Over the years, Christiane has accumulated a lot of experience in triathlon, biking, running, swimming, flexibility, core strength training and overall fitness and nutrition. She is an Ironman-certified Coach, a NCCP-certified Triathlon Coach, a NCCP-certified Swim Coach, a CANFIT-certified Group Fitness Leader, and a Certified Yoga Exercise Instructor. To augment her swim coaching, she has trained in England with the Swim Smooth Team and specializes in the Swim Smooth technique and has trained with Triathlon Europe in the French Alps. She has tackled the task of Co-Chair for the St. John's Triathlon and Paradise Triathlon. She is also a repeated age group winner in the NLAA provincial running race series, has completed the Boston Marathon and a number of Ironman 70.3, including qualifing for the worlds in Clearwater, Florida. Christiane carries her passion for the sport into her coaching!

SplashnDash  Code of Conduct 

The SplashnDash swim club’s goal is to provide  swimmers with an environment that will enable them to achieve their swimming potential. To achieve this goal, swimmers, and coaches are expected to follow general rules and principles while at practice, while at meets, and while traveling. This code of conduct outlines, first, the general principles of conduct for anyone associated with SplashnDash. It then breaks down the individual responsibilities of swimmers and coaches, and, finally, provides a more specific code of conduct associated with travel to meets away from home.

General Principles

1. A Coach with SplashnDash is expected to:
- behave in a manner that is respectful and courteous;
- refrain from the use of demeaning or belittling language;
- refrain from the use of abusive or confrontational approaches to
- swimmers, coaches, swim officials
- bring any concerns to the attention of your coach, Head Coach

2. Access to practices by anyone other than the swimmer is at the discretion of the coach.

3. The pool deck at swim meets is for swimmers and the coach.

4. The Head Coach is responsible for group/lane  placement. Movement throughout the year may occur.

5. The best interest of the club and swimmers must come first. Swimmers will be suspended if the swimmer’s conduct is deemed by the coach to be contrary to the well-being of the club and other swimmers. Working together will provide our swimmers with the team environment necessary for each swimmer to reach his or her potential.

Swimmer’s Responsibilities

1. Swimmers are expected to arrive at practices and meets at the times designated by the coaches. For a practice, this means s/he is on deck and ready to go at least 15 minutes before practice is to start.

2. Swimmers are expected to know their training schedules.

3. Swimmers are expected to arrive with all equipment present and in good working order.

4. Swimmers are expected to know their best times for their events.

5. Swimmers are expected to be attentive to the coach and to follow coaching directives and suggestions.

6. Swimmers are expected to display a positive and consistent work ethic.

7. Swimmers are expected to display a positive and respectful attitude, as well as respectful behaviour, toward other swimmers, coach and officials.

Coach’s Responsibilities

The Coach is expected to serve as a role model to swimmers, both in terms of swimming technique and strategy, and in terms of behavioural expectations in and out of the water.

The Coach is expected to ensure that the health, well-being and development of the swimmer take precedence over wins and losses.

The Coach is expected to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for practices and competition.

The Coach is expected to maintain a professional demeanour in the relationships with swimmers, officials, colleagues

The Coach is expected to follow safe training and conditioning techniques.

The Coach is expected to demonstrate an understanding of growth and developmental stages of the swimmers.

The Coach is expected to remember that competition should be healthy and enjoyable for all.

Keys to a Successful Relationship with a Coach

- Talk to your coach first when a concern arises
- Don’t spread your anger to others
- Try to remain objective
- Develop a friendly relationship with the coach
- Remain positive

Having a Problem with a Coach

There may be times when you disagree with the coach, or feel that something else should be tried or recommended.

- It is important to approach the coach directly with your concerns.

- Avoid discussing this with others. Any disagreements should be dealt with, first, by direct dialogue with the coach in question. This often will resolve whatever concerns may be present, or may answer what questions you have. As well, it provides the coach with an opportunity to respond to any concerns or allegations that refer directly to him or her. Discussing concerns with others without first giving an opportunity for the coach to respond, is unfair to the coach and sets up a dynamic or distrust between coaches and swimmers.

- This same behaviour is expected of the coach;  The coach is to approach you directly with any concerns or questions s/he has pertaining to you, rather than discuss them with swimmers. You, too, have the right to respond individually.

If you continue to have concerns after speaking with the coach, the course of action is to first approach the Team Management, Head Coach to discuss the issue further.