morwell_bowling_club      swimming-victoria       Gippsland Swimming 20160806_055731

Swimming was one of the first sports to be included in the Gippsland Sports Academy. It is a program that has experienced a lot of success, with many athletes competing at state and national level competitions. The swimming program owes much of its success to the highly accredited satellite coaches from around Gippsland who are under the guidance of Head Coach Brian Ford. The program also places a strong emphasis on strength and conditioning and the ability to maintain full control without the loss of swimming technique. Strength and Conditioning Coach Sam Fenton, is widely experienced in identifying swimming strength and control issues, and in tailoring supplementary training programs. The Swimming Program has been proudly sponsored by the Morwell Bowling Club for many years and continues to also be supported by Gippsland Swimming & Swimming Victoria ensuring the sport and the program are progressing with the best intentions for all involved. The program boasts former Academy athlete and Olympic swimmer, Ashley Delaney as its patron. This year our program included the annual Duel in the Pool event held in Morwell which had special guest Sam Ashby. This years camp was held at Runaway Bay in Queensland during September school holidays.  All reports back indicate a really positive experience for all involved, which should lead to improved times recorded by individuals in upcoming events. We would like to also thank Funkytrunks/Funkita for their support of our program Entry into the program requires athletes to have qualified and competed at Australian Open or Age National Championships.

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Coaches

Brian Ford

(Coach Co-ordinator)

Dean Gooch

(Head Coach)

Dylan Muir

(Coach, GSI Development Squad)

Donna Rowand

(Coach, GSI Development Squad)

Sam Fenton

(Strength & Conditioning)

Advisory Panel

Brian Ford

(Coaching Co-ordinator)

Jackie Madden

(Gippsland Swimming, GSA Board Rep)

Dean Gooch

(Head Coach)

Donna Rowand

(Sale Swim Club Coach)

Dylan Muir

(South Gippy Bass Swim Club Coach)

Jim Vivian

(GSA E.O)

Athletes

Neisha Ablett
Tara Bayly
Emily Beecroft
Caydence Bezzina
Mallory Bradley
Alice Butler
Bridget Cain
Jordyn Cargill
Melina De Cort
Locke DeGaris
Jack Edgar
Nathan Foote
James Gallagher
Eliza Jeffs
Olivia King
Kai Lumsden
Jarrod Muir
Charlie Noble
Alice Peddle
Elayna Pistrin
Ellodie Reid
Lily Robinson
Fabienne Schoutens
Josh Seignior
Alexander Seys
Ruby Storm
Alex Tsebelis
Mayson Vanderkolk
Sophie Waller
Eric Zubcic