My association with Armadale Kelmscott Swimming Club began in the 1990’s when my children, (and I also), were members of the club.
I completed the basic coaching qualifications, completed my “Austswim” Learn to Swim qualifications and furthered my refereeing experience to Open Competition standard.
In May 2012 was approached by Jeremy McClure, a vision impaired swimmer, to ask if I would prepare him for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. This was a huge honour as this was to be Jeremy’s third Paralympic Games.
After coaching at Riverton, I transferred within the City of Canning, to work at the newly opened Cannington Leisureplex.
I have continued coaching, teaching and swimming whilst watching the new pool complex at Armadale take shape. I feel I have come in a full circle and I hope that I can fulfil expectations.
It is just as important for fitness swimmers to attend regularly as it is for the competition swimmers.
I have a vision of a club full of happy, enthusiastic and brave swimmers, taking on every challenge with determination and joining in all our club activities, whether they are competitive or fitness swimmers. See you at the pool!
I began my swimming journey with the Armadale Kelmscott Swimming Club at the age of 10 years. I have always had a love of the water and competed at National level in Perth and Tasmania.
My passion for swimming has driven me to become a Competitive Strokes swimming coach with the intention of inspiring young swimmers to pursue their dreams.
I love swimming.
Every job I’ve ever had has always brought me back to the pool.
I swam with AKSC through my childhood, the early mornings, and daily trainings - I’ve been through it.
My coach taught me the value of hard work and challenging myself to achieve state and national levels.
“If you practice rubbish, you will race rubbish!” she would say.
I’ve carried this with me into my adult life.
Stepping into a coaching role, I hope to inspire and challenge my own swimmers the same way my coach inspired me.
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