2021 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.


Development standards


Performance standards


2021 Training Dates

All sessions 6am – 12pm (approx)

  • Saturday 27th February – Induction, Training session and time trials – Warragul
  • Saturday 27th March – Training session – Churchill
  • ACE Day – 8th of April 2021

Support Staff

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

Advisory Panel

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


Emily Auteri

Joel Baillie

Olivia Baillie

Jordyn Cargill

Molly Cargill

Brody Cargill

Josh Dwyer

Katie Kerby

Ashleigh Mihaly

Ash Nicholes

Will Pendergast

Elayna Pistrin

Kayla Prat

Samantha Sbaglia

Eliza Watts

Jessica Whiting