Pierre Lafontaine - Swimming Canada


Pierre Lafontaine, CEO – Swimming Canada

Pierre Lafontaine, 48, started his coaching career in 1976 as Assistant Coach for the Pointe-Claire Swim Club. On April 18, 2005, Pierre joined Swimming Canada as CEO.

Pierre has contributed to the advancement and success of swimming throughout his coaching profession. His career spans two continents, where he held Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions in Montreal (Quebec), Calgary (Alberta), Altanta (Georgia), Phoenix (Arizona) and Canberra (Australia). Most recently as Head Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Pierre led 4 swimmers from the AIS to podium results at the 2004 Olympics. Previously, as Head Coach of the Phoenix Swim Club in Arizona, he led his swimmers to 8 medal victories at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Career Summary

2003-2004 Head Coach, AIS, Canberra

2002-2003 Assistant Coach, AIS, Canberra

1997-2002 Head Coach, Phoenix Swim Club

1995-1997 Head Coach, Dynamo swim Club, Atlanta USA

1992-1995 Head Coach, CAMO Montreal, Canada

1988-1992 Assistant/Head coach, Phoenix swim Club

1984-1988 Assistant Coach, University of Calgary

1981-1984 Head Coach, Piscine Olympique Montreal

1976-1981 Assistant Coach, Pointe-Claire Swim Club

International experiences

2004 Australian Olympic Coach

10 Swimmers from the AIS

AIS Swimmers: 4 Gold, 2 silvers

Pierre coached 4 of these swimmers that ranked: 1 Silver, 7th, and 9th

2003 10 AIS swimmers on the World Championships Australian Team

Pierre coached 4 of the 10 swimmers

2000 3 swimmers from the Phoenix Swim Club on the USA Olympic Team

3 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 Bronze

Pierre’s swimmer won 1 Silver and 1 Bronze

1995-2000 USA Distance Camps

1995 Head Coach Canadian Team - Pan-Pacific Open Water Championships

Canada finished 2nd to Australia

1994 Coach – Canadian Swim Team at Open Water World Championship

1993 Assistant Coach Open Water - Pac-Pacific Canadian Swim Team

1987 Canadian Pan-American Swim Team

Team manager

1986 Canadian Coach Dual Meet, Canada Vs England & Canada Vs CCCP

Canadian head Coach at World Junior Modern Pentathlon

For more information:

Martin Richard


Swimming Canada

Office: 613.260.1348 x 2002

Cell.: 613.725.4339

Email: mrichard@swimming.ca

Website: www.swimming.ca

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