Coach: Prisciliana Hendriks (née Escobar)
Prisciliana was a competitive swimmer for over 18 years. She was a Mexican national team member for 10 of those years racing at International meets such as the Pan Am Games (2007 & 2011), World Cup, University World Games, Grand Prix and many others. During her competitive years she was also the Mexican record holder in the 200 meters butterfly. Following her competitive swimming career she graduated from Mexican Law School and is now a certified NCCP level 1 coach (and working on level 2). In the past 8 years of coaching, Prisciliana has produced several Provincial, Festivals and Regional qualifiers, medalists and club record holders. Ultimately, Prisciliana’s goal is to utilize her experience and knowledge to transmit her passion for the sport and more importantly to help shape the character and mindset of our young swimmers.
Coach: Hayley Nell
With over 10 years as a competitive swimmer at London Aquatic Club and Western University, Hayley brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to EDGE Swimming. Over the course of her swimming career Hayley competed at the national and international level achieving OUA swimmer of the year titles and multiple Team Canada appearances. Continuing her passion for the sport, she coached with the London Aquatic Club and most recently Garden City Aquatic Club. Now residing in the Niagara region, Hayley works as a physiotherapist working with a range of clients from paediatrics to high level athletes with a specialization in concussion and vestibular treatment.
Coach: Brad Digweed
Brad began competing in swimming at the age of 6 with the St. Catharines Swim Saints. That club evolved into Brock Niagara Aquatics where Brad competed up until the age of 16. During that time he was nationally ranked in both butterfly events and medalled at both Ontario Provincial championships and OFSAA. Brad went on to compete for the University of Guelph Gryphons varsity team. Upon completion of his undergrad, Brad returned to Niagara and coached age group swimmers for two years at the Brock Niagara Aquatic club. After that stint, he started a career in education and is now a principal with the DSBN. Brad is now married with two children and currently lives in St. Catharines. He returned to competing as a triathlete in 2015 and qualified for the ITU Age Group World Championships.