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Swim Coaches

To arrange a complementary SWIM REVIEW call 9255 1003

Coaching programs cater for swimmers as young as 7 years old. Squad swimmers and athletes are also encouraged to register as member/s of Swan Hills Swimming Club to support their training efforts and participate in Club activities.

You do not have to be in a swim squad or train with a swim squad to become a recreational member of Swan Hills Swimming Club. There's no qualification criteria to join... Membership open to all swimmers from all locations, regardless of age, aptitude or current swimming ability.

SQUAD COACHING PROGRAMS

Squad Coaching Programs are managed by Swan Park, Ballajura and Altone Park Aquatic & Recreation Centres as part of the City of Swan. Although separate entities, City of Swan organisations and the Club work together for the benefit of the swimming community.

Coaching Fees are paid on a Casual or Monthly basis at Reception and include pool entry. Placement in squads and promotions will be at the discretion of Coaching Staff, based on an individual swimmer’s level of performance, attendance, application and ability. The coaching program is structured to provide an opportunity for all swimmers to attain their individual fitness, team or competition goals.

Coaching Programs cater for a range of different skill levels.

Swimmers are fortunate to have the services of these dedicated and experienced ASCTA coaches...

Senior National Coach, IAN MILLS is Head Coach of Swan Park's Coaching Program and has over 26 years of swimming and impressive coaching experience. He's successfully mentored Australian National Age swimmers every year since 1995 and coached numerous State Iron Man Champions, Champion Life Savers, Champion Triathletes, World Masters Gold medallists, dual Paralympian, Multi-disability World Record holder and medallist. Ian’s coaching priority is to support athletes at all skill levels with a positive approach, encourage an environment of team excellence, and assist swimmers to develop the attitude to achieve.

Assistant Coach GRANT HENRY competed as an Open National swimmer and has been a loyal Club Member for over 13 years. He’s coached our promising 12 and under State level swimmers to outstanding success with numerous State medals and has an exciting future ahead. We are delighted Grant is continuing to pass on his swimming expertise and leadership skills to new Club Members.

ERIN SHAW, Development Squad Coach works with mentor Coach Ian Mills to develop a strong skills base and has plenty of patience, knowledge and teaching skills to nurture developing swimmers. She aims to help all swimmers enjoy their swimming experience and have fun doing it. Erin encourages squad swimmers to participate in junior and novice competitions, club nights and club activities to build self-confidence and support their training efforts in the pool.

WILL SCOTT, Development Squad Coach is an experienced National Open swimmer with an infectious enthusiasm for guiding and teaching young swimmers of all ages. He is an astute mentor who understands that building self-confidence is an important step in a swimmer's personal development, which allows them to achieve their best. He believes that swimming is a unique sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.