1 World Ironman
    53 Time Provincial Record Holder
    2 Time Canadian Record Holder
    2 Time Canada Games Record Holder
    Multiple Western Canada Games Record Holder
    Represented Team Sask. 1989 Canada Games
    Represented Team Alberta 1993 Canada Games (2 Gold 1 Silver)
    National/International Rankings: 50/100/200/400/1500 Free; 100/200 Breast; 200/400 IM
    16th Fastest in World 400 IM SC 1990
    Dale Carnegie Graduate
    Graduate from LMU training (Loyalty Management University) Philadelphia, PA
    Advanced Management Graduate of the Joe Verde Training
    Member of The Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association
    Athlete Management Certification Sports Management Worldwide

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    Re: Canadian Coach Looking for Opportunity South of the Bord

    If you have particular states you're interested in, I'd suggest reaching out to USMS and/or USAS leadership in those states. They're all on the web and I imagine they can (though with likely differing degrees of willingness and ability) connect you with teams who are looking to hire coaches. I think ASCA (http://www.swimmingcoach.org/) also has a job board, though I'm not sure how widely used it is. I doubt anyone's going to hold your 'Canadian-ness' against you, but it'll be a matter of finding the right community that has needs for someone with your background.

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