Head Coach/Director of Swimming

Robert Novak


The ESWIM Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Novak as the new Head Coach of ESWIM starting August 1, 2020.

Roberts swimmers have achieved 45 National Age Group Records, 75 Provincial Records (Manitoba/Ontario), a Senior Canadian Record, 3 World Junior Records and 2 Age Group National Titles (2009 & 2011), an Age Group National Womens Title (2016), 12 Jr. Provincial Titles and both Eastern and Western Canadian Titles. He has coached 150+ Provincial Champion swimmers and 30 Single Age National Champions. Robert has received the CSCTA Award for Domestic Excellence for 15 consecutive seasons and has coached many swimmers that have been selected to Provincial Team  Read more...

Head Age Group Coach, Junior National Coach

Brett D'Souza


Brett  started his swimming career right here at the Etobicoke Swim Club, competing for 8 years before moving on to compete for York University.

Brett graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science as well as attaining his Bachelor of Education.  From there he completed his Master of Education in Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria in 2018.

Brett's interest in coaching began at Camp Chikopi, a swim camp in northern Ontario where he has coached since 2009. Brett joined the ESWIM coaching staff in 2012 and has had the privilege to coach athletes up to the Canadian Junior Championship and Eastern time standards, setting 9 Provincial and 7 National Age Group records along the way. 

Athletes that Brett coached have gone on to be named to Junior National, Senior National and Olympic teams.

A product of ESWIM, Brett is a strong believer in well-rounded student-athletes and strives to help each athlete achieve success in and out of the pool.

Brett is looking to coaching the Junior National group this season.

Nail Kaddache

Nail Kaddache


A former High Performance swimmer with the Regina Optimist Dolphins, Coach Kaddache contributed to his Clubs success as consistent Provincial Champions in Saskatchewan for 4 years.  He was a finalist in the 200 butterfly and 400 IM at Canadian Championships, and represented his native Algeria on their National Team for 5 years. 

He began his coaching career coaching younger swimmers at the Dolphins, and in 2019 was selected to coach Team Saskatchewan for the Western Canada Games.  Coach Kaddache has had success training his athletes to qualify for National level competition, as well as Provincial record-breaking.

Elite Group Coach

David MacSporran


David began his swimming career at ESWIM in 2006 where he swam competitively for 9 years until he graduated in 2015. He represented ESWIM at the Provincial and Junior National levels, where he medaled at both the Canadian and Jamaican Age Group National Championships. After graduation, David continued to compete at the Varsity level at Laurentian University, eventually becoming the Team Captain. During this time, David completed a Bachelor of Sport and Physical Education, in addition to a Bachelor of Education. David began coaching in Sudbury with the Sudbury Laurentian Masters and Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club. He is honoured to be coaching at his former Club and is very excited to join the ESWIM coaching team this season!

Advanced Group Coach

Luis Escobar


Born and raised in Celaya Mexico, Luis started swimming at 7 years old with the local swim team called the Orcas. In 2004, he began swimming under Coach Jack Roach in San Luis Potosi, where he also attended university. Luis qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 10K marathon swim. He continued his success achieving Mexican National records in the 400, 800 and 1,500 Freestyle in both LC and SC formats. Luis retired from competition in 2012 when he moved to Canada to coach at ESWIM for 3 years, where he earned the honour of “Coach of the Year” by Swim Ontario for the 2013-2014 season. In 2015 Luis became the Head Coach for EOMAC where he led one of the largest and more successful Masters programs in the country. He is keen to return to Age Group coaching and bringing his expertise and knowledge to another generation of athletes.

Top A Group Coach

Petra Huve


Petra began her swimming career with ESWIM in the Intro program at the age of 8. Entering the competitive program, she worked her way through the groups over the following years. Having developed an interest in coaching, she transitioned out of the pool and onto the deck in 2011, when she joined the ESWIM coaching staff, and has remained as an important member ever since. Petra has coached various groups within the club, ranging from the Intro program up to the Provincial group. She has also spent many of her summers coaching the ESWIM Camp which has allowed her to train swimmers from around the world.

Having felt first hand the positive effects that competitive swimming can have, Petra is keen to pass on both her knowledge and love for the sport. She believes that sport plays a crucial role in teaching both dedication and discipline, which are important fundamentals that every young athlete should have and are valuable lessons they can take with them into their futures.

With each new season, Petra is looking forward to the next chapter in her coaching career, as she continues to learn alongside the swimmers she coaches.

Junior A Group Coach

Calise Moldawa


Calise dove into the world of swimming when she began swimming at Lakeshore Swim Club when she was 10. She swam there for five years before making the change over to ESWIM, where she swam for two years. 

Calise's love for coaching began at the beginning of her second season at ESWIM when she was an assistant coach with the Top B group. The younger swimmers and their hardworking attitudes always reminds her of why she admires the sport. She continued to help with the Top B group for two years, and also began coaching in the Intro Program.  She coached Intro level 4 for one season. During the season, she has also found joy in coaching the ESWIM summer camp for two summers, getting to know the variety of swimmers in the club. 

Calise is very excited to be your Junior A Coach!

Junior B Group Coach

Richard Lis


Richard began swimming at Etobicoke in 2018. He swam at the provincial level, as well as the Eastern-Canadian level. Richard swam competitively for three years until 2021, beginning his coaching career that same year. Over the summer of 2021, Richard began to assist the Top A group, and in September he began assisting the Top B and Advanced groups. Now coaching Junior B, he is very excited to take on new tasks with his new group. Richard is graduating from Bishop Allen Academy this year, and will continue his academic career at Guelph-Humber University next year to study Kinesiology. Richard is excited to be your Junior B coach this season!

Top B Group Coach

Bianca Fazzari


Bianca is yet another ESWIM alumnus who started swimming in Top B at the very young age of 4, working her way through the groups, competing at the National level until she was 17. She began coaching Intro in 2016 where she continues to be an integral member of the Intro coaching staff. Bianca also had opportunities to assist coaching the Top B, Top A and Provincial groups in the past. She is currently embarking on her fourth year at York University majoring in Children, Childhood and Youth Studies with a minor in Psychology as well as being in the Concurrent Bachelor of Education program. Bianca is excited for the upcoming season so that she can utilize her coaching skills, swim experience and her education to support and engage young swimmers in Top B at ESWIM!

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