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Olympic Women?s Hockey Coach Daniele Sauvageau Joins Swimming Canada Board of Directors (Canada)

One of Canada?s most accomplished and respected Olympic coaches, Dani?le Sauvageau, will bring her leadership and vision to Swimming Canada?s Board of Directors. Sauvageau was named to the Board during the organization?s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday along with Cheryl Gibson, who returns as president, and Yves Lorange, who begins another three-year stint as secretary.

A police officer by trade with more than three decades of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Montreal Police Service, Sauvageau brings a wealth of leadership skills to the Board having coached or managed Canada?s National Women?s Hockey Team to a first-ever gold medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, a silver medal at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, in addition to seven world championship titles.

?Dani?le?is a passionate, decisive and pragmatic leader who has played a key role as an executive and coach while creating one of Canada?s most successful sport dynasties,? said Cheryl Gibson, who will return to lead the Board of Directors of Swimming Canada as president and chair for a second three-year term. ?Dani?le?is a proven performer throughout her sport and professional career, and will be counted on to provide a critical voice in setting Swimming Canada?s strategy over the next three years.?

Sauvageau has guided countless coaches and national sport organizations to international, national and provincial competitions and multi-sport games. She also served as a member of the Sports Review Committee (now known as Own the Podium) and has helped shape the strategic path to excellence while consulting many clients in the public and private sectors.



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