Ryan Mallette Takes Over High Performance Center – Victoria After Bennett Passing

VICTORIA – Swimming Canada announced today its plans for the High Performance Centre – Victoria, which will ensure the focus remains on the performance of the athletes.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Talent Development Coach Ryan Mallette will assume the lead role of HPC – Victoria as Interim Head Coach immediately. Mallette has been coaching the top centre athletes since late January due to the late Randy Bennett’s battle with cancer. In the meantime Swimming Canada will also be undertaking a process of recruitment for this position on a full-time basis.

Mallette a will continue to coach the HPC – Victoria athletes and has been given full oversight of the program, including all technical decision-making. He will report to Swimming Canada High Performance Director John Atkinson.

Mallette will also in this period continue to have oversight and full responsibilities for the Canadian Sport Institute NextGen program as well as oversight and responsibility of the Claremont School program. A close working relationship will continue with the Island Swimming Club program in an advisory capacity.

Swimming Canada Senior High Performance Manager (operations) Iain McDonald will continue to provide leadership support to the centre from an operational perspective. Dr. Allan Wrigley, Swimming Canada Integrated Support Team (IST) Director, will continue to work through this interim period in an enhanced support role to the centre.

Own the Podium, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and Island Swimming are fully aware of the strategy for the interim basis and the plans for the recruitment of the HPC – Victoria head coach.


VICTORIA – Natation Canada a annoncé, aujourd’hui, ses plans pour le Centre de haute performance – Victoria, qui assureront que la concentration demeurera sur la performance des athlètes.

L’entraîneur de développement du talent de l’Institut canadien de sport Pacifique, Ryan Mallette, assumera le rôle de meneur du CHP – Victoria en tant qu’entraîneur-chef provisoire immédiatement. Mallette a entraîné les meilleurs athlètes du centre depuis la fin de janvier à cause de la lutte contre le cancer du regretté Randy Bennett. Entretemps, Natation Canada effectuera une procédure de recrutement pour ce poste de manière permanente.

Mallette continuera d’entraîner les athlètes du CHP – Victoria et a reçu la supervision complète du programme, incluant toutes les prises décisions techniques. Il se rapportera au directeur de la haute performance de Natation Canada, John Atkinson.

Mallette continuera aussi, au cours de cette période, d’avoir la supervision et les responsabilités complètes du programme ProchaineGén de l’Institut canadien de sport ainsi que la supervision et la responsabilité du programme de l’école Claremont. Une étroite relation de travail se poursuivra avec le programme du Island Swimming Club dans une capacité de conseiller.

Le gestionnaire supérieur de la haute performance de Natation Canada (opérations) Iain McDonald continuera de fournir le leadership de soutien au centre d’un point de vue opérationnel. Le Dr Allan Wrigley, le directeur de l’Équipe de soutien intégré (ÉSI) de Natation Canada, continuera de travailler au cours de cette période provisoire dans un rôle de soutien augmenté pour le centre.

À Nous le Podium, l’Institut canadien de sport Pacific et Island Swimming connaissent parfaitement la stratégie de la période provisoire et les plans pour le recrutement de l’entraîneur-chef du CHP – Victoria.

Swim News Courtesy: Swimming Canada

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