• Olympic Gold Medal Winning Coaches Share Top Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia Awards…..And The McKeon Family’s Special Honour 19/09/2022 - Australia’s Olympic gold medal winning swim coaches have shared the spoils at the annual SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia Awards on the Gold Coast. Michael Bohl, Vince Raleigh, Dean Boxall and Chris Mooney have between them created their own slice of coaching history with their golden results achieved in both 2021 and 2022. And at the annual SWIMCON22 attended by over 350 of Australia’s leading coaches and teachers at Sea World, the coaches who are guiding the stars of the pool in the sport’s latest golden era were honoured in their own night of nights. The judges could not split the top four coaches from the Tokyo Olympics with: Boxall for Ariarne Titmus (Gold in the 200 and 400 freestyle and silver in the 800 freestyle); Bohl for Emma McKeon (Gold in the 50 and 100 freestyle and bronze in the 100 butterfly); Mooney for Kaylee McKeown (Gold 100 and 200m backstroke) and; Raleigh for Zac Stubblety–Cook (Gold 200 breaststroke) sharing the top gong. And with similar successes at this year’s World Championships in Budapest the awards went to: Boxall for Mollie O’Callaghan (1st 100m freestyle; 2nd 200m freestyle and Elijah Winnington 1st 400 freestyle at the World Championships). Bohl […]
  • FREE SWIM Teacher Training 08/09/2022 - SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia can now offer fully funded training to new and prospective Swim Teachers, aged 17-25 years old who reside in Victoria. The funding is courtesy of the new Youth Aquatic Accreditation Program which Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) recently launched as part of Victoria’s Youth Strategy 2022-27. Funding is available to Council and learn to swim aquatic facilities operating in the public, private or school sectors. These facilities must have demonstrated a commitment to safety through the completion of a Pool Safety Assessment in the last three years or attest to booking a Safety Assessment. Full eligibility requirements are set out in the ‘Application Guidelines’. • Step 1. Contact us for a quote at [email protected] • Step 2. Submit your funding application to SRV • Step 3. On receipt of your funding confirmation, contact us to progress your training Further Information: • SRV Youth Aquatic Accreditation Program Information • SWIM Australia Swim Teacher Information • View Course Workshop Calendar
  • Opportunities for Swim Teachers in Western Australia 2022 – 2023 20/07/2022 - Great opportunities for Swim Teachers! The Western Australia Department of Education are looking for qualified Swimming Teachers to teach children vital swimming and water safety skills. Read more
  • New General Manager for SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia 28/04/2022 - SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia (SWIM) are delighted to announce Kevin Cook as General Manager. Kevin comes to SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia with an extensive background in business development and relationship management in the events, sport and fitness industries, and most recently has been working to secure significant investment into the Moreton Bay region as Principal Investment Lead at Moreton Bay Regional Council. Kevin has previously worked in the fitness and learn to swim industries including Swim Fit on the Sunshine Coast from 2013 to 2018, through to owning his own Health Clubs and leading the development of The Sports Hub on the Sunshine Coast. SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia Chief Executive Officer Brendon Ward said securing someone of Kevin’s calibre and experience was a coup for the organisation and the wider aquatic industry. “I am excited about the ideas and enthusiasm that Kevin brings. His evidence-based approach to innovation and growth will be a game changer for us following what has been a time of disruption and uncertainty across the industry,” said Mr Ward. Mr Cook is equally thrilled to be back in the industry. “It’s such a great time to be jumping back into the aquatic industry. […]
  • SWIM Jobs Victoria Program Launches $3.4 million jobs recruitment package 20/04/2022 - 280 new swimming teachers will be recruited and trained as part of a new earn while you learn initiative that is set to to overcome the massive shortage of swimming teachers in Victoria. Swim Jobs Victoria is a $3.4 million partnership between leading aquatic industry association SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia and Jobs Victoria. It will enable jobseekers recruited into the program to access an income while completing the accredited training required to work in the industry. A recent survey by SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia revealed 28% of Victorians would consider becoming a swim teacher and CEO Brendon Ward said people were needed in both metro and regional areas. “The last few years have been difficult for the industry to keep staff employed, and the result is most swim schools are unable to meet the demand for learn to swim lessons,” he said. “We hope people wanting to make a difference and have an impact in their community will consider the opportunity.” “One of the major benefits of this partnership is it provides an extra incentive for those interested in a career in the aquatic industry and they are guaranteed 19 hours of work minimum, as all roles offered […]
