2018 Swimming Program

Swimming 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 Coach Co-ordinator Brian Ford.  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 years program will be focused on specialist coaching with sessions run by former Australian Head Coach Leigh Nugent.

2018 Training Dates

All sessions 6am-10am. 

  • Saturday 7th July – Induction and Session with Leigh – Churchill (will include Nutrition Breakfast session)
  • Saturday 6th October – Leongatha
  • Saturday 1st December – Sale
  • Saturday 16th March – Warragul

Support Staff

  • Brian Ford (Coach Co-ordinator)
  • Dean Gooch (Head Coach)
  • Leigh Nugent (Specialist Coach)
  • Dylan Muir (Assistant Coach)
  • Paul Myers (Assistant Coach)
  • Sam Fenton (Strength & Conditioning)

Advisory Panel

  • Brian Ford (Coaching Co-ordinator)
  • Jackie Madden (Gippsland Swimming, GSA Board Rep)
  • Dean Gooch (Head Coach)
  • Anita Pistrin (GSA E.O)


  • Neisha Ablett
  • Shauna Anderson
  • Emily Beecroft
  • Aiden Bell
  • Caydence Bezzina
  • Bridget Cain
  • Jordyn Cargill
  • Molly Cargill
  • Tomei Dal Pozza
  • Jess Emmett
  • Ben Francis
  • Kieran Georgeson
  • Riley Griffin
  • Ben Hall
  • Callum Halloran-Lavelle
  • Riley Harris
  • Katie Kerby
  • Sophie McKenzie
  • Paige McLennan
  • Brylee McMahon
  • Ashleigh Mihaly
  • Trinity O’Keefe
  • Keira O’Neill
  • Elayna Pistrin
  • Cooper Quaife
  • Anton Risch
  • Tamiecka Ross
  • Ruby Storm
  • Payge Van Ekeren
  • Kiana Wedlock
  • Josh Wight

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