Meet The Team

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William "Mr. Bill" Calhoun

Swimming History

  • Started teaching swimming in 1995

  • Created the business May 2019

Favorite Techniques

  • Front Crawl to swim

  • Butterfly as a coach

  • Elementary Back as an instructor

As a child I was always a big fan of water.  As a young child I had a near drowning experience in a backyard pool due to a lack of fear of water.  Because of this I was enrolled in Red Cross swimming and I finished my levels very young and was recruited by the local pool to take my Lifeguarding and teaching certificates once I was old enough.  Soon after becoming a swimming instructor I actually switched to competitive swimming.  As a competitive swimming coach there was always a great deal of “teaching” involved at all levels.  As a head coach I also lead a team of coaches and instructors for many of those years within their swim schools. 

Away from the pool I enjoy fishing, playing with our new family pug “Milo” and raising Chickens and Quail!  I am married to my lovely wife Natalie Williams-Calhoun who is a professional cellist and member of the Atlantic String Machine.  I a father of son Lucas who loves to draw, play video games and tennis!

I have always believed that everyone should be given that chance to “be the best they can be” and with Mr. Bill Swim School I hope to be part of making PEI the first province where every person can swim by the time they are 10 years old!

Owner / Aquatics Specialist

bill@mrbillswimschool.com

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Tiffannee "Tiff" Green-Bernard

Swimming History

  • Started teaching and lifeguarding since 2009

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School January 2020

Favorite Technique

  • Breast Stroke

Hey, My name Tiffannee Green-Bernard. I been with Mr. Bills Swim School since January 2020...  My favorite stroke is breast stroke .... I’ve been teaching and lifeguarding since 2009. I decided to leave my job and find something I was passionate about doing.  Swimming has been apart of my life since I was a child. I was on the swimming team and diving teams and took lessons as a child.  I am passionate about making a difference in children's lives when it comes to swimming, as I feel it's essential in life to learn swimming. I specialize in working with children with special needs. I have a multi-inclusion training certificate from Ontario where I worked with people with brain injuries, deaf, autism, paraplegics, amputees adhd, to name a few over my year of teaching and had great success... I come from away :) from Ontario born and raised where I spent most of my days, then I moved to the island 5 years ago to raise my family. I have one son who is now 7 and a hubby who is from the island. My passion is to work with tons of inclusion children and to make a difference.  

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Alexis Craig

Swimming History

  • Started swimming 2006

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School January 2021

Favorite Technique

  • Back Stroke to swim

  • Back Stroke as a instructor

Hello! My name is Alexis Craig & I have been with Mr. Bill Swim School as an instructor since January 2021. Although I have only been with the swim school for a short while Mr. Bill and I have worked together for a very long time. Mr. Bill trained me to become an exceptional young swimmer. In 2013 I attended the Canada Games being the 3rd youngest to compete at the games that year. In 2014 I qualified for Eastern Canadian Nationals as well as receiving several awards for my swimming abilities over my years with the Bluephins with Bill as the head coach. 

 Mr. Bill has even taken me and my career all the way to Spain for training. In total I have been swimming for 15 years! My favourite stroke to swim is backstroke and it is also my favourite stroke to teach!

I became a swimming instructor and lifeguard at 16 years old, and have been instructing ever since! I became an instructor because I want to share my love and knowledge of the sport with as many people as I possibly can. I have worked with kids as young as a few months old, to people in their 80’s. Working with children has always been something that comes naturally to me, specifically children with exceptionalities, and disabilities both physically and intellectual. In my spare time I love spending time with my boyfriend Pat, we love taking our dogs, Calypso (a 4y/o Yellow Lab) and Nala, (a 1y/o Golden Retriever / Lab mix), to the beach, going camping, and being outdoors and anything that involves water! 

Executive Assistant / Instructor

alexis@mrbillswimschool.com

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Madeline "Madi" Gallant

Swimming History

  • Started teaching since 2016

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School February 2021

Favorite Technique

  • Elementary Backstroke!

