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October 2nd, 2011, 09:24 PM
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:
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

October 3rd, 2011, 01:13 PM
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.