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Head Coach- Fisiha Kebede

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Member American Swimming Coaches Association- Level Four Coach
Member Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teaching Association


University of DHFKA Leipzig, Germany
Psychology York University

York Swim's Head Coach, is a Member of ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Associations) and CSCTA (Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teaching Association). Fisiha is a graduate from the University of DHFKA Leipzig, Germany where he specialized in competitive swimming and also achieved successful swimming results for the University. He also studied Psychology at York University. Fisiha swam competitively for 12 years at National and University levels. Fisiha has been coaching for over 25 years and over his tenure he has placed swimmers in the Junior Nationals and Olympic Trials. Under Fisiha's tutelage swimmers have achieved number 1 rankings in Canada and numerous others, in their respective ages, have ranked in the top 10 in Canada. Fisiha's swimmers have represented Ontario and Eastern Canada at the Canadian Games. Fisiha coached the current Canadian record holder for the 200 Breaststroke (SWAD). Internationally, Fisiha has coached Teams that participated in the All African Games in Kenya and in the World Youth Championship in Bulgaria. Fisiha coached distant swimmers for the English Channel and Around Manhattan, NY. Fisiha has completed his Level 2 and Level 3 Theory Coaching Certification. Fisiha has also taught coaches and lectured at the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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