Coach Spotlight Anne-Sophie
OSSC is thrilled to have Anne-Sophie join our Provincial coaching staff this year. Anne-Sophie comes to us with 15 years of coaching experience, working with athletes at all levels. She is currently working with our 11-12 Provincial Program and assisting with our 13-15 Provincial Team. She has enjoyed getting to know other swimmers in our club by working on extra figures with swimmers from many other teams. Anne-Sophie began her love affair with synchro at the age of 8 in her native Montreal. Very quickly she moved to the provincial level with Synchro Laval. At 11, she jumped to the national level and attended a sport school which allowed her and her teammates to maximize their training. At the age of 15, she moved to Montreal Synchro to swim with duet partner and two-time Olympia Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon and six other swimmers to compete in the 15-18 age group. For the next three years the team was national champion and won gold at international meets. Here is what a few of the 10& Under swimmers and 11-12 swimmers had to say about Anne-Sophie ‘She’s nice. She gives us candy, and good corrections’ ‘She’s funny. She’s always making jokes to make practice more fun. She’s tough, which is good because it encourages us and shows us she cares. She is a good person to look up to.’ In the short time that Anne-Sophie has worked with the club she has shown how passionate and committed she is to the sport and OSSC. She is devoted to her 11-12 duet and is excited to see the improvements her swimmers have made since September. Nothing is too great a challenge for Anne-Sophie and we appreciate her willingness to take on different responsibilities as the need arises. She is already an integral part of the OSSC coaching staff and we hope she will be for many years to come.