St. John’s Legends Swim Club head coach Aaron Dahl has been suspended for an incident which was alcohol-related, according to an internal announcement sent out to team membership, CBC News is reporting.
Dahl is a heavy figure in Island Swimming; he’s a former Associate Director of Island Swimming, one of Canada’s most famous club programs, and head coach of the Victoria Amateur Swimming Club.
Dahl was hired by the club in September. That announcement, which can be seen here, hailed Dahl as being “highly regarded in Canada’s Swimming [sic] community as one of Canada’s leading age group coaches.”
“Aaron has made a life decision to move to St. John’s where he will become the Director of Swimming and Head Coach of our club,” the announcement continued.
His resume includes being named the Swimming Canada Youth Male Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012, and the Swimming Canada Junior Male Coach of the Year in 2012, and he also coached 2012 Olympian Alec Page.
The announcement of Dahl’s suspension said that the issue was still being investigated, but that no swimmers or other coaches were involved.