Swimming Development

2024/25 Swimming Development 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.


Development standards


Induction Day : Sunday 19th May – TAFE Gippsland / GSA Office, Newborough

2024 – 25 Training Dates:

Friday 12th July: 10.00am – 1.00pm – Ford Swim Centre Traralgon

Saturday 12th Oct: 10.00am – 1.00pm – GRAC Traralgon

Final Session: 1st March 2025 – Leigh Nugent
7.00am – 10.00am – Warragul

ACE Day – 8th April 2025 –  TAFE Gippsland / GSA Office, Newborough

Support Staff

  • Brian Ford (Coach Co-ordinator)
  • Leigh Nugent (Specialist Coach)
  • Dean Gooch (Performance Coach)
  • Dylan Muir (Performance Coach)
  • Paul Myers (Development Coach)
  • Garry Cole (Development Coach)
  • Control High Performance (Strength & Conditioning)


2024 /25 Athletes  :  Development Squad

Zayden Burton Bailey Heafield Tessa Newstead
Layla Chapman Hallie Hughes Ruby Paulet
Ruby Combridge Sienna Hunt Thomas Pendergast
Aliza Couling Ruby Kurrle Gypsy Quaife
Ayvah Dennis Lara Landels Jemma Rump
Genevieve Dennis Archer Marsland Milla Said
Molly Dettbarn Taylah Matheson Chloe Szkwarek
Oliver Dyer Meg McInerney Madi Vivian
Maggie Fisher Ruby McRae Noah Warner

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