Heyo! My name is Madi; I am an energetic instructor with a passion for educating others about water safety. I’ve been teaching swimming lessons for 5 years and worked with ages 4 months to 16 years old, adults and Aqua Abilities. I first began teaching lessons at the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Day Camps, which I also had the pleasure to be the supervisor of the Camp. I absolutely love teaching and really enjoy watching/fostering my students to grow in confidence, as well as, see their abilities and talents grow as well.

 

My favourite stroke is elementary backstroke! 

 

In my free time, I enjoy traveling/exploring, boating (which I’m certified in teaching), camping, everything outdoorsy and hanging out with my two kitties and puppy. 

 

Credentials: Canadian Red Cross WSI, Canadian Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, Paddle Canada Waterfront Instructor 

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Benjamin "Ben" Arsenault

Swimming History

  • Started teaching since 2017

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School February 2021

Favorite Technique

  • Back Stroke to swim

  • Back Stroke as a instructor

  • Elementary Backstroke on occasion

Hello everyone!! 

My name is Benjamin Arsenault, and I’ve been teaching with Mr. Bill Swim School since February 2021. I’ve been teaching swimming lessons since I was 15 years old (currently giving me around 3-4 years of experience give or take), and have taught for at least two other organizations thus far. My favorite stroke to both swim and teach is the front crawl, however I also occasionally enjoy swimming the elementary backstroke. I have always been great with kids (and super involved in swimming/water-based activities), so when I heard there was a job opportunity that integrated these two skills together, I knew it was a working environment that I could thrive in. I also remembered being quite fond of my experience taking swimming lessons when I was younger (something I progressed quickly in), and knew that if I could deliver the same positive experiences to other people, they’d have positive memories to look back on too. 

 

 

A little bit about me :

 

I am a first-year university student attending UPEI (taking the bachelor of business administration program, specializing in accounting), and have a passion for boxing, photography, drawing, and love to watch movies (from any genre) with my girlfriend. I enjoy any activities involving the water (kayaking, swimming, canoeing, etc.), and have from a very young age. Being a swimming instructor has always meant a lot to me, and has introduced so much stability and responsibility into my daily life since the very beginning (and is a job that I have always loved doing, from day one).

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Jeffrey Boyle

Swimming History

  • Swims recreationally. 

Favorite Technique

  • None, but enjoys lane swimming

Hello there, I am Jeffrey Boyle. I have been with Mr. Bills Swim School since April 2021.I am passionate about technology, this lead to me joining the team to maintain this very web site!!  Swimming I do recreationally for exercise, no favorite stroke just enjoy lane swims.  I’ve been learning about website building since 2015. Working for AOSE I have been expanding on my knowledge of website building and am improving the ease to join our services here. I specialize in working with pcs and wix websites.

 

I am from the Kensington area of Prince Country born in Summerside.  My hobbies are video games, magic the gathering and listening to music. I enjoy watching anime or sci-fi to relax in the evening. I am welcoming a hedgehog into my home, they will be part of my family and will enjoy bonding with them in the future.

Communications Manager

info@mrbillswimschool.com

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Jeffrey Boyle

Swimming History

  • Swims recreationally. 

Favorite Technique

  • None, but enjoys lane swimming

Communications Manager

info@mrbillswimschool.com

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Platy

Swimming History

  • Started teaching since 

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School Month 2021

Favorite Technique

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Jeffrey Boyle

Swimming History

  • Swims recreationally. 

Favorite Technique

  • None, but enjoys lane swimming

Communications Manager

info@mrbillswimschool.com

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Mariam Mansour

Swimming History

  • Started teaching since 

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School July 2021

Favorite Technique

  • breaststroke,

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Catherine Roberts

Swimming History

  • Started teaching since 2021

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School May 2021

Favorite Technique

  • Back Stroke to swim

  • Breast Stroke as a instructor

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Mariam Mansour

Swimming History

  • Started teaching since 

  • Started with Mr. Bills Swim School July 2021

Favorite Technique

  • breaststroke,