Meet our Coaching & Teaching Staff
Director of Swimming, Head Coach
Lucien Zucchi is the new Director of Swimming and Head Coach at Island Swimming Club starting September 2022.
Lucien arrived in Canada from France 13 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 eighth 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 ninth 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. In his free time Wouter enjoys heading into the outdoors with his dog to hike, paddle, and explore the island.
This is Riley's tenth year with ISC, After 2 years as the Westshore Lead Coach he has spent 6 years as the Island Black coach and is currently the Regional Coach. Since the start of his tenure at ISC 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 SCP 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.
Intro Comp JDF Coach
As a former Canadian professional triathlon champion and elite roadrunner, Beth understands what it takes to become a high performance athlete, and that it all starts in childhood. Her focus as a competitive swim coach is on helping children develop the proper technique in all four strokes, even though they might specialize in one as they get older. Beth has been successful with this approach to young swimmer development as a coach with the Burlington Aquatic Devilrays and Mississauga Aquatic Club.
ISST Lead Coach - SCP
Ashley is a former CSI swimmer and is now one of our lead developement coaches. Ashley now leads our Island Swim Skills Team programs at Commonwealth Pool. You'll also see her around the pool teaching lessons and leading fun swims.
ISST Lead Coach - JDF
Erin has been coaching with Island for 7 years now with 8 years of competitive swimming background. Currently studying Kinesilogy at Camosun College, Erin is the ISST lead coach at JDF and assists with Provincial group. She hopes to integrate her athletic background and schooling to help young athletes improve their skills both in and out of the water.
Associate Coaching Staff
Assistant Intro Comp Coach
Lead C & T Coach
Lead C & T Coach
Island Swim Skills Lessons Leads
Manager of Development Programs
Dan has an extensive background in aquatics and is responsible for developing our Island Swim Skills lessons programs and staff.
Lead Swim Skills Instructor
An ISC mainstay, Kate helped to develop the original Island Wave Skills program and now helps to train our next generation of coaches.
Lead Swim Skills Instructor
Nia is a former Island swimmer and one of our original Island Swim Skills instructors. Her passion for aquatics is obvious in her classes.