Samantha appreciated swimming from a young age, completing her basic Red Cross swimming lessons. Soon after, she started swimming competitively with the Pickering Swim Club. She competed with PSC for 3 years, from 2009-2012, as well as swam at OFSAA for her high school St. Mary, from 2010-2014.
Since 2012, Samantha has remained heavily involved with swimming. She started working as a swimming instructor, for Swim Time Pickering. In this role, she gained valuable experience teaching basic swimming skills to young children, and has taught higher-level Bronze courses. At this time, Samantha became an assistant coach for various groups at PSC. In 2015, she became the full time coach for White, Dev B and Dev C groups, helping young athletes develop their techniques and achieve personal goals. In addition, Samantha began coaching for the Pickering Master Splashers, as she enjoys working with mature swimmers, delivering creative, yet challenging workouts.
The strong guidance that Samantha received from her mentor, Lea Bredschneider, both furthered her appreciation for the sport and taught her invaluable life lessons. In addition to Coach Lea B, Allison Laing has been a positive influence and model coach for Samantha.
For the 2018-2019 season, Sam will be coaching Dev A and Dev B, as well as overseeing the Fundamentals pre-competitive program.