News and Announcements


Attention all swim families: Team Aquatic Supply has offered HAC our discount card. Please view the card to obtain the new discount code.

The new 2020-21 training schedule for September to December can be found here:

New Head Coach

Posted by Hamilton Aquatic Club at May 13, 2020 6:34AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hamilton Aquatic Club is delighted to announce that it has secured Darren Ward as our new Head Coach! Darren has demonstrated podium success both in and out of the pool. He has been instrumental in developing and rebuilding successful group training structures for over 20 years. It is this type of innovative and motivated leader that HAC has been looking for. We look forward to what the 2020-2021 season brings.

Recent coaching assignments include:

Markham Aquatic Club, Scarborough Swim Club and Swim Ontario Tour Team Coach.

Personal achievements include:

Member of the 1988 and 1992 Canadian Olympic Team

World Cup Champion in 1992

Former Canadian and Commonwealth Record holder in the 100IM and 200IM


2-time CSCA Domestic Coaching “Award of Excellence”

Swim Ontario Age Group Coach of the year 11-12 year-old boys.

Darren’s Statement to the Membership:

“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to be the new Head Coach of the Hamilton Aquatic Club. HAC has a rich history in Canadian swimming and I am eager to be able to lead the club in a new and exciting direction that will once again move HAC back to prominence. With the support of the Board of Directors, the Coaching staff and most importantly the swimmers and parents, we will achieve great things.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hope that we can get back to the pools as soon as it is deemed safe to do so."

Swim Ontario’s CEO, Dean Boles, posted a video message to the swimming community:

The May webinar series is now open for registration at the following link –

The following Clinics via Webinar will be offered:

Monday, May 4 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Clerk of Course
Wednesday, May 6 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Recorder Scorer
Tuesday, May 12 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Meet Manager
Thursday, May 14 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Chief Finish Judge / Chief Judge Electronics
Monday, May 18 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Judge of Stroke & Inspector of Turns*
Wednesday, May 20 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Clerk of Course*
Tuesday, May 26 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Recorder-Scorer*
Wednesday, May 27 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Meet Manager*

Registration closes 1 week prior to the webinar.
*Note: The webinar will be cancelled with less than 10 registrants.