Rachel is homegrown Olympium, having swam her way through recreational, pre-comp, provincial and HP. She’s spent the last few years in Ottawa coaching & swimming for both Nepean and Carleton University, alongside finishing her undergrad. She’s excited to be back with the Olympium family, and is looking forward to a fantastic season working alongside Cara and the rest of the coaching team.
Lola has been coaching Artistic Swimming for more than 20 years. She has coached a wide range of levels and age groups at various clubs in Canada and abroad. Her athletes achieved many podium finishes in Canadian and International competitions. Her coach philosophy is: “Aim high, Work smart”
Lola began her synchro career in Ukraine, former Soviet Union and competed till Junior National Level. After her studies for Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science at the Wingate Institute, she established Synchro Club which became over the years one of the largest and most successful clubs in the country.
Over the next 15 years, she was Head Coach of Ashdod Synchro Club and served as Israel National Team Coach at the Junior and Age Group levels.
Lola has been coaching at Olympium Artistic Swimming Club since 2016, in both High Performance and Competitive programs with Senior, Junior, 13-15’s, 12U athletes and Masters. She also provides Mentorship to support coaches by nurturing the technical, tactical, and mental skills needed to develop future athletes.
Lola is LEN(European) Judge certified since 1999, FINA Judge certified since 2011.
Beside Synchro for most of the time, Lola is “MOM on the wheels” for her own 4 kids:-)
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.
Head Coach, OSSC