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Canadian Swimming Coaches Association Pioneers Inaugural International Women in Coaching Mentorship Program

Posted 2024-04-12

The Canadian Swimming Coaches Association (CSCA) proudly announces the launch of its unique International Women in Coaching Mentorship Program. In this exciting initiative, female coaches have been selected for an exclusive visitation opportunity to the University of Texas, where they will learn from the esteemed Head Coach, Carol Capitani, and her Assistant Coach, Mitch Dalton.


Sierra Moores, from the University of British Columbia, is the successful applicant selected for this year’s initial program.  Moores has been the Assistant Coach at UBC since 2020 and was selected for this program from a pool of qualified female applicants.  Sierra is also currently completing a Masters’s Degree in Kinesiology at UBC with a specialization in Coaching Science. 


Also included in this visitation, Savannah King will join Sierra Moores in Texas.  King, the two-time Olympic swimmer for Canada, is the Assistant Coach at McGill University. 


Both Moores and King embody the passion and talent the CSCA aims to foster in female coaching. This mentorship program is another step towards promoting gender diversity in the world of swimming coaching.


Moores and King are in for an exciting and valuable learning experience in Texas under the mentorship of Coach Carol Capitani and Assistant Coach Mitch Dalton. Coach Capitani's 11 years as the Head Coach of the Longhorns and her role as the Head Coach for Team USA at the 2023 World Aquatic Championships indicate a high level of expertise and success in the field of aquatics.


Under their guidance, Moores and King will likely benefit from a combination of technical skills, strategic insights, and the wisdom that comes from years of coaching and competing at a high level. The exposure to such experienced mentors can significantly contribute to their development as athletes and individuals.


The unique opportunity to learn from coaches who have been involved in both collegiate and international competition should provide Moores and King with a well-rounded perspective on swimming and aquatics.


Sierra Moores said "I am honoured to be part of this historic opportunity. Learning from Coach Capitani and Coach Dalton is a dream come true, and I am eager to bring back valuable insights to enhance my coaching skills."


Marta Belsh, CSCA Women in Coaching Committee Chair, included, "This mentorship program signifies a significant milestone in our commitment to empowering female coaches. We believe the shared experiences with Coach Capitani and Coach Dalton will inspire both Sierra Moores and Savannah King in their coaching journeys."


Building on the success of the inaugural program, the CSCA is committed to sustaining and enhancing this initiative. The association aims to provide future opportunities for female coaches to participate in similar mentorship experiences at the Age Group and Senior levels. Next season, the program will offer a visit to Kate Lundsten at the Aquajets Swim Team in Minnesota. Lundsten, who has been the head coach since 2004, will offer another valuable perspective for aspiring female coaches.  More information and application details for this opportunity will be available to the CSCA membership. The association encourages all aspiring female coaches to stay informed and take advantage of these transformative opportunities.


About the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association (CSCA):

The CSCA is a leading organization devoted to the development and support of swimming coaches nationwide. Committed to excellence in coaching, the CSCA provides resources, education, and networking opportunities to coaches at all levels, fostering a positive coaching culture within the swimming community.

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