George Jacobson
George Jacobson is President/Head Coach of Vaughan Aquatic Club from 1988 until
present. He is also the owner and operator of 'George Jacobson Swim School'.
www.georgejacobsonswimschool.com
For the past 41 years he has taught and coached many swimmers of all ages to swim and compete from Novice to National Level. As a Masters swimmer George has held numerous Canadian records and has been ranked in the top five in the world in the 50, 100 and 200 metres butterly. He was selected as the head coach to the Canadian team for the 2001 Maccabi Games held in Israel. George represented South Africa in 1972 and was the 100 & 200 metre National Butterfly Champion. He was selected as the National coach to the South African team in 1983. George was the technical advisor to the South African Swimming Association and President of the South African Swim Coaches and Teachers Association. George has found time in between his hectic teaching and coaching schecdule to train and compete in the World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy in 2012 and in Montreal, Quebec in 2014. In Riccione George was 4th in the 50 Butterlfly (2nd in Canada), 3rd in the 100 Butterfly (Broke Canadian record by 3 secs) and 2nd in the 200 Butterfly (Broke Canadian record by 27 secs). In Montreal George was 12th in the 50m Butterfly (fastest Canadian), 100 Butterfly 7th (fastest Canadian), 200 Butterfly  3rd (fastest Canadian) and 13th in the 3km open water swim (2nd Canadian). In August 2012 George also competed in the 3 Km Ontario Masters Open Water Championships swim where he finished first in his age group. In June 2013 he completed the grueling 20km ocean swim around the Island of Key West, Florida winning his age group.  Some additional sports achievement includes running 16 standard marathons (42.2km) and 8 ultra marathons (53-90Km).

Steven Jacobson
Steven Jacobson
Steven Jacobson is Head Coach of the Thornhill branch of Vaughan Aquatic Club.
He is also Co-owner/Operator of the 'George Jacobson Swim School'.

He was a member of the Vaughan Aquatic Club from 1988-1999 and held numerous club records. Steven qualified for Junior Nationals and competed in 11 Ontario Team Championships. He was a member of the McMaster Maurader Varsity swim team from 1999 - 2003. This team won Ontario University Champs in both 2000 and 2003. Steven completed an Honors Kinesiology degree at McMaster University and now operates as a Registered Kinesiologist/Coach.  He qualified for Canadian University National Championships in 2001. He also represented Canada at the 2001 Maccabi Games in Israel where he won a Bronze medal. At present Steven is still actively competing in Masters swimming. At the 2014 World Masters Champs in Monreal Steven finished 16th in the 200 butterfly and 20th in the 3km open water swim in the 30-34 age group. Additionally, Steven now competes in half and full marathon runs.

David Sewell
David Sewell is the novice coach of the Thornhill Branch of the Vaughan Aquatic Club.

David began his swimming career with the Vaughan Aquatic Club in 1981. He swam for the team under it's various coaches, including George Jacobson. David swam until 1990, qualifying for Eastern Nationals/Eastern Cup. In 1988 David was certified by the National Coaching Program, and began working with the club's novice swimmers.  While completing his degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University from 1990 until 1995, he swam on the varsity team. He represented the school at OUAA Provincial Championships.  While at York, David  presented his thesis that studied the biomechanical effectiveness of the swimming grab starts versus track starts.

Upon graduation David has worked as a swimming and strength/conditioning coach at the Olympic High Performance Centre. He worked with amateur and professional triathletes who represented Canada at the 1995-1999 ITC World Triathlon Championship. David represented Canada at various Ironman Triathlon and Eco-Challenge races around the world. He returned to the Vaughan Aquatic Club in 1998 to work with novice swimmers, helping them hone their swimming skills and as importantly develop a life long love for the sport of swimming.


Dan Foster
Dan Foster has coached Vaughan Aquatic club swimmers for the past 21 years from 1994-present. During this time he has primarily worked with the Advanced swimmers.


Dan grew up swimming with Mississauga Swim Club from 1979-1983. Throughout these years he was a multiple medal winner at Junior National Championships in both 100m and 200m backstroke. Dan also qualified for senior nationals in the same disciplines.  During the 1984 and 1985 seasons Dan swam for Indian River Community college. This college has the longest consecutive streak for National championships men's swimming titles. During his tenor at college, Dan was 3rd at State Champs in 200m back and ranked top 10 in the country for all junior college swimmers in the same event.


Dan also has many great achievements in open water lake swimming. In 1998 he swam and  successfully completed the gruelling 50Km  swim across lake Ontario with a time of 19 hours 12 minutes. In 1984 Dan came 5th in the world for the 5km open water lake swim at World Masters Champs.
George Jacobson
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Greg Jacobson is the Elite Coach for the Woodbridge branch of Vaughan Aquatic Club.
He is also Co-owner/Operator of the 'George Jacobson Swim School'.

Greg Jacobson swam for Vaughan Aquatic Club from 1996-2010. He has competed in 10 Team Championships making finals numerous times throughout his swimming career. Additionally, Greg competed at the provincial level in freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke, as well as, represented Canada Internationally at 3 Junior Maccabi Games. At the Games, he won 16 medals (comprising of 5 Gold, 5 Silver, and 6 Bronze). 

He completed his Bachelor of Arts at York University and his Bachelors of Education and Masters of Education degree at the University of Toronto (OISE). Greg continues to compete and stay fit by competing in Masters Swimming and running Half Marathons. He provides a fun and engaging environment for all of his swimmers, enabling them to reach their maximum potential.

Greg's experiences as a teacher, swimming instructor and swimmer, allow him to understand the specific needs of an athlete. Coupled with Greg's sound knowledge and understanding of the technical, physiological, and psychological aspects of swimming, makes him an integral part of the club.

Greg Jacobson