Rene St Aubin Coach

Rene St Aubin has been coaching for the Pickering Masters Swim Club for over three decades bringing his wealth of swimming knowledge to the new as well as seasoned masters swimmer.

He began his coaching career in swimming in 1972 when he started teaching at Cedarbrae C.I. Five year later the Cedarbrae swimmers were O.F.S.S.A. swimming champions and remained Scarborough champions for the next 25 years.

More recently, Rene has also coached the Pickering Swim Club at the developmental level  adding to coaching resume.


Liane Coholan – Coach

Liane has been a competitive swimmer at Pickering Swim Club for almost a decade, and started getting into the coaching side of things in 2022. She is currently coach at PSC for younger age groups and is just starting with PMSC. She has her NLS, various first aid training and different coaching certifications for various sports. Aside from swimming, Liane enjoys lots of sports, including rugby, taekwondo, sailing, skiing and soccer. Outside of athletics, Liane really likes to collect CDs, hang out with friends and try new things. She is very excited to try out this new experience and work with older age groups.


Andy Manahan – Executive – President

Andy is currently occupying the position of president.

A former club and varsity swimmer, Andy Manahan has been a member of PMSC since 2004. In 2008, he rekindled his interest in competitive swimming when other members of the club encouraged him to attend the Canadian Masters National Championships in Quebec City. Two years later, Andy participated in the FINA World Masters Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. While swimming has been disrupted during the pandemic, he plans to go to more swim meets and would like others in the club to give it a try. He says that “it is a great way to meet people from other parts of Ontario, Canada and the world.”


David McMullan – Executive – Vice-President

David has been a member of PMSC since 1989. Currently occupying position of  Acting Vise-President, treasurer and Registrar for the club.   A long time proponent of an active lifestyle. From Rafting the Nahani in the NWT to hiking the Grand Canyon,  he enjoys many outdoor pursuits, often in the company of my wife of twenty-five years and two sons.
A graduate of York University with an honours BSC in Physical Education David was a member of the York University varsity swim team. At that time and since, he has had the opportunity to coach both age group and masters swimmers. David has also been active in multi sport events over the last twenty years starting in 1985 with a bike/paddle/run event called the Bone Crusher Triathlon. Since then he has participated in the more conventional triathlon format since 1989, having competed in various distances up to and including the Florida Ironman  in 2003 and seven additional times since. With regard to running he has raced most distances up to and including the marathon distance.


Ed Rutland – Executive – Treasurer

A true patron of the water: Ed has been a member of the club for over 20 years, is active under the water through SCUBA diving and is working on photographing the waterfalls of Ontario (10 down, 150 to go). His latest project is learning Spanish so he can converse with the senoritas of the sea. And he is a volunteer coach for 10,000 Trees for the Rouge.

He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in bridge and from Laurier University with a degree in accounting. He obtained his CPA designation soon afterwards. Ed has worked with small businesses for decades providing advice and support on their accounting and taxation issues. He is also treasurer of the Scarborough Underwater Club Inc.


Janet McMullan – Executive – Secretary

   A “cottage swimmer,” Janet McMullan learned to swim at her family cottage, swimming about 500 metres to the local dam and beach area , and then further distances across the lake to the island. She joined the Club at her husband David’s urging in 20??. It was a shared interest, regular exercise, and an opportunity to extend swimming beyond the summer months at the cottage. She and David have many friendships through club, and enjoy the social activities including pub nights and Saturday breakfast. Janet’s swimming strokes have improved and each coached practice is enjoyed. She has completed several triathlon’s including a “Try a TRI,’ and a few SPRINT distances. She continues to swim at the lake each summer.


Naomi Eisenberg – Executive – Member at Large

   Naomi is a new member of the club, just getting back into swimming after a long absence and is excited to be back in the water.  She was a lifeguard and taught all levels of swimming including her Red Cross Instructor trainer and Examiner.   She is a graduate of McMaster University (Physiotherapy) and University of Toronto (Bachelor of Physical and Health Education/Master of Education) and currently works as a researcher in downtown Toronto. She’s not quite ready for FINA yet, but give her a couple of years and we’ll see!


Liz Watson – Executive – Member at Large

Liz along with husband Barry are long time members of the club and are the parents of 3 active adult sons and 3 grandsons. 
In Liz’s younger years, she took swimming lessons like most young people, but never swam competitively. Liz spent much of her time in her teen and early adult years, participating in other sports, other than swimming. 
She was comfortable around water, whether it was swimming in a pool, swimming, canoeing, kayaking or skiing on a lake or playing in the ocean. 
Liz feels, since her and her husband spend a lot of time sailing each year, she should take the opportunity to  improve her swimming ability.PMSC’s workouts are structured, such as you swim with others with similar abilities. Liz has very much improved her Free-Style. Before joining PMSC, she would resort to swimming long distances while camping or spending time at a cottage, swimming Breast-Stroke. Since Liz is now swimming 3-4 times a week, her goal now is to try and learn to swim Butterfly. Who knows what her next goal maybe, with her swimming?