Lindsay Lukezic

Lindsay headshot13-15 Provincial Coach & National Floater Coach

Lindsay’s love for synchro started at a tiny club in Saskatchewan called the Estevan Mermaids. Not long after her family moved to Ontario, she was introduced to the Olympium where she spent the majority of her swimming career.  She swam nationally for eight years at OSSC, finishing with both her senior team and duet on top of the podium. This will be her second year coaching for the club, the first being with the 10& Under Provincial Team in 2011.  She is NCCP Introduction to Competition “trained” and will complete this certification as well as her NLS this season. She is thrilled to be a part of the club again and she’s looking forward to a great season!

Lola Shnayder Mazour

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At age 8, Lola started synchronized swimming training in Kiev Club, Ukraine, where she reached the level of Ukraine’s Junior National Team.  She also performed in Theatre on the Water’s “Russian Pearl” in Moscow, Russia.
After her studies for bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science at the Wingate Institute, she established the Ashdod Synchro Club and served as Head Coach to 2016. During more than 15 years her club had podium finishes at the Senior, Junior and Age Group National Championships including many gold medals. Her athletes have consistently been selected to the Israel National Team. Many years the majority of the National Team members were from her club. She also served as Israel’s National Team Coach at the Junior and Age Group levels.
•    International Club Achievements:
o    Attended Aquawit Cup 2005 (Poznan, Poland).
o    4th place team and duet, Kristal Cup 2010 (Beograd, Serbia).
o    Attended the Christmas Prize 2011 (Prague, Czech Republic).
o    1st and 2nd duet, 2nd combo at Orka Cup 2013 (Hungary).
o    1st place solo, 2nd team figures, 5th and 6th duet in Luxemburg Cup 2014.
o    1st total, solo, duet, team in Red Sea Cup, 2014 (Eilat, ISR).
o    2nd place Combo 3rd figures 4th duet in Christmas Prize 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic).
•    National Team Achievements:
o     3rd duet, solo, combo and overall COMEN Cup 2008.
o    4th overall COMEN Cup 2015.
o    1st combo Hungarian Open 2014.
o    Finals in 13-15 and Junior Championships in Spain, France, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, Great Britain.
o    2nd 12&under team, Russia 2012.
•    LEN Judge certified since 1999, FINA school judge certified since 2011.
•    Coach at Halifax Aqua Nova club, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016.
Her coach philosophy is: “Work smart, aim high”

Stephanie Breitigam

Steph_pic-300x21513-15 HP Coach, 11-12 Competitive Coach

Stephanie first started coaching in 2001. Since then, she has coached a wide range of levels and age groups at various clubs throughout the province. In 2004, she initiated and developed the re-establishment of the Trent University Synchro Team, and competed with the team. She was the head coach of the Brant Synchro club for 3 years, and has been involved in multiple Synchro Ontario High Performance Camps. In 2013, Stephanie spent the summer developing a synchro camp, along with regular season programming for athletes on the island of Curacao. She is a provincial level judge, and continues to compete in the sport at the Masters level. Steph is excited to compete with OSSC’s team at Masters Worlds in Budapest this summer.

Steph is looking forward to being involved in both the morning and evening programs. She will be coaching a 13-15 HP Team as well as co-coaching a 11-12 Competitive Team.

 

Amy Bush

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13-15 FINA Figure Coach & FINA Floater Coach

OSSC Team Coach since 2008

Amy Bush (née Caskey) is a NCCP Level 3 Coach, and has been coaching for twelve years.

Amy began her synchro career at the age of 5 in Peterborough, Ontario with the Kawartha-Trent Synchro Club. She moved to OSSC in 1994, and was a member of the club until 2004. In 1995, Amy was named to Canada’s Junior National Team where her team won Gold at the Junior World Championships. Her greatest success with OSSC was as a member of the Senior team that won the team championship at Canadian Nationals in 1998.  She continued to meet with great success as a club athlete, as a member of the National B Team (1998-2000) and the National A Team/Centre of Excellence (2000-2003). Some of her victories include a Bronze medal at the World Aquatic Championships in 2001, a Gold medal at the German Open in 2003, and a Silver medal at the Pan American Games in 2003.

