2022/23 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


2022 – 23 Training Dates

Wed 5th Oct  – 8pm – Zoom Induction – All athletes (Performance & Development) and Coaches to attend

Sat 15th Oct – 7am – 10am – GRAC – Performance & Development

Performance – Underwater filming

10th – 16th Dec: Attend NSW State Championships – Performance squad members only – TBC

Sat 17th Dec – 7am – 10am – Warragul – Development squad & remaining Performance squad

Sat 4th Mar – 7am – 10am – GRAC –  Performance & Development

Sat 25th Mar – 7am – 10am – GRAC – Performance & Development

ACE Day – 18th of April 2023 –  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)
  • Biance Poxon (Development Coach)
  • Control High Performance (Strength & Conditioning)


Performance Squad Development Squad
Emily Auteri Tillie Buhagiar
Olivia Baillie Zayden Burton
Lockie Bellion Brody Cargill
Molly Cargill Layla Chapman
Zoe Dowler Darcy Connell
Callum Halloran-Lavelle Claudia Croatto
Olivia Holmes Molly Dettbarn
Mostyn Lumsden Tara Dihood
Rahni Matheson Makayla Edlington
Sienna Matheson Josh Hunt
Sophie McKenzie Chloe Joiner
Skye Munro Riley Lowe
Ash Nicholes Hugh Munro
Trinity O’Keefe Josh Newstead
Abby Paulet Grace Ng
Teddy Ripper Paul Ng
Miah Roberts Campbell Nicholson
Zac Sherar Aidan Pendlebury
Kayla Wilson Zane Poxon
Cooper Quaife
Kane Reynolds
Kody Said
Kashya Saunders
Sam Wells
Jess Whiting