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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Konstantin Danailov

Head Coach

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Konstantin Danailov has been with RHAC since 2004. He brings a lot of enthusiasm, knowledge and passion every day to our RHAC's program. His unparallel approach helps swimmers achieve their full potential. Since joining RHAC his swimmers bettered club records, won multiple Jr. Provincial and Age Group National medals.

Prior joining RHAC, Konstantin brought 1 "CHAMP" swimmer at the Canadian Olympic Trials for 2000 Sidney, Aus. Olympics.

Here is a list of his accomplishments:

  • Holds a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sport Management from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • NCCP Level 3.
  • Over 18 years of coaching experience, 6 years of which as a founder and a Head Coach of Champion Athletic Club.
  • 15 years of competitive swimming experience.
  • Former Member of Bulgarian National Swim Team.
  • Former Canadian Master swimming record holder in backstroke in the 30-34 age group.
  • Member of the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association (CSCA), the Ontario Swimming Coaches Association (OSCA) and the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)

Arian Khader

National / Provincial Assistant coach

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Arian has been coaching with the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club since 2009.  He has coached the Novice, Select, Provincial Development, Provincial, National and Senior groups. Arian holds two university degrees and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a Competition Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program.

Arian uses a methodical approach to help athletes perform at their best.  He tries to continually revolutionize the RHAC program to be up to date with current models of success and does not shy away from having swimmers work hard.  Arian’s core philosophy is predicated on honest self-assessment and objective performance analysis. His goal is to have athletes perform at their best and ultimately learn to transfer their skills from swimming to the remainder of their lives.

Here are some of his accomplishments:

  • Joint Specialist History/Political Science Bachelor Degree from the University of Toronto candidate
  • Many years of teaching swimming lessons/coaching a variety of swimmers (from novice to master)
  • Present member of the Canadian National Dragonboat team
  • Qualified swim teacher from the Lifesaving Society and lifeguard instructor
  • NCCP Swim Coach

Sungha Ryu

National Assistant coach

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Sungha Ryu is joining RHAC family and taking on the Provincial 1 group starting this season.
 
He has been the Head Coach of J Dolphins since inception. 
He earned Master's in Physical education in South Korea and is also NCCP level 3 coach here in Canada.His coaching experience is over 30 years. Over the years he taught a handful of National Swimmers, some reaching international status. 

Nemanja Colic

Provincial Group Coach

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Nemanja Colic (Nemo) is the lead coach the Provincial 1 group. A retired swimmer of RHAC, Nemanja brings his experience as a swimmer to RHAC coaching. In addition to his 16 years as a competitive swimmer, he has extensive knowledge of different coaching methods, having trained and coached both in Canada and Europe.

  • NCCP Level 2 CERTIFIED
  • RHAC coach for 4 seasons
  • Certified swim Instructor with Lifesaving Society
  • Has been coaching / instructing since 2006. Prior to RHAC coached at Champion Athletic Club
  • Masters Coach for Town of Richmond Hill

   

Swimming Accolades/Accomplishments:

  • Member of Serbian National Team (Summer 2013).
  • National Record Holder in Serbia.
  • Canadian Olympic Trials Finalist in 200 Breaststroke
  • Canadian Senior National Finalist in 200 Breaststroke
  • Eastern Canada Championship Medalist in 200 Breaststroke
  • Ontario Provincial Champion in 100 and 200 Breaststroke
  • Multiple Club record holder for RHAC


Siham Moussaddaq

Youth Group Coach

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Siham Moussaddaq has more than 7 years of coaching experience; and has been a professional swimmer for 11 years.  She enjoys leading a team as well as challenging and supporting staff and swimmers to be the best they can be. Siham believes that it is the success of every swimmer that makes her job as a coach for Richmond Hill Aquatic Club a rewarding one.

Being enthusiastic, patient, determined, and detail oriented allows her to reach her ultimate goal; which is the love for teaching. Being a personal trainer specialist with a Physical Education and Business Management Degrees has allowed her to obtain the skills and experience to create new beginnings for eager swimmers to have their dreams come to life. Ultimately, seeing swimmers constantly improving and feeling confident in their performance are outcomes Siham expects to see; as this is an indication of results.

She is looking forward to contributing to the future of Richmond Hill Aquatic Club as we all grow and develop a coaching career in an outstanding club full of successful swimmers.

Roxana Danailov

Select Group Coach

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Adrian Bunyi

Novice / Provincial Assistant coach

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Adrian Martin

Novice / Select Assistant coach

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Faateh Ali

Sharks Coach

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Faateh Ali has more than 9 years of experience in competitive swimming, and is former RHAC swimmer. He strives to help young athletes reach their utmost potentials, and seeks to build a solid foundation for them to build on in later years. His passion for the sport is what drives him to want others to feel the same way he does about swimming. Faateh loves to work with young swimmers with lots of potential, that work hard, and he finds great joy in knowing he helped take part in that athletes journey. Faateh looks forward to the upcoming swim seasons, and hopes to make an impact at the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club.
 
NLS Certified

Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certified

Former RHAC Swimmer

9 years of competitive experience

Coaching at RHAC since 2016

Board of Directors

Adrian Muscalu

President

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Karen Lee

Vice President

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Paula Siu

Treasurer

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Irene Lasker

Secretary

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Bonnie Li

Equipment

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Carrie Zhang

Club Officials Chair

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Cier (Wenyun) Zheng

cBingo

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Bonnie Li

Social

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Cier (Wenyun) Zheng

Fundraising & Team Travel

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Vlad Jevdokimovs

IT & Points

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Carrie Zhang

Meet Manager

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