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 as a 6 year old with the St. Catharines Swim Saints. That club evolved into Brock Swimming 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 also competed 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 for Swim Brock Niagara. After that stint, he started a career in education and is now a principal with the DSBN. Brad returned to competing as a triathlete in 2015 and qualified for the ITU Age Group World Championships. Brad is married with two children and currently lives in St. Catharines.
Coach: Holly Hopkins