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

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-300x215High Performance Program lead and High Performance 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. 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.

 

Vanessa Bessey

Recreational and Novice Program Director

Vanessa began coaching in 2000. She joined the Olympium staff in 2012, starting out as the Evening Program Director and now moving into her new role as the Recreational and Pre-Competitive Program Director. Vanessa has seven years experience as head coach of the Brant Synchro Club. She has coached at all levels and age groups. She has also worked for Synchro Ontario at many of their High Performance Camps and travelled with Team Ontario on various occasions.

Vanessa has completed her first year of her Level Four at the National Coaching Institute and is a Level One judge.

In addition to coaching, Vanessa swam Masters for seven years while attending three FINA Master’s Worlds Championships.

Vanessa is either busy at the pool with our swimmers or busy at home with her three young daughters, all who have become little fish as well!

 

 

Tatyana Siroch – Diving Coach

Tatyana_Siroch-199x300Tatyana started diving from the age of 8, continuing through 2006. As an athlete, she was the bronze medalist in the USSR Cup and was a World Masters medalist in England, Canada and the US.  She received her university degree in Physical Culture in 1982 and attended a special training course in Moscow in 1989. She has a long history of coaching diving. She was a national team coach in the USSR  and later the Olympic Coach for Kazakhstan. Three of her divers represented Kazakhstan at three different Olympic Games – in Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000 and in Athens in 2004. She moved to Canada in 1997 and has been coaching diving here for 16 years. She has twice developed divers to become Canadian Junior National Champions and has had silver and bronze medalists during the last five years. She’s been with the GATQUATIC Diving Club since 2009.

Jody Pilbeam

Jody_Pilbeam_pic-235x300Recreational Coach

Jody has an extensive background in swimming. She competed in synchronized swimming at a national level throughout high school and was also a member of the high school swim team. During university she was a swim instructor and a lifeguard. Five years ago she returned to synchro as a masters swimmer. She believes synchro is a great sport for young women as it is creative, while demanding mental focus, strength, and team spirit. She enjoys introducing the sport to young athletes, encouraging them as they learn new skills.

Jaclyn Tarnoweckyj – Ballet & Flexibility Expert

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BFA (Theatre/Dance), ADCSC-CICB,PAEC Full Membership – Ballet, IADA & PAA (Certified Adjudicator)

Jaclyn is an enthusiastic performer, choreographer and dedicated teacher. She began her career in Toronto, Ontario with Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance. Throughout her training at the Academy, she was able to study all genres of dance. She has successfully attained her Cecchetti Advanced I Diploma, as well as her RAD Intermediate Certificate. She has also achieved her teaching certificates where she attains her Cecchetti Associate Diploma from the Cecchetti Society of Canada and her Performing Arts Educators of Canada full membership in Ballet. Jaclyn is as well, a certified adjudicator through International Academy of Dance Adjudicators and Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance. Jaclyn is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University, in Toronto Ontario. There, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. She has choreographed many award winning competitive pieces for many studios in Ontario. She had the opportunity to choreograph an award winning routine for Miss Teen Canada, where she was able to win her talent and title as Miss Teen Canada International 2008.  Jaclyn enjoys teaching at Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance. Her passion for dance exceeds limits, and she is able to share her love of dance with others. She began working with OSSC at the 2015’s High Performance Camp and started working with our high performance athletes last season. This season she will take on the ballet and flexibility training for our morning teams.

Diana Selemeneva

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Evening Competitive Coach

Diana swam with OSSC for 5 years, 4 of which were on provincial teams. . In her first year coaching a team, she led OSSC’s 13-15 team to a gold medal at the Novice Championships. A recipient of the Amy Caskey Leadership Award, Diana will bring her outstanding leadership skills to our evening competitive program this season. She is a certified lifeguard; is working on her NCCP Introduction to Competition level and is fluent in three languages. She’s very energetic and loves to coach!