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Our Coaches

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Erika Brown

Coaches RMSC on:

Tuesday 5:30am & 5:30pm, Thursday 5:30am & 5:30pm, Friday 5:30pm (Fall & Winter sessions)

Monday 5:30pm, Tuesday 5:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm (Summer session)

This is Erika’s fourth year of coaching RMSC swimmers. A swimmer herself for 14 years, Erika is noted for her careful attention to technique development and for her unbridled enthusiasm and support of her swimmers.

Erika works as an exercise therapist at First Steps Wellness Centre. She is also a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Core X Fitness, as well as a pre-competitive and competitive swim coach with Flatland Swimming.

Jason Cawkwell

Coaches RMSC on:

Saturday 8:00am, Sunday 8:30am (Fall & Winter sessions)

Saturday 8:00am (Summer session)

Daniel Gomez

Steps in when other coaches are unavailable
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Craig Nieuwstad

Coaches RMSC on:

Tuesday 1:30pm, Thursday 1:30pm (Fall & Winter sessions)

Craig hails from South Africa where he began coaching at the age of 17. Starting out by shadowing the coaches at his swim club, he was soon appointed as the Assistant Coach for Tygerberg Aquatics. There his duties included on deck coaching of swimmers from juniors through to the provincial and national swimmers and programming and planning for the Junior program.

Craig balanced both a Ba Sport Science and a B (Hons) Sport Science with his coaching in order to further his knowledge in the science of performance. In 2010 he travelled to Minnesota to partake in a summer internship where he gained valuable knowledge.

Craig is also a full-time coach with the Regina Optimist Dolphins Swim Club (RODS). This past summer, Craig coached Saskatchewan swimmers at the Canada Summer Games. In 2013, Craig coached the Regina Masters Swim Club at the Masters Worlds Swim Championship in Montreal.