13-15 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 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. She has attended 5 Fina Master’s World Championships over the years.
Steph continues to be involved in both the morning and evening programs. She will be coaching all HP programs along side our other HP coaches this season.