Sea-Hawks welcome new swim coach
Aaron Dahl to take over program
(Aug. 26, 2013) The Memorial Sea-Hawks swimming team will welcome a new coach this month as Aaron Dahl, a nationally accomplished coach, takes over the program.
Dahl began his coaching career after retiring from competitive swimming as a member of the Victoria Olympians (now Island Swimming) club. He has coached for many clubs including the Killer Whale Swim Club in Campbell River, B.C., Island Swimming and the Victoria Academy in Victoria, B.C.
He has also represented Canada as a coach on many national teams including the World Junior Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Australian Youth and Junior Tours, North American Challenge Cup and Mare Nostrum tours. Dahl has coached numerous Olympic athletes that have set national records.
In his decorated coaching career he has received many individual accolades including the Swimming Canada National Youth and Junior Coach of the Year. Dahl will share his time between the Sea-Hawks and the St. John’s Legends program.
He is excited for the Sea-Hawks season.
He said, “I am really looking forward to coaching the team. We will be aiming for top three finishes for the women and men at the AUS Championship as well as improved performances at the CIS Championship.”
Memorial director of Athletics Michelle Healey is pleased to have someone of Dahl’s experience join the coaching staff.
She said, “Aaron has a great reputation in swimming across the country and we really look forward to the continued growth of the program under his leadership.”
Dahl takes over the program from Brad Hutton who relocated his family to the Cayman Islands where he will head up the Camana Bay Aquatic Club.