Staff Bios

Head Coach:  

Dave Tontini

Dave Tontini is in his fourth year as Head Coach of Island Swimming Club. Dave previously coached at Pointe-Claire Swim Club in Montréal for 10 years before making the big move out west. He has had success at every level he’s coached, including coaching multiple Junior National champions and a 2017 Canada Games Medalist. Dave was an integral part of the Pointe-Claire Swim Club program that won three consecutive Junior National Championships.

Dave is an NCCP level 3 trained coach and a graduate of McGill University. He is known for his high energy and enthusiastic coaching style. He prides himself on his ability to keep swimmers motivated and engaged.

Assistant Coaches:

Riley Janes:

Originally from Saskatoon, Riley started swimming at the age of 6. Riley held 14 club and 8 age-group provincial records before he joined the Canadian National Team at the age of 15. Riley was part of the 2004 Olympic swim team, was a member of 2002 Commonwealth Games & Pan Pacific Championships winning Bronze Medals 4 x 100 Medley Relay and has been inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

Cole Bergen:

Originally from Calgary, Cole spent the 5 years coaching with the Cascade Swim Club, working as a head coach for age group, 10&U athletes, and summer club programs. Cole is currently attending UVic studying health and physical education and coaching with Island Swimming.

CSI Teacher:  Jill Marshall

Jill has been teaching at Claremont for 24 years in the areas of Career Education, Social Studies, PE and the Pursuit of Excellence Program.  She is in her fourth year with the CSI program and has been a swim parent for 10 years with Island Swimming.  Jill is proud to provide academic support for the swimmers as they progress through their high school years and beyond.

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