Jacques Levesque – National Coaches Week

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We are so excited to celebrate National Coaches Week! We have received so many coaching nominations and can’t wait to share them with you. Follow along to see why these coaches are so great!


Jacques Levesque – Summerside Dolphins Swim Club


What is an important skill that this coach has that makes them a great coach?

Jacques is always positive, enthusiastic and encouraging of each swimmer.


What lesson(s) has this coach instilled in you/athletes/or others?

With goal-setting, dedication, heart, and a positive attitude, personal improvement and self-confidence will flourish.


Pick 3 words that describes this coach. Explain why you chose each word.

Dedicated: I have not known a coach in any sport that is more personally invested in their sport, their athletes, and their Club.

Positive: Jacques always finds positive aspects in athletes, performances, and effort – and he’s always laughing!

Passionate: He’s always ON and always thinking, breathing, living swimming. It rubs off on swimmers and all those around him.


Write a memory or story about this coach, that impressed you.

So many things impress me, but my first memory of Jacques that impressed me was when he was actually a coach in another province and came to coach a clinic. He already knew our swimmers and was as positive with them as if they were his own swimmers, and continues to follow their progress. He knows swimmers, their fastest times, and their potential times.


Thank you for all that you do! Make sure to say ‘Thanks Coach’ to a special coach in your life!