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Mark Hahto

Director, Summer Sport

Mark joined the Own the Podium Management Team in 2012 and brings with him 30 years of leadership experience with international, national, provincial and club swimming organizations. Mark was Swimming Canad’a Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2012 where he played a lead role in the development and implementation of the national body's Vision 2020 strategic plan and was integral to the development and implementation of the sport’s high performance programs. Prior to this role, Mark served four years as Executive Director of Swim B.C after spending more than two decades on the pool deck working in a variety of club, provincial and international coaching roles.

As OTP’s Summer Sport Director, Mark leads the summer high-performance culture working closely with Own the Podium’s sport advisors, technical specialists, the national sport governing bodies and Canada’s high performance partners (Canadian Sport Institute Network, COC, CPC and Sport Canada). Mark leads the annual summer sport review process, develops new policies and programs designed to achieve excellence at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

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