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Special Education: Part 1

York University
Sep 2009Jun 2010

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University

Completed the Intermediate/Senior Education Program for Geography and Physical Education.

Sep 2002Jun 2008

Bachelor of Arts Honours

York University

In a Kinesiology course, Policy and Politics of Sport, created a policy for the Adult Safe Hockey League at the York University branch, to restrict the number of ineligible players playing within the league.This was piloted, and later implemented at other facilities across the Greater Toronto Area.

Work experience

Sep 1999Present

Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

City of Mississauga

  • Taught the old Red Cross Aquaquest program, the new Swim Instructor program, and the Lifesaving swimming lessons to all ages that are learning to swim.
  • Helped keep patrons safe while guarding fun swims, length swims, kayaking, aquafitness, scuba diving and underwater hockey.
  • Organized several theme days throughout the year at the pool with activities to help attract new patrons.
  • Coached Citi Swim swim team for two summers.
  • Worked at both school and community centre pools at various locations across the City of Mississauga.
Sep 2004Present

Customer Service Representative

City of Mississauga
  • Worked at the front desk of swimming pools, answering questions about the programs, as well as working as the cashier.
  • Registered participants into programs using CLASS.
  • Made phone calls to participants about various matters.
Apr 2005Present

Advanced Instructor

City of Mississauga
  • Taught Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR C courses.
  • Examined numerous Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallion courses.
  • Taught and examined National Lifeguarding Service and Automated External Defibrillation courses.
  • Helped conduct procedural staff trainings at multiple aquatic facilities across the City of Mississauga.
Feb 2003Present

Acting Supervisor/Chief Instructor

City of Mississauga

  • Ensured the facility is running properly and ensured that all guards were fulfilling their duties while guarding various swims.
  • Ensured instructors were teaching their lessons so all candidates will be gaining the most out of their experience.
  • Helped parents and candidates find their proper lessons, and register or transfer to the proper level.
  • Helped run numerous instructional trainings to ensure instructors are teaching the appropriate level to the candidates.
  • Worked with the cash and the registration system on a regular basis.
Feb 2013Present

Aquatic Coordinator

Royal Canadian Yacht Club

  • Scheduled instructors for swimming lessons and member swims
  • Programmed swimming lessons
  • Ensured all health and safety codes were met after a large renovation
  • Hired pool staff
  • Worked with parents on a regular basis to ensure proper instruction for their children
  • Organized payroll
  • Ensured proper water chemistry and dealt with other mechanical issues
Sep 2012Jan 2013

Aquatic Physical Education Instructor

Variety Village
  • Taught Red Cross swim and Lifesaving Society lifesaving programs.
  • Taught swimming to different ages and to a variety of disabilities.
  • Supervised swimming lessons, ensuring proper safety and program delivery.
  • Kept patrons safe while guarding swims and various swimming programs.
Jun 2007Aug 2009

Summer Pool Supervisor

City of Mississauga
  • Organized the payroll for the summer.
  • Organized the scheduling for the summer season
  • Ensured all the staff were happy and working appropriately.
  • Organized a Citi Swim swim meet.
  • Organized a number of event days over the course of the summer.
  • Organized the scheduling of swimming lessons and all programs running at the pool.
  • Worked with customer service on a daily basis.
  • Ensured the pool was kept clean and presentable on a daily basis.
  • Ensured all health and safety policies were being followed at all times.
  • Schedule rental groups.
Feb 2009May 2009

Part-time Maintenance Operator

City of Mississauga

  • Moved nets on the rink, and shoveled snow off the ice.
  • Cleaned the change rooms, washrooms, gymnasiums and lobby at the community centre and pool.
  • Answered the questions of the public about the programs running at the rink.
  • Prepared gymnasiums for different activities that were taking place.

Nipissing Workshop Certificates

City of Mississauga Certificates


To help create a positive work environment while providing great customer service and promoting fun and engaging programs for all patrons. 


Sharon Newman

Cawthra Aquatic Supervisor

City of Mississauga

[email protected]

(905) 615-4800 ext. 2642

Ryan Marlow

Recreation Supervisor - Active Living Programs

City of Mississauga

[email protected]

(905) 615-4750 ext. 2073 

Judith Schultz

Malton Aquatic Supervisor

City of Mississauga

Lifesaving Area Chair 12 - Peel

[email protected]

(905) 615-4640 ext. 2980

Jillian Stonos Camilla Road Senior Public School Peel District School Board [email protected] (905) 270-0845, cell (416) 721-6946

Tony SwamiNathan

Sandalwood Heights Secondary School

Peel District School Board

[email protected]

(905) 494-0023 ext. 423

Christine HillGordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School

Peel District School Board[email protected]

