Lance Cansdale
Lance Cansdale
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 902 494-1368

In his second season with the Tigers Lance Cansdale hopes to continue building on the successful results from last season, while continuing with a long tradition of excellence set by former Tigers swim coaches Nigel Kemp and David Fry.

A former four-time NAIA All-American, Cansdale has over forty years’ experience as a competitive swimming professional and athlete. He is a former Executive Director for Swim British Columbia and has been a head coach for California State University (Bakersfield), Hyack Swim Club and Simon Fraser University. Lance has also worked with Canadian National Swim Team including the 1999 World Cup Tour, the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2001, 2003 and 2005 World Championships, and was recently the Canadian Team Leader at the 2013 FISU Games in Russia. Since 2010, he has been the Domestic Operations Director for Swimming Natation Canada and he is currently Swim Nova Scotia’s Provincial Head Coach.

A highly decorated coach, Cansdale has been named the BCSCA Coach of the Year and twice earned the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association Coaching Recognition Award. He holds a B.S.E in Physical Education (Ouachita Baptist University) and a M.S.E. Exercise Physiology (Texas Christian University).