About us

SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM) is the peak body for swimming Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools in Australia.

We have a range of priorities for the further development of our learn-to-swim programs, the swim safety industry and the sport of swimming. SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia is a corporate entity with business objectives and is a not for profit special interest group dedicated to providing service to its Members and acting as an advocate on their behalf.

SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia is dedicated to developing world leading practises in the education, accreditation, professional development and ongoing support for swimming Coaches and swimming and water safety Teachers, as well as developing and empowering our swim school network through the delivery of world’s best practice guidelines, professional development programs, growth opportunities and business support.

Whilst our core business is based in Australia, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia has members throughout the world and delivers conferences, resources, courses and services overseas.

SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia also is an active member of both the World Swimming Coaches Association and the International Federation of Swimming Teachers Associations.

The TEAM

Our team is fuelled by a passion for our members and a commitment to providing unparalleled service and representation.

Brendon Ward

Brendon Ward

Chief Executive Officer
Gary Toner

Gary Toner

Executive Officer
Tracey Schultz

Tracey Schultz

Engagement Manager
Tiago Amaral

Tiago Amaral

Director of Studies
Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark

SJV/Marketing Manager
Loren Waller

Loren Waller

Membership
Desley Balmanno

Desley Balmanno

Accreditation
Libby Collins

Libby Collins

Enquiries/Admin
Kerrie Hill

Kerrie Hill

Accounts
Joanne Efendi

Joanne Efendi

Events and Communications
Wes Purdy

Wes Purdy

IT
Yolanda Garcia

Yolanda Garcia

Graphic Design
Natalie Bateup

Natalie Bateup

Enquiries/Admin
Mico Macaraeg

Mico Macaraeg

Executive Assistant
Lisa Cotton

Lisa Cotton

Swim Jobs Victoria
Avalon Tickle

Avalon Tickle

Swim Jobs Victoria
Kara Pogos

Kara Pogos

Swim Jobs Victoria
Joyce Naval

Joyce Naval

Graphic Artist

Inspire and develop our community

Why We Exist

To enable succesful Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools to achieve their aquatic aspirations and those of their community

How We Deliver

To provide a platform for success by engaging with skilled and successful educators and delivering trusted advocacy for our community

What we do

To be passionately committed to the continuous improvement of aquatic skills, methodologies and business operations

Our Values and Leadership Principles

We are committed to having the CRUCIAL conversations. We are BOLD, DECISIVE and RESILIENT.

We act with HONESTY, AUTHENTICITY and TRANSPARENCY. We are PROUD and INCLUSIVE. We collaborate with PURPOSE.

We do as we say. We are PROFESSIONAL and RESPECTFUL in all we do. We adopt a GROWTH mindset

Contact us

Email Contacts:

Enquiries: [email protected]
Accreditation: [email protected]
Membership: [email protected]
Events: [email protected]
Shop: [email protected]

Postal Address:

PO Box 156, Buddina, QLD, 4575 Australia

Physical Address:

Level 1, 3B, 2 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya, QLD 4575

Phone:

07 5494 6255

Delve into the strategic direction and outcomes
of SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Strategic Plan

Annual Report 21-22

2022 Financial Report

Recognising Those That Have Contributed To The Betterment of the Australian Aquatic Industry

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