Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Welcomes new High Performance Athlete Development Advisor

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to announce the hiring of James Brough as its newest High Performance Athlete Development Advisor.

In his role as a High Performance Athlete Development Advisor, James will work with targeted Provincial and National Sport Organizations supporting their technical leaders, athletes and coaches while providing leadership in the execution and delivery of their high performance plan. James will also work closely with CSIO’s Sport Science and Sport Medicine practitioners to ensure the Integrated Support Teams (IST) are aligned to the identified performance plans and requirements of the sport.

James comes to CSIO with a wealth of high performance expertise that includes over ten years in Canada working with the sport of Swimming but also an array of sports in his native Australia. As an active High Performance coach within the Swim Ontario and Swimming Canada system, James honed his craft while also volunteering on Swim Ontario’s Coaching and Sport Development Committee. 

“James will be a powerful addition to our CSIO High Performance staff,” said Tommy Wharton, CSIO’s Director, High Performance Sport. “Our recruitment process brought forward many capable candidates, but James stood out with his complement of high performance acumen and strong personal skills.” 

James himself states “I’m really excited to be joining the CSIO team! I’ve already been made to feel very welcome, and I can’t wait to get started and meet everyone soon.”

BIOGRAPHY:

James Brough 
High Performance Athlete Development Advisor

James competed in an array of sports in his native Australia, including Field Hockey, Track and Field, and Cricket before finding his calling as a competitive swimmer and later a swimming coach. James attended the 2004 Open Water World Championships as a coach and lectured for FINA at the 2005 Talent Identification Project camp in Bangkok. He has also held various leadership roles at Camps, Clinics, and Conferences in Queensland and Ontario.

James moved to Canada in 2005 to expand his coaching resume and for the past 12 years has been Head Coach of the Milton Marlins. During that time, he has been a member of Swim Ontario’s Coaching and Sport Development committees, fueling his passion for High Performance planning and program development. As a contributor to various elements of Swim Ontario’s provincial programming, James has bolstered his knowledge of Long Term Athlete Development and its relationship to High Performance objectives.

James can be reached via email at jbrough@csiontario.ca

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