Chris Henderson

chris-hendersonClub: Halton Hills Blue Fins

City: Georgetown, Ontario

Swimming / Coaching background :

Swam Club for HHBF 1996 – 2001

Swam High School for GDHS 1999 – 2003

Assistant Head Coach HHBF 2008/09-Present

Mentors or coaches who influenced your career in a positive way? Why do you identify them?

1) Coach Mike Thompson, HHBF Head Coach (and my boss)

A leading voice in Canadian swimming, very passionate and brings great new ideas and new energy to a sport that needs it, as it continues to change and grow!

2) Coach Michael White, My Age Group coach (when I swam for HHBF in the late 90?s).

A role model that inspired and motivated me to be the best I could be. He pushed me hard, yet supported me, and made me a better person for it.

3) My Mom & Dad

Always there for me no matter what. They were my first athletic and life coaches.

4) Coach Jon Newcombe

My High School Swim Coach who taught me a lot about the mental side of competition and racing as well as team building and team dynamics. He still is a good resource and a good friend.

Hobbies or other interests

  • Spending time with my family
  • Plant Based Nutrition
  • Ultra-running & Triathlons
  • Music (listening & playing)
  • Volunteer High School Swimming & Running
  • My blog:

Describe your philosophy or favourite quote(s) regarding sport / coaching / etc…

  • Don’t let anyone out train you!
  • Be the change you want to see!
  • @OutTrainThem

Recent Swimming Canada courses you have completed

  • Swimming 101
  • Swimming 201

Are there any other coaching related courses you have taken?

  • 2012 FINA Open Water Coaches Clinic – Welland Ontario
  • Regional “Learn to Train” Camp
  • Regional “Fundamentals” Camp

What have you gotten out of the courses you have attended?

  • Great Ideas & Great Resources!
  • NCCP, CSCTA and Swimming Canada Certified Fundamentals Coach
  • NCCP, CSCTA and Swimming Canada Certified Age Group Coach