Kaitlyn Schultz

The Region of Waterloo Swim Club welcomes Kaitlyn Schultz to our coaching staff. Kaitlyn brings her experience, enthusiasm and imaginative new ideas to our young swimmer's programming here at ROW. She will be lead coach for our Silver and Bronze groups as well as coordinating our youngest swimmers in the Tiny Olympic Prospect (TOP 1) group. "We are working on developing a larger novice program" says ROW President Tracy Bennett. The Kitchener Waterloo Swim School, our novice program for ages 5-10, will operate out of 3 locations this season. "This program expansion is our commitment to develop swim skills in the youth of the community." Collaborating with both cities as their affiliated Club, ROW is excited about adding another full-time career coach to our line-up.

Kaitlyn's coaching philosophy closely mirror's ROW's commitment to the sport of swimming, community and youth, "Although the idea of personal best is a prominent theme in my coaching, the concept of "team" is just as important. I want my athletes and their family members to share values of friendship, team pride, and community support."

Kaitlyn has been affiliated with swimming in Ontario for over 15 years. Kaitlyn places an emphasis on stroke mechanics, and technique, while making swimming fun. In 2009, Kaitlyn accepted the position of head coach of the Variety Village Flames where she coached both able bodied and paralympic swimmers of all ages. During her tenure there, she successfully placed a swimmer on two consecutive Paralympic World Championship teams.

Kaitlyn recently completed her studies towards a B.A. in professional writing at York University and continues her studies towards a bachelor in social work at the University of Waterloo.

"I am truly excited to be coming to ROW as I feel that it is a natural progression to my career having taught swimming at various levels and most recently as head coach of the Variety Village Flames in Toronto" said Ms. Schultz.

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