Head Coach/Director of Swimming Operations

Marc Spackman


Competitive swimming has been Marc Spackman's personal and professional passion since he was young.  As an athlete, he swam for Great Britain at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and won two major games medals at World Championships in Hong Kong (1999) and Athens (2000).  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Nottingham Trent University in 2006 and, while enrolled, started coaching with the Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club.  He was promoted to Head Coach, and subsequently moved to the Borough of Harrow Swimming Club, the Maxwell Swim Club, and in 2014 to his current role as Head Coach of the Royal School Wolverhampton.  Marc has served as a Coach for Great Britain at Major Games, as Head Coach on England Talent Camps, and was a British Olympic Association Mentor at the London Olympics.  He was selected as a coach on the New York Breakers team in the International Swimming League (ISL) for two seasons:  Hungary (2020) and Naples (2021).  Across these experiences, he developed and maintained a coaching philosophy grounded in cultivating each athlete's sense of purpose and personal standard of excellence. 

 Coach Spackman's record of success at the highest levels of competitive swimming are impressive;  specifically, he has coached Robert Welbourn (Paralympic gold medalist, World, European and British record holder); Sophie Allen ( Olympian, European Junior silver medalist, British age-group record holder); Elizabeth Simmonds (Olympian, World Championship and European medalist, European Junior Champion, British and European record holder); Alice Dearing (Olympian, European Junior bronze medalist, Senior World and European Championship qualifier); Tom Derbyshire (Commonwealth Youth Champion, European Junior Champion and European Junior silver medalist, British age group record holder); and, Matthew Richards (Olympic Champion, European Junior Champion, European Junior silver medalist, British and Welsh record holder).   He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the BSCA Youth Coach of the Year Award, and the Terry Dennison Award for Coaching Excellence

 For over seven decades, ESWIM has served as a consistent, reliable pipeline for exceptional swimming talent in Canada.  Coach Spackman is excited to build on that legacy, noting that he "is incredibly proud to be joining ESWIM, a club renowned for its commitment to excellence." He added that, "I believe that there are no limits, and that with the right mindset, your capacity to improve is infinite. I'm looking forward to meeting ESWIM's exceptional athletes and working together to achieve their goals."

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.

High Performance 1

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.

Senior Development/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.

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

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 Advanced Coach!

Junior A Group Coach

Elizabeth Skuriat


Elizabeth Skuriat is joining the ESWIM family as the new coach of our Junior A. Elizabeth swam competitively before for the Halton Hills Blue Fins for 10 years as a distance specialist before moving to the east coast to swim for Acadia University while studying kinesiology. During her time at Acadia, Elizabeth was captain of the varsity team for two years and swam at the USports level. She coached for the Halifax Trojans Swim Club for two years while working on her Master's of Science before moving back to Ontario. Elizabeth now works as a research coordinator at Hamilton Health Sciences on cardiology trials. 

Junior B Group Coach

Charlie Lewis


Charlie Lewis is joining the ESWIM family as the new coach of our Junior B group. A former High-Performance swimmer of the Etobicoke Swim Club, Coach Lewis shares the ESWIM values of excellence and putting in the right tools in place to succeed and understands ESWIMs focus on the holistic development of the whole student-athlete. Coach Lewiss enthusiasm for the sport and her promotion of a friendly and professional training environment demonstrates her admirable team spirit and collaboration. 

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!

Top C Group Coach

Dalen Labayen


Dalen Labayen is joining the ESWIM family as the new coach of our Top C group. TOP C will be the first of our progressive competitive age group levels. There will continue to be a large emphasis on proper stroke technique, as well as a healthy dosage of kicking, balance, coordination, and skill development in the water. Basic interval training will be introduced and will be used to help strengthen and reinforce the key technical aspects of the sport. On the deck, the student-athletes will explore movements in all planes helping develop coordination, athleticism, mobility, and flexibility all of which will lay a strong foundation for our student athletes for years to come. Athletes in TOP C will compete primarily in ESWIM-hosted events and will be between 8 -10 years of age.

His goal as a coach is to teach our swimmers the same sense of dedication, sportsmanship, fundamentals, and team spirit that was instilled in him during his swim career at ESWIM. He hopes to create lifelong student-athletes by equipping them with a passion for the sport and the tools to succeed both in and out of the water. 

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