Joe Bartoch Bio

Joe Bartoch is the Assistant Head Coach for ROW Swim Club and WLU Golden Hawks Swimming.

Joe Bartoch needs no introduction in the sport of swimming. He has represented Canada on the National Team for over 10 years. He has been Swim Canada’s Butterflyer of the Year three times (2006, 2008, 2011), and holds several Canadian butterfly records (50 fly SC, 100 fly LC and SC, co-holder). Joe was also a member of the team that currently holds the Canadian record for the 4x100 medley relay, LC. Internationally, Joe competed in both 2008 and 2012 Olympics, in 100 fly and 4x100 medley relay, and was co-captain of the 2012 Olympic Team. He has represented Canada at four World Championships, two Pan Pac Championships, one Pan American Games and three World University Games.

Joe has hung up his goggles, and is now ready to use his experience on deck, and his education, to further the future of swimming in Ontario and Canada. He has a BSc in Physical Education (Minor in Coaching) from the University of Nevada and is completing a Masters in Kinesiology/Coaching, with emphasis on Biomechanics (Western University).

Russ Franklin, Head Coach at ROW Swim Club/WLU is excited for the future potential to the Club by adding Joe to the coaching line up. Joe was quoted while on deck at the WLU Pool, "Entering my coaching career at a club with so much history both in the pool and on deck is a very exciting opportunity. Russ and all of the staff have a great understanding of the sport and I am grateful for the chance to learn from them. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the swimmers. My goal is to help them achieve their goals in and out of the water. I have found that athletes perform at their best when they are inspired by their team mates and I hope to foster an environment where this is the standard."

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