Assistant Head Coach | Intro Head Coach | Age Group 3 and 4 Coach
Ken is a Level 3 ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) and Level 3 NCCP (Theory/Technical) certified coach. He began his coaching career in Southern California following graduation (USC/1985) and seven years of sales and marketing success in entrepreneurial business ventures.
Personal Swim History
Ken competed as Captain of the 1984 Canadian Olympic Team in his home pool on the campus of USC (Los Angeles), finishing 5th in the 200m breaststroke behind teammate and gold medalist Victor Davis. He was also a two-time captain at USC while earning All-American and Scholar Athlete honours competing at NCAA’s in breaststroke (5th) and individual medley. Ken has fond memories of his age group career, growing up in the grass roots of Ontario Swimming, competing for LYAC (now LAC) and TOMAC (now MSSC).
In his twenty-plus years of coaching and mentoring young athletes, Ken has seen three of his athletes move on to Sr. National Team Selections, coached a World Cup medalist, multiple CIS and Canada Games medalists, while compiling Youth and Junior accolades (2002 Speedo Domestic Excellence Award, Australian Youth Olympic Festival Qualifier) along the way. Across his history of Age Group, Varsity and Masters coaching, his swimmers have broken provincial, national and world records. He has been both a Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach during his four prior club coaching posts.
Ken is excited to join the Warrior family and is looking forward to aligning his coaching philosophy of developing "Scholar-Citizen-Athletes" with the Warrior Swimming dedication of "developing Swimming Excellence while maintaining focus on Character and Community".