Carl Simonson (

Coach Carl is the Assistant Head Coach and the National group coach at the University of Calgary Swim Club.  Since his arrival in 2012 UCSC has become a perennial top performing team at both Westerns and Canadian Junior Championships.

Carl is a graduate of the NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma program delivered through the National Coaching institute – Calgary.  This two-and-a-half-year program is comprised of experts in various fields providing weekly seminars and ongoing course work to be submitted and defended annually. 

Carl’s recent career and volunteer highlights include:

  • Coaching in Alberta since 1992
  • Age Group Head Coach (EKSC)
  • Head Coach of the Olympian Swim Club (OSC)
  • Multiple Junior National and Western Canadian Championship Titles
  • Placed Swimmers on 2010 Pan Pacific Championship and other National Teams
  • National Medalists and Finalists in both men’s and women’s events as well as in every stroke discipline
  • Multiple swimmers on Provincial and National Teams representing Alberta and Canada
  • Head Coach of Alberta’s 2009 Canada Games Team
  • Alberta Provincial Stroke Coach
  • Elected Executive Member of the Alberta Coaches Council
  • NCCP Level 3 Certified
  • Advanced Coaching Diploma
  • Member of the CSCA Board 2020

As an experienced Canadian Swim Coach with a proven record of building successful teams and an ability to effectively manage a large swim club, Carl is a valuable member and leader of the UCSC Coaching Staff.

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