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2014 Swimming WA Conference

The 2014 Swimming WA Conference, in association with the Hancock Family Medical Foundation and astcaWA, will be held at the University of Western Australia on Saturday 11th (clubs and coaches) and Sunday 12th October (coaches only).

The conference will run in two streams:

1. Coaching

 - Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October

Confirmed presenters include:(with more to confirm)

  • Jacco Verhaeren - Australian National Head Coach

  • Bud McAllister - WAIS Head Coach Northern HPTC

  • Will Scott - asctaWA Chairman & Head Coach Rockingham Swimming Club

  • Paul Bruce - Head Coach Westside Christchurch Swimming Club

  • Stacey Scott - Head Coach Leisurepark Lazers

  • Matt Magee - Elite Coach Perth City Swimming Club

Coaches are able to register for both days or one day only. The full program will be available in August on the Swimming WA website. 


2 day registration: $160

Saturday only: $90   Sunday only: $90              

Early bird registrations close Tuesday 30th September.

Final registration for the conference will be 8th October.      

Late fee: $15 per person if payment recieved between 1st & 8th October 


Saturday: Registration, Key Note Address and all meal breaks will be at the Business School. All coaching-specific sessions will be in the Sports Science building.

Sunday: Registration, all meal breaks and coaching-specific sessions will be at the Sports Science building.

2. Club Development - Saturday 11th October

This stream only runs on Saturday and is free for all participants. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Committee members, parents and officials are encouraged to attend. 

Topics include (more to be confirmed): 

  • Accessing Funding and Grants for Your Club (hosted by The Grants Guy)

  • Volunteer Management - How to Recruit and Retain

  • Social Media 101 - How to Market Your Club and Atract New Members

A full program will be available in August.


Registration, all meal breaks and club development sessions will be held at the Business School.

Social Function 

All SWA Conference attendees are invited to a Sundowner on Saturday commencing at 5.15pm outside the Woodside Lecture Theatre in the Business School.  


Saturday: Registration for both streams will commence at 7.30-8.30am outside the Woodside Lecture Theatre in the Business School.

Sunday: Registration for coaching stream will commence at 7.30-8.30am at the entrance to the Sports Science building. 

Please note: Lanyards will be colour coded and door checks* will be in place to ensure conference attendees are in sessions they are eligible for.

*Club Development attendees wishing to attend the Coaching stream will only be eligible if they have paid the conference fee.

SAT CS and Bronze Coaching Courses
Two courses are also being run in conjunction this year with the Swimming WA Conference as follows:
  • SAT CS (1 day) - Saturday 11 October 2014 from 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Bronze Coaching Course (2 days) - Saturday 11th October from 8.00am-5.15pm, and Sunday 12 October 2014, from 8.30am-5.15pm.

View the 2014 SWA Conference Program here




Sponsored By

  • Hancock Family Medical Foundation
  • Department of Sport and Recreation
  • SunSmart
  • Healthway
  • Toyota WA
  • The Sunday Times/Perth Now
  • Speedo
  • Swimmers World