Reagan Simpson

Hi! My name is Reagan and I currently swim with Olympium’s High Performance Program.  I’ve been competitively swimming since the age of 8 and have loved every minute!  I’ve accomplished many great things with this sport including swimming on the 2019 Team Ontario Development Team and placing 4th in Team & 9th in Duet Finals at the 2022 Canadian National Championships. Artistic swimming is an amazing sport, a great way to make new friends, and lifetime memories. I am super excited to teach our new generation of swimmers!!

Michaella Digings

Hi, my name is Michaella! I’m so excited to be a coach this year! I am a high school student and I love synchro! I’m sure we will have a ton of fun this year.

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!

Angelica De Leuca

Hi, I’m Angelica!

I work as a Recreational Coach with the Olympium Artistic Swimming Club. I am a third-year Human Resource Management student at York University, as well as a Concurrent Education student. I previously participated in both Artistic Swimming and Competitive Swimming! Swimming is a passion of mine and I hope to share my love for swimming with all my fellow Artistic Swimmers! See you in the water!

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!!

Nicola Chaddock

Nicola is a competition development certified coach with 16 years of artistic swimming experience. One of her favourite moments as a coach was coaching a 13-15 FINA team to make finals at nationals in 2018. She loves the artistic & creative side of the sport and is a 3D artist for film, TV and video games outside of the pool.

We are thrilled to have Nicola joining our club and staff this season. Welcome!

Juliette Bayly

Juliette is currently in 11th grade at ESC Renaissance in the IB program. She is fully bilingual in English and French. Juliette spent 9 years doing competitive synchro, 6 of which were at the Olympium. She participated in the Olympium’s CIT program and has coached in the recreational program. Juliette loves working with the youngest of artistic swimmers and helping them establish solid basics to help them grow.

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.