2018 is the Year of the Coach
|Coaches are a very important part of the Masters Swimming family: they help competitive swimmers to reach their goals and set new records (in the pool and on the open water) and they help ‘recreational’ swimmers keep fit and healthy.
Throughout the year MSA will be:-
|SUBSIDY SUPPORTING COACHES|
|Participation in an MSA Club Coach Course Workshop is a necessary part of gaining the Club Coach accreditation. However, the availability and location of Workshops can make travel costs expensive. Since many Club Coaches work as volunteers, travel costs can be a disincentive to becoming accredited. The MSA Board has allocated funding for 2018 Year of the Coach to provide support for the travel costs of Club Coach candidates to attend the required Workshop.
Club Coach Course costs (registration fee and online course fee) would remain the responsibility of t the candidate. Clubs are encouraged to pay for or subsidise these costs for their coaches.
TO BE ELIGIBLE YOU NEED TO BE:
|How will the program work|
We are excited to showcase fantastic Coaches throughout The Year of the Coach. We will be adding to this list throughout 2018. Please take the time to read more about our wonderful Coaches by clicking on their names.
|2017 COACH OF THE YEAR – PETER JOHNSTON
Peter Johnston from Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club has won the MSA Coach of the Year again – he won it previously in 2013.
|COACH PROFILE – BRUCE ALLENDER
Bruce Allender from Malvern Marlins is a champion for masters swimming coaches he is also MSA inaugural 2017 Volunteer of the Year.
|Elena Nesci – a force within Masters Swimming in WA
Elena has been the Head Coach of Claremont Masters for many years
|Sue Gook – enthusiasm and positivity
Sue from the Boroughcoutas Masters was named MSV 2017 Coach of the Year
|Mark Erickson – 25 years of sharing the passion
Mark has been living up in the sunshine in QLD for 25 years and during this time he has been sharing his passion for swimming.
|Coaching Masters Swimmers – How difficult can that be?|
|Take Your Mark blog – written for the 2018 MSA Nationals|