Meet Our Team

Chris Cormier

Head Coach

In his first season as head coach for the Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club, Chris brings 13 years of coaching experience, ranging from pre-competitive to national levels in both Ontario and Nova Scotia. His background also includes roles at Swimming Canada and Own The Podium, giving him opportunities at major events such as the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and World Junior Swimming Championships.

With a passion for success, Chris envisions a bright future for Halifax. His coaching philosophy centers on excelling in technical swimming, fostering teamwork, and cultivating positive environments. Chris prioritizes quality over quantity, aiming to develop well-rounded individuals as skilled swimmers and teammates. 

Outside the pool, Chris resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia, with his wife Ashley, son Maxwell, and Basset Hound Beau!

Josh Sorensen

Assistant Head Coach

My name is Josh Sorensen and I am returning for my second season with the Halifax Trojans, working as the Assistant Head Coach.

Most of my swimming (2006-15) and coaching (2014-Present) background was fostered in Western Canada, across B.C. and Alberta. There I spent time working with the likes of summer clubs, age group swimmers, and up to university and post-grad athletes. Along that journey, I had the great privilege of swimming, working with, and coaching swimmers that medalled nationally, set provincial records, and made Junior and Senior National teams, including Olympians. In that time I was also very blessed to have worked with the staff that I did, which in turn helped shape me into the person and coach I am today.

Halifax and the Trojans have had great swimmers in the past and fit my belief that fast swimming can come from and be achieved anywhere. I believe every athlete has their own potential and it's my job to help them achieve that.

My coaching philosophy is excellence through learning and application. As coaches it is our job to provide plentiful and diverse learning opportunities to best facilitate the growth of the swimmers, physically and mentally. Swimming is a process driven sport, and while it often becomes defined by results, we have to remember and work through all the actions that lead to each result.

I'm looking forward to working with the club in delivering a program that keeps swimmers invested and engaged in the sport. A program that allows them to grow not only as swimmers but as people.

Eben Tebay

Lead Coach, Senior 2 & Age Group 3

Emily MacDougall

Lead Coach, Senior 1

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Lauren Mosher

Lead Coach, Age Group 2

Lauren loves swimming!

This Victoria local began swimming and coaching in B.C. ten years ago, during which she's worked with various age groups and ability levels through B.C. summer clubs, school group programs, and winter clubs.

Lauren moved to Halifax in 2019 to pursue a double degree in Recreation Management and continue her athletic career at Dalhousie, where she became a two-time USport qualifier. After retiring from competition in 2021, Lauren worked as a program coordinator for Swim N.S. and became the manager of the Dalhousie Tigers Varisty Swim Team.

Lauren believes that swimming is a sport that builds good people. She aims to foster a fun, positive and inclusive environment where athletes can achieve their goals. Based on her experiences, Lauren hopes to pass on her values of sportsmanship, resilience, and enjoyment of the process.

A few of her mantras include: Have fun working hard, but don't work hard having fun. There is no such thing as failure - reflect, learn, plan, prepare, and try again.

Lauren is thrilled to return to HTAC for a fun and fast 2023/2024 season!

Daniel Sutherland

Lead Coach, Age Group 1

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Phil Evans

Lead Coach, Age Group Development
Lead Coach, Bronze

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Kala Hirtle

Lead Coach, Masters

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Isaac Bahler

Lead Coach, Gold

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Elisabeth Cormier

Lead Coach, Silver

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Alexa Petrie

Age Group Assistant

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Will Myrer

Age Group Assistant

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Keishia Mills

Senior Strength & Conditioning

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Alex Vragovic

Age Group Strength & Conditioning

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