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National Coaches Conference

March 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - March 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEDT

Masters Swimming Australia and Masters Swimming WA are together hosting the inaugural Masters Swimming Australia National Coaches Conference in Perth from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 2023.

Three exciting sessions:

  • Networking sundowner with informative guest speakers
  • Guest coaches from around Australia for 2hr pool session
  • Practical open water skills session

$55 per person

The event will take place over three days to coincide with Masters Swimming Australia’s 2023 National Open Water Swimming Championship, being held in Perth, Western Australia.

This is a great opportunity for Masters Swimming Australia coaches to come together as a community for learning and knowledge sharing. There will be guest speakers, including MSA’s National Coaching Coordinator Rob Wilson, and a range of activities combining learning and practical sessions in both the pool and open water settings. The conference  will also  include  a  welcome  sundowner  on  the eve of the National Championship for coaches to network and become acquainted.

The event will be located variously at HBF Stadium (twice the venue for Swimming World Championships), Sport HO (home to MSWA) and Mullaloo Beach, taking advantage of Perth’s pristine beaches.

The Conference is priced, at $55 per attendee, to be accessible to all and includes the catered Welcome  Sundowner  on the evening of Friday 3rd March. It concludes with the final session at Mullaloo Beach on Sunday 5th March

Here is an outline of what is on offer at this, the inaugural Australian Masters Swimming Coaches Conference, and the  brochure and full program is below.

Drinks and canapes served
Arrive 5pm – Sport HQ, Floreat
5.15pm – 5.45pm – Guest Speaker Andy Donaldson – The 7 Oceans Challenge
5.45pm – 6.15pm – Drinks and Canapes
6.15pm – 6.45pm – Guest Speaker Rob Wilson (MSA) – Navigating the Coach Education and accreditation DITA platform.
7.00pm Finish
DAY 2: Saturday 4th March – DRILLS SESSION
Arrive 2.15pm – HBF Stadium
Session from 2.30 – 5.00 pm.
Guest Coaches – Kim Tyler (WA), Viki Shelver (WA), Anne Smythe and Greg Gourley (NSW), Rob Wilson (MSA), plus local coaches and swimmers.
Rotation through 4 stroke sessions where our lead and supporting coaches will go through drills, tips and techniques for their chosen stroke.
Optional: MSWA have booked a table at Odyssea Restaurant in City Beach for coaches for an informal get-together with visiting coaches over dinner. Coach RSVP required. Coaches pay for their own dinner.
Arrive 9.50 am for a 10.00 am start at Mullaloo Beach
Presented by Kareena Preston
A chance for coaches to get in and have a skill-based session with a short swim to practice skills. Kareena will take you through:
• Identifying Beach and Weather Conditions conducive to a staying safe in the water
• Pre-Swim activation
• Navigating the break, sighting, turning and more
• Post swim coffee at Boardies on the Beach.


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March 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
March 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
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