SWAM Kingston Executive Board
Carson Tomalty, Co-President
Caroline Birch, Co-President
Hi everyone! I'm Caroline and I am going into my fourth-year of the Concurrent Education Program (Psychology-Geography). This will be my fourth year with SWAM and my second as Co-President! I have previously been a Head Instructor as well as a one-on-one instructor.
I grew up on a lake so I have been swimming for as long as I can remember. I also have 5 years experience of teaching swimming lessons to kids of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities as well as 4 years of lifeguarding experience. The front glide is one of my favourite swimming moves - who wouldn't want to pretend to be a rocketship?!
If you see me on deck, please come and say "hello!", I would love to meet you as I am trying to put as many names to possible this year!
Claire Moura, Director of External Relations
Kelly Goncalves, Director of Internal Relations
Sabrina Sappal, Director of Community Outreach (Fall Term)
Michelle Lutsch, Director of Community Outreach (Fall/Winter Term) and Head Instructor
Hi I'm Michelle, and I'm a second year Medical student here at Queen's.
This will be my fourth year volunteering with SWAM. I've been a lifeguard and swim instructor from poolside to lakeside, and am looking forward to helping out as a Head Instructor this year for the first time. I'm a big fan of the backfloat, and hope to see all of our swimmers relaxing in the starfish position this session!
Sarah Wong, Head Instructor
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am a student in my second year at Queen's School of Medicine, as well as a Head Instructor for SWAM Kingston. This is my fourth year with SWAM Kingston, having been an instructor for 1 year and then a Head Instructor for now 3 years.
Before SWAM, I worked as a swim instructor for 2 years, and before that, I had been through swimming lessons, and then lifeguarding courses, throughout most of my childhood. I hope to share the fun in swimming that I have found during my years in the pool with all the SWAM participants! My favourite things to do in the pool are HUGE JUMPS--high, far, or crazy creative!
Jamie Grey, Head Instructor
Hi, my name is Jamie and this is my fourth year with Making Waves/SwimAbility/SWAM. I am currently in my fourth year at Queen’s University, studying Kinesiology. I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for six years and my favourite swimming stroke is breaststroke. I can’t wait for another awesome session with SWAM!
Rachel Kanan, Head Instructor
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel and I am going into my second year of Life Sciences.
This is my second year with SWAM and I am so excited to be back as a Head Instructor! I grew up swimming with my local team and went on to coach kids in every age group for over 5 years. I love teaching back floats because it gives the kids the chance to relax and take a couple of deep breaths after a tough work out.
Holly Muirhead, Head Instructor
Hi everyone, I'm Holly! This is my third year with SWAM and my first year on the Exec team. I have been swimming my whole life and I was a lifeguard and swim instructor for 5 years. I'm in my fourth year in Concurrent Education. My favourite jump is a stride jump! I'm looking forward to another great year with SWAM and seeing/meeting all of you wonderful people!!!
Daniel Rivera, Head (Water) Instructor