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Staff

The Elm Park Pool staff is a dedicated team of lifeguards, instructors and coaches dedicated to making the summer at Elm Park Pool a memorable experience for the entire family. If you haven’t met the staff, you should feel free to introduce yourself at any time. You’ll find them an approachable, friendly group.

2017 Staff

David Bertrand – Manager

 

Hey Elm Park! My name is David and I’m super excited to say that I’ll be returning to Elm this summer as manager. This will be my fourth year working at the pool, but I’ve been a member of the Elm Park community for 16 years! Aside from being a guard in the summer, I was a member of the swim team for 12 years at the Pointe-Claire Swim Club, where I also worked as a lifeguard. I’m currently in my second year studying at McGill University with a major in physiology and a minor in management. When I’m not swimming or studying, I enjoy watching movies as well as listening to and playing music. I can’t wait to get back to the pool and make this our best summer yet. See you all soon!

Annemarie Salama-Siroishka – Senior Supervisor

Hi there Elm Park, my name is Annemarie Salama-Siroishka and this is going to be my third summer guarding at Elm. I could not be more excited! I love the Elm family and I can’t see myself anywhere else. This summer I will be working as a senior supervisor and I am looking forward to new challenges and experiences. I am currently studying at John Abbott College in the nursing program and am loving every part of it! I was part of DDO synchro for seven years in the national elite program and was fortunate enough to bring back the gold in the synchronized swimming Canadien Open in 2016. In my spare time, when I am not studying, I love to ski, workout, hang out with friends and family and work on my photography skills. I am super excited for this summer! We are going to have such a great time together, I guarantee it! See you all soon!

Ethan Odger – Senior Supervisor

Hey Elm Park! I’m Ethan and I’ll be a senior supervisor this summer. I’m coming back to elm after a summer away and I’m more excited than ever for the season to start!  I can’t wait to see all the familiar faces and to meet all the new members. I played 6 years of water polo for DDO and I am currently playing for Wagner College in New York, where I am also attending school. I can’t wait to put the books away and bring out the bathing suits! I hope everyone is ready to have a great summer!

Stephanie Sebastien – Senior Supervisor

Hey Elm Park! My name is Stephanie and this summer I will be a senior supervisor. This will be my third summer at Elm and I am so excited to be back. Before guarding, I swam at Pointe-Claire for 9 years and also did one year of synchro at Beaconsfield. I’ve always loved being in the water! I am currently in my third year studying science at John Abbott College. This year I also joined the John Abbott synchro team and I had a blast! During my free time I like to hang out with my friends, read or watch movies. I’m so excited for this summer to start, and I can’t wait to see you guys soon!

Kevin Bertrand – Intermediate

Hey Elm Park! My name is Kevin and this will be my second summer working at Elm, but I’ve been a part of the community almost my whole life! Aside from being an Elm Parker, I’ve been swimming as a member of the Pointe-Claire Swim Club for the past 13 seasons. I’m currently studying commerce at John Abbott College and I also enjoy listening to and playing music in my spare time. I’m super pumped for this summer and I can’t wait to see you all at the pool!

Sara Cholmsky – Intermediate

Hey Elm Park! My name’s Sara and I’ll be an intermediate lifeguard at the pool this year. Though it’s my first time guarding here, I’ve been swimming, playing waterpolo, and doing some synchro all my life at summer pools (maybe even a little bit of diving too)! I’m in the Commerce program at John Abbott College and currently compete on their swim team. I’m really excited to guard at Elm and hope to see you all there!

Chloe Malikotsis – Junior

Hi everyone! My name is Chloe Malikotsis and this is going to be my first summer at Elm Park Pool as a junior! I am currently finishing my fourth year at The Study. I’ve been swimming competitively at DDO since I was seven years old and I spent the last ten summers at Ecclestone pool. I am looking forward to the warm summer weather. I can’t wait to meet everyone and spend an amazing summer together!

Jenn Dollinger – Junior

Hi everyone! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer and I’m a Collège Sainte-Anne graduate and a full-time competitive swimmer at Pointe-Claire! My pastimes include travelling and scuba diving. Essentially, I spend a lot of time by the water and I have a passion for aquatic sports. It’s my first year guarding at Elm and I’m really excited to be part of the Elm Park family. Looking forward to spending a fun summer with you all in the sun!

Olivia Chaumont – Junior

Hey Elm Park! My name is Olivia and I’m so excited to be working as a junior lifeguard this summer! I am currently finishing my fourth year at Collège Sainte-Anne in the Défisports program and I’ve spent the past eight summers at Ecclestone. I love to be active outside and my main sport is swimming, which I’ve been doing competitively at Dollard Swim Club since I was eight! This will be my first summer lifeguarding and I can’t wait to be part of the Elm Park family. Let’s make some amazing memories!

Joel Conway – Junior

Hello, my name is Joel and I will be a junior lifeguard this summer. This is actually my first year as a lifeguard at Elm Park. I’ve been at summer pools for quite a while now and I’m very excited to try this out. I am in Grade 10 at Dorval-Jean 23. In my free time I listen to and play music, play hockey and hang out with my friends. I’m looking forward to this summer and I’m very excited to see you guys!

Xavier Feng- Junior

Hi everyone! My name is Xavier but most people call me X. I am graduating from Des Sources high school and will be continuing my education at John Abbot College this fall. I am super excited to join Elm as a junior this year. I will be coaching water polo and guppies, taking care of the Leaders program and teaching lessons as well. I am most excited to coach water polo because I have played both winter and summer for many years. I have won many water polo medals with Glenmore as a player and I hope to win many with Elm as a coach! I can’t wait for this summer to start so I can meet you all!!

Vivian Song

Hey Elm Park members! My name is Vivian, I’m 18 years old, and I’m super excited to be coming back to Elm for a third year as a (part time) lifeguard! I can’t wait to see all of your wonderful and smiling faces again and meet the new members as well! This year, I am happy to announce that I will be coaching the 8 and under swim team, as well as junior leaders. I just survived my first year at Abbott as a science student and have two more semesters to go. I have been a competitive swimmer for 9 years now, so I can say that there is nothing better than living by the pool on a hot summer day! I had so much fun with you all the past two summers I hope that this year will be even better! See you all soon!