David Paradelo is the Canadian women’s national team head coach. One of the younger coaches on the world stage, the 36-year-old Canadians’ journey to the top has very humble foundations. After being offered a coaching position in 2006 at Club Aquatique de Montréal (CAMO), one of the country’s top clubs, he started out coaching a variety of age-groups, from junior to senior teams.
In 2010, his coaching ability was finally recognized as he started working with the Canadian national teams. Some achievements include winning Gold at the 2010 Junior Pan American Games, Silver at the Youth Pan American Games and Silver at the 2014 World Youth Championships.
In 2019, having worked his way through the national junior set-up, Paradelo was finally appointed the women’s national team head coach, and in the same year, won Silver at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
After a seventeen-year absence, Canada women’s national team once again qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and under David Paradelo’s stewardship, they finished seventh.
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