Why join TSSC?
TSSC has been offering swimming programs since 1997 (formally known as Holly’s Swimming School) . Over the years, we have provided an environment for children to build their physical strength as well as their self-confidence levels. Based on high professional teaching strategies, we have been able to establish our reputation as a highly regarded swimming school in the GTA. Strong foundation and technique perfection are what TSSC focuses on. Our coaching staff have competitive swimming training experience and NLS certification.
Head Coach Holly
Holly started to learn to swim at the age 7 and at age12 she was selected to train and study in Shanghai Junior Athletic School – a boarding school for children who have the potential to become pro athletes. At age 14, she started to compete for the Chinese Army Swimming Team. Holly was one of the best swimmers in China during her swimming career. She has won many national medals including tying the junior national 50 freestyle record (LC) and obtaining the 100m butterfly champion. After retiring from the army team, she started to coach at a swim school in Shanghai. In 1995, Holly started a stroke technique improvement class for competitive swimmers in Toronto and created the T.S.S.C two years later. Holly has been coaching various levels of swimmers for 25 years! As an experienced coach, Holly has created an environment of inspiration and discipline, through which many of her students have achieved personal goals and competitive success, including Olympic hopefuls. She has been a member of the Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association since 2000.
Lucy has been working with kids and adults alike in an aquatic setting for the past 9 years. She began her swimming career with the Scarborough Swim Club and teaching for SCAR when she was 16. She went on to swim for the University of Toronto Mississauga Masters swim team as well as coaching competitively for Mississauga Aquatic Club. She joined Toronto Streamline Swim Club when she was 17 and has been a part of the teaching staff ever since. She is a certified Personal Trainer and works fulltime as a Personal Training Manager.
Rebecca has been coaching for TSSC since 2006. She previously coached for NYAC – a competitive swim club for 10 years. Rebecca started to swim as a competitive swimmer when she was 11 (TORCH, NYAC), and reached Provincial and National levels (Swim Canada)! Rebecca has her National lifeguarding Society (NLS) certification, CPR & first aid for HCP (health care practitioners, and NCCP level 1 – multisports - and Swimming NCCP Level 1 – Fundamentals Coach. Rebecca currently holds a B.Sc Honours of Kinesiology & Health Science degree from York University, Medical Acupuncture diploma from Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy and a Graduate Advanced Diploma in Chiropody from the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Rebecca is currently practicing as a Chiropodist D.Ch (foot specialist) and has her own clinic called the Bayview Family Foot Clinic. She also teaches part time at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. She really enjoys teaching her students in education and sports.
Ryan started swimming with the Scarborough Swim Club when he was 8. As a competitive swimmer, he was able to achieve National Time Standards for the butterfly events. He has been teaching children to swim at TSSC for 12 years. He is well experienced with children, working as a Registered Early Childhood Educator on weekdays with children between ages 2 to 12. He enjoys working with the youngest group in swimming and is able to create a fun and encouraging learning experience.
Lily has been coaching with TSSC for the past 7 years. She has also coached competitive swimming with Toronto Swim Club and Scarborough Swim Club in the past. Currently, Lily is in her last year studying Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. Lily also works with Swim Ontario as the team manager and has been appointed to Canada Games and the Grand Prix meets in the U.S, and with confirmed appointment this summer to the Youth Olympics in Nanjing with Swimming Canada’s Jr. National tour team. Lily is a NCCP, CSCTA and Swimming Canada Certified Level II Age Group Coach, as well as certified in Red Cross First Responder, NLS and Airway Management with the Lifesaving Society.
This is Matthew's 7th year coaching at TSSC. Matthew started swimming at the age of 6 and started swimming competitively with NYAC at the age of 8. Swimming all over Ontario and even outside of the country, Matthew qualified for several provincials and his age group nationals. Throughout his swimming career, Matthew has received ribbons, medals, trophies and the occasional bell prize. After having injuries towards his knee, Matthew stopped swimming competitively and started coaching for NYAC as a Waves head coach and Toronto Streamline Swim Club. Over the nine years of competitive swimming, he has taken the knowledge of his former coaches and coworkers and applies it to his practices. Matthew is currently in his second year of university at York pursing a business degree in finance.