“…music talks to me. Sometimes I get a feeling of what type of movement is needed to fit the moment and I work with the swimmers to bring the movement to life.”
Inspire. Connect. Create.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Atlanta Olympic Games Co-coached the Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swim team to a silver medal win.
- Sydney Olympic Games As Canadian Olympic Head Coach, scored another Olympic medal, this time a bronze.
Beijing Olympic Games Coached New Zealand’s Synchro duet team to qualify for the country’s first Olympic Games since 1984
- London Olympic Games Choreographed the free duet program for Korea
Led Toronto’s Granite Synchro Club to top honors in the field in Canada, including 2 National Team Titles, multiple athletes named to Canada’s National teams and 5 athletes received scholarships to prestigious US schools
Inspired generations of athletes and coaches with her ability to conceive unique ideas which lay the foundation for meaningful choreography.
Ground breaker in the field of women in coaching, leading the Women in Coaching program for the Coaching Association of Canada from 2004-2012
Facilitated the inaugural women coach intern program for the Commonwealth Games Federation during the Commonwealth Games in 2018
Founding Board Member and Past Chair of the Coaches Association of Ontario
Currently one of five coaches worldwide named to the Fina Coaches Commission for Artistic Swimming through 2021
Claire Carver Dias
WORKSHOPS & KEYNOTE TALKS
ADVANCED LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR COACHES
- Dr Carver-Dias’ distinguished professional life spans the worlds of elite sport, business and academia.
Multiple medallist in synchronized swimming (Olympic, Pan American, World Championship and Commonwealth Games).
Chef de Mission for Team Canada at 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Holds degrees from University of Toronto Mississauga (BA), McGill University (MA) and University of Wales, Bangor (PhD in English and Communications).
Experienced consultant in management and communications issues, blending techniques of team building, goal-setting and messaging to help individuals in professional and service industries achieve their full potential.
Past experience includes work as a business coach and practice lead with a top-tier executive coaching firm.
Past Director of Board of Coaching Association of Canada; Past President of AthletesCAN; current Board Director of Commonwealth Games Canada.
Holds Coaching Certification from International Coaching Federation and is certified administer of several psychometric assessments.
In addition to her many professional and volunteer services, Dr Carver-Dias is an award-winning author, novice triathlete and mother of four.
Born in Japan, a country renowned for its powerful, musical artistic swimming performances.
Over 20 years’ experience as an Artistic Swimming Coach and Choreographer.
11 years as Head Coach of Japan’s Aquarab Fujisawa (Kanagawa Japan) Club, where she developed many Japanese athletes in the sport of Artistic Swimming.
- Coached Japan’s Kano Omato to Olympic level. Kano won a bronze medal in team at the 2016 Olympic Games.
- Moved to Canada in 2013 to work with celebrated coach Sheilagh Croxon at Granite Club Toronto and coached there from 2013 – 2017. Assisted Canada’s Senior National team in 2018 season
- Currently working with Team Ontario in preparation for 2019 Canada Winter Games – and as support coach at Regional Training Centre Ontario.
Her musical gifts showed themselves at age 3 when she started piano lessons.
Highly trained musical sensibilities enable her to make music choices that lend themselves to meaningful choreography, inspiring athletes and audiences alike.
Born in Russian Federation. Now lives in Jamaica where she is Head Coach of the Island Aquatic Synchro Club in Port Antonio.
As member of Russia’s National Synchronized Swimming Team, helped that country win Gold Medals in both Sydney and Athens Olympics.
Extensive movement, dance and ballet training as an athlete with the famed Bolshoi Theatre and Moiseyeve Dance Ensemble.
Unique background combining high-level athletic and extensive dance training enables her to expand the training repertoire of swimmers she coaches, with emphasis on grace and flexibility.
Gifted choreographer and technician specializing in creating movement that expresses the mood and music it is designed to accompany.