Sarah MacDonald is a Level 3 coach with 14 years’ experience who values effort, fun, and personal development above all else when it comes to swimming. Sarah swam for nine years with the Thompson Northern Torpedoes in Thompson, Manitoba, where she also began her coaching career. While studying at University of Manitoba, Sarah coached for the Sherbrook Sharks, U of M Mini Bisons, and also started the Fort Garry Barracudas masters team, which competed in lifesaving sport in its off-season as the Fast + Good Lifeguard Club.
In 2013, Sarah made the move to Victoria, BC where she lived and coached for four years: one year with Pacific Coast Swimming and three with Island Swimming. For the past year she has been the Assistant Head Coach of the Campbell River Killer Whales, where she coordinated swimming lessons and advanced the 12 and under program to produce technically sound young athletes.
Sarah’s coaching style is firmly planted in the Long-Term Athlete Development model, and she believes technique and mental performance, above all else, are the keys to success in swimming. Sarah will be graduating with a Masters of Education in Coaching Studies through the University of Victoria in May 2019, where her main research focus has been mental performance strategies for young athletes.
This short bio was taken from the SSAT website.
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