• $11,000 in Funding is Up for Grabs in SWIMCON24 Scholarships 11/06/2024 - SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM), the peak body for swimming Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools in Australia, is thrilled to announce that a total funding pool of $11,000, generously sponsored by Swim Insurance and the Forbes and Ursula Carlile Foundation, is now available for a range of scholarships. The funding is designed to assist Swim Coaches, Teachers, and Swim School owners with the costs associated in attending SWIMCON24. SWIMCON24 will take place from September 20-22 2024, at the Events Centre in Caloundra on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. This year’s conference offers a diverse range of sessions covering various aspects […]
  • SWIMCON24 Program is Now Live: Dive into the Future of Swimming 09/05/2024 - SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM) is excited to announce that their highly anticipated program for SWIMCON24, Australia’s premier conference for swim coaches and teachers, aquatic professionals, and industry leaders, is now live and available for viewing. SWIMCON24 promises an immersive experience featuring insights from expert speakers, and engaging discussions aimed at shaping the future of swimming. Scheduled to take place from Friday 20 September through to Sunday 22 September, the conference will be held at the Events Centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. This marks the first time the organisation has held their flagship event on the Sunshine Coast, an […]
  • SWIM Introduces Gap Training for Swim Teachers – A Revolution in Swim Teacher Qualifications 01/05/2024 - SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM), the peak body for education for swimming Coaches, Teachers, and Swim Schools in Australia, is excited to launch its newly developed Gap training program for swim teachers, the first aquatics RTO in Australia to do so since the update of the national qualification of Swimming and Water Safety Teacher in December 2023. The training program is aimed at empowering swim instructors with advanced knowledge and skills and fills the Gap between the previous module of the SISSS00112 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher, which was superseded in Training.gov.au (VET) in coordination with the Australian Skills […]
  • Training Package Changes 22/03/2024 - The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) serves as the national regulator for vocational education and training (VET), with a primary objective of upholding the quality of education and training. As part of their mandate, ASQA regularly revises training packages, and recently, ASQA has updated the training package relevant to Swimming and Water Safety Teacher qualifications, aiming to ensure alignment with contemporary industry standards and regulatory requirements. This has resulted in the competency units for the following courses being updated: • SWIM Australia™ Teacher • SWIM Australia™ Teacher of Babies & Toddlers • SWIM Australia™ Teacher of Learners with Disability How […]
  • Bill Nelson Appointed to SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia Board. Advocates for Water Safety and Teacher and Coach Education 07/03/2024 - SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Nelson to its board of directors. Mr Nelson, founder of Total Performance Concepts Ptd Ltd, brings a wealth of experience as a company consultant and business coach to his new role, and has a passionate commitment to promoting water safety and education. With a background of 30 years as an elite international sports coach, Mr Nelson, known as ‘The Success Architect’, has long championed initiatives aimed at ensuring the well-being of communities and works to inspire increased levels of performance in his clients. His dedication and […]
  • SWIMCON RETURNS FOR 2024 AND IS SET TO MAKE WAVES ON THE SUNSHINE COAST 06/03/2024 - SWIMCON, Australia’s leading aquatic conference dedicated to swim coaches, teachers, and swim schools, is set to make waves in 2024 as it returns for its annual event on September 20-22. The conference, organised by industry peak body, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM), this year has moved to the Caloundra Events Centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and promises to be an unprecedented gathering of industry leaders, coaches, teachers, aquatic professionals and swim school owners. The event will take place over three days, offering a dynamic program that includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, practical workshops, a swim school tour, and an […]
  • SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia Seek Industry Leaders for New Advisory Committees 29/02/2024 - Peak industry body for swimming Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools in Australia, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM) are calling for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for four new advisory committees, which will be replacing the current SWIM Australia Advisory Committee (SAAC). SWIM are in the process of disestablishing SAAC as a response to the ever changing needs of the aquatic industry. The new advisory committees will be targeted at specific industry groups and needs: Coaches, Education, Swim Schools, and Levelling the Deck industry experts. “The SAAC has been running since 2016, and has been instrumental to help shape the […]
  • Save the date – SWIMCON24 06/02/2024 - SAVE THE DATE – The EVENT CENTRE CALOUNDRA Registration Opens in March https://swimcon.org
  • Queensland Aquatic Heavyweights Forge Groundbreaking Innovative Partnership to Enhance Aquatic Education in Queensland 02/11/2023 - The Queensland Aquatic Industry Group (QAI group) is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Queensland Education Department, aimed at improving water safety education across Queensland. This collaborative effort represents a significant step forward in ensuring the safety of Queensland’s residents, especially its children when it comes to aquatic activities. The group, which includes aquatic industry organisations SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM), Royal Lifesaving Queensland (RLSQ), AUSTSWIM, and Swimming Queensland, was formed as an alliance to support aquatic education in Queensland. The collaboration between the Queensland Education Department and the QAI group reflects a shared commitment to ensuring […]
  • Top SCTA Coaching Gong Goes to Dean Boxall (St Peters Western) for a Record Fourth Time 17/09/2023 - Top SCTA Coaching Gong Goes to Dean Boxall (St Peters Western) for a Record Fourth Time St Peters Western Head Coach Dean Boxall has tonight won a record fourth prestigious Swimming Coaches And Teachers Australia (SCTA) Coach of the Year Award on the Gold Coast. Boxall coached his star pupils Ariarne Titmus and Mollie O’Callaghan to three individual gold medals – two of them in world record time at this year’s World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka. Titmus, who just this week revealed she had to undergo emergency surgery to remove benign tumors from one of her ovaries, won the much-vaunted […]