In 2004, Amy began coaching Tier 6 and 7 (13-15 and Junior) at Optima Synchro alongside Head Coach Elena Podolsky, where she quickly earned a reputation as a kind and fair coach with great technical and creative abilities. On an International level, Amy coached the Venezuelan National Team (2005-2006) in preparation for the South American Games in Columbia. In 2007 and 2009, she ran a synchro camp in Hampshire, England.  Amy was the Apprentice Coach for the 2007 Canada Winter Games held in the Yukon.  Amy was the Head Coach of the Team Ontario Junior Team in 2008 and 2009.

At the volunteer level, Amy served as the Athlete’s Representative on the Synchro Swim Ontario’s Board of Director’s from 2004 to 2012.

In June 2015, for her outstanding athletic achievements in the sport, Amy was inducted into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame as one of six new inductees for 2015, and the second youngest ever to be inducted.

Coaching Experience:

2014-2016 – OSSC High Performance Coach

2013-2014 – 11-12 HP team, OSSC Day Program

2012-2013 – 11-12 team, Evening Competitive, Junior figures, 13-15 solos & duets

2011-2012 – 11-12 team, OSSC Day Program, Junior Combo, Junior Duets

2010-2011 – 11-12 HP team, OSSC Day Program

2009-2010 – 10&U HP team, OSSC Day Program

2009 – Head Coach, Team Ontario (Junior)

2008-2009 – Senior Duets, Junior Combo, OSSC Day Program

2008 – Head Coach, Team Ontario (Junior)

2007 – Apprentice Coach, Canada Winter Games

2005-2006 – Venezuelan National Team

2002-2005 – coaching private figures, consulting

Laura Steacy

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13-15 FINA Coach and 13-15 Provincial Co-Coach

Laura has been coaching with OSSC since September 2011.  She has experience coaching High Performance, Athletes With a Disability, and Novice. She is thrilled to be returning to the High Performance program for the 2016-2017 season while still staying involved in the 13-15 provincial stream team.

Laura swam at OSSC for 10 years, then moved to Montreal, Quebec where she swam on the National Team for 6 additional years before retiring from the team in 2009.  She swam an additional 2 seasons for McGill University before hanging up her noseclips in 2011, only to begin swimming synchro again for the OSSC masters in 2014.

Laura holds a BSc from McGill, a MSc from the University of Toronto and is a PhD candidate in the Exercise Science department at U of T.  She is specializing in behavioural sport science and has conducted research into the coach-athlete relationship for her Masters degree.  She is currently a part of the research team at U of T’s Concussion lab and is partnering with Synchro Ontario to research concussions in synchro for her doctoral dissertation. Laura also provides mental skills coaching for athletes of all sports through her new business, Mind 2 Body Performance Consulting.

 

Kerri Morgan

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Head Coach, OSSC

BOSSC (Burlington/Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club) Junior Team Lead Coach

BOSSC Lead Coach since 2016

OSSC Team Coach 1996-2011

Former OSSC Head Coach 2002-2011

OSSC Mental Games Consultant and High Performance Consultant 2011-2016

Kerri Morgan began coaching high performance synchronized swimming in 1992 and started working with OSSC in 1995. In 2011 after a very successful tenure with the club including Head Coach for 9 years Kerri took some time to focus on her private company and her family. However, when approached by OSSC in 2014 Kerri was delighted to return to help reintroduce the junior program to the club as the BOSSC President.

Kerri has found herself in many different roles throughout her synchro career including coach, mentor, Provincial Lead, Club President and Head Coach. Kerri was instrumental in the reintroduction of a junior program to OSSC and is currently the BOSSC President and Head Coach. She has coached many levels and ages of synchro including Junior, 13-15, and 12 & Under, Provincial, AWD and Masters. She was the 2003 Team Ontario Canada Games Assistant Coach and also coached the Malaysian National Team.  While coaching at the Olympium she also had the privilege of coaching athletes from many countries including Belgium, Puerto Rico, Aruba, New Zealand any many more.

Kerri is also a Mental Game Coaching Professional and has been running clinics, seminars and working 1 on 1 with athletes of all ages and from all sports since 2010.  Kerri is very experienced in speaking to large groups and sport organizations about the importance of their mental game and how to be a great team and organization!