Lola Shnayder Mazour

Lola_photo_headshot13-15 Provincial & FINA Floater Coach
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.

 

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 is the Head Coach for the Olympium Synchro Swim Club as well as a Mental Game Coach. She has been a high performance coach for over 25 years where she has coached many teams to podium finishes. Kerri coaches club and provincial teams, as well as many international athletes. Kerri is currently a consultant with the Australian National Team. When not standing on a pool deck she can also be found acting as a taxi driver for her own children or in the great outdoors where she enjoys adventure travel. You can reach her at coachkerri@bell.net