Coach Nicolas Sunderland Baker – 2018/2019 Email
Hello my Name is Nicolas Sunderland Baker, I am happy to have taken on the position of head coach for the Kootenay Swim club for the 2018-19 competitive season. I look forward to helping CKSC members improve as athletes and goal-setting individuals and making the CKSC as competitive as it can be in the swimming world. I have been head coach of three other clubs, the Rainbow Swim club in Mackenzie and the Prince George Pisces, and the Kitimat Marlins. I was also assistant coach for my university’s varsity team, the Mount Allison Mounties. I swam for my university team for three years before taking on the assistant coach role and during high school. I swam with Victoria’s Island Swimming. It is encouraging to have your goals taken seriously by an adult when you are growing up and my Island Swimming coaches did this for me, so I hope I pay it forward to each swimmer I coach (although, let’s be clear, my expertise is limited to swimming!). This, and the opportunity to work with athletes who can perform beyond expectations, make coaching exciting for me.
I am looking forward to getting to know the community and I hope to spend some time here developing the Kootenay swim club and pursuing my own creative and fitness goals.
See you on deck Nicolas Sunderland Baker coach CKSC