The Apprentice Coach role will give the selected coach(es) the
opportunity to work with the National Senior, Development, Para, and
Open Water teams at specific international events. This includes
specific competitions and camps across all pathways.
“Swimming Canada believes that coach development and this practical
experience is critical to future athlete development,” said Swimming
Canada High Performance Director John Atkinson.
“We are delighted to partner with the CSCTA to offer opportunities
for coaches on our National teams. The program was a great success in
2018 and we believe this will be the case this year.”
The CSCTA will help cover expenses, and will work closely with Swimming Canada to select candidates to attend these initiatives.
“The CSCTA are excited to continue our partnership with Swimming
Canada through the funding of several apprenticeship opportunities and
to build on the success of this program in 2018. These programs offer
real world international experience for our Canadian coaches as a direct
part of the national team programs and will further expand our
available professional development opportunities,” said Chris
Hindmarch-Watson, executive director of the CSCTA.
One of Swimming Canada’s main goals is to enhance development of
world-leading high performance coaches and believe the Apprentice Coach
opportunity will allow selected coaches to gain international experience
and further their professional development.
“I had an amazing experience last season as an apprentice coach. It’s
the best way to learn; being engaged full time with the team,” said
Abderrahmane Tissira, Head Coach for the Regina Optimist Dolphins.
“Having a chance to observe the best staff interacting with the best
swimmers at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships was just amazing. I
call it The Golden Workshop.”
2018-2019 season opportunities:;
18th FINA World Championships;
FINA World Championships
Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Tour Dates: July 6 – 29, 2019
Staging: July 6 – 21, 2019
Competition: July 21 – 28, 2019
World Para Swimming Championships;
Tour Dates: TBC
World Junior Championships;
Tour Dates: Aug. 12-26, 2019
Staging: Aug. 13- 18, 2019
Competition: Aug. 20-25, 2019
Open Water BestFest;
Tour Dates: May 22 – June 2, 2019
Application deadline for all opportunities is April 15, 2019. To
learn more about these opportunities and how to apply for them follow
the link HERE.