Head Coach/ Owner
With over 35 years involvement in swimming, Ian Feldman has a history in the sport on many levels. Starting at age 9 as a competitive swimmer, Ian was a nationally ranked age group swimmer competing with the Canadian Dolphins Swim club in Vancouver. After ending his swimming career Ian moved on to the University of Alberta where he completed a bachelors degree in Physical Education, specializing in both coaching swimming and athletic conditioning and training.
Following a 14 year career as an Age Group swim coach, Ian turned his attention to Masters Swimming, first as a swimmer, and more recently as a coach, by starting the Thornhill Masters Aquatic Club in 2004. Since that time, Ian has built the club into one of the top Masters clubs in Ontario. 2009 saw the merger of the Thornhill Masters Aquatic Club and the Thornhill Triathlon Club which resulted in the formation of Thornhill Multisport.
IanвЂ™s experience and passion for the sport keep the club moving forward and growing.
After competing in over 15 triathlons of different distances, including Ironman Louisville, (as well as several full marathons), Steve has developed a passion for long distance events, in particular, Ultra Distance races. The level of uncompromising commitment required to go beyond limits to achieve your goals is something that Steve is familiar with. His experience in the military and as a paramedic have given him a solid grasp of the physical and mental challenges that are encountered in all areas of triathlon training. He is looking forward to completing some of the toughest endurance events in the world and offering others instruction. Steve is a certified NCCP Community Coach with the Ontario Association of Triathletes.
" I enjoy everything about triathlon, but I especially love the challenge of completing something today that was impossible yesterday. Determination is the key to success. "
- Steve Piluso
Assistant Swim Coach - Thornlea Pool
As a newcomer to the clubs coaching ranks this year, Neta brings with him a wealth of swimming experience. Starting as a swimmer with THOR during the last swim season, Neta has always led by example. Always a hard worker and always ready to listen to suggestions, Neta is always ready to learn new ideas. As an age group swimmer, Neta has trained and competed in Israel and Canada. Neta's knowledge of technique and swim strategy make him a very welcome addition to our coaching staff.