Masters Swimming Canada Announces New Executive Director

Masters Swimming Canada is pleased  to announce the appointment of Nancy Black as Executive Director of the organization.  Many members know Nancy through her work as the founding coach of the Aurora Master Ducks, as a volunteer with Masters Swimming Ontario promoting the Million Metre Challenge, or as a Director on MSC’s Board. She is a proven marketing professional, whose creative vision and focus on building new partnerships and membership development will serve MSC well. She is dynamic and influential, the ideal person to represent us as our organization aims to play a leadership role in the aquatic and adult sport communities. And her enthusiasm is contagious!

MSC has renewed its commitment to reach out to our partners in an effort to engage our community and improve the services we provide to our member athletes. In the fall of 2011, Robyn Ouimet began managing special projects with MSC, with these goals in mind. As she gathers information and builds infrastructure to improve our cooperation with clubs and provincial volunteers and staff, I encourage you to work with her.
MSC continues to benefit from administrative support in the person of Bette El-Hawary. Please read more about Nancy, Robyn and Bette in an updated contacts page on our web site (

On behalf of the Board of Directors of MSC, I would like to thank Lindsay Patten for his service to MSC during his tenure as Executive Director.

Please help by giving this message a wide distribution within your Masters Swimming community and encouraging your teammates to update their email address on This is the first in a series of regular updates from MSC’s Board and Staff. We are currently engaged in a strategic planning process. I look forward to sharing these results with you in an upcoming message.
Yours sincerely,

Robert J. Diewold M.D. President
(P.S. At the January 2012 meeting of the Board, I became President of MSC’s Board of Directors after Glen Mehus stepped down from his role as President of MSC for health reasons. His condition is improving, and he remains a Director. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.)