The Team 2017-10-01T10:49:43+00:00
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Team General Manager Aimée

Aimée obtained her B.A. at Western, her M.B.A. at University Canada West, and her diploma in Human Resources at McMaster. Having experience from the level of middle management while at a publicly traded company, to the role of President in a privately held health care services companies, Aimee has the track record to manage any small to medium sized company.

Add in her excitement about sport, her enthusiasm for health and fitness, and her genuine eagerness to take on challenges, and you get the ideal Team Manager.

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) Aimée was nominated and elected to its Board in the position of Health and Fitness Promotion, and was then asked to assume the position of Treasurer.

All inquires should be sent to Aimee at: aimee@toest.ca

Lifestyle Coaching and Consulting services are also available from Aimée and are listed on her website To Inspire Change.ca

Coach MJ

MJ (aka Mark) swam club with York as an age grouper and competed in triathlons with Team PB under coaches Barrie Shepley and Sheldon Persad training alongside 2x Ironman Triathlon World Champion Lori Bowden.  While at the University of Toronto, he swam on the Varsity Blues team as a distance freestyler under coaches Byron McDonald and Linda Kiefer, training alongside Olympians Marianne Limpert and Turlough O’Hare. Also, MJ trained with the UofT cross country and track teams to prepare for the triathlon season.

MJ earned his degree in rehabilitation medicine at the UofT, is a registered and practicing physiotherapist, holds a certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), is a NCCP swim coach, triathlon coach, and cycling coach.  He was head coach of the Burlington Masters Swim Club (BMSC) from 2014 to 2016 (link to Track Record as Coach of BMSC).

In addition to blogs, a list of additional services available from Mark (e.g. physiotherapy, performance coaching) are available on his website The Athletes Cloud.

To contact Coach MJ email: coach@theathletescloud.ca

Coach Carolina

Carolina nació en Venezuela donde obtuvo su título universitario como Licenciado en Administración y su Magister en Gerencia de Sistemas. A los 7 años de edad, empezó a nadar y desde ese momento la Natación ha sido su pasión. Durante sus años como nadadora, fue parte del equipo de relevo que batió el record Nacional 4×200 libre en para la categoría Juvenil B y también fue la primera mujer en ganar 3 años consecutivos el Cruce a Nado de los Ríos Orinoco y Caroní. Carolina perteneció al Club de Natación Emil Friedman y allí fue Entrenadora Asistente de Oscar Huen uno de los mejores entrenadores del país.

En el 2003, se muda a Canadá con su esposo y dos hijos y luego de varios años decide inscribirse en el equipo de natación master de Burlington para continuar nadando. En 2011 resulta ganadora en la categoría femenina sin wetsuit en la competencia de aguas abierta “LOST Race”, obtuvo el octavo y noveno puesto en los 800 y 400 libres durante el Campeonato Master de Natación realizado en Montreal en el año 2014. Actualmente forma parte del equipo de relevo que posee el record nacional de 4×100 y 4×200 combinado en la categoría femenina de 160-199. Ha sido durante dos años consecutivos (2015-2016) la campeona nacional de los 100 Mariposa en la categoría 45-49. Carolina disfruta los veranos acampando y en el invierno esquiando con su familia.


To contact Coach Carolina via email click here.


Carolina was born in Venezuela where she obtained her Business Administration degree and her Master in IT Management. She started to swim when she was 7 years old and since then swimming has been her passion. As a swimmer, 1987 she was the National record holder in the youth category for the 4×200 Freestyle relay and also was the first female to win 3 consecutive years the Open Water Orinoco river swimming crossing. In Venezuela, she was Assistant Coach in Emil Friedman Swim Club under the guidance of Oscar Huen one of the top coaches in the country.

In 2003 she moved to Canada with her husband and two kids and joined the Burlington Master Swim Club to continue her journey as a master swimmer. Since then, in 2011 she won the open water LOST Race (Female Non-Wetsuit), placed 9th and 10th in the 800 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle during the 2014 Fina World Master Championship. Currently holds the Canadian record for the 4×100 and 4×200 Female Medley Relays (160-199) and was the Canadian champion in the 100 Fly (45-49) in 2015 and 2016. When she is not swimming, enjoys skiing, going camping with her family and riding her SUP board.

Ontario Masters Swimming Champion 2017

45-49 age category  Event: 100 FLY

Time:  1:19.39  Congrats Carolina!

Coach Mark

Mark swam with the Dolphins Swim Club (DSC) until the age of 11, training under Coaches Diego Pesce and Erin Russell.  As a member of DSC, Mark had the opportunity to meet Canadian Olympian and former 4x200m World Record holder Colin Russell, and to train alongside Canadian Olympian Sinead Russell (A Finals, 200m BK, 2012 London Olympics).

At the age of 11 Mark qualified for Festivals (under 13 Provincials) in the maximum number of events permitted. Since, Mark has continued to train and compete as a swimmer with his high school team, as a cyclist (Kelso MTB & Cyclocross series) and now as a triathlete under the direction of his coach & father MJ.

Mark has taken on the position of Strength & Conditioning Coach (Dryland coach) for jTOEST. Mark helps the Junior Masters develop core strength while retaining flexibility using various body weight, resistance band, and medicine ball routines.  With a focus on proper form, proper posture, and proper technique, Mark emphasizes the in-water training of … technique, technique, technique.

Earned certifications:

  • Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion & First Aide
  • Draft Legal – Triathlon ON
  • Milton Velodrome A&B

Mark also provides one-on-one dryland coaching personal training. To contact Mark, email mark@toest.ca

When not training or coaching, you will find Mark riding around the neighbourhood doing wheelies or on the trails @Glen Eden/Kelso…

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