Anna has been involved in diving for over 30 years, first as a high performance athlete, now as a coach. During her competitive career, Anna competed for Canada on both the Junior and Senior National Teams. Highlights of her career include:
In her coaching career, Anna has coached divers at all levels of development, including Junior National, Senior National, and International competitors.
Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education (University of Toronto) and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science (University of Toronto) with a specialty in Sport Psychology. She has Competition Development certification (NCCP program) and has completed the Advanced Coaching Diploma program from the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario.
One of the things Anna loves most about coaching is seeing the smile on her athletes’ faces when they learn a new dive or when they achieve things they never thought possible.
Anna is the mother of two wonderful daughters and enjoys spending time with her family.
José is a CDI Coach, based out of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center. José comes to us from Cuba, where from 2016-2017 he was the head coach of the Cuban Junior National Diving team, and from 2017-2019 the head coach for the Cuban Senior National team. Under his program, his junior athletes won over 36 national and international medals (including a Gold and Bronze at the 2017 Jr Pan Am games in Victoria BC.) He was named "Best Junior Coach" for Cuba both years.
While he was head coach of the Senior Team, his athletes found tremendous success, winning 78 medals at the National and International level- including Gold and Silver at the Central American Games in 2018, two Bronze medals at Grand Prix events in 2019, and several Medals at CCCAN and Jr Pan Am games with his A divers.
José was named Best Senior Coach from 2017-2020
He holds a degree from Havana University “INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE CULTURA FISICA MANUEL FAJARDO” in Sport and Physical Culture.
José was a world class diver whose career highlights include:
· Four-time Olympic finalist (2000/2004/2008/2012)
· 22 years on the Cuban National Team
· Over 100 International Podium performances
· Two-time Pan American Champion, and three-time silver medalist
· Multiple World Cup and World Championship medalist
· Ranked # 1 in the world in 2005
In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching movies, playing chess, listening to music, watching/playing a variety of sports, and most of all spending time with his wife and young son.
Brian’s experience in the sport of diving is extensive and includes both personal experience as an athlete and 15 years of coaching experience. In his own athletic career, Brian competed at the Jr. & Sr. National level and competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials.
Brian’s coaching career has taken him across Canada. He was the Head Coach in Lethbridge, Alberta and coached with Boardworks Diving Club in Victoria, BC. Over the years, Brian has coached many Jr. & Sr. National medalists and was a member of the Canadian Jr. Worlds Coaching staff (2002).
While coaching in Victoria, Brian also worked with divers who were at the beginning stages of their career. He successfully identified, recruited and trained many young athletes who went on to the National Training Center in Victoria. Several of the athletes he worked with have gone on to achieve tremendous national and international success and are now in Diving Canada’s High Performance Athlete Development Program.
Brian’s signature style is to connect to the athletes with humor. In addition to coaching Brian is studying to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Terri started her coaching career over 20 years ago as a learn to dive instructor at the Fredericton Diving Club, where she was a competitive diver. In 2003, while pursuing her B.Sc in Biology at the University of New Brunswick, she took on the role of Head Coach at the Fredericton Diving Club. In 2010 Terri moved to Kitchener Waterloo in order to pursue coaching full time and joined the Kitchener Waterloo Diving Club, where she coached the provincial/tier II team up until 2016.
Terri has her NCCP Competition: Development Certified status in diving, as well as many NCCP multi sport modules and gymnastics foundations.
In addition to coaching divers, Terri is involved in training and mentoring new coaches. She has been facilitating coaching clinics for over 10 years.
As anyone who has worked with Terri at a club or training camp can tell you, she has a high energy and positive coaching style and is always encouraging divers to push themselves out of their comfort zones.
Outside of diving Terri has recently taken up figure skating, reads excessively, and paints (watercolour and alcohol ink). She is the mother of one school-aged daughter, Emilia, who reminds her every day how great it is to explore the world around you.