Andrei Semenov

  • Andrei is coaching competitive swimming from November 1979 (30 years as a Head Coach).

  • In 2016 recognized by Swim Canada as a coach of Olympic Team Member

  • Twelve swimmers from Andrei's group won gold medals at Canadian National championships.

  • In 1998, 99, 2000 and 2001 received a "Golden Coach Award".

  •  Starting from 2002 it is renamed into "Domestic Excellence Award" from Canadian Swim Coaches Association. Andrei received it 12 times.

  • Andrei is certified level 3 coach and enrolled in highest (4-5) program in Canada.

  • Ph.D. in Physical Education (1991).

  • Seasonal course instructor at University of Windsor.

  • Champion of Russia - 100 fly (1979).

  • Worked as an Official at 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow (1980).

  •  Masters swimming: Ontario provincial record - 200fly (1997). Canadian National record- 200 Medley Relay(1999). National Champion in 50 fly(2014). Silver medal at World Masters Games in 50 fly(2017)

  • From 2003 developed 22 Sr.National and over 80 Provincial Qualifiers, Canadian National and Ontario Provincial Records.

  • Coach of the Canadian National Team at Jr.World Championships(Mexico-2008) and North American Challenge Cup(Edmonton-2008)

  • Coach of the Windsor-Essex Team at International Children Games 2012/Korea, 2013/Windsor, 2014/Australia, 2018/Israel

Congratulations on Andrei's coaching achievements in the 2016 Rio Olympic year!

  Lou Pocock
  • Lou Pocock began to coach competitive swimming in 1967.
  • Produced Canadian National Record holders and Olympian (1976).
  • First swimming coach from Windsor who won OFSAA(1972).
  •  University graduate in 1964.
  • Head coach of Canadian Team at World Highschool Games in China 1999.
  • Retired teacher after 33 years teaching in Highschool.
  • 18th year of coaching with WEST.
  • Coach at the World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia(2009)
  • Inducted in Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.



    Stephanie Zarins 
  • Member of various youth and junior national teams including Eight Nations, Spain from 1993-1998
  • Gold, Silver Bronze Medalist at Junior Nationals in 1995
  • Achieved full athletic scholarship to Ball State University in Indiana
  • Finalist at the Mid American Conference in 2000 and 2001
  • Captain of the Ball Sate Women’s Swimming and Diving Team in 2002
  • Assistant Coach for the Ball State Women’s Swim Team in 2002
  • Bachelor degree from  Ball State University; double majoring in Exercise Science and Pre-Medicine with three minors in Aquatics, German and French
  • Head Coach for the University of Toronto Master team from 2004-2007
  • Earned a Doctorate in Chiropractic through the CMCC in 2007
  • Currently a Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider in Windsor
  • 4 times Ontario Masters Champion. 2 Gold medals at Canadian Masters  National Championships 2009.
  • Bronze medals in 200 and 400 free at the World Masters Games (Sydney, Australia-2009), Top 20 finishes in all races at FIFA Masters World Championships(2012)

     Ovidiu Ognean

  • Multiple times Age Group National Champion of Romania.

  • Former Member of the Romanian National Team. Member of the WEST from 2005.Ontario Masters Provincial Champion in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011,2013, 2014.

  • Canadian Masters National Champion in 2014.  

  • University graduate in 1996 with Bachelor Degree in Marketing.    

  • National Coaches Certification Program- Level I.  Conditioning Leader. 

  • 9th year of coaching with WEST.


     Jimmy Lee

  • WEST Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • WEST Assistant Head Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Wayne State University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    with National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Level 2 NCCP
  • 7th year coaching with WEST
  • 16 years of competitive swimming experience
  • Assistant coach at the 47th International Children Games, Windsor (2013)
  • While swimming competitively for WEST broke 2 National Records, 4 Ontario Records, and at one point held 64 club records (WEST)
  • Age Group National champion
  • 16 time Provincial Champion
  • 1st male swimmer to receive WESPY Award 2011
  • Participated at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials
  • Full Athletic scholarship to Wayne State University 2008
  • A part of 3 GLIAC conference championship titles with Wayne State University
  • 5 time NCAA All-American
  • A part of Wayne State University national team that placed 2nd in 2009 and 3rd in 2010 at NCAA Championships
  • Team Captain 2011-2012 of Wayne State University swim team
  • Wayne State school record holder



     Meagan Martin

  • 7 years of competitive swimming experience
  • Team Captain 2007-2009 of W.F. Herman Swim Team
  • Assistant Coach of W.F. Herman Swim Team(2011)
  • Bronze medalist for 100 Breaststroke at WECSSA (2007)
  • Gold medalist for 200 Individual Medley and Bronze medalist for 100 Breaststroke (2009)
  • Doubling Majoring in Music and French at the University of Windsor
  • Full Music Scholarship to the University of Windsor (2010)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship (2010)
  • National Coaches Certification Program- Level I.  Conditioning Leader. 
  • 9th year coaching for WEST

     Stacey Kane

  • Coach with WEST -2014

  • NCCP Swim Coach Level 1 -1993

  • Age Group Coach Trained -2016

  • NCCP Diving Coach Level 1 -1993

  • Competed 5 years-WSSA, SWOSSA, OFSSA under the direction of Lou Pocock

  • Parade of Athletes Coordinator -International Children's Games -2013, Ontario Summer Games -2014

  • FINA SC World Champs 2016 -Athlete Awards Wrangler Team Leader

  • Swim Ontario Official Level 2

  • Selected candidate from Female Coaches of all sports from across Ontario for the specialized program Changing the Game

  • Changing the Conversation, signature
    initiative under the Ontario 150 Program from the Coaches Association of Ontario #SHECANCOACH -2017