DOLPHIN AQUATIC CLUB
SAFETY | SPORT | SERVICE
Meet Your Executive 2022
Justin Vaillancourt, President
Justin is an ACUC rescue diver with interests in diving physiology and lake biology. As the community liaison, he is always looking to get the club involved in community science and projects. His short-term goals involve beginning to explore the world of technical diving. His long-term goal is to participate in an arctic or antarctic diving expedition.
John Varney, Treasurer
John joined the Dolphin Aquatic Club in 1975 and certified in 1976. He certified as an instructor in 1980 and is currently an Instructor Trainer Evaluator (ITE). He has served as the Club's Training Director, vice president for several terms and president for several terms. He is currently on the Constitution Committee for the third time and serving as vice president this year.
Terry Gauthier, Vice-President
Terry joined the club in 2013. Once he started the open water course (with his wife, Shelley), he found a club that is passionate about Diving, Community and Safety. Terry became a Divemaster in 2016 in order to help teach for the Club, but this year has stepped away from teaching in order to focus on the repair and maintenance of equipment. He especially likes to dive on shipwrecks and there are plenty in Ontario to discover.
Mel Young, Communications Director
Mel was been diving since 2013. She has dove many locations locally and internationally with her favourite dive partner, Jackson. Mel oversees the Club's newsletter, The Sound, the Facebook group, and this website.
Norm Lefebvre, Dive Coordinator
Norm has been enjoying the sport of diving since 2007. He became a Master Diver with SSI and is currently a Dive Master with ACUC. Norm enjoys going out with the club as much as he can in the Summer months and enjoys the warm Caribbean waters in the winter.
Tyson Rischke, Membership Director
Tyson became a certified scuba diver in 2006 under PADI. club. He went on to become Advanced & this year he is working on his Rescue Diver certification. New to the club in 2019, Tyson has wasted no time getting in club dives and aspires to do plenty more.
Danny Gregoris, Training Director
Diving under the ACUC & PADI banners since 1976, Danny mentored under experienced local divers, taking any dive course he could. Started instructing in 1981 and was past president a few times. Still learning and back to instructing for the club Danny has recently added DAN Instructor Oxygen for Diving Injuries & Basic Life Support First Aid CPR & AED. Danny Instructs ACUC & DAN classes, works on developing diver programs for DAC & ACUC, and updates the club's First Aid equipment and training.
Shelley Gauthier, Secretary
Shelley and her family have a passion for the water and the beauty of Northern Ontario. Snorkeling and a chance encounter with a Dolphin member started her passion for SCUBA. In 2013 Shelley and her husband (Terry) became certified OWD. In 2014 she became certified as Advanced/Rescue diver and has been instrumental in recording all diver data on certification checkout dives.
Jackson Young, Past President
Certified in 2003, Jackson has progressed in the DAC gaining diving experience and certifications. Jackson holds an agglomeration of specialty certifications through different agencies and is an ACUC Instructor Trainer Evaluator. He continually trains and takes courses to gain more exposure and experience to progress as a diver. Jackson has held various executive positions including multiple terms as President and Vice President of the Club.
Dolphin Aquatic Club
PO Box 21013
Lockerby Post Office
Sudbury, ON P3E 6G6