Gilles is the National Head Coach, based out of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center. Gilles comes to us from France, where he was the Director for the National Swimming Federation of France (from 2012-2015). Prior to that, Gilles was the National Team Head Coach for France. As part of that role, Gilles was the Olympic Coach for France at the London 2012 Games and Bejing Olympic Games 2008.
Gilles’ has coached his athletes to tremendous success. Under Gilles’ leadership, Mathieu Rosset was crowned European Champion in 2012 (3m), and won the Diving World Series 2013, as well as winning numerous medals in European Championships.
During his own athletic career, Gilles competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where he placed 6th in 3m synchro, and 8th in the 10m synchro event. Gilles was also a finalist in the 1998 World Championship (4th place) and a bronze medalist at the European Championships.
Gilles is the father to two young children and has a definite artistic side. He enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, painting, drawing, woodworking and photography.
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’s 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.
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 practices yoga, reads books into the wee hours of the night, and recently started taking watercolour painting classes. She is the mother of one young daughter, Emilia, who reminds her every day how great it is to explore the world around you.