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Water Polo Canada Integrated Support Team to take on New Responsibilities

( Photo - Félix Croteau & Alain Delorme/source: Team Canada)
(July 30, 2020 – Montreal, QC) – Water Polo Canada is proud to announce that Félix Croteau and Alain Delorme will be taking on roles as Integrated Support Team (IST) Leads for the Women's and Men's National Teams, respectively. In addition to their regular work, these two long-time staff members will be taking new responsibilities to support the National Team capacity significantly by reaching objectives while increasing our service delivery effectiveness.

Mr. Félix Croteau will act as the IST Lead for the Senior Women's National Team (SWNT). He first joined the SWNT as a physiotherapist in 2015 and since then he has played an integral part in ensuring the safety and well-being of the athletes at the Training Centre and events. Since 2016, Mr. Croteau is pursuing a PhD in managing shoulder injuries with a particular interest in water polo, measuring physical risk factors and quantifying training loads.

Mr. Alain Delorme will be taking on the role of IST Lead for the Senior Men's National Team (SMNT). With more than 30 years of experience in physical preparation, he has been working with the National Teams for 18 years as a strength and conditioning coach. In his current role, Mr. Delorme is responsible for creating and monitoring the athletes' training program and progress at the National Training Centre in Montreal, QC.

"Alain and Félix have been great contributors to our National Teams and the overall organization. Their leadership and expertise will increase the level of efficiency of our respective Integrated Support Teams," said Justin Oliveira, Water Polo Canada High Performance Director.

In their new roles, the IST leads' objectives will be to increase communication efficiency between IST, technical staff and athletes, support the delivery of ongoing projects, and support standard reporting mechanisms that occur after events and annually.



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