Ottawa, ON – Swimming Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Dunn as the new SWAD National Development Coach.

“We are pleased to welcome Janet to the Swimming Canada Team,” said Craig McCord, National Coach, Swimmers with a Disability. Janet’s experience and expertise will be an asset to the Swimmers with a Disability program. Janet will also play an integral role in both the strategic plan of SNC and SWAD programs moving forward to 2012 and 2016.

Janet’s 30 plus years of experience in disability sport and a frontline rehab physiotherapist in the field of disability brings a new dynamic to the Swimming Canada SWAD staff. Janet has great instructional and coaching experience from the grassroots level all the way up to the international level. She has been the driving force behind the development of a number of disability sports and swimming programs as well as being a member of the 1984 and 1988 Paralympic Games staff.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role with the Swimmers with a Disability program,” said Janet Dunn. “This is an opportunity to do something in a big way; to put swimmers in the water and I am excited for the challenge.

Janet’s most recent accomplishment was qualifying Island Swimming Paralympian Brianna Nelson for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Janet will be specializing in the areas of first contact and awareness; swimmer, club and coach development.