Abby Muscat

Abby started in Artistic swimming when she was 8 years old in the Recreation program.
Over the last 8 years she has been a member of the Competitive program with the Olympium Artistic Swimming Club. She has been a CIT (Coach In Training) with the club is excited to move into a coaching role where she can share her love for Artistic swimming and working with younger swimmers to help them develop as swimmers!

Jocelyn (JoJo) Ringler

Hello my name is JoJo!  I coach aqua squad and this will be my 11th year swimming in the High Performance program with Olympium. I am going into my second year of coaching and was a cit (coach in training) for 3+ years. I love the program and have benefited from it greatly! I hope to continue swimming and coaching for years to come!!

Vanessa Bessey

Pre-Competitive and Recreational 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 Pre-Competitive and Recreational 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!



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.