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Junior Prospect Selection Camp in Arizona

Junior Prospect Selection Camp in Arizona

As part of our 2016-2021 Strategic plan, one of the important elements is to ensure that our best young high-level athletes have the opportunity to participate in competitions and training camps that will stimulate their development all the way...

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Training Camp Experience: Cancun, Mexico

Training Camp Experience: Cancun, Mexico

From January 2nd to 13th, 21 members of the Senior National Elite group flew to Cancun for a preparation camp for the Winter National Championships. They were accompanied by head coach Martin Gingras, Senior Coach Philip Garverick and athletic...

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From the desk of Aela Janvier: My first World Championship in Hangzhou, China

From the desk of Aela Janvier: My first World Championship in Hangzhou, China

Last December, I competed in the biggest meet of my swimming career to date: The Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China. I qualified for this meet at the 2018 Trials in Edmonton where I finished third in the 200m backstroke. Before...

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The swimming team


The Pointe-Claire swimming team is a team at the forefront. We are constantly on the lookout for best practices in the swimming world.

Experienced and passionate coaches ensure that the full potential of each of our athletes is maximized. We are ready to travel around the world to offer many challenges and achieve world-class goals.

In short, the POINTE-CLAIRE experience is unique in the world … You are not part of a team; you are part of a family.


The current swim team was created in 1967 by George Gate. Very quickly, the elite development philosophy and the exceptional recruiting system boosted the performance of the athletes.

Since its founding, the team has contributed to the success of 16 Olympic athletes and has won 5 Olympic medals. The swimming team also has more than 250 national champions.

Even today, the new generation of coaches and athletes applies the fundamentals, vision and philosophy of founder George Gate.



1988 Seoul Olympics
1988 Seoul Olympics
2000 Sydney Olympics
2008 Beijing Olympics
2012 London Olympics

Victor Davis
– Silver Medal, 4×100 m – Medley Relay
– 4th, 100 m – Breaststroke

Paul Szekula,

Craig Hutchison
– 29th, 100 m Freestyle
– 6th, 4×100 m – Medley Relay
– 13th, 4×100 m – Freestyle Relay

Tobias Oriwol
– 14th, 200 m – Backstroke
– 14th, 4×200 m – Freestyle Relay

Samantha Chevreton
– 11th, 200 m – Freestyle
– 4th,  4×200 m – Freestyle Relay
– 12th, 4×100 m  – Medley
– 11th, 4×100 m – Freestyle


Our coaches

Martin Gingras

Senior National Elite Entraîneur-chef

Etienne Paquet

Responsable 10 & under

Natalia Kalbarczyk

Age Group Provincial Development A

Robert MacLean

Provincial B

Angela Santamaria

9 & 10 Years – 1A

Danielle Brabant

8 & Under – 2A

Fernanda Parente

Club Administrator

Paul Biloserskyj

Sport-Études Élite
Responsable Groupe d’âge

Chris Bielby

Senior Provincial A
Responsable Sport-Études

Charles Coffin

Age Group Provincial Development B

Nicole Waldie

Age Group Development C

Stephanie Shewchuk

8 & Under – 2B

Émile Denault

9 & 10 Years – 1D

Arielle Rousseau

Head Athletic Therapist

Philip Garverick

Senior National Development

Félix Gosselin

Age Group Provincial A
Sport-Études Development

Mark McLellan

Provincial B
8 & Under – 2C

Kevin Bertrand

Age Group Development D

Emma O'Donnell

9 & 10 Years – 1C

Esther Savouré

9 & 10 Years – 1B