Cansdale takes the helm of Dalhousie Tigers swimming
Source: Dalhousie Sports Info
Dalhousie University Athletics and Recreational Services is pleased to announce that Lance Cansdale has been selected as the head coach of the Tigers swim team.
A former four-time NAIA All-American, Lance has over twenty
years’ experience as a competitive swimming professional and
athlete. He is a former Executive Director for Swim British
Columbia and has been a head coach for California State University
(Bakersfield), Hyack Swim Club, Vernon Kokanee Swim Club and Simon
Fraser University. Lance has also worked with national teams
including the 1999 World Cup Tour, the 2002 Commonwealth Games and
the 2001, 2003 and 2005 World Championships. Since 2010 he has been
the Domestic Operations Director for Swimming Natation Canada and
recently he was selected as Swim Nova Scotia’s Provincial
"Dalhousie swimming is an established program with a long tradition of excellence,” says Lance. “With the current successes of swimming in Nova Scotia, along with Dalhousie’s solid academic reputation, striving towards a greater national and international profile should be an attainable goal."
The program has been very successful in the AUS in recent years
as the women’s team holds 11 consecutive championships and
the men’s team has earned 14 consecutive championships.
Lance’s leadership will be crucial as the team takes the next
steps towards their ultimate goal of national glory and a CIS
Lance says that he is eager to continue to build on the success and traditions established by former Tigers swimming coaches David Fry and Nigel Kemp. “I am very familiar with many of the current Tigers swimmers as well as some of the first-year athletes. I look forward to working to grow on the program’s continued success and toward world-class performance."
Karen Moore, Director of Varsity Athletics at Dalhousie says, “We are thrilled to secure the services of such a highly respected coach. Our program and student-athletes will be in excellent hands. I am confident that Lance will continue to build on the strong foundation developed over the past number of years by David Fry to ensure Dalhousie will be a force in CIS swimming.”
The Dalhousie Tigers will officially welcome Lance in his new role on August 1.