Adrian W. (Head Coach - Age Group Division)

Adrian is certified Age Group (Level 2) Swim Coach and a National Lifeguard Trainer with the Lifesaving Society. Adrian started his aquatic debut working as a lifeguard with the City of Toronto.  He later pursued competitive lifesaving sport as an athlete and started pool and surf lifesaving competitions in addition to training with the Thornhill Masters Swim club.  

As an athlete, he attended the Lifesaving World Championships in 2012 (Adelaide, Australia), 2014 (Montpellier, France), and 2016 (Noordwijk, Netherlands).  Since 2013, Adrian has been the Head Coach with the Rouge Valley Lifesaving Club.  He has trained athletes of all ages in pool and open water swim training, and brought them to regional, provincial, national and international competitions.  

As a multi-disciplinary coach, he engages in other sport activities such as kayaking, running, weightlifting, cycling, open water swimming and paddleboard.  As a local Georgina resident, in his spare time, you might catch him paddling on Lake Simcoe, or posting his athletic journey in Olympic Weightlifting training.

“When I was young, I never really had a coach role model in my life. As a result, I worked really hard to coach myself in all that I do.In my experience, coaching is about enabling athletes to become the best versions of themselves. Athletes need to walk through the journey and learn about themselves as individuals, whether it is about their passion in the sport or their personal limitations. Coaches need to build a relationship with the athletes and help them to reach their true potential, even at times when they do not see the potential in themselves."

~ Adrian.W

Marina C. (Coach - Development Division)

Swimming and sport has been part of Coach Marina's life since a very young age.  She was a competitive swimmer herself.  Her favourite events were 100m & 200m Breaststroke.  With this love for swimming she transitioned to teaching swimming and lifeguarding in East York, Ontario.  As her passion for swimming evolved, this led to coaching swimming for 12 years with the East York Swim Club followed by the Scarborough Swim Club.  With both swim clubs, her focus has been coaching swimmers from age 6-15 years.

Her love for working with children and youth extended into an amazing career as an elementary school principal and teacher.

In her retirement, she spends much time with her family who are avid skiers and snowboarders.  Her personal interest include skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking, cycling, rollerblading, hiking, swimming and HIIT workouts.  She loves to garden, cook and spend time with her husband and dog Jack.  

"I am excited to be part of the Georgina Rapids Swim Club. I look forward to working with swimmers, parents and the coaching staff to ensure everyone has a safe, fun and rewarding experience.

Let's work together to inspire each athlete to be the best they can be!"

~ Marina. C ~


Edward C. (Coach - Development & Splash Division)

Coach Edward started off his swimming career with Markham Aquatic Club.  Starting out as a short distance backstroke and butterfly specialist, his competitive swimming days with MAC evolved to long distance Freestyle and IM events that make him a well ranging competitor and coach to join our team.

He brings to our swimmers a great passion for swimming, stroke form and attention to detail to help each of his athletes.  This is his 2nd season coaching with Georgina Rapids.

Kitty W. (Coach - Splash and Business Manager)

Kitty joins us from the lifesaving sport world where she has spent years training and competing as a Masters athlete while coaching athletes of all ages.

Returning to her roots from her days swimming on the highschool team, Kitty has pursued and continued her heart for coaching as a certified NCCP Swim Canada Fundamentals (Lv 1) Swim Coach.

Still actively competing as a Master swimmer with the club, Kitty contines to bring an athlete focused mindset as part of her coaching style to challenge and engage her the swimmers she coaches.

Aside from coaching, Kitty also supports the club with her capacities in business administration, design and photography.  In addition to her many pursuits, she also enjoys cross training, kayaking and weightlifting.


“My greatest accomplishment as a coach is to see an athlete I coach develop life skills that have nothing to do with how fast they swim or the medals they win - but rather gain personal traits such as, self discipline, determination, goal setting, time management and coping with adversity.  That is the true value of competitive swimming and training.  Seeing each athletes' enthusiam, excitement and effort each practice, and their growth through the season fills my heart and fuels my passion as a coach."

~ Kitty.W