  • We’re evolving 20/04/2022 - The Australia Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) are excited to be rebranding and evolving into a new and exciting identity. To remain at the forefront as leaders in the ever-changing aquatic industry, the association will now be known as SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia. President, Joanne Love explained, “The stylised SWIM, currently incorporated into the Swim Australia™ logo will be the consistent theme across everything we do.” “The objective of the rebranding is to ensure that the ‘SWIM’ logo is instantly recognised and associated with everything SWIM Coaches and Teachers Australia does. “This includes our highly successful SWIM SAFER Week, our newly established SWIM Jobs Victoria project (to recruit, train and place 280 swim teachers into employment), the charitable SWIM It Forward fundraising campaign, our national conference SWIMCON, and our recognition programs for SWIM Coaches and SWIM Teachers.” ASCTA was originally known as Australian Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) when first formed over 50 years ago. In the 1990’s Swim Teachers were added to the name and included in their core purpose. Swim Schools were also added under the Swim Australia™ brand and more recently the organisation have been using both the ASCTA and Swim Australia branding. Life member Laurie […]
  • Swim teacher crisis receives lifeline from Jobs Victoria 31/12/2021 - Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford Victoria’s massive demand for learn to swim teachers has received a much needed boost thanks to a partnership between Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and Jobs Victoria. This will enable jobseekers recruited into the program to access an income while completing the accredited training required to become a swim teacher. The Jobs Victoria Swimming Teacher initiative is a $3.4 million partnership set to overcome the shortage of swimming teachers in the state. A recent survey by ASCTA revealed 28% of Victorians would consider becoming a swim teacher and ASCTA CEO Brendon Ward said there was 280 positions available statewide. “Covid hit the industry hard, and we lost a lot of great staff, and the industry is still being impacted with swim schools unable to meet the demand for lessons,” he said. “One of the major benefits of this partnerships is it provides an extra incentive for those interested in this special career as they can complete the training while also earning an income. “Employers also receive subsidies and incentives to support them to take on new teachers. It is a win win for all parties involved.” New recruits will receive tailored support including job-readiness training, […]
  • Para Swimming Coach Scholarship 28/07/2021 - Swimming Australia has been fortunate to be involved in the Queensland Academy of Sport Scholarship coach Pilot program. The aim of the program is to develop the future generation of coaches in Queensland, and for Australia and identify coaches who can contribute positively to 2032 medal success. The QAS is supporting Swimming Australia to employ a coach through the ‘Generation 2032 Coaching Scholarship Program’. We are looking for an individual with a strong commitment to coaching as a potential career path to work with our system coaches to ensuring our Para program swimmers and coaches are best prepared for peak performance. The role provides an opportunity to learn how to support elite high-performance athletes whilst providing support to established coaches and programs. For more information please see: https://www.sportspeople.com.au/a/jobs/preview/66699
  • ASCTA President Tony Shaw Elected to Board of Swimming Australia 23/10/2020 - ASCTA and Swim Australia congratulates ASCTA president Tony Shaw, who has successfully been appointed to the Swimming Australia Board for the next three-year period. Shaw’s election to the Board was confirmed at the Swimming Australia AGM last night. As a long-term member with ASCTA for 46 years, and as a current member of the World Swimming Coaches Association board, Shaw brings a very accomplished and decorated history to the governance of Swimming in Australia. Shaw first paved his foundation and passion for coaching in 1974 plying his trade at the famous North Sydney pool on Sydney Harbour at Milsons Point, New South Wales. This became the beginning of his continued excellence in coaching that eventually earned him a place on the Australian Swimming Team as a team coach for the World Short Course Championships; first in in Majorca in 1993 in Spain, and again in Manchester in 2008. Shaw has also excelled domestically in being awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and an Outstanding Contribution to Coaching in Australia award in 2001. He became the 2006-2007 NSW Coach of the Year and was recently the recipient of an Outstanding Service Award from Swimming NSW in 2020. Shaw was the […]