New Head Coach

Posted by Hamilton Aquatic Club on May 13 2020 at 06:34AM PDT

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."


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