HEAD COACH - Phil Parker
Coach Parker is entering his 11th season of coaching with the Voyageurs. It is his 6th year as head coach. Phil spent the first four years coaching with Dr. Jeno Tihanyi learning from one of the world’s best.
In his first year as head coach, Coach Parker produced two OUA Champions and had three CIS finalists. Since that first season, Coach Parker has produced an additional 6 OUA Champion gold medal winners, 13 CIS finalists and has had 5 consecutive years producing Laurentian University Athletes of the Year. Over his five years as head coach, Coach Parker has sent 29 swimmers to the Canadian University (CIS) National Swim Championships and has had swimmers reach finals in each of those championships.
A graduate of both the B.Sc. (Kinesiology) and M.Sc. (Human Development) programs here at Laurentian University, Coach Parker is able to help his swimmers not only achieve great feats in the water, but also helps his student-athletes succeed in the classroom as well. Coach Parker is a Level III certified coach and a member of the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association. Both Coach Parker and assistant coach Alain Delorme take it upon themselves to not only teach these individuals to swim fast, but also to prepare these student-athletes for the world that awaits them after university and swimming is over. The skills acquired from this program will put these individuals a step above the rest once they graduate.
Outside the pool, Coach Parker is also a part-time professor within the School of Human Kinetics here at Laurentian University teaching first year students Anatomy and Kinesiology. Phil also enjoys traveling, mountain biking, and live music. He is a huge hockey fan and is the king of winning hockey pools throughout the city. Coach Parker lives with his wife Tamara here in Sudbury.
Alain Delorme – Assistant Coach
Coach Delorme will be entering his 5th year coaching and his 3rd year with the Voyageurs. Alain spent 2 seasons as the assistant coach of the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club (SLSC) here in Sudbury, ON. Alain has plenty of competitive swimming experience including stints with Club Natation de Boucherville (CNB), East York Swim Club (EYSC) and recently with the Voyageurs Swim Team (LU).
Alain obtained a degree in Radiation Therapy from Dawson College (Montreal) and worked in Montreal until he moved to Sudbury in 2002. He is presently in his final year of his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree here at Laurentian University. Alain plans to complete his Masters of Science degree here at Laurentian after his Bachelor is complete. Alain is a NCCP Level II certified coach and a member of the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association. Alain has spent the past 3 months doing a coaching internship in Brisbane, Australia working with some of the world’s best swim coaches and their athletes.
Outside the pool, Alain keeps busy with house renovations, training for triathlons, and spending time with his wife Josee Thériault here in Sudbury