Tina Hoeben, coach of the KISU swim club, has been chosen by Swimming Canada for the Select Coaches Group. Western News file photo

KISU coached chosen for Select Coaches Group

KISU’s Tina Hoeben chosen by Swimming Canada for Select Coaches Group

KISU coach Tina Hoeben is among 12 coaches chosen as part of Swimming Canada’s largest ever Select Coaches Group.

Hoeben is among four SwimBC members picked to be part of the coaching professional development opportunity for 2017-18.

It’s the second time that Hoeben has been chosen to be part of Swimming Canada’s Select Coaches Group

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“I am thrilled to be a part of the Select Coaches Group again this season,” said Hoeben on SwimBC’s website. “Being a part of this group last year played a role in our success this season. The educational component is great, but I also appreciated the dialogue with other coaches from across Canada. I’m really looking forward to this season’s session.”

Together with eight other colleagues from across Canada, they will attend the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic Aug. 29 to Sept. 3 in Washington. Following the clinic, the group will remain on site for a one-day Swimming Canada Workshop with Swimming Canada senior technical staff: John Atkinson, Martyn Wilby, Ken McKinnon, Mark Perry and Iain McDonald.

Swim Canada said the candidates were chosen based off of their outstanding applications, their ability to coach swimmers to “On Track Times” and/or having coached on a national team at the youth, junior or senior level.

“We are excited by the quality of coaches we have in the program this year,” said McDonald, senior manager, NextGen High Performance Pathway. “The group is significantly expanded. We have been able to include a number of coaches who have been a part of the program over past three years as well provide an opportunity to four new coaches to join the group.”

The Select Coaches program, now in its fourth year, plays a significant role in Swimming Canada’s mission to be amongst the world’s leading swimming nations by 2020.

“High Performance coach development is a key focus for Swimming Canada,” said McDonald. “Since 2014, we have worked with forty coaches to provide various professional development opportunities such as mentorship, program visitations, national team exposure, conferences and workshops. The Select Coach program is a key component of this coach development strategy.”

The development and continuity of coaching programs ensures consistency in high performance coaching strategies, a necessary plan as Swimming Canada hopes to become a Top six total medal producing nation at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

“We are looking forward to having this group together this year to learn from some great international coaches at the conference and for them to have time together to discuss what is being presented amongst themselves and with Swimming Canada Senior Technical Staff,” said McDonald. “The group will stay on for a day after the conference for a workshop where we will have few guest speakers as well as Swimming Canada focused presentations so that all select coaches are fully exposed to the Swimming Canada High Performance plans and strategies for the Tokyo 2020 quad.”

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