(905) 274-2391 ext 787

Greg Dellio Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School Peel District School Board [email protected] (905) 274-2391 ext. 786


  • I have been involved in rep hockey throughout my life.
  • I have played tennis throughout my childhood.
  • I played soccer throughout my childhood.
  • I used to compete in karate, where I also helped coach the younger children in the dojo.
  • I was involved in Scouting as a child and teenager.
  • I swam on my high school swim team.
  • I have competed in Lifesaving and Lifeguarding Sport as a member of the Mississauga Lifesaving Club (including a trip to New Zealand in the Winter of 2011 with Team Canada for the 2011 International Surf Challenge) since 2004.
  • I have been on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga LIfesaving Club as the Vice President of Membership since Summer 2007.

Additional Expertise and Certificates

Lifesaving Society

  • Standard First Aid with CPR
  • AED – Responder
  • Swim Instructor
  • Examiner - Bronze Cross
  • First Aid Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Examiner - First Aid
  • NLS Instructor
  • National Lifeguard – Pool
  • Advanced Instructor
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training
  • Instructor Trainer Clinic
  • AED Instructor
  • Examiner – AED

Red Cross

  • Water Safety Instructor

City of Mississauga

  • Ladder Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment - Generic
  • May I Help You?  Understanding Accessible Customer Service
  • Respectful Workplace Employee Training
  • Cash Handling Training
  • CLASS Training

Nipissing University

  • Adaptive Technology
  • Creating Classroom Resources
  • Digital Storytelling
  • SMART Board in the Classroom
  • Dynamic ePortfolios

Community and Volunteer Experience

Summer 2007 - Present          MIssissauga Lifesaving Club          Mississauga, ON

VP Membership

  • Coached the various events in Junior Lifesaving.
  • Coached to improve the athletes' swimming.
  • Coached at the Ontario Junior Waterfront Championships.
  • Sent in times for the Ontario Telegames.
  • Coached Junior Lifeguard kids to Junior Lifeguard Games.
  • Coached Senior Lifesaving and Lifeguard teams to provincial championship victories.
  • Competed and won Ontario Lifeguard Championship and Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championship.
  • Competed representing Canada in New Zealand at International Surf Challenge.
  • Officiated a number of regional lifeguard and pool lifesaving competitions.
  • Recruited and registered new members.
  • Assisted in the purchase of new club equipment.

Fall 2008 - Winter 2012                        Gordan Graydon Memorial Secondary School            Mississauga, ON

Swim Team Coach

  • Helped coach the Junior and Varsity swim teams during this season.
  • Also lifeguarded the swim team during their practices.
  • Assisted coaching the Junior and Varsity swim teams during this season.
  • Also lifeguarded the swim team during their practices.
  • Attended multiple swim meets including ROPSAA and OFSAA.

Teaching Related Experience

Fall 2010            Peel District School Board            Mississauga, ON

Teacher Assistant Volunteer – Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School

  • Taught lessons in Physical Education.
  • Helped design warm-ups for Vocational classes to help them keep engaged.
  • Helped students with one on one attention for those students who needed extra help in Geography.
  • Helped coach the Swimming Team.
  • Helped with a Geography scavenger hunt field trip in downtown Toronto.
  • Helped with a Physical Education field trip to Fitness 4 Success.

Winter/Spring 2010Peel District School Board   Brampton, ON

Preservice Teacher - Sandalwood Heights Secondary School

  • Taught proper technique and skill in Fitness in a number or areas.
  • Taught proper warm-up, stretches and warm-down in Fitness
  • Taught outreach students in Physical Education, Outdoor Education and English.
  • Helped coach the Ball Hockey Team.
  • Helped supervise the after school Fitness Club.
  • Helped supervise EQAO Test preparation.

Fall 2009Peel District School Board    Mississauga, ON

Preservice Teacher - Camilla Senior Public School

  • Taught two units in Grade 8 Geography: Migration, Economics.
  • Taught lessons in Grade 8 Language Arts, focusing on voice.
  • Taught lessons in Grade 7 and 8 Drama.
  • Helped during auditions for the school concert, "Nifty 50's"
  • Helped during rehearsals for the Winter concert

Spring 2006            Peel District School Board            Mississauga, ON

Teacher Assistant Volunteer – Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School

  • Taught lessons in both Geography and Physical Education.
  • Helped students with one on one attention for those students who needed extra help.
  • Helped coach the Ultimate Frisbee and Ball Hockey teams.

Winter/Spring 2001Peel District School BoardMississauga, ON

Teacher Assistant Volunteer – Allan A. Martin Senior Public School

  • Taught lessons in Physical Education.
  • Helped students with one on one attention for those students who needed extra help.
  • Helped coach the Track and Field and Boys Basketball teams.