Trevor J. Cowan – 2018 – Coach / Team Official of the Year


Mr. Trevor Cowan epitomizes the term volunteerism. He is a past president of the Barrie Trojan Swim Club, and for the past 6 years he has volunteered his time and expertise towards the successful internal governance of this not for profit competitive swim team.

Mr. Trevor Cowan epitomizes the term volunteerism. He is a past president of the Barrie Trojan Swim Club, and for the past 6 years he has volunteered his time and expertise towards the successful internal governance of this not for profit competitive swim team.

Trevor Cowan’s volunteer experience includes over 16 years as a volunteer swimming official. He routinely acts as competition coordinator, referee, and swim meet manager; ensuring that the Barrie Trojans are able to successfully host local swim meets. He spends countless hours training and mentoring the swimming team’s volunteer officials to facilitate success and progression in their volunteer officiating pursuits. This training extends to all of the Huronia Region. As the Regional Director for Swim Ontario, he continues to provide his broad expertise and mentorship towards developing local programming in the sport of swimming throughout this area of Ontario. Trevor has conducted and evaluated countless swim officials clinics and evaluation sessions.

Provincially, Mr. Cowan is the chair of Swim Ontario Officials Committee supporting more than 8,000 volunteers. He has been an instructor, mentor and official’s evaluator for Swim Ontario for many years. In 2016 he was given the provincial award as Administrator of the Year, by Swim Ontario. Trevor was a member of the Organizing Committee for the inaugural 2014 Ontario Junior International, 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-Swimming Championships and the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials.

Nationally, Trevor Cowan donates countless hours coordinating meet entry, timing and scoring for Swimming Canada National Championships. He is Nationally Certified to provide mentorship support and provides evaluations for the highest level of swim officials (level 4 and 5) in Canada.

Trevor routinely plans and runs 50m aquatic events provincially, across Canada and internationally. Most recently he has managed swimming components of seven (7) multi-sport games; including the 2015 Pan Am Games and Para Pan Am Games in Toronto and the 2017 Invictus Games, at the Toronto Pan Sports Centre. This past April, 2019, Mr. Cowan acted as Meet Manager for the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials and he has been asked to take on the role of National Meet Director for the 2020 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials.

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