Meet our Coaches
Head Coach/ Director of Swimming
Lucien Zucchi is the new Director of Swimming and Head Coach at Island Swimming Club starting September 2022.
Lucien arrived in Canada from France 12 years ago. He has coached various teams in Canada including The Red Deer Catalina, University of Regina and the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club.
Lucien is part of the Swimming Canada Select Coaches Group and has coached multiple national and international medalists.
Lucien's coaching philosophy is based on old fashion values (work ethic, commitment, all rounded swimmer) mixed with a good team culture and growth mindset. He's is looking forward to growing the Island legacy.
National Development Coach
Before moving from Calgary to Victoria, Cole spent his first 5 years coaching with the Cascade Swim Club, working as a head coach for age group, 10&U athletes, and summer club programs. This is Cole's sixth year at Island Swimming and is currently coaching the National Development group. Cole brings lots of energy to his practices and is constantly looking to improve as a coach and help the swimmers improve as athletes.
Wouter returns for his sixth year coaching with ISC. After managing the programs at JDF for his first 4 seasons he moved to SCP to coach the Provincial groups. Originally from the Netherlands, Wouter moved to Vernon at the age of 8 where he swam and went to school. In 2014 he moved to Victoria where he swam with the High Performance Center's Next-Gen training program. In 2016 & 2017 he spent the summer as the head coach of the Lumby Lightning (Summer) Swim Club. A graduate from Camosun College, Wouter holds a bachelor's degree in Sport & Fitness Leadership. Wouter is also a certified NCCP level 2 coach.
Assistant Provincial Group coach
Erin has been coaching with Island for 5 years now with 8 years of competitive swimming background. Currently studying Kinesilogy at Camosun College, Erin is the assistant Provincial group coach. She hopes to integrate her athletic background and schooling to help young athletes improve their skills both in and out of the water.
Regional 1 Coach
This is Riley's eighth year with ISC, After 2 years as the Westshore Lead Coach he has spent the last 6 years as the Island Black coach and is currently the Regional Coach. Since taking over he has coached multiple provincial medalists as well as several club record holders.
Originally from Saskatoon, Riley started swimming at the age of 6. Riley held many club and provincial records as well as a national age group record 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 & 3 World Championship teams. He has held several Sr. National records in sprint Freestyle and Backstroke and has been inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.
Intro Comp 1 & 2 Lead Coach
Kyle returns for another season of high octane coaching with ISC. Legendary coaching blood courses through this man's veins and he knows it. Rubber birks on & stop watches in hand, Kyle makes a statement every time he marches onto deck.
ISS Team Coach
Pyper swam with Island for about 10 years and is now in her 4th season of coaching with ISC, this year coaching the Intro Competitive group. She also works with the Sidney Pirhanas Summer Swim Team and is in her first year of a bachelors degree at UVic. Pyper is super excited to be working with her group this year!