Staff

COACHES
Selina Lee
Program Coordinator13+
/AquaGo!
Alyssa Smith
Program Coordinator 12&Under
Kayla Lum
AquaGo!
Isobel Jarvis
Novice
Kate McInnis
AquaGo!
Melanie DaSilva
Maternity Leave
Sydney Denstedt-Barr
Stephanie Kurtz
Abbey Gravill
Novice
Teodora Perisic
AquaGo!
Specialty Coaches

KAREN O'MEARA

Drama Instructor

Karen graduated from Queen's University with a Degree in Dramatic Arts. She has an MBA from the University of Windsor, a Bachelor of Education from York University and she holds an Honours Specialist in Dramatic Arts Education from OISE, University of Toronto. Karen is currently the Department Head of Dramatic Arts at Richmond Green Secondary School in Richmond Hill. Karen is an expert at helping students create character through the development of meaningful expressions using facial expressions and gestures. She is a passionate and enthusiastic instructor who encourages her students to strive for excellence in performance.

ATHLETIX ACADEMY

Athletix Academy offers evidence-based cross-training to support the development of today’s elite athlete. We are a collective of professionals with a passion for sports exercise, therapeutics, mindful movement, and the performing arts. Our love for continuing education and high-quality instruction is the centre of our programming. We are dedicated to promoting self-awareness, athletic education, and the importance of cross-training for today’s artistic athlete. 

NATASHA CICCIARELLA

Strength and Conditioning

Natasha has loved sports and fitness since childhood.  She studied Biological Sciences in university and shortly after that became a Personal Trainer.  In 2003 she opened a fitness franchise called Contours Express.  After 6 years of owning the franchise, Natasha sold it and opened her own Boutique Studio (NatashaC Fitness)  that focused on High-Intensity Interval Training for women who want to get fit fast and lose body fat.  She has run her boutique studio now for 10 years.  She has a deep passion for helping women (of all ages) become their fittest, strongest, most confident self.  Her certifications include Online (and in-person) Personal Trainer; Precision Nutrition Coach; RYT200 Yoga Teacher and Self-Defence Instructor. 

EDIT VARGA

Speed Swimming

Edit was born in Hungary.  She graduated from the Physical Education University of Budapest as a Swim Coach and received her Degree in Sports Management from the University of Semmelweis.  She is an outgoing, outspoken competitor and she holds the Level 2 NCCP certification in Canada and working on her Level 3 this season. Edit has over 20 years of experience in the competitive swimming environment. Her swimmers have earned multiple provincial medals; they broke more than 100 club records, qualified for finals at Canadian Junior National Championship and won medals at the Ontario Open Water Championship. Edit served as the Head Age Group Coach at the Ducks Swimming Club in Aurora for 7 seasons and worked with the York Artistic Swim club in the past 3 seasons. Currently, Edit is a member of the coaching staff of the Newmarket Stingrays.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

VP Finance

Registrar

VP Communications

Pavel Shkolnikov
Finance@yorksynchro.com

Secretary

VP Fundraising

Member at Large

Member at Large

York Artistic Swimming Club

Aurora, Ontario

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