Lane Swimmer

Kevin Boehnke Coach


Kevin swam competitively for 11 years with the Stouffville Swim Club and at York University swim teams. He has worked as Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for 5 years. Currently he coaches the younger age groups at the Stouffville Swim Club. Kevin looks forward to bringing his knowledge of swimming to the masters. Kevin is currently   attending Durham College.

Samantha L. Catania Coach


Sam is an exhilarating young person which Pickering Master Splashers is excited to welcome back for her third year helping with coaching duties at the club.Sam has had a long and very successful career in swimming despite her young age.  Having swum competitively for her 4 year at  St. Mary C.S.S qualifying OFSAA in each of those years, She has also been a member of the Pickering Swim Club  since 2007 where she continues with coaching duties there. When not in or around the pool, Sam attends University of Ontario Institute of Technology where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology.

Email: sam.catania@pickeringmastersplashers.com

Iain Johnston Coach


Iain is enthusiastic proponent of swimming and has been involved in competitive swimming from the age of 10. Since then Iain has Swum varsity at university and most recently competed at the World Master Swimming Championships in 2014. Iain has been a member of PMS since 2007 and Coaching with PMS since 2014, having attained his NCCP  Swim certification, Iain looks forward to sharing his swimming knowledge with members of the club.

Email: iain.johnston@pickeringmastersplashers.com

Rene St Aubin Coach


Rene St Aubin began his coaching career in swimming in 1972 when he started teaching at Cedarbrae C.I. Five year later the Cedarbrae swimmers were O.F.S.S.A. swimming champions and remained Scarborough champions for the next 25 years.

Rene has also coached the Pickering Swim Club at the developmental level. More recently Rene has been successfully coaching the Pickering Master Splashers for the last number of years bringing his wealth of swimming knowledge to the new as well as seasoned masters swimmer.

Email: rene.staubin@pickeringmastersplashers.com

 

Paul Gemmink Executive


Paul our President has been involved in swimming his entire life.  He has been swimming competitively about as long as he can remember.  His swim coach got him involved as an assistant coach and swim instructor when he was in his teens.  He kept up coaching and instructing until he was part way through university.  He started with the Pickering Master Splashers when he was in his twenties, although he did take a break for a while as his kids were growing up.  He began officiating at his kids’ swim meets when they swam competitively in Pickering, mainly as starter and referee.

Paul has been active in helping run the Pickering Master Splashers for quite a few years.  He still enjoys going to swim meets on a regular basis.  That being said, his son Nicholas, who is a competitive swimmer as well, keeps reminding him that he is quite a bit slower than he says he used to be.

Email: paul.gemmink@pickeringmastersplashers.com

David McMullan Executive


David McMullan has been a member of PMS since 1989. Currently occupying position of  tresurer for the club.   A long time proponent of an active lifestyle. From Rafting the Nahani in the NWT to hiking the Grand Canyon,  he enjoys many outdoor pursuits, often in the company of my wife of twenty-five years and two sons.
A graduate of York University with an honours BSC in Physical Education David was a member of the York University varsity swim team. At that time and since, he has had the opportunity to coach both age group and masters swimmers. David has also been active in multi sport events over the last twenty years starting in 1985 with a bike/paddle/run event called the Bone Crusher Triathlon. since then he has participated in the more conventional triathlon format since 1989, having competed in various distances up to and including the Florida Ironman  in 2003 and 4 additional times since. With regard to running he has raced most distances up to and including the marathon distance.

Email: david.mcmullan@pickeringmastersplashers.com